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History is rich with examples of extraordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances, providing a success no one else might have achieved. A notion similar to President Abraham Lincoln’s enormous feat of keeping the nation together after the Civil War, General Dwight D. Eisenhower calling the shots on the successful D-Day invasion, or NASA engineers responding to a president’s challenge to land on the moon before 1970. It’s through nature’s fate that brilliant and visionary souls often find themselves facing difficult circumstances to which extraordinary results are not just asked for, but are fully required to achieve that success. These desired outcomes link the destiny of one person’s life to a particular time and place in our history. One such historic moment occurred when a gifted British math scholar found himself standing between victory or defeat for Great Britain and the Allies in World War II.
Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? That’s right. Many of us movie fans find the holiday as the perfect time to cozy up in a theater full of our fellow men and women, and digest our Christmas feasts over a new Hollywood classic. Here is what to expect from the films set to release on Christmas day.
While The Loft Cinema has been embracing the Holiday spirit with their recent Sing-A-Long Spectacular and correlating Ugly Sweater contest, this coming Saturday (Dec. 20th) continues in the grand Loft tradition with a midnight showing of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A signature event for Tucson’s premiere art theater that has lasted 36 years (and counting), this fishnet filled affair tells the story of young couple (Barry Bostwick & Susan Sarandon) who break down in the middle of nowhere and find their way to a curiously isolated castle. Once inside, they meet mad scientist/transvestite Frank N. Furter (insert knee slap here) and a group of similarly zany house guests who all participate in the creation of a “living muscle man.”
(NAPSI)—Aristotle Onassis died forty years ago on March 15, 1975.
With all of the news, rumors, and spoilers surrounding the imminent release of Star Wars: Episode VII, it seems as though little else would hold importance in the Star Wars universe and its nearly unrivaled fandom. It has been quite the opposite, however, as the internet has been parsing over a new rumor.
Five-time Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt delivers another gritty performance in this intense, gripping World War II thriller. The 50-year old actor more than holds his own as the very capable and confident Army sergeant leading a five-man tank crew against Nazis in 1945 Germany. Pitt, along with the other well cast soldiers in the movie, poignantly demonstrate the horrors found on the battlefield while showcasing the courage to stand up for each other even when their situation turns dire.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re a soldier, Army veteran or proud Army supporter, you can now be part of the future home to Army history. You can inscribe a personal message on a brick that will be permanently laid in the outdoor pathways and plazas of the future National Museum of the United States Army.
(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost 80 percent of children in America don’t get the recommended number of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in their diets. The USDA says you should fill at least half your child’s plate at most meals with fruits and vegetables.
The official days to fly the flag during the month of September include - Tuesday, Sept. 2 in honor of the day Japan signed the formal surrender to the U.S. during World War II; Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day (flag at half-staff); Wednesday, Sept. 17, Constitution Day; and Sunday, Sept. 28, Gold Star Mother’s Day.
Not since 1977 have such an unlikely handful of misfits stepped forward to save the universe from evil. Taking a page straight out of the original “Star Wars” (or Episode IV: New Hope) playbook, “Guardians of the Galaxy” delivers a fast-paced story combining camaraderie, humor and even some sexual tension between the main characters. This richly talented group comes together to make “Guardians of the Galaxy” a funny, playful and marvelous summer hit.
(NAPSI)—Whether your family is into adventure, art, comedy, documentaries or magical realism, it’s time for Movie Madness—On Demand!
Being a self-proclaimed “Star Wars” super fan, local radio personality, Obi Won Kenobi, is hoping to fulfill a dream by being cast in the empire’s newest sequel.
A few days from now, in a water park not far away… Join the 501st Legion, Dune Sea Garrison, and Rebel Legion on Saturday August 2nd at Breakers Water Park to help fight Childhood Cancer.
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Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
Following on the heels of the entertaining and successful 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’”, this motion picture was supposed to take the humanity vs. ape conflict to a whole new level of fervor. The bitterness and meanness of the apes was expected to escalate, while the few humans who survived the Simian Flu outbreak gathered and plotted a strategy to dominate once again. Instead, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” storyline gets stretched out to the point of appearing artificial and lackadaisical.
The hermit nation of North Korea has recently proclaimed its newest round of threats towards the United States. This time however, the nation is not concerned about military issues or demonstrations, but a Hollywood movie. The always radical and unpredictable country threatens a “resolute and merciless response against the United States” and calls the release of a single film “reckless U.S. provocative insanity”, labeling it an act of war.
In a time of controversy at home and war on foreign soils, Marana resident Tom Hayden didn’t have to receive a draft notice to go into the military. Right out of high school, Hayden joined the U.S. Army and began a 28-year career that involved two tours in Vietnam, military intelligence, managing security for a four-star general and serving as a teacher to many soldiers.
Let’s be honest, Tom Cruise’s last entertaining part was in 2008’s “Tropic Thunder” as Les Grossman. The young man, who introduced himself to us in the 1980s with films like “Taps” and “Risky Business”, has grown up right before our eyes, both physically and professionally. By 1986, he reached the highest watermark any Hollywood movie star could aspire to, flying F-14 Tomcats in the mega-blockbuster hit “Top Gun”. As an established box office sensation, Cruise then cemented himself to dramatic roles in such films as “Rain Man,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “A Few Good Men”—diversifying his acting portfolio with meatier leading roles.
1. The U.S. and Iran consider collaborating against militants in Iraq