Come join the party at the VooDoo 5K Beach Run, as part of Mardi Gras Weekend in NSB,
Saturday, February 6 with the largest celebration in Central Florida! Just click the banner
above for more info.
Runners, walkers, and joggers are welcome to participate in this chip-timed race, with registration starting at 8am, and race start at 9am for the Mardi Grad 10K in NSB on Saturday, February 6.
Medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques will be awarded, as well as prizes for
the best costumes.
Come Celebrate with us at the New Smyrna Beach Gumbo Festival Saturday,
Feb 6th from Noon to 5pm on Flagler Ave. The festival features over 20 gumbos from
local eateries, which participants can enjoy and then vote on their favorite. Gumbo Tasting
Passports are $15 each and proceeds go directly to the 2016 Fat Tuesday on
Flagler Mardi Gras Parade. There are three available start tents, at the Peninsula Ave,
Cooper St, and Atlantic Ave intersections of Flagler Avenue. This event is part of the Mardi Gras Weekend series of events in New Smyrna Beach. Other events include the Voo Doo Music
Festival, Mardi Gras Beach 5K, Sidewalk Sale on Flagler, and the Mardi Gras Parade and Party.
The 7th Annual DeLand Craft Beer Festival features 100 Breweries & over 350 different
beers Saturday, February 6 from 1-5pm at Arisian Alley Garage, 113 Georgia Avenue.
Click the banner above for more details.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
HAIL, CAESAR! (Comedy)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT? A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) springs into action when a movie star (George Clooney) gets kidnapped and an actress (Scarlett Johansson) becomes pregnant.
WHO’S IN IT? Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill
- Directed by the Coen Brothers.
- The fictional movie studio Capitol Pictures also appeared in the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink.
- This is George Clooney’s fourth appearance in a Coen Brothers movie, following O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Intolerable Cruelty(2003) and Burn After Reading (2008).
- The film’s budget was $22 million.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (Action)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT? In 19th-century England, Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) joins forces with zombie killer Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) to battle the undead.
WHO’S IN IT? Lily James, Sam Riley, Matt Smith, Lena Headey
- Based on the 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith which mashed up Jane Austen‘s 1813 novel with zombie fiction. Grahame-Smith also wrote Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
- Natalie Portman was originally cast as Elizabeth Bennet but dropped out over scheduling conflicts.
- Matt Smith dated Lily James while they shot the movie.
THE CHOICE (Romance)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT? Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
WHO’S IN IT? Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson
- Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
- This is the 11th Nicholas Sparks book that’s been adapted into a movie.
- Scott Eastwood was cast in this film but was replaced by Tom Welling. Scott was then made the star in The Longest Ride, another movie based on a Sparks novel.