MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Sahara" (PG-13, action adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn) and "Fever Pitch" (PG-13, the Farrelly brothers direct Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon in baseball comedy-romance); April 22, "A Lot Like Love" (PG-13, romance starring Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher) and "The Interpreter" (PG-13, political thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn); April 29, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (PG) and "XXX: State of the Union" (PG-13, Ice Cube and Samuel L. Jackson star in action adventure).
New on video/DVD: Coming Tuesday: "Ocean's Twelve" and "Hotel Rwanda"; April 19, "House of Flying Daggers"; April 26, "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"; May 3: "National Treasure"; May 10, "In Good Company" and "Racing Stripes"; May 17, "Son of the Mask"; May 24: "The Aviator."
Theater: "The Miracle Worker," Theatre of Youth through Sunday.
Concert: Friday at Xtreme Wheels Skatepark, 356 Hertel ($7): Dawson, Poor Friend Me, Sunset City, Jettason (Cross Town Rivals' new name). Saturday at Xtreme Wheels ($7), Bangerang, Full Proof (CD release, Global Dissent's new name), Trailer Park Mafia, Nightbreed (punk from Cleveland, Ohio), The Disease, Stubborn Runts. Saturday at Sphere Entertainment Complex, 681 Main St.: Sum 41 ($25). April 14 at Sphere, Flogging Molly ($19 to $21). July 26, Vans Warped Tour at Six Flags Darien Lake.
It's officially spring! Which means it's time to bring out all the yummy, flowery-scented soaps and lotions you can find. And we've found just the place to snag a few new items: Mistral Soap.
Made in Provence, France, Mistral products come in super fresh scents and are made as naturally as possible (they do disclose on their Web site that if something can't be made in nature or is done better synthetically, they use the manmade stuff instead). Along with soap they offer lotion, shea butter, bath salts, linen spray and candles. Personally we love the Extra Rich Shea Butter ($6 for 10 grams). While creamy looking in the tin, it's almost a thick gel when you gather up enough to rub on your dry skin. But when you rub it in it's slick, and after it's absorbed it leaves your skin smooth and soft. Shea butter is known for its skin-healing qualities and Mistral uses it in nearly every product they offer. Mistral offers many products in trial sizes, so you can snag a few in different scents to help you find your favorite. Get Mistral Soap at www.mistralsoap.com.
WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: REALITY TV WORLD
More than any genre, reality television requires viewers to watch regularly. If you skip an episode, you could miss seeing a character getting voted off or some other pivotal event that could throw you off for the entire season.
Reality TV World (www.realitytvworld.com) fills in the gaps. The Web site features news, message boards, image galleries and more. Reality TV World covers more than 30 shows including "Newlyweds," "Amazing Race," Real World" and "American Idol." The summaries offer play-by-play accounts of the show's goings-on. Unfortunately, not every show featured on the site is reviewed, but Reality TV World's active message boards will keep you in the know. The front page of the site features late-breaking news on reality shows and other entertainment headlines. However, it suffers from an overwhelming amount of text. Overall, site navigation could be streamlined. Image galleries should also be more consistently updated.
But if you've missed your favorite show and must know what happened, Reality TV World will satisfy your curiosity in a pinch.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"My nose. I don't like the bump."
-- Lance Bass, on what body part he'd change, in People.
-- Knight Ridder Newspapers