Excitables for the Week of March 23-25

It’s all about the March Madness this weekend as the NCAA National Championship goes into it’s second weekend. Games are throughout the weekend on CBS winding up with the Eastern Regional final, which is being held right here in beautiful East Rutherford, NJ.

Not into basketball. No worries. There’s plenty going on this first weekend of spring.

CGeorge Carlinarlin calling — George Carlin visits the State Theater in New Brunswick for two performances Saturday night at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. JerseyCool caught Carlin at the State Theater many years ago and he is always worth the price of admission. It’s also a great opportunity to visit one of the state’s best sites for a show and take in some New Brunswick’s finer eateries. No we don’t mean the grease trucks. We’re also pretty impressed with the 6 and9 format accommodating diners who like to eat before and after the show. Tickets are still available, visit the State Theater web site for more.

Dog Eat Dog — The New Brunswick Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trail and Rally will be held at the NJ Convention Center in Edison. Click here for more.

At the Movies — Busy, busy weekend at the box office this week. What to see? Well, there’s the 911 dramedy starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle “Reign over Me;” Terrance Howard and (we kid you not) Bernie Mac in the Rudy of swimming movies “Pride;” not one but two flicks for the kids, “The Last Mimzy” and the animated “TMNT,” otherwise known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; there’s cheesy horror in the “Hills Have Eyes 2;” Mark Wahlberg auditions for the role of Jason Bourne in the action thriller “Shooter;”and lest we forget, the very limited release of John Malkovich in “Color Me Kubrick,” winner of the best title award this week.

Reviews seem to be favoring “Mimzy” and “Reign over Me” but our bet is that “300” will earn enough ducats from repeat viewers to hold off the bevy of competitors. We’re just going to keep picking “300” until someone beats it or “Spiderman 3” comes out.Al Gore

On DVD — “Rocky Balboa” came out this week for die hard Stallone fans but we’re going to recommend “An Inconvenient Truth. ” We caught the documentary about Al Gore and global warming the other night and found it one of the more thought provoking movies we’ve seen in awhile. Yeah there are parts of the movie that will make you Gore haters out there (you know who you are) cringe but it’s a film that everyone should see. We’ll have a longer review of it next week along with our thoughts about why Mr. Gore shouldn’t run for president.

Almost Bunny Time — With Easter just a few weeks away there will be plenty of Easter Egg hunts and other events centered around people dressed up in rabbits suits guaranteed to scare your kids. Check your local papers for times and events. If all else fails, there’s probably been a guy in a bunny suit at the mall since the beginning of the year.

Have a happy weekend everyone,

JC

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