MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Firewall" (thriller starring Harrison Ford), "The Pink Panther" (PG, comedy starring Steve Martin); Feb. 17, "Eight Below" (PG, Paul Walker stars in fact-based story of rescue of a dog team).
NEW ON VIDEO/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "Elizabethtown," "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and "Zathura."
ON TV: Tonight at 8, the Grammy Awards on CBS.
Feb. 18, Starting Line at Club Infinity
March 9, Nine Inch Nails, Blue Cross Arena, Rochester
March 11, Armor for Sleep at Showplace
March 29, Motion City Soundtrack, Town Ballroom
April 21, Fall Out Boy with All American Rejects, HSBC Arena.
AN ANTI-VALENTINE READ
"The Anti-Valentine's Day Handbook" by J. More (Penguin Razorbill, $5.99) is about facing all the hearts and teddy bears with something more akin to loathing than love. While other books might have made this concept a cheesy gimmick, "Handbook" takes all the sarcasm and irreverence usually associated with middle schoolers and makes it darn funny. For a novelty book, "Handbook" is pretty accurate, too. Think of virtually any reason you dislike Valentine's Day -- this book's got it covered. The topics are clever and More's deadpan humor is hysterical. He takes everything you've always wished you could say about the date, the flowers, and the eventual fallout, and puts it perfectly into words. At only $5.99, this little volume packs quite a punch. So forget the roses and the candy and give Cupid what he had coming.
-- Rachel Dobiesz, Hamburg Central
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Joaquin Phoenix has been my crush for a long time. He seems like a normal guy and is always really charming in his movies."
-- Lacey Chabert ("Mean Girls"), on her celebrity crush, in Teen People.
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