Friday, July 1, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: male intact dog found in middle of road on 467 near Olmos loop area. Taking to a rescue or shelter soon. Cannot keep. If yours call Crystal at 830-832-4270.
Lost purse @ Maverick's Friday night June 24. Please return. No questions asked. Reward. 830-391-4013
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Floresville ISD is accepting applications at www.fisd.us for the position of custodian, 260 days, 5 days per week, 8 hour workday.
CARETAKER/COMPANION needed to take care of and befriend a 29-year-old male quadriplegic (paralyzed from the neck down). Hours from 3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-7 p.m. on Sundays, Saturdays are optional; far east Bexar County inside 1604 out Hwy. 87 (Rigsby) toward La Vernia; need someone to watch TV, feed, and take to doctors appointments and shopping; light housework, cooking, and some internet skills helpful; must have good driving record, some organizational skills, must pass a background check, and provide references; must know how or learn to play video games. It is a fun job! Pay starts at $8.50/hour and guaranteed at least 45 hours. If you meet the above call 210-389-8212, if no answer leave message and telephone number and I will return your call. 
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
RE/MAX homeRichardson Chevrolet homeTNMC

Movie Reviews


Arther


Arther


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
April 19, 2011
1,704 views
Post a comment

Russell Brand reprises Dudley Moore role as spoiled millionaire

Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner
Directed by Jason Winer
Rated PG-13, 110 minutes

Money can buy a lot of things, but love isn’t one of them.

As changeless and timeless as that pearl of wisdom appears to be, Hollywood nonetheless keeps returning to it, polishing it over and over, giving it a new shine for a new audience.

In “Arthur,” British bad-boy comedian Russell Brand plays an eccentric, stinking rich New York bachelor faced with tough marching orders: Get married to a social-climbing shrew he doesn’t love, or kiss his nearly billion-dollar inheritance bye-bye.

As the irresponsible, spoiled boozehound Arthur Bach, Brand steps into the role made famous by another British actor, Dudley Moore, in the original “Arthur” back in 1981. Jennifer Garner, a usually likeable actress, is tasked with the thankless role of Susan, the altogether unlikeable upper-crust bride-in-waiting who has her matrimonial sights locked on Arthur’s sizeable nest egg.

Helen Mirren is Hobson, Arthur’s no-nonsense British nanny, doing her best to make sure his immature antics don’t upset his stern mother, who’ll do whatever it takes---including disenfranchising her only son----to protect the rigid corporate image of the family’s financial empire.

Greta Gerwig plays Naomi, the waifish commoner who captures Arthur’s heart, jeopardizing his fortune and his future. And Nick Nolte is perfectly cast as Susan’s gruff real-estate mogul father, an intimidating mountain of a man who makes it perfectly, painfully clear what will happen to Arthur if he doesn’t walk down the aisle with his daughter.

Other than Hobson now being a woman (Sir John Gielgud was nominated for a supporting-role Oscar for his portrayal of the long-suffering butler in the original), the plot is basically a carbon copy of the 1981 version, only considerably bawdier, and with more crude humor than clever charm.

Dudley Moore’s Arthur may have been a stumbling, word-slurring drunk, but at least you really felt for him and wanted him to soar above his circumstances. Brand, whose brash, hedonistic, say-anything style was well suited to the roles he played in “Saving Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him To The Greek,” never connects here to the deeper emotions the movie wants us to feel as Arthur tries to mend his party-hearty ways, give up the bottle, react to another character’s health crisis and ultimately make a choice that will change his life forever, one way or another.

You’ll laugh; Brand’s a funny guy. But he has real trouble when he tries to spread his dramatic wings into any moment that doesn’t land on a punch line. His randy brand of humor seems like something best served as seasoning, not a full course.

At just under two hours, this “Arthur” is a comedic endurance test, a relentless pummeling that feels like an assault with someone else’s funny bone.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Movie Reviews Archives


Drama Kids
Sherwood Surveying
Hoelschers home
Caraway Ford
CASA
OSO Construction
Custom Construction LLC
John D. Foster home
RS Gate & Supply
WCN web hosting
Abrego Lake
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
Triple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.