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C2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, February 18, 2010 Entertainment PICKS OF THE WEEK "The Informant!" -- Matt Damon stars as Mark Whit- acre, a chubby executive turned FBI informant in this hilarious Steven Soderbergh comedy about the 1990s Archer Daniels Midland price-fixing scandal. I know. When I first heard that Matt Damon was going to star in a movie about a conspiracy concerning live- stock feed, I thought, "What the heck?" But believe me, this is a movie that has all the wackiness of a Marx Broth- ers comedy combined with the same social awareness and passion that Soderbergh brought to "Erin Brockov- ich." Damon's character is brilliant: a pudgy buffoon who imagines himself to be James Bond, but he's really more Maxwell Smart. "The Informant!" is one of the best films of 2009, and after watching it, you'll agree. "The September issue" -- For nearly a quarter century, Anna Wintour has been the head of Vogue magazine, the 'bible of the fashion industry. Her reputation for being a ruthless and strong- willed dynamo was the basis for Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada" and for Edna Mode in "The Incredibles." "The September Issue" is a Matt Damon brilliant, entertaining look at the chaos behind the scenes of putting together the September 2007 issue of Vogue -- the year's largest and most influential edition. If you love "Project: Runway," and dishy, catty drama, then this hot, two- disc mess is just for you. "Motherhood" -- Uma Thurman stars as Eliza, a stay-at-home morn who tries to pull it all together during one crazy day where she has to plan and set up her 6-year-old's birthday party, keep her car from being impounded, save her bicycle, touch base with her best friend, help her scatter- brained husband and get around to writing her blog about being a morn. It's all wacky, madcap fun for moms in the audience, but frankly, if Uma isn't wield- ing a katana and bisecting masked yakuza, I'm not really that interested. "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" -- DC Comics has a solid track record with their direct-to-DVD ani- mated films, and "Crisis on Two Earths" is yet another solid release. In this film, the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and others) must travel to a parallel Earth where they must defeat the Crime Syn- dicate -- an evil version of themselves. It's kind of like that old "Star Trek" episode "Mirror, Mirror" without the goatees. TV SERIES "Jersey Shore" Season 1 "Nurse Jackie" Season One "Night Court" The Com- plete Third Season "Trailer Park Boys" Count- down to Liquor Day "Project Runway" Season Six "FlashForward" Season One, Part 1 "Human Spark With Alan Alda" "The Universe" The Com- plete Season Four "Ghost Hunters" Season Five, Part One "My Three Sons" Season Two, V01. 1 "Adam- 12" Season Four "Midsomer Murders" Set 14 (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Town and Gown Theatre 'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens tonight, Feb. 18 Town and Gown Theatre presents Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie" written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. The play is based on book by Mitch Albom and is directed by Susan Weber. The play runs February 18-21 and 25-28. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accom- plished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after roles of Mitch and Morrie. graduation, Mitch happens  Jason Watts (Mitch) and to catch Morrie's appear---KimYoung (Morrie) both ance on a television news have prior theater experi- program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrim- age and a last class in the meaning of life. This is Weber's third time to direct at Town & Gown. Two new faces debut in the 'On the Doss' releases CD 'On the Doss' has released their first CD, a collection of 17 pub songs. 'On the Doss' is a local band with members from Perkins and Stillwater that play a variety of Irish, Scottish, sea faring and Americana songs. Roger Graham is from Perkins and Pat Sawyer, John Anderson, Ann Geppart from Stillwater with Gwen Boland formally from Stillwater but now residing in Dallas. 'On the Doss' is Irish slang for get- ring out of work and having tim. Known for great har- monies, rousing tunes and occasional instrumentals makes them a classic pub style band. This band is one of the most popular Celtic bands in the state. On the Doss is the house hand for Scan Cummings' Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7523 N May in OKC, playing regularly every second and fourth Fri- days. You may also discover them there other nights shar- ing old and new tunes with great audience participation. For more information, you may call Roger Graham at 547-5070. ence in other theaters. Young is returning to the theater after being gone from it for several years. Those who have attended Town & Gown's Cueless Improv performances will recognize Watts. The cast may be new to Town and Gown patrons, but the support crew con- sists of seasoned T&G veterans. Assisting Weber with the technical aspects of the play are Cindy Sheets - assistant director, Micki White - stage man- ager, Paul Weber- set and lighting design, Jane Price - costumes, Dawn Wilson - props, Tim Prchal - sound design, Shane O'Mealey -light board operator and Ashley Hodges - sound board operator. "This is a play that is based on a very popular book. I think that our patrons will enjoy this play. It is a very humorous, touching and deeply emotional drama," said Weber. ii00i 00iiii000000iiiiiii00, i