Books by three Ramona authors are on the Top 10 list of books sold in 2013 at Unicorn Books and Gifts, reports Stacy Bart, co-owner of the Old Town Ramona shop.
The top seller was longtime Ramona resident Dante Cosentino’s “Pride and Memory.” Also on the Top 10 list are Ramonans M.P. Zarrella and Joyce Strand.
Michael Ansara, age 91 (Cochise in Broken Arrow)
Allan Arbus, 95 (psychiatrist in M.A.S.H.)
Conrad Bain, 89 (Diff’rent Strokes)
New in Theaters — December 25
The Wolf of Wall Street R DiCaprio portrays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy star of Wall Street, who gets caught up in a corruption scandal. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty PG Walter’s adventure fantasies soon threaten his own existence, and he must face his toughest challenge. Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott
47 Ronin PG13 After a warlord kills their master, 47 fearless samurai join a rejected half-breed warrior, Kai, to restore honor to their village. Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano
Justin Bieber’s Believe PG This is the long-awaited interview that answers the piercing questions posed by Bieber’s legion of loyal fans. Stars: Justin Bieber
Anchorman 2 PG13 San Diego’s top anchorman, Ron Burgundy, and his crew return to take on a 24 news channel with great hilarity. Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
Walking with Dinosaurs PG Return to the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and see a small dino become the hero of all dinosaurs. Stars: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone
Saving Mr. Banks PG13 This story unveils Walt Disney’s struggle to obtain the film rights to P.L. Travers infamous book, Mary Poppins. Stars: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford
New in Theaters — December 13
The Hobbit 2 PG13 Bilbo joins with Thorin, Gandalf, and the Dwarves to reclaim Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Tyler Perry’s – A Madea Christmas PG13 Madea spreads Christmas joy as she and a friend make a surprise visit to a small rural town. Stars: Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford.
Ramona High School Dance Productions students promise an evening of music and dancing when they stage “A Haunted Holiday,” the school’s 42nd Annual Winter Showcase, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.
Their poetic invitation reads:
All are invited to this joyous affair,
Where music and dancing fill the air.
Ramona Library will host a ‘Tis the Season Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Crafts, face painting and pictures with Santa Claus will be part of the festivities. Entertainment will be provided by Ramona High School Concert and Chamber Choir, and Full Measure Carolers. For more information, call 760-788-5270. The library is at 1275 Main St.
Box Office Leaders
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire PG13 While on a Victor’s Tour of the districts, Katniss senses a rebellion taking place at the Capitol.
Frozen PG The kingdom is trapped in eternal winter unless Anna can find her sister Elsa and unleash her icy powers. – Disney animation
Friends surround Dante Cosentino, center wearing vest, in Unicorn Books and Gifts, where he held a book signing for his memoir, “Pride and Memory,” on Saturday. Cosentino, who retired as a Ramona High School teacher, tells his story of growing up as the son of a poor immigrant family and embarking on a quest for identity and a shot at the American Dream.
New in Theaters — November 27
Frozen PG The kingdom is trapped in eternal winter unless Anna can find her sister Elsa and unleash her icy powers. – Disney animation. Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad