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(continued from Entertainment page) Mayhew (Chewbacca from “Star Wars”), Olivia Hussey (“Romeo & Juliet”), Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”), Sara Karloff (daughter of Boris Karloff), Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), director John Landis (“Twilight Zone: The Movie”), Christopher Atkins (“The Blue
Lagoon”), Elvira, “Mistress of the Dark,” Anne Francis (“Forbidden Planet”), and Kevin McCarthy (the original “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”). Chiller Theatre Expo will take place on April 17, 6 to 11 p.m.; April 18, 11 to 7; and April 19, 11 to 5. Tickets are $25 per day. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets for the Saturday show will not be sold at the door. For directions to the Parsippany Hilton and other information, visit online at www.chillertheatre.com. in Cheapside. She has four sisters and a mother eager to marry them to wealthy young gentlemen. Elizabeth meets such a man, Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth), at a local ball, but he is arrogant and rude and there is instant mutual distaste. Firth ranks as one of the better screen Darcys, a group that includes Laurence Olivier. Ehle is very good as Elizabeth Bennett. There is very little action, so the story tends to bog down and the concerns of the characters can wear thin, but the production is lavish, with outdoor scenes and period costumes often stealing the spotlight, and a cast of accomplished British actors give the miniseries the proper authenticity. There are several extras in this two-disc Blu-ray edition, including a making-of featurette and a look at the adaptation from novel to screen. “Vampire Secrets” (New Video) is a timely documentary in light of two recent theatrical films based on the vampire: “Twilight” and “Let the Right One In.” The documentary shows how history, nature, literature, cinema, and legend combined to produce the concept of the vampire, a creature of the undead who survives on the blood of human beings. The 1897 Bram Stoker novel “Dracula” is cited as a major influence in the popularity of the vampire character. The aristocratic Count Dracula requires a human slave to look after his coffin and protect him from exposure to daylight. He leaves his Transylvanian castle to journey to London, its dense population an ideal feeding ground. But the documentary goes further, uncovering the ancient folkloric origins of blood-craving creatures from beyond the grave. The vampire myth is traced to Eastern Europe and back to the ancient cultures of Greece and China. Profusely illustrated with art and footage of actual locations, “Vampire Secrets” is a treat for anyone who ever shuddered watching a vampire flick.
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 2020 Your idea fund a a new venture ends Your idea to to fund new venture ends upup fulfilling goal you’ve had for a a fulfilling a a goal you’ve had for while, Aries. However, caution in while, Aries. However, caution is is in order, because some your actions order, because some of of your actions could viewed as unethical. could bebe viewed as unethical. TAURUS - Apr 21/May TAURUS - Apr 21/May 2121 It’s hard resist friends, Taurus, esIt’s hard to to resist friends, Taurus, especially when they approach you with pecially when they approach you with anan idea that sounds like it can’t fail. idea that sounds like it can’t fail. Get professional opinion, though Get a a professional opinion, though before you sign on. before you sign on. GEMINI - May 22/Jun GEMINI - May 22/Jun 2121 Erratic behavior a a family member Erratic behavior byby family member makes your life difficult this week, makes your life difficult this week, Gemini. With work projects the Gemini. With work projects onon the back burner, you’re feeling pulled back burner, you’re feeling pulled in in a million directions. a million directions. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 2222 BeBe prepared to deal with the hitches prepared to deal with the hitches associated with work commute, associated with a a work commute, Cancer. This week proves be very Cancer. This week proves to to be very busy for travel. Leave enough time busy for travel. Leave enough time so so you don’t end frazzled. you don’t end upup frazzled. LEO - Jul 23/Aug LEO - Jul 23/Aug 2323 Murphy’s Law will messing up Murphy’s Law will bebe messing up your plans, Leo. prepared to your plans, Leo. BeBe prepared to deal with glitches that affect your deal with glitches that affect your finances, like a credit card that won’t finances, like a credit card that won’t work checks that bounce. work or or checks that bounce. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 2222 When you least expect conflicts When you least expect it, it, conflicts might arise between your significant might arise between your significant other and your family. No matter what other and your family. No matter what is is said, try to show compassion for said, try to show compassion for both sides, Virgo. both sides, Virgo. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 2323 In In rush to to bring business to close, a a rush bring business to a a close, miscommunications could arise, miscommunications could arise, Libra. Expect work out a few Libra. Expect to to work out a few problems when the new week arrives. problems when the new week arrives. You’ll the hero. You’ll bebe the hero. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 2222 Unexpected expenses are par for the Unexpected expenses are par for the course this week, Scorpio. Since you course this week, Scorpio. Since you have the money cover them, don’t have the money to to cover them, don’t worry too much about being frivolous. worry too much about being frivolous. You’re not a spendthrift. You’re not a spendthrift. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 2121 You might notice something about You might notice something about one both of your parents that seems one or or both of your parents that seems odd this week, Sagittarius. Unless odd this week, Sagittarius. Unless they open to you, it’s better to let they open upup to you, it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie. sleeping dogs lie. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 2020 You treat personal information with You treat personal information with extreme confidentiality normally, extreme confidentiality normally, Capricorn, but this week, you may Capricorn, but this week, you may disclose something that you didn’t disclose something that you didn’t mean mean to.to. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 1818 Professional organizations group Professional organizations or or group activities could raise some unexactivities could raise some unexpected financial concerns, Aquarius. pected financial concerns, Aquarius. Don’t it it overly worry you... you’ll Don’t letlet overly worry you... you’ll manage. manage. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 2020 You may have lofty travel plans, PiYou may have lofty travel plans, Pisces, but money in your wallet to sces, but nono money in your wallet to back them up. Get creative that you back them up. Get creative so so that you can still get away. can still get away.
(continued from Restaurant page) fairy tales incorporating Disney stars like Mickey Mouse and Goofy. The studio has just released three collections of these short cartoons in its Animation Collection series. “Mickey and the Beanstalk” (Disney) is the best segment from the feature compilation “Fun and Fancy Free” (1947). It is the Disney take on the “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale, with Mickey Mouse standing in as Jack. Exquisite animation characterizes this adventure, as the beanstalk’s vines twist and grow and slink about while Mickey attempts to grapple a singing harp from a giant. “Thru the Mirror” (1936) is a splendidly surreal take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories. Surrealism was wholeheartedly embraced by Disney’s competitors, the Fleischer Brothers, but was uncommon at Disney. This cartoon is the exception, as Mickey is accosted by an angry umbrella, King Neptune emerges from the ocean on a globe, and playing cards dance in a Busby Berkeley-inspired extravaganza. Other titles in the series are “Three Little Pigs” (featuring the Depression-era anthem, ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?’”) and “The Prince and the Pauper,” a collection of fairy tales as re-imagined by the Disney team. “Pride and Prejudice” (A & E Home Entertainment), the 1996 BBC TV five-hour mini-series starring Colin Firth, is the most faithful screen adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) is a strong-willed, sensible young woman whose father is a gentleman with a modest estate, but the family suffers in status because of an uncle who works as a businessman
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