l00iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigiiiiii00iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii00i00i!ii0000ii00000000i00iiiii00 ;iiilii;l;;iiiii;;iiiii{iii;{;ii{;;ii ii; ;iiii;iii;! #: :: :: :: := :: ..... i Heroes and Villains Sugar's sweet crocodile tears don't bode well for the vetrans of Survivor! Her little bubble baths of the heart might have played well in the past, but the Heroes didn't make it back in this game by being stupid suckers! Ya' just can't "out dupe" dupers and liars I She had as much chance of winning this game as an Eskimo has of being a vegetarian ! And, what was Sugar thinking chasing Colby around like a dog in heat! Criminey, Sugar! Even the Marilyn Monroe "wanna' be's" wouldn't slime this much! In my opinion, Colby "still has it" if for no other reason than his ability to duck and dodge Sugar' s advances. The curtain opens on Buddha Bellies, Big Butts and Big Egos. Coach is still spinning dragon dreams of grandeur and lusting after Jerri's Black Widow web. As far as Coach is concerned, "vulgarity called and got answered" in his pompos- ity. Jerri and Courtney are still spoiled little yap- pers with an obnoxious style that poodles usually claim. "-- Russell s still making himself-memorable pon- tificating his greatness and lying to everyone. Rupert's voice still sounds like it was strained through Paul Bunyan's underwear and Tyson is still trying to make someone into "little girl's". Silly boy! Sandra is still sassy and alive down to her little brown toes. In my opinion, we need to bottle up Sandra's juices and sell them to our soror- ity bow heads! I'm count- ing on Sandra to win this thing just because she is the only person out there who is genuinely relaxed enough to find some humor in the midst of a living Hell. Boston Rob is always a show stopper, but this time around he's smart enough to stay outta' coconut trees. Randy is fatter and meaner. James is still a total knockout with a few brains to grace his mag- nificent brawn. Nothing like a little suffering to put some backbone into to this game and it's Stephanie, not Rupert, who -is a real trooper continuing to play with a dislocated shoulder. Rupert's little toe went kablooey and he's whin- ing like a spored baby. It's just a broken toe, Rupert. There's nothing to do for it except strap it into your tennis shoe and go leave some more butt tracks in the sand! Tyson continues to be one of those mysteries dropped onto Earth undetected until he bared his butt in Survi- vor and now we get to watch him run around in his underwear. Randy is still flaunting his naughti- hess and can still unveil a sentence that can piss off even the devil. Danielle, Amanda, and Parvati are still seductive little vipers with brains to match, and Cirie is still able to piss over the side of Nature's little boat and leave 'em laughin' in her wake. JT is the most agile player in the game and still has that cowboy charisma that just might get him to the end of the game again. Tom needed this casting call to erase his belly and according to his looks out in LA recently, he just might fair pretty well. Frankly, I can't remember Candice from Cook Island, but I'm liking her now. She just might be able to bite her tongue and stay. around awhile. For sheere entertain- ment value, I'm hope to see Boston Rob, JT, Cirie, Colby, Sandra, Tyson, and James stay in the game long enough to drink up the laughs. Russell has definite entertainment value and none of these cast mates got to see his antics in season 19. Why, you ask? Because this cast was filming while season 19 was airing. However, I'm betting that Russell didn't have time to curb his arrogance prior to this season. Life boils down to realizing fantasies or sur- viving compromises, and I just don't think Russell has much compromise in him. The cast is perfect and the challenges twice as hard. The one thing I can't quite figure out is this: Why didn't they put a roof on that multi-story Tribal? See you next week! Scout Entertainment challenged You have to give the news media credit for not jumping all over this. It was such an easy shot to take. Without naming names (that would be tacky) I never heard a single word about the lack of birth control practiced in some of our most distant states. But if you have a teenage girl who is pregnant and you are the governor, it is not going to be a shining moment for you to have to explain that to the rest of the world in the first place. But that happens in so many households; we hardly take notice and even applaud all involved for stepping up to the plate. However, if you are that same teenager's mother who has just given birth at age 44 to a child with downs syndrome, it is far better to stay under the radar. That is especially true if you are pro-life and very high profile. Your choices are slimand none to not having that exploited. It would turn 'news' into 'gossip'. That birth condition hap- pens on average to one in about 800 people anyway. But if you are 44 years old, it jumps to one in 27. Not a politician's dream. It is cer- tainly a family's nightmare. I wouldn't want to trade places with any of them. They handled it betterthan I can imagine with millions of people watching So, during the daytime, you have a state govern- ment to run, moose hunting to schedule and those other four children to take care of. That must pretty much take care of the daylight hours. But then at night, nothing is happening. What would you expect? Speaking of not enough going on, the writer of this classy piece of journalism must be really entertain- ment challenged herself. I am going to go meditate. )EADLINES ll Advertising: p.m. Monday News / Stories: 5 p,m. Monday Perkins 547-2411 Stillwater 372-5707 Roger Stevens