Frozen (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Bob Franken: All in the families

...nastiness to get past between now and then, but what a story it would be if the party nominees are Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, Queen Hil vs Prince Jeb. Imagine the plot lines: Tudors, Windsors and the Beverly Hillbillies.Instead of a Democratic Convention...

Kenai interested in Soldotna's beautification project

...exterior with the intention of revitalizing the downtown commercial core, said Soldotna City Planner John Czarnezki.Stephanie Queen, the director of economic development and planning for Soldotna, created the program, which came out of the city's comprehensive...

Gift store closes as owners look to future

...Ischi also runs the adjoining Dairy Queen with her business partner Pete Ischi...Ischi also focusing on supervising Dairy Queen, and the two sisters hoping to be more...what to allow next to an eatery like Dairy Queen. Ischi said she isn't too disappointed...

'Safe Routes to School' project plans advance in Soldotna

...traffic calming and speed reduction, according to ADOT. "It will be a powerful tool for the city to have," said Stephanie Queen, director of economic development and planning. The primary objectives of initial assessments focused on increasing the number...

Reeling it in: '300: Rise of an Empire'

...and while I can't say "Rise of an Empire" is as good as its predecessor, it is certainly ambitious. The movie opens with Queen Gorgo, widow to Spartan King Leonidas, regaling a platoon of armored warriors with tales of bygone days. This tale is for...

Arts & Entertainment
18th Annual Hospice Wine Tasting & Auction great success

...something that would appeal to someone who wasn't from the area. It was great fun and when the last head was standing Stephanie Queen was the lucky participant that will head to Napa," reported Birchfield. Hospice is a United Way agency and offers a variety...


...the high-tech device that could be worn on the wrist, kept in a wallet or sewn into clothing.Avonte walked away from his Queens school in October and his body was found in the East River earlier this month. About 200 mourners gathered Saturday for his...

Mary Louise Ledda

...Memorial Park. A reception will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at O'Neill Hall next the church.Mary was born Dec. 21, 1938 in Queens, New York. She was a high school graduate and also a nursing school graduate. She worked as a registered nurse for 25 years...



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