Liam Neeson out-Bonds James Bond in "Taken 2."
You don't have to have seen "Taken" (2008). Here, Neeson, reprising his role a CIA spy operative Bryan Mills, must rescue his wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), and prevent his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), from being taken hostage by Eastern European terrorists intent on revenging their losses depicted in the first movie. At the center of the terrorist group is a father whose son, a kidnapper, was killed by Mills.
"The Master" is one of those films that audiences and reviewers either love or hate.
Since I try not be a "hater," put me in the category of "strongly dislike" regarding "The Master."
My opinion has to do with "The Master" writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Punch-Drunk Love," "Magnolia," "Boogie Nights"), whose films are fascinating and confounding mish-mashes of big ideas, intriguing characters and performances connected by often incoherent storylines and punctuated by shock-value scenes.
"The Pan Show" is the Lehigh Valley's most wildly-imaginative original musical of the year.
It's also "Panda"-monium.
Yes," it's a "Pan"-demic of laughter with Touchstone Theatre's "The Pan Show: In Pan We Trust."
Forget about the trouble with the chair.
There's no trouble with Clint Eastwood in "Trouble with the Curve."
Eastwood is as delightfully cantankerous as ever as an elderly baseball scout named Gus who still pours over stacks of newspapers rather than log onto the computerized "Moneyball" statistical analysis approach to assess high school, college and other Major League Baseball prospects.
Apparently satisfied zoning will not change for undeveloped Salisbury Township School District land along Emmaus Avenue, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to approve a resolution to adopt the final draft of the township comprehensive plan.
"Lawless" is a brutal drama based on a true story said to have taken place during the Great Depression in 1931 in Franklin County, Va.
With the advent of Prohibition in 1920, following passage of the Volstead Act as the 18th Ammendment in 1919, the making and drinking of alcoholic beverages was banned in the United States.
For members of Fishtank Ensemble, the music world is their oyster.
The cover of Fishtank Ensemble's latest CD, "Woman in Sin," looks like a pop-up greeting card with the eclectic music group's images in front of, or perhaps in, an aquarium surrounded by denizens of the deep.
Fishtank Ensemble, which played Musikfest in 2011, plays at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Lindberg Park Master Plan envisions perimeter walking and bicycle path
Plans to upgrade Lindberg Park were greeted for the most part with enthusiasm during a public hearing, with concerns expressed by those attending about those who use the park taking shortcuts across adjacent homeowners' properties.
One of the chief features of the "Lindberg Park Master Plan and Neighborhood Connection" unveiled before approximately 25 residents Sept. 17 would be a walking, running and bicycle trail around the park's perimeter.
The update of the Salisbury Township Comprehensive Plan, more than two years in the making and some 15 years since the previous plan, will have to wait a little longer.
The resolution to adopt the plan was greeted by silence when it came up for a vote at the Sept. 13 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Not one of the commissioners moved to bring the resolution up for a vote.
"We have no motion to adopt it [the resolution] as it stands," Board of Commissioners' President James Brown said.
An automotive service business proposed for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township has received approval from township Planning Commission.
Planners voted 4-0, with three members of the commission absent Sept. 11, to approve several aspects of the plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.
Approved was combining of the preliminary and final plan, a minor-lot subdivision of 8,931 square feet at 2200 31st Southwest owned by Marse Associates that is to be added to the 3117 Lehigh Street tract for a total a 34,308-square-foot parcel.