Loyalsock

May 16, 2014

Alex Reed, a sixth grader at LTMS was selected for the Dr. June E. more»

Woods, Catherine A.

15 weeks 1 hour ago

Catherine A. “Cass” Woods, 85, a resident of Loyalsock Twp., died Thursday April 10, 2014 at The Gatehouse.

Cass was born in Ogdensburg, Ny. on March 15, 1929.

Her husband Keith C. Woods died April 10, 2014. more»

Sunday Morning Pursuit in Williamsport has tragic end in Loyalsock.

15 weeks 3 days ago

This morning around 10:30 AM, Williamsport Police were invovled in a vehicle pursuit that traveled through the Park St., High St., West and East Third Sts., West Fourth St., Walnut St., areas ending with a fatality and a crash in Loyalsock on the Golden Strip. more»

“GOD’S NOT DEAD”: Paging Flannery O’Connor

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15 weeks 5 days ago

*1/2 (out of four)

 

Can I suggest that Christians who want to write movies spend several months reading Flannery O’Connor first? more»

ARONOFSKY’S “NOAH”: Turning the Story Upside Down

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15 weeks 5 days ago

* (out of four)

 

A lesser-known passage in the writings of Ezekiel suggests that Job, Daniel and Noah were among the most genuinely righteous figures in the Old Testament.

Somehow, I don’t think Darren Aronofsky read that verse -- or much other scripture either. more»

NON-STOP: Plot Holes Be Damned

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19 weeks 5 days ago

 *** (out of four)

 

Years ago, I read a review in which the writer rightly insisted that when you like a given film, it doesn’t really matter if the plot is full of holes.

I liked “Non-Stop.”

A lot. more»

Roll Over and Play Dead: THREE DAYS TO KILL

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20 weeks 5 days ago

** (out of four)

If it weren’t for the acting, “Three Days to Kill” would be a disaster.

Of course, that’s often the reason we go to the movies -- to watch three pros like Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen. more»

Defying prognostication: OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2014

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20 weeks 5 days ago

Cate Blanchett will win Best Actress for her excellent work in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”
There -- I just had to get that out of the way! more»

PSP Death Investigation of 25 year old male in Loyalsock

20 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville, have released a brief report on a death investigation that happened early today, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2728 Lincoln Drive, Williamsport, PA.  more»

Testing the Limits: LONE SURVIVOR

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22 weeks 6 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

“Lone Survivor” pushes the envelope on how much brutality filmgoers can tolerate.

But of course, the unnerving experience of watching this film bears no comparison to the nightmare endured by its characters, most of whom -- as the title indicates -- did not make it to the end of this fight. more»

Toning It Down: THE MONUMENTS MEN

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22 weeks 6 days ago

*** (out of four)

Imagine a big-budget war movie with a dynamite cast that’s very old-fashioned, very slow and generally played as comedy.

Not what you’d expect from writer-director George Clooney -- which may explain why critics didn’t care for “Monuments Men,” the fact-based tale of experts charged with saving priceless art from the Nazi war machine. more»

BEST OF 2013: Another great year at the movies

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27 weeks 5 days ago

The 2013 movie slate got off to a slow start and then exploded: As of June, my “best-of” list contained only one title; now I’m having trouble keeping it to ten!
Here they are, heavily weighted toward fall and winter: more»

Director’s “Mitty” offbeat and appealing

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27 weeks 5 days ago

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEN STILLER
*** (out of four)

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a big-budget adventure with the feel of an offbeat indie. more»

ALL IS LOST: Redford on His Own in a Tale of Survival and Despair

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28 weeks 6 days ago

*** (out of four)

If Robert Redford wins Best Actor for “All Is Lost,” it will be out of sentiment and admiration for his courage, rather than for the performance itself. more»

SAVING MR. BANKS: Feeling Like a Million Bucks

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28 weeks 6 days ago

**** (out of four)

With another fine performance in “Saving Mr. Banks” to stand beside “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks just might become the fourth actor ever to get an Oscar nomination in both categories.

But this dandy film belongs to Emma Thompson. more»

Police report various crashes

30 weeks 4 days ago

The following crashes were reported by Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville: more»

Police report various incidents

30 weeks 6 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Aug. 8 to Dec. 7, Police reported that unknown actors made entry into the home of Falisha Petruskevich, 26, of Williamsport, and stole numerous items, including Petruskevich's military issued Kevlar vest and helmet.  more»

12 YEARS A SLAVE: “The American Holocaust” –- and an American Classic

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34 weeks 1 day ago

****

Years ago, I heard a speaker refer to U.S. slavery as “the American holocaust.”

