Magic in the Moonlight, a lesser effort

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.

Any moviemaker who makes as many movies as Woody Allen will make some that are better than others. For every Annie Hall or Blue Jasmine he beautifully crafts, Allen occasionally puts his direction on autopilot with clinkers like To Rome With Love and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. His latest, ...

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The bounty of fall’s farmers’ markets

Eggplant is a treat right now.

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau The September Farmers’ Market is positively lush, burgeoning with the last of summer’s seasonal bounty. Tomatoes, deeply ripened by the searing August sun, are at their prime peak of perfection. Sweet ...

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The Cemetery Club at Phoenix Stage in Naugatuck shines

The Cemetery Club.

Phoenix Stage Company, Naugatuck: Who knew that a cemetery could be the next best thing to “SuddenlySingle.com”?  While not many would rush to join a graveside club, there should be a rush to see the Phoenix Stage Company’s production of Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club. Three Jewish widows ...

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Meet Dave, as well as a less-appealing U.S. President

Dave, with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.

One of the joys of watching movies on broadcast television and non-premium cable is the opportunity to rediscover from gems from the past. Take a look at what’s available this weekend. Dave (1993) Movies love to tell stories about the Presidents of the United States. Some are based on fact ...

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Sound of Music — concerts in the area

* = Things to do with children. Rockers and Crooners with Billy Genaurio, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association, Fri., Sept. 5, 8 p.m.; tickets $30, $40; doors open at 7; The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 203-332-3228 or thebijoutheatre.com. Jeff Bridges, with special ...

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2013 Ford Edge Limited AWD: Roomy and youth-oriented

The 2013 Ford Edge Limited AWD.

Ford has been a leader in the sport-utility-vehicle segment since the mid-1960s, when it introduced the Bronco. Today, the blue-oval brand offers five SUV choices – the Escape, Edge, Explorer, Expedition and Flex, plus the popular F-series crew cab pickup truck that seats five. The Edge stands ...

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Sweet corn — the season is peaking

Sweet corn is spectacular.

“He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.” —Proverbs 11:26 The sweetness of summer is surely reflected in the marvelous corn harvest now available at all local farm stands and farmers’ markets. This incredibly flavorful ...

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