A Super Walk, Way off Broadway and The Mousetrap

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Cinema:The Losers

An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, “The Losers” centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. But the team -- Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -- soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact that they are now presumed dead, the group goes deeply undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, who is more than capable of scoring a few points of her own. Working together, when they’re not arguing amongst themselves, they have to stay one step ahead of the globetrotting Max -- a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war for his own benefit. If they can take down Max and save the world at the same time, it’ll be a win win for the team now known as The Losers. “The Losers” stars Jeffery Dean Morgan (“Watchmen”) as Clay; Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) as Aisha; Chris Evans (the “Fantastic Four” films) as Jensen; Idris Elba (“Obsessed”) as Roque; Columbus Short (“Quarantine”) as Pooch; Oscar Jaeneda (“Che: Part Two”) as Cougar; and Jason Patric (My Sister’s Keeper) as Max. The Losers open Friday at Cinema Des Sources 10 and Kirkland Coliseum theatres. Check theatre websites for showtimes.

Theatre: The Mousetrap

The Agatha Christie classic, presented by the Hudson Players Club will show at Hudson's Village Theatre through April 24.  Newlyweds Giles and Molly Ralston have converted their stately home into a country guest house, in the hopes of maintaining the old family estate. The quirky Christopher Wren keeps the other houseguests on edge.  The forbidding Mrs. Boyle surveys her accommodations and the other guests with a jaundiced eye.  Major Metcalf, a retired British army officer, disarms the Ralstons with an unflappable, avuncular charm.  The enigmatic Miss Casewell keeps her own counsel but is not an opponent to trifle with. And who is Paravicini? Does his charming continental accent and courtly manner mask a sinister agenda? The storm-locked house closes in to engulf them in a mysterious and frightening entanglement of conflicting old secrets, new suspicions and murder. Detective-Sergeant Trotter is in a deadly race to find an insane killer who is stalking someone at Monkswell Manor. The Moustrap will play at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd. in Hudson, though Saturday.

Video: The Blind Side

The Blind Side" depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. Based on the critically acclaimed non-fiction book by Michael Lewis, The Blind Side allowed Bullock to flash her acting chops and grab the Best Actress nod at last month's Academy Awards. It's a refreshing tale of a family that understands far too well what it means to 'give of yourself.'

Community Event: Super Cities Walk for MS

Super Cities Walk for MS will be held April 25 at 10 a.m. starting from Ecole Secondaire des Sources in Dollard des Ormeaux (2900 Lake Rd.). A light lunch will follow, and there will be entertainment by the B Sharp Orchestra. Pets welcome. Pre-registration will be held on the 22nd from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m at the Dollard des Ormeaux Civic Centre (12001 de Salaberry Blvd.). Participants can choose to walk 5 or 10 km, with festivities and fun for everyone! For more information, visit www.mswalks.ca

 

Family Event: Way off Broadway musical and cabaret

Organizations: Special Forces, Village Theatre, The Losers Blind Side Hudson Players Club British army Super Cities Walk for MS B Sharp Orchestra Ormeaux Civic Centre

Geographic location: Broadway

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