Entertainment

‘Magic Mike’ 

Despite many 11th hour predictions that “Magic Mike” would top the raunchy teddy bear comedy “Ted” from Seth McFarlane, in the weekend box office wars, it did not happen. Still it was a record-breaking weekend as both movies exceeded profit expectations — a first for two openers on the same day. There is something to be said for giving the people what they want.

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‘Abraham Lincoln:

Vampire Hunter’

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell

Directed by: Timur

Bekmambetov

Rated: R

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‘Prometheus’

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Rated: R

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Beverly and Jerry Nelson with granddaughter, Elise Griffin, age 7, for whom Elis

The sneak peak into Elise Griffin’s playhouse in Winnie on Saturday, June 9, gave kids from Buckner Children and Family Services, and Boys’ Haven and Girls’ Haven of Beaumont, members of the local media, and family and friends of the savvy 7-year-old a fun time. New toys caught the eyes, ears and hearts of the attendees and left them with a hope of returning soon.

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‘Snow White & The Huntsman’


Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth


Director: Rupert Sanders


Rated: PG-13

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Zombie Voodoo Fest 2012 invades Southeast Texas July 7-8

 

A mere 43 years after Woodstock, the promoters of a music and culture event to be held in Beaumont are hoping for an influx of mostly young people looking to have a good time. The peace signs and love beads and other relics of the Summer of Love have been consigned to the dustbin of history, replaced by the walking dead.

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‘Men in Black 3’

Starring: Will Smith, Josh Brolin,Tommy Lee Jones

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Rated: PG-13

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What your kids will want

By summer’s end, 18 new video games will line the shelves of your favorite gaming store. What will make your kid say, “I want?” Let’s take a sneak peek.


There are two racing games due out this summer. The first is DIRT Showdown. It’s a down and dirty racing game with the trailer mantra of “Race Hard, Party Hard.” It’s rated E+10 for everyone older than 10 but includes a few choice hand gestures as racers crash and bang into each other to reach the finish line.

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‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez

Directed by: Kirk Jones

Rated: PG-13

If it only takes nine months to have a baby, why does this movie about having babies seem to last more like nine years? If this is the best that Hollywood can deliver about the business of giving birth, then let’s segue quickly to the next superhero.

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Battleship! Is it a board game, a movie or a video game? Well, it’s all three.

The Hasbro board game originally produced by Milton Bradley in 1943 has launched yet another first person shooter video game, available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii on May 15. The movie, a sci-fi action flick, was released in the U.S. on May 18. Obviously, the operative phrase this month is, “Prepare for battle.”

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