Anyone skeptical about that term should read Frederick Douglass’s 1845 autobiography -- or see “12 Years a Slave.”

But you’d better have a strong stomach.

Brutal, authentic and utterly enthralling, Steve McQueen’s film about Solomon Northup is a masterpiece. more»

ENDER’S GAME: Fitting Version

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36 weeks 1 day ago

***1/2 (out of four)

“Ender’s Game” has all the essentials of great science fiction: a strong storyline; exciting action; characters who feel real even in unreal situations; a terrific climax; an even better coda -- and big ideas. Really big ideas. more»

Police report various incidents

39 weeks 1 day ago

The Montoursville State Police Department reported the following incidents: more»

Montoursville State Police report various criminal activities

39 weeks 5 days ago

The Montoursville State Police Department reported the following incidents:

Sept. 23 to Oct. 4, Officer Brian Evarts reported that Robert Loner, 63, had medication stolen out of his safe at his residence.  more»

Numerous burglaries reported in Lycoming County

40 weeks 1 day ago

Montoursville State Police investigated the following incidents: more»

Cuaron’s GRAVITY: Front-runner for this year’s Best Picture

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40 weeks 5 days ago

**** (out of four)

Films like “Gravity” are the reason cinema was invented.

Utterly original, beautifully acted, fiercely exciting, thoughtful, humane, stunningly gorgeous -- it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year. more»

SALINGER biography: You’ll Never Read 'Catcher' in the Same Way Again

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40 weeks 5 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

By now, most “Catcher in the Rye” fans know the big news from the recent bio of J. D. Salinger: This reclusive author, who published nothing after 1965, continued writing daily till his death in 2010; several of the resulting works are slated for release over the next few years. more»

$9.1 Million Loyalsock Creek Bridge Takes Shape

42 weeks 21 hours ago
A recent photo of the construction site, looking west.

Work is progressing on the Loyalsock Creek railroad bridge in Lycoming County as the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) continues to target a summer 2014 completion. The $9.1 million project is about 10% complete. more»

THE FAMILY: Are We Actually Supposed to LIKE These People -- or This Movie?

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43 weeks 6 days ago

*1/2 (out of four)

“The Family” is a reprehensible film -- and the worst thing about it is that for a while, it actually works.

By “works,” I mean it succeeds in getting us to cheer on characters who are little more than homicidal, narcissistic thugs. more»

BLUE JASMINE: Woody and Cate make Oscar bait

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46 weeks 1 day ago

***1/2 (out of four)

Imagine Woody Allen warming up to blue-collar workers -- making them wiser and warmer than callow upper-class sophisticates. more»

NOT TOO LONG OR TOO DISAPPOINTING: Disney’s “Planes” does the job

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48 weeks 2 days ago

**1/2 (out of four)

It’s silly to object that Disney’s new “Planes” is a copy of “Cars”; the film acknowledges this at every turn.

Remarking that the film isn’t as good seems pointless, too; animated movies simply don’t get much better than “Cars.” more»

THE WAY, WAY BACK: Heroes and villains you can actually believe in

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48 weeks 2 days ago

***1/2 (out of four)

Ever notice that some adults seem less mature than their own children?

That’s one premise in “The Way, Way Back,” a funny, tender and painfully authentic beachside comedy. more»

Loyalsock Township Church Vandalized

50 weeks 6 days ago

Loyalsock Township Church Vandalized - Property belonging to a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness church was damaged last month in Lycoming County, say Montoursville State Police. Trooper Daniel Young said two air conditioner units were shot at the 773 Cemetery Road facility sometime between July 23-25. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570.368.5700. more»

Base Paths, Train Tracks and Blazing Fairways

51 weeks 48 min ago
The Statue of Liberty and several tourist boats in New York’s Upper Bay, seen from the Staten Island Ferry.

On the road with Dad in Jersey and Manhattan

My dad and I share an obsession with trains, baseball and golf; so he arranged a mid-July road trip that included them all -- with a little nostalgia as well. more»

R.I.P.D. No life among the dead

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51 weeks 2 days ago

** (out of four)

“R.I.P.D.” is a mash-up of romance, sci-fi, mystery, action, cops, comedy, cowboys and zombies.

This mix may have worked in the graphic novels that served as the movie’s source -- but on screen it flops. more»

Waiting for 'The Way, Way Back': A Round-up of Sam Rockwell

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51 weeks 6 days ago

In case nobody noticed, this summer looks a bust at the movies.

Yes, the new “Star Trek” and “Iron Man” were solid; so was “Now You See Me.” But costly hopefuls like “Man of Steel” and “Lone Ranger” were, to say the least, disappointing; and “Pacific Rim” just opened in third place -- behind two sequels. more»

Losch, Jr. Harry Lee

1 year 4 weeks ago

Harry Lee Losch, Jr.

