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PAGE 10 eeeeeoeeoeeeeeeeeoeeeeeeeeeeoeeoeeeoeeeeeeee: @ @ • by Bob Morello• • than meets the eye* • ... more . e••eeeeeeeeeoee•o•eeeee••eo•eoeeeeeeg•eeeeeee• The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani STRIKE BACK CINEMAX SEASON 4 (DVD) HBO Home Ent. Breakneck action and heart- pounding suspense is back in the fourth and final season of Cinemax's first scripted prime- time drama series, Strike Back. A high-octane, globe-spanning thriller that focuses on two members of Section 20, a secret British anti-terror organization: Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), a consummate British soldier struggling to overcome tragedy in his life, and Damien Scott (Sullivan Staple- ton), a disgraced U.S. Delta Force operative who has found redemption with $20. In these final episodes, Stonebridge, Scott and the rest of their team set out to crack a missing per- sons case in Bangkok, where they quickly realize what seems to be a simple kidnapping is ac- tually the first step in a massive terrorist plot with global impli- cations. They soon find them- selves crisscrossing Asia and Europe as they battle Japanese Yakuza, Russian Mafia, cyber terrorists, elite mercenaries and other deadly forces. JUSTICE LEAGUE: COMIC CLASH (Blu-ray) Warner Bros. Home Ent. Earth, a shiny jewel float- ing in the blackness of space ... and for the robot known as Brainiac, the last piece to Cap- ture for his collection of plan- ets. Not if the Justice League has anything to say about itI But when the methodical Brai- niac zaps Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to different places in time, the race is on for Batman and The Flash to reassemble The Justice League, while Cyborg and Super Girl battle Brainiac's drones back on Earth. It's an all-new original movie from LEGO and DC Comics, so buckle up for anything from prehistoric peril to a high-seas showdown, as it's never wise to misjudge the Justice League! THE MIDNIGHT MAN (DVD) Cinedigm Grady, an assassin with age- netic disorder that renders him unable to feel pain, is sent on a high-stakes assignment that turns his world upside-down. Upon awakening from a brutal attack, he discovers that he can feel pain for the first time in his life. With the clock ticking and his most prized asset gone, Grady will go head-to-head with his greatest fears and unspeak- able enemies, while experienc- ing a tactile world he never could have imagined. ROOM (Bin-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. Oscar winner Brie Larson stars in Academy Award nomi- nee for Best Picture. In this thrilling film, a kidnapped mother and son make a daring escape, and experience a dra- matic homecoming, Viewers get a riveting look at the power of imagination, and unstoppable force of a mother's love. Based on the best-selling novel, Lar- son, along with Jacob Tremblay, bring to life the fearless deter- mination of a mother and child who risk everything to break out of captivity and embrace their freedom in this critically acclaimed film. SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (Blu-ray) Magnolia Home Ent~ A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early pas- sion for skydiving led him to even more spectacular .... and dangerous ... feats. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian Troll Wall mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was fol- lowed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments, and state-of- the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired. LIFE (DVD) Cinedigm Dennis Stock (Robert Pattin- son) was only 26 when he was commissioned to photograph James Dean (Dane DeHaan), Hollywood's rebellious free spirit on the verge of superstar- dom for LIFE magazine in 1955. In the months leading up to the premiere of Dean's infamous role in East of Eden and filming Rebel Without a Cause, Stock and Dean took a photograph- ic journey across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, and finally to Dean's childhood farmhouse in Indi- ana. And while Stock thought he was capturing a young actor in the instant before he became a household name, in fact, he documented the last moments of intimacy and simplicity that James Dean ever knew. LIFE is inspired by the true story of the friendship between Stock and Dean, a bond that would change both their lives and provide the world with some of the most iconic images of the age. RACING EXTINCTION (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent~ Academy Award-winning film- makers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime. Hidden in plain sight, the other great force is one the oil and gas companies don't want the world to recognize. Using cover tactics and state-of- the-art technology, Racing Ex- tinction exposes these two forces in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. EXTRACTION (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent~ When a terrorist group kid- naps retired CIA field operative Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis}, his son Harry Turner (KeUan Lutz), a government analyst who has been repeatedly turned down for field service, launches his own unsanctioned rescue operation. While evading highly skilled operatives, deadly as- sassins, and international ter- rorists, Harry finally puts his combat training to the test in a high-stakes mission to find his father and stop a terrorist plot. State Senate candidate Diana Hwang gathered with her many supporters outside Building 17. (Photo by Sal Giarratani} WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ~TIE? There will be a community meeting to discuss the future of public education in East Boston hosted by Boston Education Justice Alliance on Tuesday, March 22nd starting at 6:00 pm at East Boston High School. For more information, call 617-708-4685 or email www. THIRD ANNUAL PARENT PARTY/SCHOLARSHIP DINNER/DANCE The East Boston High School Parent Council will host the 3rd Annual Parent Party and Schol- arship Dinner/Dance Fund- raiser at the East Boston Yacht Club on Friday, March 18th starting at 7:30 pm. For ticket information, call 617-635-9896 ext 30316. Time is running out quickly on this event. SULLIVAN'S RE-OPENS AT CASTLE ISLAND Sullivan's at Castle Island just• celebrated the unofficial end of winter and the start of its 65 year in business. On its first day, hundreds lined up, many of them loyal customers who keep returning. For many families, returning to Sullivan's every year is a tradition. LYDIA EDWARDS GATHERS IN THE POINT Recently, Gall Miller held an event for State Senate candidate Lydia Edwards at the Italian Express in Jeffries Point. A large crowd packed the restaurant to hear Edwards's talk about ideas she supports if elected to the seat. THE SALT OF THE EARTH? Recently, New York City, in another fit to keep us safe from ourselves, now has restaurants printing on their menus all the horrible salty foods they sell to customers. I think we can take care of ourselves, huh? Someone recently told me the chips I was eating had salt in them. I looked at them and said isn't that the point of a potato chip? Who wants to eat those unsalted chips? Isn't it like ordering a beer without the alcohol? JPNC SENATE DEBATE MARCH 14~" The Jeffries Point Neighbor- hood Council will be holding a state senate campaign night at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club on Monday, March 14th starting at Lydia Edwards was introduced to the crowd by Grail Miller, who up until recenUy was a Iongtime employee of the Italian Express. (Photo by Sal Giarratani} 7:00 pm. All the candidates are invited. Hopefully the place will be filled with folks trying to find the candidate of their choice in the upcoming primary on Tues- day, April 12% NEW BABY ON THE CAMNPAIGN TRAIL LOCATED i The Livingstone family just had some great news along the campaign trail. State Rep. Jay Livingstone currently run- ning for State Senator in the special election on April 12th seeking former Sen. Anthony PetrucceUi's vacant seat is now a brand new daddy. His wife Julie just gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Henry James Livingstone. Congrats to the Livingstone's. THE BILLY KELLY SHOW Though at times it sounds like a long infomercial, this Saturday morning talk show on WRKO is also really interesting at times. Recently, I heard a great back and forth between Kelly and Ray Flynn on enduring values. Ray even used the ribbon-cutting of the new Charlie's Sandwich Shop in Boston's South End to discuss our lost values and the re-opening of this legendary eat- ing spot points to valuing our past and all that it meant to us growing up in the '50s' and '60s, at least for me. Jeff Kuhner, Dr. Grace, and former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL), are regular guests on this show. Check it out. HWANG TIME AT THE SHIPYARD Jeffries Point residents Scott and Mary Beth Hamwey, as well as Andrew and Melanie Gelling, hosted an event for State Sen- ate candidate Diana Hwang at Building 17 at the East Boston Shipyard. Over 60 well-wishers showed up for indoor/outdoor time. "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" COMES TO BOSTON The Boston Opera House will be hosting The Sound of Mu- sic from Tuesday, March 29~ through Sunday, April I0th. This is a great musical, and a great way to welcome in spring and say goodbye to Old Man Winter. MAYOR MARTY A MAN OF CHOICE? Mayor Marty Walsh recently received a "Men of Choice" award from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts at a reception on Beacon Hill with many top political leaders. Back in 2001, when he was just a state rep from Dorchester, he was quoted in the Boston Herald as being "personally pro-life." Apparently, Walsh is another of those Democrats who has "evolved' on the issue like so many others. i ' .