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! C2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, May 31, 2012 Entertainment PICKS OF THE WEEK "John Carter" (PC-13) -- Disney's box-office flop with a budget the size of Mars comes to home video, and it's not as bad as you might think. Though this space epic didn't redefine cinema and become the next "Avatar," it is a bit of fun. John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is a grizzled man of the West who is somehow transported to Mars, where he gets swept up in a bona fide adventure replete with prin- cesses and alien uprisings. The special effects can be dazzling --as well they should. Weak Marti grav- ity makes our hero from Earth super strong for the duration of the film, but it might get a bit tedious watching Carter fling himself through the air over and over again. When the dust settles and the characters have to talk, you may wish they would go back to all that jumping. "Safe House" (R) -- Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Wash- ington have a competition Denzel Washington a deep-thought, up-close look at the complexities of modem combat and the war on terror, but it shows SEALs doing what they do best. The focus is on the gunplay, tactics and bravery. Each action sequence is sharp and shocking, leaving you to wonder how much the real-life action heroes were holding back. 2008's"Joumey to the Center of the Earth," and the subtitle comes from another Jules Veme adventure. "Journey 2" is a big, colorful mess full of cheesy special effects, fiat one-liners and recycled mate- rial. Apparently, there was no room on the island for things other movies haven't done better already. DOG OF THE WEEK "Journey 2: The Mysteri- ous Island" (PC) -- The most mysterious thing about this movie is its tide. Is it a sequel, or just that text-talk where numbers are allowed to replace words? If it's a sequel, then what's the first one? And is there a lazier subtitle than "The Mysteri- ous Island"? The disappoint- ing answers: It's a sequel to TV RELEASES "Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season" "Workaholics: Seasons 1 and2" "In Plain Sight: Season Four " "Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eighth Season" "Falling Skies: The Com- plete First Season" (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. The Joulna00 By Charlavan I never tell my age (unless you ask) and I never tell you where I buy my clothes. Not sure why that seems important to me but have a good idea you might get the wrong impression about me. Oh, wait. Maybe that is exactly why I never do. I have thought about inten- tionally lying about both of those questions but it is just too much trouble and I would have to remember what I told you. Besides, there is a good chance you don't care and were just making conversa- tion about something that is only of casual interest. It is only me who is dwelling on it as I write. My clothing choices seem to interest others on a daily basis who are intrigued by the choices or combinations or SOMETHING. So, they ask. I smile and say 'thank you' (usually). Occasionally though I just want to mess with people. That handbag actually did come from Nei- man' s but it was not originally bought by me. In fact, I may be the second or third owner. Since their intentions were innocent and flattering, I try to just smile and make a weak joke about the entire subject. One of my neighbors recently stopped me to ask how I get my jeans to fit 'like that'. She admitted that she had been watching me come and go in jeans for several months before she asked. Wasn't that sweet? Yes, it was. But try to con- slruct a helpful and genuine answer to that question with- out saying "It depends a lot of what you are putting into the jeans." I didn't. I also didn't think of anything cute and still helpful. I felt like a total failure. So, I gave her a potted plant instead. I started treasure hunting at thrift stores at a time when I was very young and not really even that broke. I just liked the idea. I still do. I buy what looks good and hope I can use it. BUT if I can't, someone can. Hardly a week goes by when I don't take something to someone at work who can use some treasure I have found or am wearing. It seems to make us both happy. Last week I gave a pair of gold embossed high heels to a rather dispirited secretary there and she immediately changed her plans for the weekend. She had just turned 60 years old and her only plans for the weekend were to call the pastor for advice on moving from her cousin's guest room. She tried on the shoes and changed her plans. She had plenty of time Friday to also drop by the local singles club and have a cocktail during happy hour. The pastor would still be available later and she might want to ask him about that latest decision too. No information is available on whether she told anyone about her recent birthday. I'll bet the first question from even a stranger was in regard to those shoes. They were really hot. (Yes, I bought them NEW and loved them, and to her, they were still new.!!) She too got love all over them. Different strokes for differ- ent folks. for who can give off the most gritty handsomeness in this spy thriller. Reynolds plays a rookie CIA agent who gets charged with watching over Washington, a rogue agent with a talent for manipulation. The two are forced to rely on each other for survival when a mysterious force attacks the safe house. Shot on location in South Africa. the fight for survival has dizzying visuals and vibrant colors. The action delivers, the fight scenes have lots of crunch, and the performances shine. If only the agency had issued the two lead operatives a better script, then this mission might have been a real success. "Act of Valor" (R) -- Real Navy SEALs starin this bone- breaking action flick. It's not 2012 Pawnee Bill Wild West Show Planned is "The Best of Pawnee In the tradition of the origi- are $12.00 for adnlts, $8 for and under (ages three and Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the tightening of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented cast thrill and amaze audiences at the 2012 Wild West Show series. The first show will be a star-spangled event as the Pawnee Bill Ranch honors the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team for their service to our country. A tribute to the 45th will begin at 6:30 p.m. on June 16. Lt. Governor Lamb and other dignitaries will speak. Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show performs at 7:30 p.m. on June 16, 23, and 30 at the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch. This year's theme Bill" and will feature acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show with an emphasis on a military theme. Producers and direc- tors have combined stage and script with historical preser- vation to ensure that the Wild West Show is one of the most historically accurate produc- tions to date. Some new acts this year include football on horseback, bronc riding, a military timeline, and a mili- tary exposition. Kevin Webb portrays Pawnee Bill for the fourth time around in 2012. Webb, a long time Wild West Show cast member and Ranch employee, is also a whip artist and chariot racer. nat Wild West Show, the cast will parade in downtown Pawnee beginning at 4:00. The museum and mansion will be open to the public on show days from 11:00 a.m. -6:30 p.m. In addition, there will be historically accurate entertainment such as black- smithing and flint knapping demonstrations, gunfighters and sharp shooters, a medi- cine show and musicians, all free and held continuously on the Ranch grounds until the sideshow opens at 6:15 p.m. The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will serve a Deluxe Cowboy Nacho meal in the big barn starting at 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices in advance children age 10 and under (ages three and under are free), senior tickets (over 65) are $10.00. Box seats are $125.00 perbox. Group rates (10 people and over) are $10.00 per ticket. On the day of the show ticket prices are $14.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 10 under are free), senior tick- ets are $12.00. Box seattle $150.00 per box. On lae 16, anyone with a ID will get in free and tir spouses and children w'be sold discounted tickets'at $5.00 per person. 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