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Madison Park becomes ‘Julia’s Farm’ in new short film
Madison Park’s Sudeshna Sen did the unthinkable last year: She quit her job as a university professor to write her first screenplay and produce her first short, “Julia’s Farm.”
FOOD MATTERS | Waiting for brunch
When “Cider House” took itself to Los Angeles and then to Broadway, Platt teamed up with colleague Paul “Pablo” Butler, the Spanish teacher at Charles Wright, and plunged into the restaurant business.
DASSdance to premiere new show
DASSdance, which got its start in New York City, will show off its space at the MLK FAME Community Center (3201 E. Republican St.) with its new “Lights, Camera…ACTION!” show on Sept. 20 and 21.
Madison Park Art Walk starts Sept. 12
The fifth-annual Madison Park Art Walk will kick off Sept. 12 with a public reception at Starbucks (4000 E. Madison St.), from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music and refreshments.
Peppi’s Woods gets funding for trail work
The Friends of Peppi’s Woods group has been awarded $3,523 from the Department of Neighborhoods’ 2014 Small and Simple Projects Fund.
REVIEW | This ‘Trip to Italy’ good to see at home
A sequel to his “The Trip” from 2010, Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Italy” is an example of how minimalistic comedy can be done well.
REVIEW | ‘Frank’ is in search of a better movie
It’s difficult to not let a smile creep onto your face whenever the titular character of Frank (Michael Fassbender) comes on screen in Lenny Abrahamson’s quirky Sundance standout “Frank.”
REVIEW | ‘November Man’ complicated by clichés
Pierce Brosnan gets to relive his James Bond glory days in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” as Peter Devereaux, a former CIA operative who’s called out of retirement for one last mission.
REVIEW | ‘Sin City 2’ left originality elsewhere
I’ve never been a great admirer of Robert Rodriguez. Like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Jean-Luc Godard, the 46-year-old, Texas-born filmmaker is a self-taught “student of cinema,” a one-man crew.
LIQUOR | Aug. 21, 2014
Liquor license updates for Madison Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Neighborhood hopscotch on Saturday
Hopscotch CD (www.hopscotchcd.com) returns this year on Saturday, Aug. 23, with more than 40 community groups, businesses and neighbors taking part in the 2.9 miles of new hopscotch paths across the Central District.
REVIEW | ‘If I Stay’ doesn’t give audience reason to care
Based on the book by Gayle Forman, R.J Cutler’s “If I Stay” is really two movies in one. The first is about the blossoming love between a shy cello player and a cool, leather jacket-wearing hunk in a rock band.
REVIEW | ‘Expendables 3’ is as expendable as its predecessors
“The Expendables 3” is surprisingly watchable. Considering the picture was preceded by two lackluster installments, I’d say that’s the highest praise a movie called “The Expendables 3” can get.
REVIEW | ‘The Giver’ has little to offer in its execution
Directed by Phillip Noyce and based on the children’s dystopian future book by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is set in a society where everything is the same.
LIQUOR | Aug. 14, 2014
Liquor license applications for Madison Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Seattle Parks invites pups to the pool on Sunday
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites pups to paddle in the Helene Madison Pool (13401 Meridian Ave. N.) from 1 to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 17.
REVIEW | Well-made ‘Calvary’ still too bleak for most
Father James (Brendan Gleeson) sits in the confession stall at his church. All is dark, except for a patch of golden light that illuminates his face.
Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI this Saturday
More than 500 people are expected to attend Seattle Opera Day on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Museum of History & Industry (860 Terry Ave. N.).
REVIEW | New ‘Turtles’ movie should have stayed in its shell
The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (TMNT) feature — directed by Jonathan Leibsman — didn’t give me much reason to care about the half-shelled heroes and their struggles.
REVIEW | ‘What If’ wonders if it can do romantic comedy
In the new romantic comedy “What If,” director Michael Dowse wants to recapture the same kind of screwball, verbal-sparring energy characteristic of classic Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn comedies.
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