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Mike at the Movies

Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13) ***** This fast-paced and frequently funny super spectacular entry into the Avengers’ franchise has everything anybody of any age could want in a space thriller. The cast, headed by Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman, seems…

Mike at the Movies

The Age of Adaline (PG-13) *** The effectiveness of a romantic fantasy based on eternal life for one of the members of the romance depends so much on the plotting that one holds one’s breath for about two hours wondering…

Mike at the Movies

Danny Collins (R) **** Danny Collins (Al Pacino) is a rock star of the Neil Diamond vintage. In fact, his hit song “Hey Baby Doll” sounds like “Sweet Caroline,” and Danny is as sick of it as Diamond is of…

Spring Is Finally Here

While Easter and Passover are early this year, these recipes will enhance any meal on any occasion. Greek-style Shrimp Over the past 30 years, Kerry Dunnington has been a food columnist, caterer, recipe developer, and award-winning cookbook author. Her passion…

A Ministry of Flowers

There are many pleasurable aspects of my living in the Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Maryland. But the one I especially appreciate is the way fresh flowers appear regularly in unique arrangements for the library and a nook…

Mike at the Movies

Home (PG) *** Animated and with a complex plot, “Home” features the voices of Jim Parsons (Oh) and Rihanna (Gratuity “Tip” Tucci) and Steve Martin (Captain Smek). The colors are vivid and the characters hard to keep track of because…