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PAGE 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 22, 2016 OOOOOOOO00tOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQO by Bob Morello ... more than meets the eye 00QOOOOOOIOOaQD00 QOOOQ 0000000tS000000 0 EXPOSED (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. As New York City Detective Scotty Galban (Keanu Reeves) investigates the death of his partner, he begins to unravel clues about disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret leading him to a troubled young woman (Ana de Armas), who holds the key to solving his partner's murder. Also starring Mira Sorvino. HERO QUEST (DVD) Cinedigm Hero Questii~'an epic coming- of-age adventure story of a boy who sets out on the journey Trapp, this unforgettable movie follows the von Trapp family's incredible journey from the perspective of Agathe, the eldest daughter. As war encroached upon her family and friehds, Agathe embarked on an ad- venture filled with remarkable twists and turns, joys and disappointments. But despite the struggles through the dark times, there was always the sav- ing grace of music. ME ... JANE ... AND MORE STORIES ABOUT GIRL POWER (DVD) Cinedigm Me... Jane... and More Stories of a lifetime, forgi~g~tinlikely About Girl Power is an all- friendships, facing i~iS greate~t '- :i new single DVD release from fear, and discovering the hero' Scho~{~t~i~c9 ~lt~tCrybook Trea- that was inside him all along. Brought to life by an all-star cast including Milla Jovovich, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, and Whoopi Goldberg, this colorful fairytale is all about caring for your loved ones, making true friends, growing strong, and believing in a dream with all of your heart! THE MAKING OF TRUMP (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. The swagger, the ego, the outrageous claims ... the hair! This is the story of how a -kid from Queens took over New York City -- and then the na- tion -- by storm. So, what's his story? And what kind of leader might he make? From his in- terviews with Phil Donahue to statements from celebrities, politicians, and those close to him, rarely seen footage sheds some light. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a true American phenomenonl EPISODES: THE FOURTH SEASON (DVD) CBS+Paramount Just when everybody thinks the ailing show Pucks! has been put out of its misery, the network uncaflcels it. For Mat, the hits keep coming as an embezzlement seam drains his finances, forcing him to scramble for cash. Meanwhile, Pucks! creators Sean and Beverly are back on, top with a hot new script, but Holly- wood politics tear them right back down. Episodes: The Fourth Season also features guest stars Andrea Savage, David Schwimmer, Alex Rocco, and Chris Diamantopoulos. THE ODD COUPLE: SEASON ONE (DVD) CBS+Paramount Oscar (Matthew Perry) is an end.earing slob. Felix (Thomas Lennon) is a lovable neat freak. When their wives leave them, the two former college buddies become unlikely roommates -- big mistake! As they learn to deal with each other's eccen- tricities, Oscar works to keep his sports-radio career on track, and Felix must re-adjust to bachelorhood. With help from their.friends in 12 hilarious Season One episodes, these two just might get through life's new challenges together ... if they don't kill each other first.~ THE WON TRAPP FAMILY: A LIFE OF MUSIC (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Based on the autobiography Memories Before and After the Sound of Music by Agathe von sures. The DVD features four animated stories that support women's history, independence, and science with narration by Zoey Deschanel and Joan Allen, brought vividly to life on DVD. The four stories include, "Me ... Jane," =Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors," "I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote," and =Players in Pigtails." CASUAL: SEASON ONE (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent~ A Golden Globe-nominated comedy, Casual is the new breakout hit series exploring the funny and awkward dy- namics of modern families and relationships. Recently divorced Valerie and her 16-year-old daughter, Laura, move in with Valerie's brother, Alex, an eter- nal bachelor and master of casual relationships. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. JOHNNY WINTER WITH DR. JOHN: LIVE IN SWEDEN 1987 (DVD) MVDv/sua/ Blues legend Johnny Winter is joined by the equally legend- ary Dr. John on Swedish TV, recorded in 1987. From the opening notes of "Sound the Belt" to thefina~f,a pos- itively irrcen diar_y~tumpin' Jack Flash," Winter is in great form. The blues and rock take a side trip to New Orleans when the masterful Dr. John joins the band on piano. Additional tracks have, "Don't Take Advantage of Me," "Mojo Boogie," "You Lie Too Much," "Sugar Sweet," "Love Life & Money," and the bonus track "Prodigal Son." MOJAVE (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent~ Mojave is a classic, cerebral thriller about a brilliant artist, Thomas (Garrett Hedlund}, who attempts to escape his privi- leged existence by heading out to the desert, only to encoun- ter homicidal, chameleon-like drifter Jack (Oscar Isaac). Their frst encounter at a campfire sets up a nonstop, violent duel of physical and intellectual equals, a chase that moves from the spectacular vistas of the American desert to a noir Los Angeles, where Thomas' noto- riety as an artist is revealed. Jack, for his part, continues to remake his own identity in relentless pursuit of his victim, culminating in a vortex of crimi- nality and brutality as Thomas emerges as an equally danger- ous opponent. The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes andships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani LAURA CARLO EMCEES PIRANDELLO LYCEUM AWARD NIGHT Laura Carlo, Iongtime morning program host on WCRB-99.5 FM. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) Laura Carlo was the recent mistress of ceremonies at the annual "I Migliori" awards held by the Pirandello Lyceum at the Hilton Logan Airport Hotel on April 9th to honor seven Italian-American .in various professions throughout Greater Boston. VIETNAM WAR REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY APRIL 28"~ A wreath-laying ceremony re- membering the 48 soldiers from Quincy killed in the Vietnam War will be held on Thursday, April 28th. The ceremony orga- nized by the Vietnam Combat Veterans Combined Armed Forces Quincy Chapter will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Clock Tower located inside Marina Bay starting at 2:00 pm. The clock tower was dedicated in 1987 and is inscribed with the names of the 48 Quincy residents who died as a result of injuries sustained in that War. BREAKFAST WITH THE MAYOR SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, Folks across the City will be enjoying breakfast with Mayor Marry Walsh on Sunday, April 24th, at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. For more in- formation, call 617-765-2277, ext. 3. Seniors and kids are free. WALK FOR HUNGER MAY IsT Project Bread's Walk for Hun- ger & 5K Run will be held on Sunday, May 1% Register today for the 48th Walk and help raise funds to end hunger in Massa- chusetts. For more information, go to or call 617-723-5000. RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED AT KOWLOON'S Folks who showed up at the Kowloon on Route 1 in Saugus for the Ricky Nelson Remem- bered Show were not disap- pointed. I was told the show was great. The live performance from the Nelson Brothers fea- tured their father's biggest hits, including "Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart." As a baby boomer, I remem- ber Ricky Nelson quite well. He was considered a teen idol back in the '50s and '60s. I al- ways watched the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet where, at the end of each episode, Ricky would highlight his latest hit song. His dad, Ozzie Nelson, a bandleader in the '30s and '40s, made great use of that TV show he developed. It brought Ricky Nelson into the homes of millions every Wednesday evening. The show was great and it certainly ,helped make Ricky Nelson the most popular singer in America at that time for people in my generation. ANYBODY ELSE SEE THAT DCR PICKUP DRIVING ON BENNINGTON STREET? I was two car-lengths back and one lane over when I saw vehicles in front of me playing dodge. It seemed a DCR truck hauling bags of untied trash started .losing bags off the back into traffic. As I prepared to pass it on the right, I saw an- other bag planning its escape, too. I thought I was watching Cool HandLuke as these trash bags were making breaks for freedom. It would have been funny, if not for the traffic night- mare being played out on this East Boston road. Next time, tie down those bags. LATEST NEWS FROM EAST BOSTON MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY Remember when East Boston had those bright orange streetcars? Recently, Theresa Mali spoke at the April 11~ Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association on the latest news from the de- veloping East Boston Museum and Historical Society. There are plans to open a community museum, but meanwhile the members of this group are col- lecting artifacts and planning a series of events. The next event will be a photo exhibit from the 1940s and 1950s by the late Paul Paulson of East Boston. The date is Thursday, April 28th from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Atlantic Works Gallery at 80 Border Street. Co-sponsored by Atlantic Works Gallery. CAPAUANO GETS OPPONENT IN '16 Longtime U.S. Rep. Michael Capauano will be facing an op- ponent in his 2016 bid for re- election to his House seat in the 7th District. Longtime Beacon Hill Republican political activ- ist Virgil Aiello is out collecting signatures to run for Congress as an Independent this coming November Election Day. SPECIAL ELECTION ON SOUTH SHORE, TOO While voters in East Boston were voting in a special primary to fill the State Senate seat left vacant by Anthony Petruc- celli who retired, voters down on the South Shore held their own special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat of longtime Senator Bob Hedlund who got himself elected Mayor of Weymouth last year. This South Shore district is very competitive. Republicans are still running and getting elected down there. Hedlund, a Republican, was getting re- elected like clockwork and now the May 10th election will pit Democratic primary winner Joan Meschino against Repub- lican Patrick O'Connor, cur- rent Weymouth Town Council president. In the just concluded prima- ry, O'Connor was getting high marks and backing from many trades unions. He was even on the digital billboard on the Expressway at Local 103 IBEW in Dorchester. Rarely does see a Republican name on that billboard. WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME, IT'S YOUR TIME Recently, after filling up my car at a gas station on Hancock Street in Quincy, I waited to exit Hancock Street to the left. A line of traffic kept passing by me, and I waited and waited. Then I saw a student driver car approaching and I decided to make my exit. Either it was a great move on my part or my time would come. You never know with student drivers at the wheel. Turned out it wasn't my time, and I continued on with my day. Leave the to Us! With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year. 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