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IMAGE Senate Approves "Drew's Law" to Protect Children from Speeding Cars Near Parks
Friday, 19 December 2014
PHOTO: Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13) and Joseph W. Pezzano display a t-shirt bearing the image of the late Drew Keough, following the Senate Transportation Committee’s approval of “Drew’s Law.” Lt. Pezzano, a long-time Keansburg police officer... Read More...
Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicles
Friday, 19 December 2014
TRENTON, NJ - The state Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. “The people of New Jersey, our workforce and economy... Read More...
New Law Cracks Down on Anabolic Steroids
Friday, 19 December 2014
Pallone, Pitts Bill to Crack Down on Anabolic Steroids Signed into Law WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, praised the signing of legislation... Read More...
Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Sentenced to Additional 24 Months in Prison on New Fraud and Money Laundering Charges
Friday, 19 December 2014
TRENTON, NJ—A man already serving 22 years in prison for a real estate Ponzi scheme was sentenced today to an additional 24 months in prison for defrauding investors in connection with the Facebook IPO and several additional real estate deals and... Read More...
IMAGE Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night Wins For 14th Year
Friday, 19 December 2014
Lincroft, NJ -  For the fourteenth year in a row, Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The Night has been recognized for its continuing support of local Monmouth County musicians. The station won the coveted Asbury Music Award's "Top Radio Station (To... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Skewed View - December 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 December 2014
It breaks my heart to see yet another article on how my dear #GuyFieri has made Food Network nearly unwatchable: http://bit.ly/1DA59Fm Want to see... Read More...
IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...
IMAGE Stupid Christmas Gifts
by Anne Mikolay
Monday, 15 December 2014
Yes, I know. Tis the thought that counts...blah, blah, blah. But let's be honest. Shall we? Whether it's a collectible you don't collect, or a... 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"