Irving Rosenfeld has a comb-over like you wouldn't believe.
We get to see Irving, played by Christian Bale, meticulously prepare his coif before be attends an important meeting.
That opening scene is worth the price of admission to "American Hustle."
And that's not to take away from the many hilarious, heart-rending and wild scenes in the crime caper comedy directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012).
The Northampton Area School Board Monday night got its first look at the administration's preliminary 2014-15 budget, which calls for a 3.5 percent tax increase of 1.67 mills from 47.71 mills to 49.38 mills.
Based on the NASD average residential property assessment of $57,503, the school tax bill will increase from $2,743 to $2,839 annually, or a yearly increase of $96.03.
Approximately 60 percent of school district taxpayers are at or below the average assessment.
Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.
"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).
The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors, professional athletes, and Middle East potentates.
Let's make this perfectly clear.
This movie review contains a spoiler.
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It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.
Recently, you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing Will Ferrell portraying Ron Burgundy.
In car commercials, promotional segments and actual broadcast news shows, there was Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, never breaking character.
In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell continues the ruse as Ron Burgundy.
Ferrell, co-writing the screenplay with his producing-writing partner, Adam McKay, who is back to direct "Anchorman 2," misses no opportunity to show how dim-witted, self-absorbed, politically-incorrect and oblivious to it all is Ron Burgundy.
Carol Cunningham was named Acting Principal of Lehigh Elementary School at the Northampton Area School Board meeting Dec. 16.
Cunningham was appointed by a 9-0 board vote. Her duties are to begin on or before Feb. 16, 2014, and continue through April 25, 2014, at a stipend of $2,500.
Also at the Dec. 16 meeting, the board accepted:
· The resignation of Jonathan Holota as assistant baseball coach, effective Nov. 18;
Apparently, not a lot happens in Montana and Nebraska.
Not much happens in "Nebraska" the film, either.
And yet, indelible images remain fixed in your mind's eye after seeing this modest film from director Andrew Payne ("Descendents," 2011; "Sideways," 2004).
Scenes depict the stark Nebraska landscape as Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte) drive from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to "claim" a $1 million-prize in a Publishers' Clearing House type magazine subscription promotion.
Late fall snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures are slowing Northampton Area Middle School construction, but the Secondary Campus Renovation Project is still on schedule.
"The weather hasn't been cooperating, but it's moving along," said Christopher W. Haller, project engineer with D'Huy Engineering Inc., during his middle school construction report at Monday night's Northampton Area School District Board meeting.
"We're looking for that one nice day," Haller added.
"God, does anybody actually believe this?" Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) asks during "Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
"Everybody," replies Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson).
That is accurate based on the box-office records broken by "Catching Fire," sequel to "Hunger Games" (2012).
Visitors to the Christmas City, as well as theater-goers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond, should include Touchstone Theatre's "Christmas City Follies IV" on their itinerary. The show, continuing through Dec. 22, is bright and will make your season merry.
When the big quilted curtain goes up on the stage of the south side Bethlehem theater, audiences are in for an evening of sketch comedy better than, for example, much of this season's "Saturday Night Live" in originality, writing and acting.