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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 5, 2013 Owned and operated by Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher, Post-Gazette @0@@@00@000@@@0@0@0Q@000@@0@0@@@@0@@0@0@@0@@~ by Bob Morello i .. more than meets the eye : @@IOImOlOaOOIOI@OQO,@OtOO@O@OOQOBOO@@QOOOe00 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 MLB SUPERSTARS: IMPACT PLAYERS (DVD) Lionsgate Major League Baseball Productions constructs a 25- man dream roster assembled from a General Manager's perspective. The All-Star lineup includes Matt Kemp, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, Stephen Strasburg, Robinson Cano, David Price, and many more. MLBP didn't forget fast-rising stars -- Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Craig Kimbrel, part of the next wave ready to prove their consistency. There's no denying that those players will leave their mark on the game for years to come. Bonus has 'Walk Offs' and 'Phenom Firsts.' THE SEVEN YEAR HITCH (DVD) Gaiam-Vivendi Ent. Jennifer (Natalie Hall) and Kevin (Darin Brooks) have been inseparable since be- coming best friends at age six. So when Jennifer gradu- ates from college and begins building a career in charity, she thinks it's only right to let dropout Kevin live in her new house until he gets back on his feet. Seven years later, Jennifer is continuing up the career ladder while Kevin is waiting for his big break. Jennifer's cheating, arrogant boyfriend, Bryce (Ryan Doom), wants her to kick Kevin to the curb. When Bryce asks Jennifer to marry him, Kevin is determined to spare her an unhappily ever after. Kevin then finds out he's bound to Jennifer in a "common law marriage." Now he must prove to Jen- nifer that he's her equal ... forever. THE INSIDER (Blu-ray) Touchstone Home Ent. 'The Insider' earned 7 Academy Award nominations upon release in 1999, and is now released on Blu-ray. Witness the incredible chain of events that pitted an ordi- nary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of their down, they put the pedal to the metal in a death-defying showdown with only their cars as their weapons. SMASHED (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking. When Kate's drink- ing leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school- teacher are put in jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. Kate takes steps toward improving her health and life. Sobriety isn't as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relation- ship with her mother, even- tually calling into question whether or not her relation- ship with Charlie is built on love or just a boozy diversion from adulthood. RIPPER STREET (2-Blu-ray) BBC Haunted by the failure to catch London's most evil killer, Jack the Ripper, In- spector Edmund Reid now heads up the notorious H Division -- the toughest po- lice district in the East End. Charged with keeping order in the bloodstained streets of Whitechapel, Reid and his men find they are fighting to uphold justice and the rule of the law; but always in the background lurks the fear of the Ripper -- who may be back for another reign of terror? Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn star in this chilling, psychological thriller. SESAME STREET: BEST OF FRIENDS (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. Everyone has a favorite Sesame Street friend! Is it sweet and loveable Grover? Fun, furry Elmo? Best friends Bert and Ernie? Maybe grumpy and grouchy old Oscar? Whoever it is, you'll be sure to find them on this compilation of fan favorites! Including a downloadable activity book, English and NEW 3-D CASINO MODEL SHOWING With the help of its archi- tect and design partners, Suffolk Downs has created a 3-D model and new ren- derings of their $1 billion development plan, which includes major transporta- tion improvements and will create more than 4,000 jobs. The East Boston community showing will be held Tues- day, April 9th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Please RSVP by calling 617-646-1363 or at www..friend~fsuf~kdowns.oom/ events. PETER GELZINIS: THE ENEMY WITHIN? Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis reminds me of the French 5th Column during WWII. Who needs enemies in Southie when one of your own seemingly tears you apart? Two recent commentaries, one on the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the other on City Councilor Bill Linehan show an appar- ent distaste of the South Boston community. Linehan bashes South Boston as be- ing outdated and sometimes backwards for standing up for community values ex- pressed by a majority in the community. South Boston has become the epicenter of those liberals who only see this community as a bigot-filled one. South Bos- ton Pride is not old-fashioned bigotry in action, it is a posi- tive view on life. COMMON SENSE HAS GONE OUT THE SCHOOL WINDOW When I heard the news story about that little kid with his water pistol, I wondered once again, what- ever happened to common sense? A little 5-year-old comes to school in the Town of Hopkinton with his water pistol from a recent trip to Arizona. He starts allegedly showing it around to his classmates. Teachers get up- set and the principal goes way overboard. The gun is snatched from the hands of the little boy. The principal by not over-reacting? I am surprised the school building didn't go into lock-down or the S.W.A.T. called. Now, the Town of Hopkin- ton has made the news for something other than the start of the Boston Marathon every Patriot's Day in April. l SUPER-SIZED TROPICAL FOODS SUPERMARKET ANYONE? Madison