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By Sandra Olmsted
While writer/director Shane Black’s parody of 1970s film noir and buddy cop films has its problems, all of them can be overlooked because The Nice Guys is just fun. Also, the stars, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, have just as much fun playing their roles as the right audience can watching the film.
By Sandra Olmsted
The latest installment in the Marvel Studio’s Avenger franchise toys with the theme of acting within the law vs. behaving in an ethically manner, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo beat the audience over the head with the theme as often the characters engage in fisticuffs. Predictability also plagues the film; however, a few surprises pop up as the two sides recruit new team members.
Pretty Baby Winners & Parade Units Honored
photos b Bob Lindsey
The 2016 Valley of Flowers Festival wrapped up with the announcement of the awards for the winners in the Pretty Baby contest as well as the parade units at the end of the parade Sunday, May 8.
Annual Festival in Florissant Promises a Weekend of Fun
Since 1963, the Valley of Flowers Festival celebration has been the “first festival of spring,” featuring a variety of events, including a superb parade. Events included in this three-day celebration are a flower and plant sale, culturally diverse performances, baseball games, a classic car show, a vendor/craft fair, flea market, a pretty baby photo contest, children’s activities and, of course, good food. Carnival games and exciting rides are featured at the Duchesne Knights of Columbus Fairgrounds.
By Lisa Kampeter
For a person who is known as Rand McNally’s daughter, I’m not sure why it’s difficult for me to grasp locations in between 44 and 55 in south city. But I’m always confused, especially when I get on Gravois from the city. Our recent Dining Divas outing took me past Uncle Bills and lots of churches to the neighborhood of Princeton Heights. Who knew it even existed? But I’m glad I found it. Sitting on the corner of Gravois and Quincy Street is the Quincy Street Bistro, our Divas choice for the month.
Thursday, April 21
Spring Book Sale at Ferguson Library, 35 N. Florissant Rd. in Ferguson, April 21-23. Open 1-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Includes special interest military books and audio books. Sale held in Library auditorium. For more information, call 314-521-4663.« Previous Entries