Category archives for: Arts/Entertainment

Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Tom Hanks star in movies that open this week


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

The Hobbit 2 opens Friday


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.

42nd Annual Winter Showcase to feature ‘A Haunted Holiday’

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.

Library hosts holiday celebration Thursday


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.

What’s new at the movies?


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

Cosentino launches ‘Pride and Memory’ at Ramona book signing

Dante book signing.FEATURE

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.

‘Frozen’ and ‘Black Nativity’ open Wednesday


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

Favorite Thanksgiving films to watch with family and friends


Film 101 – Home for Thanksgiving

Here are some great family homecoming films to snuggle up and enjoy with your family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

All You Need (Kellie Martin)

Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration (animated)

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (animated)

Dante Cosentino to launch ‘Pride and Memory’ at book signing Saturday

Retired Ramona High teacher Dante Cosentino has lived the quintessential American experience, seeing and partaking in some of the most pivotal moments of the nation’s history and living through some of its most crucial periods.

His book, “Pride and Memory,” is a memoir that tells the true story of the son of a poor immigrant family growing up in one of the wealthiest towns in the United States and embarking on a quest for identity and a shot at the American Dream. He will sign copies of his book at Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m.

While driving across the United States with his 16-year-old son some years ago, Cosentino told his son stories of his life experiences. One was about participating in the Mar

‘The Best Man Holiday’ opens Friday


Thor: The Dark World PG13 Thor reunites with Jane Anderson to battle an ancient race led by Malekith intent on destroying the universe.

Bad Grandpa R Jackass TV chronicles the road trip of an 86-year-old grandpa and his willing companion, his 8-year-old grandson.