The Butler is in theatres now, and it's getting mixed reviews. Oliver Gettel, of the LA Times writes: "The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple administrations, set against the arc of the civil rights movement. Thus far the film has earned positive, if somewhat ambivalent reviews, with critics praising the strong ensemble cast for helping to ground writer-director Daniels' melodramatic flair. In a measured review, The Times' Kenneth Turan writes, "'The Butler' is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of 'The Paperboy' may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the civil rights movement in particular, it undercuts itself by hitting its points squarely on the nose with a 9-pound hammer." Sounds like it's definitely worth a watch. Particularly if you're a Whitaker or Winfrey fan. The show starts at 9:30 PM
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Here's what you do on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Hugh's Breakie at Empire State South
At Empire State South, Hugh's Breakie rules. Named after Chef Hugh, it's a simple breakfast of great local ingredients. Grilled bread. Local Cheese. Fresh fruit. Butter & Jam. Perfect accompaniment to sitting at a table with your iPad and the New York Times. Have some fresh squeezed OJ and coffee with it, it's a great start to the day.
iPad and Mac Workshops at Apple Store: Lenox
Here's a test. How do you shut down an app that's running in the background on your iPhone? No idea? Didn't know that apps were running in the background? Yeah, me too. For quite some time! Wanna become a guru? Here's what you do. Take a free workshop at the Apple Store. They're an hour long. They focus on communications, creativity, business, learning the basics, and more. It's totally worth the hour. Make a reservation on-line at the apple store to get started. The store at Lenox is perfect. You can fit in some shopping too! The show starts at 10:00 AM
Naps are good for you.
Mac & Cheese at Prime
Ok. It's a side. But, it takes center stage in our book! The white cheddar mac and cheese at prime is the perfect snack when you're at Lenox. Whether you're waiting for your appointment at the Apple Store, or just pooped from shopping, get a glass of spicy red zin and a miniature skillet of mac & cheese and your afternoon is made. Get to prime early, and you might even catch the daily half-price steak special. Go ahead, add a filet to the order. That mac & cheese could use some company.
The Butler at Phipps Plaza Cinema
Enjoy!! The show starts at 9:30 PM