Mark Bialczak

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There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Mark Bialczak | 7 days ago

How much of a good thing is too much?

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Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Bialczak | 8 days ago

For a piano player who’s yet to turn 30, Andrew Carroll sure has put in plenty of attention from Central New York jazz fans.As a student at Manlius Pebble Hill...

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Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Mark Bialczak | 28 days ago

Get set for round two of Origins of Jazz 2019.The piano sounds move back into the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

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Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

Mark Bialczak | 39 days ago

When it came time to turn the Disney resources toward the remaking of Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie went big.

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'The Public' Examines How a Library Balances Rights, Needs and Obligations to Many

Mark Bialczak | 49 days ago

There are many reasons that people enter the doors of their favorite public library every day. The programs. The WiFi. The computers. The magazines. The books, still and even.

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Origins of Jazz Series Shines Spotlight on Piano Styles

Mark Bialczak | 55 days ago

The Origins of Jazz series is coming back for the LPL community.

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Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Add Undeniable Chemistry for Con-Artist Fans

Mark Bialczak | 2 months ago

The big-con buddy movie surely is not new to Hollywood. In fact, this year’s The Hustle takes its cue from two generational films before it: Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando...

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Felicity Jones Relives the Roots of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Wisdom in 'On the Basis of Sex'

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago

Two films released in 2018 told the gigantic story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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John Gora & Gorale Goes Deep with 'My Polish Roots & Beyond'

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago

The 10th album from John Gora and Gorale delightfully covers a wide span of polka bases.

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Feel the Soap in Julianne Moore's 'Bel Canto,' But Who Gets Out of These Things Cleanly?

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago

Picture a hostage situation where everybody gets along inside the gates.

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Feel the Pinnings on an Unlikely Friendship in 'Green Book'

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago

At the start of Green Book, we see Tony “Lip” Vallelonga operating through famed Manhattan nightclub The Copa as if he owned the joint.

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Nobody Seems Amazed at The Rock Scaling Adversity in 'Skyscraper'

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago

Bad guys foiled by the guy played by Dwayne Johnson?

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Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Live Up to the Challenges of Channeling Freddie Mercury, Queen

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago

If you lived through and paid any sort of attention to the real life and times of one Freddie Mercury and the band he led called Queen, you should recall...

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Go Blue 4 Kids Carries a Powerful Message

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago

Take a good look at the blue pinwheels set up in the LPL gardens that flank the building on Tulip and Second streets.

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Ryan Gosling Tackles Neil Armstrong Oh-So-Stolidly in 'First Man'

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped down that Apollo 11 ladder and made history.

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Eugenio Derbez & Anna Faris Fall into a Sweet Chemistry in 'Overboard' Reboot

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago

Sometimes unlikely stuff plays out up there on the screen. Hollywood folks can decide to flip the roles in three-decades-later remake of a flick that’s somewhat of a cult classic...

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The Jurassic Dinosaurs Won't Give Up Their Kingdom without a Fight

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago

In the fifth(!) installment of the movie series first adapted 28(!!) years ago from Michael Crichton’s forward- and backward-thinking novel Jurassic Park, the island set aside for the dinosaurs is...

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Robert Redford Sure Turns Forrest Tucker Appealing in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago

Old Man and the Gun review

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The Return of Pooh Opens Everybody's Eyes in 'Christopher Robin'

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago

Imagine, if you will, a grown-up Christopher Robin ear-deep in a dilemma. He lives in London with a wife and daughter. He’s in charge of the family luggage company.

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You'll See More LPL Events Out in the Community the Next Few Months

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

More LPL programs will be taking place out in the community in February and March.

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A Trip Back to 'Mamma Mia' Island Brings Even More Joy

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

The joy of ABBA’s music surely lives on with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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A New Batch of Stars Puts Their Hearts on the Line in this Latest Version of 'The Seagull'

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

Stop, in the name of love!

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Here's What Folks Were Checking Out the Most at the LPL in 2018

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago

”Pop singer Ed Sheeran’s album Divide held down the No. 2 spot. The rock and rap of Kid Rock in Sweet Southern Sugar took No. 3.Check out the label's album...

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Discover Why Fred Rogers Really Was A Champion for All Children

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago

At some point about halfway through the strikingly poignant documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? the parade of people who pay homage to the man whom America came to know...

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Get Attached to Woodley's Great Talent in 'Adrift'

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago

Tell Shailene Woodley that she’s Tami Oldham, and the actress is all in.

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You'll Find the Real Deal in 'The 15:17 to Paris,' but How Far Can the Heroes Carry a Movie?

