Monthly Archives: July 2010

You might skip this ‘Dinner for Schmucks’

It seemed promising to pair the always affable, handsome Paul Rudd once again with his Anchorman and 40-Year-Old Virgin co-star and comic go-to Steve Carell. Director Jay Roach’s comedy Dinner for Schmucks, though poorly titled, was adapted from the French film The Dinner Game, derived from the Francis Veber play of the same name. So…

Lindsay Lohan Get Your Orange Jumpsuit ready!

So who says Money doesn’t talk!>!>! How many times does Lindsay Loser-Lohan have to get caught for disobeying her parole? I don’t know about you but I think its funny when the tabloids tell you they are making “examples” out of certain celebs when they make them pay the price……. ahem pay the price?  Try…

Shakespeare returns to Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak July 22

Water Works Theatre Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary season this summer, and presenting the Shakespearean classic The Two Gentleman of Verona. Nothing says summer quite like an engrossing Water Works production at Royal Oak’s lush, green Starr Jaycee Park. If it’s something you haven’t experienced yet, I highly recommend grabbing a ticket. From the…

Christopher Nolan dreams up ‘Inception’ to movie-goers delight

I walked into the Emagine Novi theater to preview Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Inception, with truly high expectations. It was earning comparisons to his earlier work, including Memento, a mind-bending and time-skipping film that stuck with me for years after seeing it. Images of its tattooed main character are burned into my brain. And as…

Get your art fix outdoors this weekend in Royal Oak

Luckily the heatwave seems to have settled down a bit. It’s just in time for the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair. Instead of wandering through an air-conditioned gallery, take in original works by more than 100 Michigan-based artists while strolling through Royal Oak Memorial Park. The event is set to run 10 a.m. to 6…

The dog days of summer are heading to Ferndale

The extreme temperatures may be on everyone’s mind these days, but in Ferndale, the dog days of summer are yet to come. The city’s pet-friendly annual event, Fido Does Ferndale, is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 15 in the downtown district. Dogs, of course, are welcome, but must be accompanied by owners and placed…