Movie review: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ a searing indictment of war
“All Quiet on the Western Front,” a 1928 World War I novel by war veteran Erich Maria Remarque, was banned and burned in Nazi Germany. When the Academy Award-winning 1930 film version from Universal Pictures opened in Berlin, Joseph Goebbels himself entered the theater and started a riot. In 1979, a second version of the film was seen on American TV. Now, we have a version from Germany itself, and the film is the country’s selection for the Academy Award. I don’t know much about director Edward Berger, whose previous film “Jack” was about a troubled family. But his version of “All Quiet on the Western Front” is at least the equal of Lewis Milestone’s early talkie classic.
Howlin’ at the Moon Festival to make debut
WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Fairgrounds will host a new event this weekend just in time for the fall season.
Movie review: ‘Amsterdam:’ a star-filled comedy that loses its way
Rarely have so many stars labored to so little effect as they do in “Amsterdam.”
Mike Head bringing relatable comedy to the Lab
LIMA — Comedian Mike Head knows that familiarity is not the best weapon in a comedian’s arsenal. That honor belongs to relatability, which is something he tries to deploy in his act, which can be seen at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Lab, located in downtown Lima at 230 N. Main St.
Movie review: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ recounts war story that’s stranger than fiction
For his follow-up feature to his Oscar-winning 2018 film “Green Book,” director Peter Farrelly (known mostly for his comic collaborations with his brother Bobby) has turned to a genial true story from the Vietnam War. “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” isn’t your typical Vietnam film. Based on a wild, improbable real-life tale, it hews closer to comedy than gritty war drama — it’s Nam-com, if you will. But over the course of the film, it evolves from lark to dark, as the central protagonist learns the brutal reality of war during his harrowing journey delivering cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon to his pals.
Barbaro to play Findlay’s Marathon Center
FINDLAY — Fall might be the perfect time of year for more than a few upcoming acts around the area, none more so than traditional Americana band Barbaro, which is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay.
Queen’s Cartoonists bring multimedia performance to Lima
LIMA — While many acts have come and gone from Lima’s Veterans Memorial Civic Center, this next one promises to be unique.
Marie Osmond brings six decades of hits to Van Wert
VAN WERT – It’s been 15 years since the then-new kid on the entertainment block in northwest Ohio first opened its doors. Among the performers to grace the stage of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert during that inaugural season was legendary vocalist Marie Osmond.
It’s time for Minster’s Oktoberfest!
MINSTER — Ideal fall weather is forecast for the upcoming weekend as the Minster Oktoberfest, which annually draws more than 80,000 people to the Auglaize County village, kicks off its three-day run Friday evening.
Movie review: ‘Bandit’ : This Flying Bandit never leaves the ground
“No one’s born bad.”