Park Develop- ment Corp., and Tropical Foods International are hop- ing to start construction by this July on its $44 million mixed use project down at the corner of Washington Street and Melina Cass Bou- levard. The companies have filed a letter of intent with the B.R.A. Tropical Foods has operated a supermarket on Washington Street since 1974. The new supermarket will include a deli, bakery and fresh seafood. At the moment, Madison Park Development Corp., has yet to secure the financing for construction of the $14 million needed to rehab the existing store into 30 sub- sidized apartments or first floor retail rentals. EBSC COMEDY NITE BIG SUCCESS Recently, the East Boston Social Centers hosted a great Comedy Night fund- raiser at Prince Pizza on Route 1 in Saugus. The fund- raiser was held to raise needed funds for EBSC to continue its work in the community. The event had some great local comics such as Johnny Pizzi and my Charlestown pal Tony V. TOWNIE ASSOCIATION IN THE NEWS The Townie Association hosted a Shamrockah at Sully's over the St. Patty's weekend at with live Irish music. Proceeds from this time benefited the upcoming Bunker Hill Day Parade this June 16th. Thanks to a gen- erous donation from Char- lestown Against Drugs, the Townie Assoc., Inc., has launched "Pennies for the Parade." Jars will be placed the Charlestown parade. For further information, go to town ie. ass ociation @gmail. com. GRIDLOCK COMING SOON TO NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR YOU I'm waiting to see how ter- ribly dumb the City of Bos- ton will look when Ruther- ford Avenue is redesigned with lots of "green" space. The gridlock will be awful for Charlestown residents as commuters passing through the area start detouring on to Main Street to avoid the mess up by Bunker Hill Com- munity College. The under- pass at Sullivan Square will be gone as well as the underpass by Austin Street. As much as city officials want to believe that Ruther- ford Avenue isn't a highway, it is during rush hour. Turn- ing this roadway into more bicycle lanes and flowery parks may sound good on paper but try driving across the bridge from Cambridge to points north past Sullivan Square. Then of course, there's the Casey Overpass in For- est Hills. More smarty pants transportation officials want to raze that overpass and bring all the traffic down to the ground. Mary Lennon from Roslindale had a great letter in the Boston Globe as she opined, 'Faking down the Casey Overpass will dump 20,000~m0re :cars info For- est Hills. There has to be a better solution to taking down the overpass." Mary, there is a better solution for both the Casey Overpass and Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown but that doesn't seem to be what all these experts want to hear now is it? ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. lives. When former tobacco Spanish subtitles and tips reportedly gives the bewil-all over Charlestown so Myprayers have been answered. executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand for parents, dered child a lecture on the you can drop your "change" Favor received. F.R. (Russell Crowe) agrees to ALICE IN WONDERLAND tragedy recently in Newtown, into them and finance blow the whistle on the (DVD) CT. What a great idea, tell a alleged unethical practices BBC little kid about all those six- m ,-,~" ""'---~~ ~= within the industry and One of the most well year-olds who had been ~ [~s|Nc'RP--HkN ~iI'l~--D~ forms an alliance with vet- known stories begins one killed by a gunman, that will eran 60 Minutes producer golden summer afternoon, certainly register with the Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino),Alice is sitting on a river- boy who probably can't even he starts an all-out war that bank with her sister when cmprehend what he is be- [ pF, could cost both men their a fully dressed, talking rab- ing told. All school officials reputations ... and much, bit runs past her. She follows had to do was take the gun much more. the rabbit down the hole and from him, call his parents 1 5 PRINCI= STRI=I=T NORTH END BOSTON, MA02113 MOTORWAY (DVD) enters a nonsensical world and let everyone know that schools are all gun free and where it seems the normal rules of logic do not apply. In Wonderland, Alice partici- pates in a winnerless race, alternates between being tiny and giant, hears riddles at a "mad" tea party, plays croquet with live flamencos, and attends a trial where the Knave of Hearts is accused of stealing the Queen's tarts. Join Alice as she makes her way through Wonderland! WWW. BOSTON POSTG AZETTE.CO M Lionsgate Home Ent. An overconfident rookie in the Stealth Riders division, a secret police unit consist- ing of the best drivers on the force that take down crimi- nals in the drag racing un- derworld, teams up with his veteran partner to take on a legendary escape driver who has never been caught. As they put together a strategic plan to take this criminal that includes a water gun. In this case, the principal wanted to suspend the kid from class for this weapons violation. Scaring the kid half to death isn't enough, let's suspend him too? I was glad to see the mother going to the press over such overzealous meth- ods of keeping all guns out of schools. Are all teachers and principals absent of common sense and the abil- ity to make appropriate adult decisions? Are they all that afraid of being sued or fired Quality Printing for all your Commercial and Personal Needs Stationery* Business Cards Mehus Flyers Program Books * Wedding and Pat Invitations Announcements * Business Forms and Documents COMPETITIVE PRICES ---