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Veterans' memorial dedicated in Nikiski

...1812 the U.S. Frigate President captured British schooner L'Adeline and in 1943 Patton's Army won the famed Race to Messina. It's also the anniversary of World War II veterans Don and Goldie Johnson's marriage. The Nikiski couple married while...

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Green Dot training promotes safety and intolerence of community violence

...why we are here today," said Jennifer Messina, PhD, and director of training and development...outreach plan we are implementing." Messina guided the group through a mock training...of us, any member of the community," Messina said.Much of the idea of bystander violence...

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Palo Alto

Now Playing Synopsis: Gia Coppola makes her feature directorial debut with this drama adapted from a series of short stories by James Franco, who stars as a soccer coach in the titular California town where bored teens begin to stir up trouble. April (Emma Roberts) is a virtuous soccer star whose impressive athleticism masks a deep-rooted timidity. Admired from afar by sensitive artist Teddy (Jack Kilmer), April earns some extra cash babysitting for her single coach Mr. B. (Franco), whose affection for his star player leads the pair into a risky affair. Meanwhile, Teddy continues to perform community service as the result of a DUI he received while stirring up trouble with his unpredictable friend Fred (Nat Wolff), whose seduction of promiscuous outsider Emile (Zoe Levin) begins to turn volatile as April gradually starts to respond to the affections of her not-so-secret admirer. Val Kilmer, Claudia Levy, and Chris Messina co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fairhaven

Now Playing Synopsis: Tom O' Brien's comedy drama Fairhaven tells the story of three friends who reunite when one of them returns to their titular hometown. Dave (Chris Messina) has been out of touch with his buddies for a few years, but he reluctantly returns in order to go to his father's funeral. He quickly starts hanging with his old pal Jon (O' Brien), who wants to quit his job on a commercial fishing boat and become a writer. They have a drunken night out with their other best friend Sam (Rich Sommer), a divorced father who hasn't had time to get back in the dating game. For the next couple of days, old secrets are revealed, and these three thirtysomethings all come to terms with their approaching middle age. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Chris Messina, Tom O'Brien, Rich Sommer, Sarah Paulson, Alexie Gilmore Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Much Ado About Nothing

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director Joss Whedon (Serenity, Marvel's The Avengers) gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Sean Maher co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Giant Mechanical Man

Now Playing Synopsis: A jobless thirtysomething and a talented street performer help one another discover the transformative power of self confidence in this offbeat romantic comedy starring Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina. Written and directed by Lee Kirk, The Giant Mechanical Man opens to find Janice (Fischer) between jobs and stuck in a perpetual state of arrested development while living with her domineering sister. Attempting to gain employment at a zoo, she happens across Tim (Messina), a performance artist whose career as a "living statue" hasn't taken him very far in life. Meanwhile, as Janice succumbs to pressure to start dating a narcissistic self-help guru (Topher Grace), she realizes that Tim is the only person who has ever managed to make her feel good about herself. Malin Ackerman, Bob Odenkirk, and Lucy Punch co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Rich Sommer, Bob Odenkirk, Topher Grace Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Dying to Do Letterman

Opens Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 Synopsis: Filmmakers Biagio Messina and Joke Fincioen chronicle 35-year-old stand-up comic Steve Mazan's quest to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman after being diagnosed with cancer, and told that he may only have a few years left to live. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Steve Mazan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

28 Hotel Rooms

Synopsis: A novelist and a married corporate accountant begin an intense love affair during a lonely business trip, and find their spontaneous affair developing into something truly meaningful as they seek a means of transcending their dreary daily existence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Chris Messina, Marin Ireland Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ruby Sparks

Now Playing Synopsis: A young author creates a character based on his dream girl, and gets the surprise of his life when she turns out to be real. Celebrated novelist Calvin (Paul Dano) used to be the darling of the literary scene; now he's wondering if he'll ever actually write another book. His inspiration at an all-time low, Calvin creates Ruby (screenwriter/co-star Zoe Kazan) and the ideas start flowing. A week later, when Ruby shows up in Calvin's apartment completely smitten, the lonely writer begins to fear he's losing his mind. Elliott Gould, Chris Messina, and Annette Bening also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina, Annette Bening Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Now Playing Synopsis: A longtime couple find their marriage on the rocks due to career ambitions in this poignant romantic comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg. High-school sweethearts Celeste ( Jones) and Jesse (Samberg) married young. To their friends, they've always been the perfect couple. But upon turning 30, Celeste begins to feel as if aspiring novelist Jesse is dragging her down. The proud owner of a promising media-consulting firm, she's convinced that the best thing for her career is to get a divorce. Meanwhile, as heartbroken Jesse does his best to remain supportive, Celeste starts to realize that she's taken his love for granted, and that she might have made a big mistake. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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