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Voice of the people

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

Cinema needs a variety of choices

As someone who enjoys the experience of attending movies in the theater, I find it very disappointing that the Marquee Cinemas at Pullman Square continue for the most part to showcase movies that fall into the category of action or superhero movies and fail to bring movies that have true appeal to those of us who enjoy a well-done drama with no guns or violence.

I commend the theater for recently showing the movie "Mud," which received wonderful reviews, and noted that the theater was quite crowded for the showing that I attended, demonstrating that there are many of us who are begging for adult drama. But yet movies such as "After Midnight," which had excellent reviews, are not available to us locally until they are released on DVD.

Please consider widening your selections for your theater so that all of us theater-goers could enjoy seeing a quality first-run movie.

Sarah Ann Skeen


Debate the issue, not Mayor Griffith

In response to a letter last week, while the writer may have legitimate doubts and questions about the City of Kenova contracting with Veolia for city services, I am saddened by the personal attack against Mayor Ric Griffith.

We live in a country that encourages debate on issues, presenting better alternatives, and if that fails, voting out incumbents. As evidenced by this latest disagreement within City Council, policy must be approved by the majority. That being the case, the writer's placement of blame on any one person is clearly unjust. And to suggest that Mayor Griffith is anything less than a man of indisputable integrity is absurd.

If all areas of government, from our local council to the Senate, would stick to the issues and cease the mud slinging, perhaps our infrastructure would not be falling apart.

Janice Fine




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