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Christmas Concert at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Dec. 14
Monday, 24 November 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- St. Agnes Catholic Church will stage it annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.        The concert marks the 20th year that G. Thomas Elliott has directed the performance by the... Read More...
IMAGE Wreaths Across America Convoy Coming to New Jersey
Sunday, 23 November 2014
With the help of thousands of volunteers, Wreaths Across America (WAA) is working to fulfill its mission of remembering, honoring and teaching through the annual laying of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreaths’ journey to Arlington... Read More...
Former South Plainfield Police Captain Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sexually Exploiting A Minor
Sunday, 23 November 2014
TRENTON, N.J. – A former South Plainfield police captain was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for exploiting a minor girl by enticing her to live-stream sexually explicit acts via the Internet in exchange for payment, U.S. Attorney Paul J.... Read More...
Colts Neck Man Pleads Guilty in $20M Ponzi Scheme
Sunday, 23 November 2014
TRENTON, NJ—A Colts Neck, New Jersey, man who defrauded dozens of investors today admitted operating a $20 million Ponzi scheme out of his Fair Haven, New Jersey office and Miami residence, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Louis J. Spina,... Read More...
Monmouth University Hosts Project Pride 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Department of Corrections Program Promotes Responsibility in Alcohol and Other Drug Use Inmates will talk about wrong choices they have made and resulting consequences.  Monmouth University will host Project PRIDE (Promoting Responsibility in... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Often Not Believed
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also called Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, had Carl Miller of Georgetown, Ohio, and his doctors,... Read More...
IMAGE Imparted Concepts
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 21 November 2014
I heard on the news that a baseball player, Giancarlo Stanton, received the highest salary that has ever been paid ($325 million over 13... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Interstellar
by David Prown
Friday, 21 November 2014
I was definitely not jonesing to see "Interstellar" as I'm not really a big special effects guy however I've always liked space movies. My son saw it... Read More...
IMAGE Take It From Snoopy
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Recently, I cleaned out a trunk full of ancient artifacts from my high school days and came across a little book titled “Happiness is a warm... Read More...
IMAGE Happy Birthday to a Group Very Special to Atlantic Highlands
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 20 November 2014
This column typically avoids mentioning birthdays, as each of us is special and our birthday is something to be celebrated.  But a recent... Read More...

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david_prown_120The magic of movie-going and Red Bank's Clearview Art Cinema is so present with its current showing of "Starbuck".

Had no clues what it was about (coffee?), It was a french-canadian film with sub-titles and I didn't know anybody in it. Fit the time slot I had available and "often" this theatre showcases some real surprises.

I think I'm getting old as I used this word earlier in the year when describing "Quartet", but "Starbuck" is also Delightful (please don't tell my 4 siblings I used that word - they'll tease me endlessly).

This movie came out 20 months ago in Canada. Well they say it is worth waiting for good things and this film is worth it!

First 3rd of this movie, the ultimate loser David Wozniak who is a 40-ish lug-nut working in the families butcher shop and is a horrible employee. Plus he has tons of bad habits, very insensitive to his now pregnant girlfriend. Plus he owes thugs 80K, is growing pot, and gets the crap beaten out him for non-repayment.

We learn that when younger, he earned money (making endless sperm bank donations, that he later discovered thru a lawyer, yielded over 500 children. And 142 have filed a class action suit to press the fertility clinic to release the true identity of "Starbuck".

I don't want to go any further regarding this story except the lead character becomes more and more likable. Plus the value of "love" (in many facets) keeps surfacing and just adds magic to this film.

Just fabulously cast and so well done (and enjoyable). I was shocked how much I smiled and laughed during this very special movie. You simply didn't want it to end.

Two thoughts - to me it is a shame that this movie is rated "R", but I guess it is a pretty adult theme. However, very little violence, no sex and minimal bad language.

Secondly, pay attention to the the Wozniaks' T-shirts/shirts which change in virtually very single scene. The number of unique, sports "throw back" shirts are priceless.

Again, a very special film..."utterly delightful"