Mark this film down in your black or red book as a must-see for 2007.
By John DeSando, WCBE's It's Movie Time
Like The Lives of Others, the absorbing European war thriller Black Book again certifies that massive FX need not be the major ingredient of a popular film?Hollywood take notice.
"So good is his re-creation that he forgot to infuse his leads with enough character to make me care. In fact, so intent is the director on re-creation that he forgot creation is the essence of successful art."
Columbus, OH – Bars, restaurants and most private clubs in Ohio will start to get hit with penalties Thursday if they are not obeying the state's new smoking ban. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – An Ohio campus security task force, that was formed in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, held its first meeting Monday. Dozens of task force members from across the state participated by plugging into a video conference. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen also plugged in and filed this report.
Columbus, OH – The top agenda item for Ohio legislators this week is -- a new 53 billion dollar budget for state government. In fact, it is taking so much time and energy, it has prompted legislators to put on hold - for a few days - a proposal to crack down on x-rated businesses. Here's a preview from statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – For the third consecutive year, the City of Columbus will deploy a police strike force in high-crime areas. It's traditionally started in the summer months, but this year's effort has a longer enforcement period and more money behind it. Hear all the details.
An amusement suffering by comparison with its predecessor.
By John DeSando, WCBE's It's Movie Time
Like a middle-aged man on a mission, Spider-Man 3 sags in the middle, takes a while to get somewhere, but still likes the girls, swells a progress or two, and shows some of the old idealism that fights with maturity's pragmatism. Most disappointing of all is this pre-mid-life hero, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire), obsessed with his love, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), and his desire to marry her.
Columbus, OH – Last November, Ohio voters turned down a plan to expand legalized gambling at 7 race tracks and 2 sites in Cleveland. NOW, race track owners are back with ANOTHER plan for expanded gambling, and they say they need only the approval of state lawmakers - not the voters - to let it happen. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report:
Columbus, OH – Ohio's top judge says more must be done to insure that the best quality legal people head the state's courts. And as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, he's asking for more money to help make that happen.
School bus crash injures three - Hundreds of racist letters sent to OSU - Poll of Ohio voters on 08 presidential race - Advocates for the homeless don't want a housing assistance fund cap - New research on breastfeeding
Columbus, OH – As investigators continue to evaluate the police response to the Virginia Tech shootings, law enforcement jurisdictions nationwide are taking a look at how they would manage a similar incident. The Virginia Tech slaying happened roughly six months after the fatal shootings at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. The man in charge of coordinating that response visited Columbus to brief Ohio law enforcement officials on what he learned.
Wendy's profits plummet - Recent Ohio law behind car insurance rate decrease - Ohio farm quarantined - East and Northeast sides of Columbus to see the most road resurfacing - Cedar Point changes ride requirements
Films reviewed: Year of the Dog, Hot Fuzz, Fracture, Disturbia
By Hosts John DeSando & Clay Lowe
It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.
Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Car insurance rates in Ohio drop - No more labels on the books - Study finds 12 percent of foster households in Hamilton County include someone with an arrest record - The City of Columbus begins process of improving Hilliard-Rome road and another plan for Alum Creek drive