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C2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, August 12, 2010 Entertainment PICK OF THE WEEK "Temple Grandin" (~lnrated) -- "Temple Gran- din" is one of those little gems of a film that most people haven't heard of or seen -- but should. Unless you have HBO, you've probably never heard of this delightful biopic. Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a woman born in 1947 with classic autism, one of the most severe forms of the afflic- tion. At the time, autism was diagnosed as a type of schizophrenia and moth- ers were blamed for the child's condition, often being accused of being too cold and unfeeling toward the child. When Temple is finally properly diagnosed with autism, her mother (Julia Ormond) rejects the doctor's suggestion to institutionalize the girl and instead devotes her energies to raising Temple to live a normal, fulfilling life. And Temple does just that. She not only attends university, eventually earning a Ph.D, she also becomes the foremost designer of humane slaugh- terhouses. "Temple Grandin" is a i better-than-average biopic, mostly because it treats the subject with gentle humor and respect, and doesn't fall Claire Danes into the trap of sentimental- ity or hagiography. Claire Danes' performance is brilliant, and she definitely deserves an Emmy. If after watching the film, you want to learn more about Temple Grandin, I strongly recommend renting a copy of Errol Morris' documentary series "First Person." One of the episodes is devoted to Temple, and she tells her story in her own words as to how her autism gave her a unique insight and empathy toward cows, and how it gave her the ability to design the slaughter- houses so humanely and efficiently. DOG OF THE WEEK "Furry Vengeance" (PG) -- Sometimes I imagine that Brendan Fraser's idea of a perfect evening is having someone jangle a set of car keys just out of his reach whilst chiming, "Oooo! Shiny-Shiny!" It's the only way I can justify in my mind why he makes such stupid movie choices. "Furry Vengeance" is about a guy (Fraser) who takes a job overseeing the development of a subdivi- sion in Oregon. The wee woodland creatures aren't too happy about having their forest mowed down, so they band together and find ways to attack Bren- dan Fraser's crotch. By the end of the film, Fraser's character learns Important Lessons About Family and The Environment. You, however, will want to hunt Fraser's crotch down and finish the job. TV SERIES "Friday Night Lights" The Fourth Season "Ugly Betty" The ComPlete Fourth and Final Season "Dexter" The Complete Season Four "Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends" Season Four "Cougar Town" Complete First Season "Keeping Up with the Kar- dashians" The Complete Third Season "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Season One, Part One "One Tree Hill" The Com- plete Seventh Season (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Sweet melons provide cool relief to summer heat As summer continues the slow heat torture, come to the farmers' market and check out the variety of melons available for a deli- cious way to cool off. Fresh produce at the market this week included bell peppers, black eyed peas, brussel sprouts, can- taloupe, corn, cow peas, cucumbers, egg plant, garlic, grape tomatoes, gourds, heirloom toma- toes, herbs, honey dew, new potatoes, onions, okra, peaches, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, water- melon, and zucchini. Bedding plants, specialty herbs and cut flower bou- quets are available. Farm fresh meats this week were lamb, buffalo, and beef. We ,also had gourmet goat cheeses in a variety of flavors, includ- ing feta. Free range eggs and local honey are also offered. Homemade, ethnic foods this week were Peter's German made sauerkraut and bratwurst, Santa Fe style tamales, enchiladas, salsas, and dips, Indian curries, naan, and snack items, and fresh bread, scones, cookies, and sweet roils. All products are locally grown or processed. The market summer hours are 8 AM-1 PM Wednesdays and Saturdays at Strick- land Park, rain or shine. Buy local. Eat fresh. Live healthy. [ I IJll][ll IIIIHFIIIII I III III1[I I IIII IIIII11[ ] ]1[11 IIII I IIIIIII II I Library to host free heavy-metal concert courtyard to welcome students and other com- munity members back to Stillwater. The heavy-metal tribute band will feature classic head-banging tunes from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Van Halen, and others. (STILLWATER) - Readers typically use their "library voices" at the Stillwater Public Library, but Thursday, Aug, 26 at 7 p.m. visitors can expect to hear a little more noise. Local band Disposable Guitar Heroes will hold a free concert in the library Next dance Friday, August 13th Graham Kime is pictured with Mary Kate Couch at a recent dance. Kime will be teaching swing to the beginner and intermediate classes during the month of August. The Stillwater Ballroom Dance Club will host its next dance on Friday, August 13, at the First United Methodist Church, Social Hall, 400 W 7th. Triple Swing lessons start at 6:30 pm for beginners. The intermediate lesson (7:15 pm) and advance lesson (7:00 pm) will be on West Coast Swing. A CD dance follows the lessons at 8 pm. Dressy attire is appropriate. Call 405-334-2081 for additional information or check www.StillwaterBallro omDance.com. "When we heard there was a Metallica tribute band in Stillwater, we were all pretty excited," said Librar- ian Scott Freeman. "Those of us who graduated in the eighties spent the best years of our lives listening to this music, so it should appeal not only to students but a lot of us older folks too." The band features Adam Avey on drums, Danny Gilliland on bass, Matthew Hill on guitar, and Doug Hill on vocals. Local pastor Jonathan Dorst adds in on guitar and vocals. Students and other com- munity members age 18 and over should bring their photo IDs to get a free library card. A short form will be required. With the Stillwater Public Library card, students can access databases, check out mate- rials, and use library com- puters and internet. The concert is free and open to the public. Attend- ees should bring blankets or lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the audito- rium. Library programs are co- sponsored the Friends of the Library and KOSU. For more information, visit the library's web site at library.stillwater.org or contact the library Help Desk at (405) 372-3633, ext. 106 or e-mall askalibr arian@ stillwater.org. The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In The Journal classifieds. .......... 405.547.2222 / 742.2876 i ii i rN i .ll , lll,ll ii