Entertainment

Several terrific dance numbers make this sequel, with its weak plot, fun for teenage dance freaks

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  • ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
  • Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Rated: PG-13

Enough of wondering if this delightful new movie from Wes Anderson is going to come to local theaters — just be glad it is within driving distance because it’s worth the trip.

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“Pleasant” is the very first word that comes to mind when you have an enjoyable visit and delicious meal with the Millers at Pine Tree Lodge in LaBelle. First fun thing that happened on our recent visit was that the lady’s voice in our GPS kept repeating “label” for the word “LaBelle,” but we arrived just the same after checking the various directions given for the scenic restaurant along the banks of Taylor Bayou in Southeast Texas.

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  • ‘The Watch’
  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn
  • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
  • Rated: R


If no one turned out last weekend to watch “The Watch,” don’t blame the wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics. There just wasn’t much to see. This is not a total disaster, but it comes close.

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Beaumont’s Hip, New Place: The Belly Dance Studio, celebrated its grand opening July 13 by offering free classes at their Calder Avenue location. The Belly Dance Studio’s mission to provide women with wellness classes that help to strengthen the body and the soul.

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That’s right! It is that time of the year when Southeast Texans clear calendars and make plans to be on hand for one of the most anticipated events in our area — A Tasting for Some Other Place. This year, the plans are bigger and better than ever, and mouths are already watering thinking of what will be available to share with friends and family. Be on hand on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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Since its Gala Opening Performance with Liberace on Feb. 7, 1980, the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater has hosted the best in world-class entertainment. National touring productions like Riverdance, “Cats,” “Miss Saigon,” “Hairspray,” “The Wizard of Oz,” Blue Man Group and icons like Willie Nelson, B.B.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’


Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway


Directed by: Christopher Nolan


Rated: PG-13

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  • ‘To Rome With Love’
  • Starring: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Rated: R

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History Channel’s ‘Swamp People’ to appear

Men and women are gearing up for a fun weekend in Beaumont when two great shows combine to give both genders — and complete families, in fact — a lot of bang for the buck July 20-22 at Ford Park Event Center.

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