There is still time to celebrate Family Fun Month before August comes to a close!
Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, will definitely give you some laughs. I was expecting it to be more hilariously funny than it was, but I did chuckle here and there. I am not a huge Amy Schumer fan, but she does make me laugh sometimes when she is not trying to â€śover-doâ€ť her jokes. Emily Middleton (played by Amy Schumer) has just lost her job and been dumped by her boyfriend right before they were leaving for their exotic vacation. Feeling impetuous, she decides to persuade her mother (played by Goldie Hawn) to take his place and go with her on the vacation to South America. Even though Emily and her mother are complete opposites, they decide to give it a try and go have a fun, adventurous time together. When they arrive, Emily meets an attractive man named James. They begin to hit it off, and he persuades Emily and her mother to go sightseeing with him. Even though this seems like a harmless invitation, they do not know what lies ahead. After they get caught up in this unbelievable, frightening situation, itâ€™s up to the mother-daughter team to figure out a way to get out of it, and of course the end results are done with quite a bit of humor along the way. I do not want to spoil the fun, so I suggest you watch it and see what happens! If youâ€™re feeling down, grab this flick and get a laugh or two. Overall Rating: B-
Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon and Bart Davis From Miss Susie at Lexington Branch
The television series Bull, created by Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio, stars Michael Weatherly as trial consultant psychologist and licensed pilot Dr. Jason Bull, who dislikes prosecution attorneys. Dr. Bull heads the Trial Analysis Corporation team. The Trial Analysis Corporation members include a former narcotics police detective, a retired All-American football defensive lineman who has become a fashion stylist, a former New York City prosecutor, a neurolinguistics expert who is also a sex therapist, and a computer hacker. I found the methodologies used by the team to select jury members for criminal defense cases the most fascinating part of this television series. In Bull, serious criminal cases are defended; however, the mood of the show is lightened by comical interpersonal conflicts between the team and the legal community.Â Sometimes too much time is spent on interpersonal stories; more court-time drama would make the show better. Overall rating: B
We have some great crafts for you to try out in celebration of the Great American Solar Eclipse, which just so happens to be coming through our country on Monday, August 21st.
Help us wish one of the creators of Pete the Cat a very Groovy and Happy Birthday!!!
Enjoy some messy ideas for a great story time at home!
The Mansfield Richland County Public Library has leveled books for beginning readers.
Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine star in this funny and timely remake of â€śGoing in Style.â€ť Retirement is going well for these three gentlemen until the bank starts sending out foreclosure notices. After doing some investigating, they discover the company they had all worked for has been sold and their pension funds frozen. What develops from there is a plan to get their money back by robbing the local bank. They practice by robbing the local grocery store, and that does not go according to plan. When the store manager decides not to press charges, the plan continues to evolve with the help of a professional con artist. While the plot becomes a bit predictable, the acting is well-done and there are many laugh-out-loud moments in this film. Additional cast members Christopher Lloyd and Ann Margaret add talent in their supporting roles. Even though this movie appeals to retirees, younger generations would enjoy this film as well. Overall Rating: A
Before watching Boss Baby, I wasnâ€™t exactly certain that it would be my type of film. After watching it, I can certainly say that it wasnâ€™t. Boss Baby (featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi, among others) is your standard childrenâ€™s movie where the exceptional kids are required to save the bumbling parents. (The storyline was a bit more developed than just that aspect, but not by much.) While I did like the fact that the movie highlighted the importance of having an imagination and featured scenes from other works, such as Mary Poppins, Indiana Jones, and Moby Dick, I was less than impressed with some of the movieâ€™s other qualities. For example, I was surprised (and appalled) at the amount and graphicness of the body-function humor included in the film. I was also disappointed with some of the movieâ€™s messages involving the stereotyping of various groups of individuals, including types of company employees and those individuals that went to community colleges. In general, families with children might enjoy the film, but, personally, I was happy that my daughter is too young to have understood some of the filmâ€™s content. Overall Rating: C-