Some films that are great, and some nearly great

There’s something for everyone on this week’s bill of movies on television and cable, including some classics, a few near classics and a couple of fabulous misses that are great cinema fun. Here’s a look.   What’s the Matter With Helen This mess of a movie wins the week’s prize for being ...

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Noah: New take on old story fails to ignite

Russell Crowe in Noah.

Noah, the new telling of the Biblical story, uses every possible approach to make its traditional tale appeal to today’s audience. While director Darren Aronofsky creates a unique visual approach, he fails to invest enough time in the characters. Instead of a satisfying time at the movies, ...

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The Twice-Baked Twins are thinking of Easter, planning for pie

Nana's Italian Ricotta Pie.

Finally, the beautiful weather seems to be making an appearance, the clocks are set ahead and the days are getting longer. Just one glimpse of the purple crocus peeking through the ground can set off an hour of conversation between us about what flowers we will be planting, what colors we ...

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Goshen Playhouse: Relationships from start to finish

Goshen Playhouse: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

It’s a long trip from first date to love and marriage, but Joe DiPietro’s book and lyrics take audiences for a fast-paced two-hour trip through a small-scale, fun-filled musical at the Goshen Playhouse. Through a series of very funny vignettes, relationships are visited, from awkward first ...

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Opening day is April 19; Connecticut is stocking 390,000 trout

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it expects to stock almost 390,000 trout in waters across the state in time for Opening Day of the 2014 trout fishing season April 19th – despite challenges posed by extended winter conditions this year. ...

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Escapism is the theme with these movies

At our house, when we look for a movie to relax with over a weekend, we search for what we know will take us away from the day-to-day work of the week. This week’s menu on television and cable delivers a range of choices that can easily create that essential escape. Here are a few... Read More

Muppets Most Wanted: Ambitious sequel just misses the mark

Ricky Gervais with Miss Piggy and Kermit.

Muppets Most Wanted, the 12th movie adventure featuring the world’s favorite puppets, relies on our affection for these characters rather than create a compelling narrative that shows their best features. This over-ambitious plot gives us an entertaining film that just misses the mark; the ...

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