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

There’s so much going for The 15:17 to Paris.

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Celebrate the Holidays with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

The musicians in the Onyx Clarinet Quartet will make sure of that.They promise a set of music to wrap up the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to Holiday...

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That Family Style Carries On in 'Ocean's Eight'

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

Danny Ocean is gone, we find out in the fourth installment of the franchise that made his last name and big crime game famous, but his sister Debbie is fresh...

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You Can Make This Up, Say the Musicians in the New Leaf Ensemble

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

There could be surprises sprung at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Carman Community Room during the third concert of the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to...

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Take a Wild Ride with ‘Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle’

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

Transformation is the name of the game in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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'Mary Shelley' Delves into the Author's Monster of a Time Creating Her Masterpiece

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

The story about the making of this particular monster really is quite a dilly.

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Fritz's Polka Band Knows How to Spread Happy Vibes

Fritz's Polka Band and Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

Fritz’s Polka Band will fill the Carman Community Room with happy sounds this Sunday. Oct. 21.That much you can bank on.Fritz Scherz has been making me smile with his music...

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Melissa McCarthy Sort-of-Sweetly Returns to College as 'Life of the Party'

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

So a middle-aged set of parents drop their daughter off for her senior year at college, and as soon as they reach the car for the ride back home, hubby...

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Thanks to All as We Turn the Pages on Another Popular Book Sale

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

Thanks to all who volunteered for the year-long effort of book sorting, setting up, sale operation and break down.

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'Book Club' Gives Its Reliable Stars the Chance to Get Back Into It

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

As the wonderful, honorable stars do their reliably solid work in Book Club, I’m still not ever quite all there.

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'I Can Only Imagine' Captures the Glory of the Perfect Song at the Right Time

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

Life sure didn’t come easy for young Bart Millard.

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Brothers for Life Bring the Comfortable Feel of Home to 'Visible Soul'

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

BFL and “Visible Soul” are named very well.

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'The Greatest Showman' Puts Hugh Jackman's Talents Center Stage, Believe It

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

Everything about The Greatest Showman comes off quite grand.

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Get Ready for a Wild Ride with 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

If you were a card-carrying kid of the 1960s or 70s, A Wrinkle in Time most likely made its way into your holy-cow discussions. Library card, that is.

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'Black Panther' Begins a Worthy New Chapter in the Marvel Universe

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago

You bet that Black Panther goes where no superhero movie ever previously dared.

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'The Post' Tells It Like It Was. And Is

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago

There is no fake news in The Post. Weak-kneed journalists need not apply as the president and his justice department followers attempt to put the clamps on a free press.

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Enjoy a Wide Range of Music from Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers in the Carman Community Room

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

The trio Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers promise a versatile set when they open the figurative doors to the outdoor concert season with a show on the Dinosaur Garden...

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Chadwick Boseman Demonstrates the Mighty Mountains of Inequity So Well in 'Marshall'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

Before Thurgood Marshall could become one of the icons of American culture by righting so many injustices and becoming the first African American Supreme Court Justice, the young attorney had...

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Gary Oldman Embraces Winston Churchill for All He's Worth in 'Darkest Hour'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

The history lessons in Darkest Hour shine various lights on Winston Churchill, the King and his Empire, and the oh-so-many players linked to them in the days that Adolph Hitler’s...

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'The Breadwinner' Delivers a Big Message with Heart, Soul

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago

Don’t let the fact that The Breadwinner uses the format of animation to drive home its message fool you.

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Learn the Value of Family with 'Coco'

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago

Just imagine if your family beat down your dream at every turn. And I mean your extended family. Parents, grandparents, cousins, the whole mass of generations.

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This Kid's Reality Truly Grows into a 'Wonder'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

Nate and Isabel Pullman know they have something special with their son Auggie. The kid’s a true delight marching around in his NASA astronaut helmet, brandishing his love for space...

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It's Easy to Get Bullish for 'Ferdinand'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

Get the bigs and littles together for a feel-good viewing of Ferdinand, why don’t you? The bull who first made a name for himself in the picture-book world of Munro...

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Music to Smile about from Julie Falatico and Rick Montalbano

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

The third of four Origins of Jazz III The Jazz Singer series shows had the big Carman Community Room crowd toe-tapping and smiling widely the afternoon of Sunday, March 18.Vocalist...

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Get Ready to Have Your Heart Tugged by 'Only the Brave'

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago

Only the Brave was ripped from the news. So anybody who followed the course of the Yarnell Fire of 2013 or the GQ story No Exit by Sean Flynn from...

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