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Jane Got a Gun

Opens Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Synopsis: Natalie Portman stars in this western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015)

Opens Friday, Nov 20, 2015 Synopsis: The second half of Suzanne Collins' final Hunger Games book is adapted in this Lionsgate production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Lawrence Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ostrander shatters own state record in 3200 at Big C Relays

...58; 3. Gretta Pickett, Wes, 50.62; 4. Kelly McBryde, Chu, 50.78; 5. Annie VanderWeide, Gra, 51.01; 6. Natalie Lautrup, Col, 51.43.Long jump - 1. Chrisalyn Johnson, Dim, 16'05"; 2. Chase Stephens, Col, 15'09.5...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-04-05/ostrander-shatters-own-state-recor
Sports
Rebel Without a Cause

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This landmark juvenile-delinquent drama scrupulously follows the classic theatrical disciplines, telling all within a 24-hour period. Teenager Jimmy Stark (James Dean) can't help but get into trouble, a problem that has forced his appearance-conscious parents (Jim Backus and Ann Doran) to move from one town to another. The film's tormented central characters are all introduced during a single night-court session, presided over by well-meaning social worker Ray (Edward Platt). Jimmy, arrested on a drunk-and-disorderly charge, screams "You're tearing me apart!" as his blind-sided parents bicker with one another over how best to handle the situation. Judy (Natalie Wood) is basically a good kid but behaves wildly out of frustration over her inability to communicate with her deliberately distant father (William Hopper). (The incestuous subtext of this relationship is discreetly handled, but the audience knows what's going on in the minds of Judy and her dad at all times.) And Plato (Sal Mineo), who is so sensitive that he threatens to break apart like porcelain, has taken to killing puppies as a desperate bid for attention from his wealthy, always absent parents.

The next morning, Jimmy tries to start clean at a new high school, only to run afoul of local gang leader Buzz (Corey Allen), who happens to be Judy's boyfriend. Anxious to fit in, Jimmy agrees to settle his differences with a nocturnal "Chickie Run": he and Buzz are to hop into separate stolen cars, then race toward the edge of a cliff; whoever jumps out of the car first is the "chickie." When asked if he's done this sort of thing before, Jimmy lies, "That's all I ever do." This wins him the undying devotion of fellow misfit Plato. At the appointed hour, the Chickie Run takes place, inaugurated by a wave of the arms from Judy. The cars roar toward the cliff; Jimmy is able to jump clear, but Buzz, trapped in the driver's set when his coat gets caught on the door handle, plummets to his death. In the convoluted logic of Buzz' gang, Jimmy is held responsible for the boy's death. For the rest of the evening, he is mercilessly tormented by Buzz' pals, even at his own doorstep. After unsuccessfully trying to sort things out with his weak-willed father, Jimmy runs off into the night. He links up with fellow "lost souls" Judy and Plato, hiding out in an abandoned palatial home and enacting the roles of father, mother, and son. For the first time, these three have found kindred spirits -- but the adults and kids who have made their lives miserable haven't given up yet, leading to tragedy. Out of the bleakness of the finale comes a ray of hope that, at last, Jimmy will be truly understood.

Rebel Without a Cause began as a case history, written in 1944 by Dr. Robert Lindner. Originally intended as a vehicle for Marlon Brando, the property was shelved until Brando's The Wild One (1953) opened floodgates for films about crazy mixed-up teens. Director Nicholas Ray, then working on a similar project, was brought in to helm the film version. His star was James Dean, fresh from Warners' East of Eden. Ray's low budget dictated that the new film be lensed in black-and-white, but when East of Eden really took off at the box office, the existing footage was scrapped and reshot in color. This was great, so far as Ray was concerned, inasmuch as he had a predilection for symbolic color schemes. James Dean's hot red jacket, for example, indicated rebellion, while his very blue blue jeans created a near luminescent effect (Ray had previously used the same vivid color combination on Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar). As part of an overall bid for authenticity, real-life gang member Frank Mazzola was hired as technical advisor for the fight scenes. To extract as natural a performance as possible from Dean, Ray redesigned the Stark family's living room set to resemble Ray's own home, where Dean did most of his rehearsing. Speaking of interior sets, the mansion where the three troubled teens hide out had previously been seen as the home of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Of the reams of on-set trivia concerning Rebel, one of the more amusing tidbits involves Dean's quickie in-joke impression of cartoon character Mr. Magoo -- whose voice was, of course, supplied by Jim Backus, who played Jimmy's father. Viewing the rushes of this improvisation, a clueless Warner Bros. executive took Dean to task, saying in effect that if he must imitate an animated character, why not Warners' own Bugs Bunny? Released right after James Dean's untimely death, Rebel Without a Cause netted an enormous profit. The film almost seems like a eulogy when seen today, since so many of its cast members -- James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Nick Adams -- died young. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Corey Allen, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

School briefs

...were Taylor Huett, Dylan Duniphin, Brooke Sample, Hanna Morrow, Sarah Witt, Lydia Williams-Vasilie, Duasian Patow, Natalie Schneider, Amber Matthews, Nani Demello, Patience Kruse, & Kristi Anderson. We are looking for parents to serve on our...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-03-16/school-briefs
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Sterling Judo club finds success

...Olijah Armstrong, Mountain View (MV); 2. Liam Rogers, Mat-Su; 3. Natalie Arneson, Mat-Su. 7-8 girls light - 1. Robyn Sutcliffe, Mat-Su; 2. Natalie Arneson, Mat-Su. 7-8 boys heavy - 1. Logan Arneson, Mat-Su; 2...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-02-26/sterling-judo-club-finds-success
Sports
Family overwhelmed by support after accident

...the flowers, balloons and treats from so many of our wonderful friends, the staff at Chapman School, Eric, Mackenzie and Natalie Hinsberger, HEA, Grant and Krista, Bill and Marty. The IBEW 1547, all of my husband's co-workers and friends at HEA...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-25/family-overwhelmed-by-sup
Letters
Kenaitze Indian Tribe is accepting offers for 25,000 board feet of...

...to the highest offeror. The buyer is responsible for all costs to pick up the wood from its location in Kenai within 30 days of purchase. Offers will be accepted through April 9 at 5:00pm, contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-335-7206.

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Community notes

...2, 2012 at Central Peninsula Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.9 ounces and measured 19 inches. She joins a sister Natalie. Her grandparents are Roy and Tammy Dudley of Soldotna and Dwight and Lenoria Johnson of Eagle River.Rebekah Hartley of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-05-25/community-notes
Community
ConocoPhillips applies to restart LNG exports

...announced the company sought a two-year export permit from the U.S. Department of Energy. ConocoPhillips Alaska spokesperson Natalie Lowman today said the permit was sought with support from local stakeholders and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-12/conocophillips-applies-to-restart-ln
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