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Movie Capsules, May 18

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Natasha Lyonne, Max (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Will Arnett in “Show Dogs.”

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR — The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (2 hour, 29 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

*BOOK CLUB  —  Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading “50 Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club. Rated PG-13.

BLACK PANTHER — T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. (2 hours, 14 minutes) Rated PG-13.

BREAKING IN — A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion. (1 hour, 28 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

*DEADPOOL 2 —  Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable. (1 hour, 59 minutes) Rated R. 

I FEEL PRETTY — A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? (1 hour, 50 minutes) Rated PG-13.

LIFE OF THE PARTY — After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

OVERBOARD — A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

A QUIET PLACE — A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG-13.

RAMPAGE — Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. (1 hour, 47 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*SHOW DOGS — Max, a macho, solitary rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. (1 hour, 32 minutes) Rated PG.

TRAFFIK — A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains is accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. (1 hour, 36 minutes) Rated R. 

TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY — A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. (2 hours) Rated R.

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Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

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November 18, 2018

As the breeze twirls dust over the rocks of a vast and grainy landscape, as grit and ash ripple and dance into rift and reticulum, accreting a piece of the whole, a part of the main, weaving new rock from old sand; there, along the brush-stroke barrens of an ancient desert, one can see to eternity.…

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November 18, 2018

East Carolina University alumnus Mark E. Johnson, a writer and adventure travel company owner, is set to released his first book, “Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp,” on Tuesday.

The book chronicles the author’s trek in April to the world’s tallest mountain and is written in…

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November 17, 2018

Here's a few flowers; but 'bout midnight, more:

— Cymbeline, Act 4, scene 2. William Shakespeare.

Are you looking for a very strange flower? Well, this one’s for you.

Now the scientific name for this oddball, which comes from Greek, means “hairy flower.” And why not? The six,…

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November 16, 2018

A tale of two lovers, set in Sweden, will come to the stage tonight as East Carolina University Opera Theater presents “A Little Night Music” for its fall performance.

“A Little Night Music,” written by author Hugh Wheeler with music by Stephen Sondheim, is a love story that…

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November 14, 2018

Q I didn’t grow up eating berries. They taste good, but is there a nutrition reason for eating them? — FJ, Greenville

A We are lucky to see a greater variety of berries — fresh, dried, canned and frozen — in our local stores than before. Children and…

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November 11, 2018

Losing a child before his or her first birthday is an unthinkable tragedy for any parent — and unfortunately it occurs too often in North Carolina, where we far outpace the nation in infant mortality.

With over seven deaths per 1,000 live births vs. the national average of fewer than six per…

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November 11, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Approximately 300 people gathered in the South Central High School cafeteria recently to celebrate their time as students at Winterville High School. The school, which was built in 1935, has served as A.G. Cox Middle School since 1971.

“The first Saturday in November has…

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November 10, 2018

The year is old, the birds are flown.

And yet the world, in its distress,

Displays a certain loveliness —

 — John Updike, from “A Child’s Calendar”

Autumn has once again snuck up upon us, as it always does.

Autumn is known mostly as a time of cooling temperatures,…

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November 07, 2018

Q Would you please help spread the word about our upcoming event that will celebrate the successes of people in Pitt County who are eating healthy, being physically active and managing their own diabetes.  JS, Pitt County.

A Jackie Sugg MS, RDN, LDN is a long time friend and colleague from the…

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November 07, 2018

Bateeni Mediterranean Grill & Cafe at 1868 W. Arlington Blvd. in Greenville is a healthy escape for those seeking fresh and delicious food that will keep your taste buds and body fulfilled. They offer an array of authentic Mediterranean cuisine using their centuries old traditions of combining…

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