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AHH 24-Hr. News

IMAGE Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück at Monmouth U April 24
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ  – The 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series closes with a very special reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück... Read More...
Freeholders Proclaim 2014 ‘Library Week’ in Monmouth County
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes the importance of the library system and has declared the week of April... Read More...
IMAGE Union Beach Church Recipient of Make a Difference Day Award
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Elijah Rodriguez (second from left) at Make a Difference Day National Award Ceremony  UNION BEACH, NJ - Gateway Church of Christ is the... Read More...
How Most of America’s Food is Controlled by a Few Corporations
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
LINCROFT, NJ – How 80 per cent of America’s food production has become dominated by a few corporate food processors will be explored by Patty... Read More...
Local Students Win Awards at Heritage National Music Festival
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
TINTON FALLS, N.J. –  The Upper School Chorus, Show Choir and Orchestra at Ranney School,  under the direction of instructors Tess... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE COMMON CORE Can Deliver Rigor to US Schools If It's not an Iron-Clad Mandate
by wjoreilly
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
  Make way for the Common Core, coming soon to a public school near you. Some are thrilled, others bored, and still others terrified of the... Read More...
IMAGE April Love – and April Fool
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
(Edited from an article of April 2004) At our house April 1st is a favorite date for more than the usual silly reasons of practical jokes and... Read More...
IMAGE Ospreys Return this Spring To Raise A Family
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 14 April 2014
For the past dozen years or more, during the first full week of April, I have celebrated the return of spring to Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay with... Read More...
IMAGE Getting Into That "Highly Selective American College": Get Involved in Your World...NOW!
by wjoreilly
Monday, 14 April 2014
These are the schools your parents want you to get into, your friends want to get into--you may even want to get into one of them yourself. They run... Read More...
IMAGE Mayoral Candidate Avery Grant’s Pioneering Vision for Long Branch: “A Community.”
by Dennis
Sunday, 13 April 2014
When retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Avery Grant, a veteran of the Vietnam War, first moved to Long Branch, he was taken not only by its natural... 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"