MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Doogal" (G, animated, voices include Whoopi Goldberg) and "Ultraviolet" (PG-13, Mila Jovovich protects a nine-year-old boy in sci-fi thriller); March 3, Aquamarine (PG, two girls find a mermaid in their neighborhood pool, based on Alice Hoffman book); March 10, "The Shaggy Dog" (PG, Tim Allen stars in remake); March 17, "V for Vendetta" (Natalie Portman stars), "She's the Man" (PG-13, Amanda Bynes stars).
NEW ON VIDEO/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "Rent"; coming Tuesday, "Pride and Prejudice" (PG-13, Keira Knightly stars), "Walk the Line," and "Yours, Mine & Ours"; March 7, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Howl's Moving Castle," and "Just Friends."
Thursday, bands An Angle, The Airview, As Good As New, A New Hope at Xtreme Wheels on Hertel.
Saturday, bands Anterrabae, Folly, Boss Tribal, Flaming Tsunamis, Guns of Camden, Xtreme Wheels.
Sunday, Hawk Nelson and Toronto-based Manic Drive play at the Hub, evangelical Christian youth center at 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.
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.
May 12, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, HSBC Arena.
Other: March 3 and 4, Yada Yada and Yada Yada Junior conferences bring their message of virtue to teen and tween (third through sixth grade) girls and their moms, at The Chapel at 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville. ($40 a person) Register online at www.virtuousreality.com/events. Or call 631-2636, Ext. 209.
WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: edressme.com
Homecoming. Sweetheart. Prom. The big dances of the year always invite the question, "Who are you going with?" followed closely by "What are you wearing?"
While you might not be able to preorder the perfect date online, with www.edressme.com, a wide selection of formal dresses from different designers is available for perusal and purchase up to two months before styles hit stores. Edressme.com is a Web site that displays lists of formal wear from "tango dance dresses" to "little black dresses," with images, prices and order forms. Select designers, ranging from Nicole Miller to Anna Sui, have dresses available for purchase online. The Web site provides commentary on each dress, as well as a "style report," that provides a fashion forecast for the coming season. The site also has designer casual clothes. See for yourself at www.edressme.com.
AN ELLIS NOVEL
Ever since his mid '80s debut, author Bret Easton Ellis has been criticized for making his character too autobiographical. But in his latest book, "Lunar Park" (Knopf, 320 pages, $24.95), Ellis puts a spin on that by making himself the main character. In the book, Ellis has recovered from his drug addictions, writing problems, and fame excess and has married actress Jayne Dennis. He now lives as a typical suburban dad with two resentful children. But soon, his life starts turning out of control. He is receiving bizarre e-mails at the same time every day, his furniture is rearranging itself, his daughter is saying that her Terby doll is alive, and a killer is copying the murders from his book "American Psycho." As the events get stranger and more bizarre things keep popping up, Bret tries to find out why this is happening, while at the same time trying to protect and earn the respect of his new family. While "Lunar Park" is definitely not his best work, it is a must-read for diehard Ellis fans.
-- Jason Silverstein, Williamsville North
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We asked (the audience) for names at a show. A kid yelled 'Fall Out Boy," Bart's alter-ego on 'The Simpsons.' It just stuck."
-- Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, on how the band got its name, in Us Weekly.
-- Knight Ridder Newspapers