(October 13, 1967 - June 25, 2013)

Harry Lee Losch Jr., 45, of Loyalsock Township, died Tuesday June 25, 2013, at home.

He was born in Hollywood, Fla., on Oct. 13, 1967, a son of Harry L. and Beverly K. McLaughlin Losch. more»

Contract Awarded to Rebuild Railroad Bridge

1 year 4 weeks ago
Damaged bridge is in background, behind flooded Loyalsock Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Tank Baird.)

A contract to rebuild the Loyalsock Creek Bridge, between Montoursville and Williamsport has been awarded to Glenn O. Hawbaker, a heavy construction company headquartered in State College, PA. The contract award was approved by PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight Assistance.  more»

MAN OF STEEL: Ignorance and Apathy

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1 year 4 weeks ago

** (out of four)

A recent joke asks, “What’s the different between ignorance and apathy?”

Answer: I don’t know, and I don’t care.

That pretty much sums up my reaction to “Man of Steel,” the new Superman update from director Zack Snyder. more»

Style over Substance -- but what great style!

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1 year 6 weeks ago

NOW YOU SEE ME
*** (out of four)

“Now You See Me” is a pretty much case of style over substance.

But what style! more»

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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1 year 8 weeks ago
Zoe Saldana is Nyota Uhura, who must choose between her love for Spock, played by Zachary Quinto, and the good of her team.

Movie No. 12 and Still Going Strong

***1/2 (out of four)

Quick -- think of a franchise where later entries are among the best.

Maybe Dr. Who; maybe Sherlock Holmes; maybe 007, who’s taken on new life with Daniel Craig. more»

GOLDEN GATSBY: DiCaprio opens up the book

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1 year 9 weeks ago

*** (out of four)

Imagine a lovely, gold-leaf, hardback copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Now imagine getting hit over the head with it, firmly and repeatedly.

That’s how the first 20 minutes feels in Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy new film version of the 1925 classic. more»

IRON MAN 3: Box-office glory despite some flaws

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1 year 10 weeks ago

*** (out of four)

“Iron Man 3” has one great strength and one liability:

The script. more»

Here’s 'Mud' in Your Eye

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1 year 11 weeks ago

Thought-provoking thriller with great performances and gorgeous visuals

*** (out of four)

 

Chivalry is not dead. more»

Take a Cruise on OBLIVION

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1 year 12 weeks ago

First of many goodies in a promising sci-fi year
*** (out of four)

Yes, there is more going on than meets the eye in “Oblivion,” the new sci-fi hit starring Tom Cruise. more»

'The Impossible' deserved a shot at Best Picture -- and Best Actress

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1 year 13 weeks ago

**** (out of four)

“The Impossible” is a stunning reminder that we don’t go to the movies merely to be entertained.

This film about the 2004 tsunami is one of the most shattering experiences I’ve had in a theater. more»

'42' In a League of Its Own

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1 year 13 weeks ago

'42' a Stirring Tribute to Jackie Robinson

***1/2 (out of four)

Thanks to “A League of Their Own,” everybody knows there’s no crying in baseball.

But there is crying in baseball movies -- at least for the audience. more»

CREDIBILITY HAS FALLEN: “Olympus” exciting but lazy

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1 year 16 weeks ago

**1/2 (out of four)

During “Olympus Has Fallen,” half the time I kept thinking, “This is really exciting!” -- and the other half, “This is really stupid!”

In the end, “exciting” wins out -- but not by much. more»

South Williamsport Driver Charged With Alleged Assault Following Dispute

1 year 17 weeks ago

South Williamsport Driver Charged With Alleged Assault Following Dispute - PSP Montoursville filed simple assault and harassment charges against a 20-year-old man following a verbal argument with another motorist. Trooper Travis Pena said David Setser, 344 George Street, South Willilamsport, and William Bejamin Macinnis, Jr., 39, of 329 W. more»

Loyalsock Township Business Burglarized

1 year 17 weeks ago

Loyalsock Township Business Burglarized - PSP Montoursville are seeking additional information in a burglary that occurred that weekend on Warrensville Road. Trooper Erik Baralett said durng the overnight hours of March 17, someone walked down a private lane on that road and entered Loyalsock Firewood, located at 2455 Warrensville Road. more»

Chubb, William J. “Jim”

1 year 19 weeks ago

William J. “Jim” Chubb

William J. “Jim” Chubb, 83, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Rose View Center.

He was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Trout Run. Jim was preceded in death by his step son, William Yonkin, and his brother, Fred Chubb. more»

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