New on video and DVD: Showtime, starring Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro as two very different policemen who partner up for a reality-based cops show; Clockstoppers, starring Jesse Bradford as a teen who discovers a wristwatch that can stop time; and the critically acclaimed In the Bedroom, starring Oscar-winning actresses Marisa Tomei and Sissy Spacek as a mother and girlfriend dealing with the death of the son they both loved.
New CD releases today include Dance For Me, from R&B diva Mary J. Blige; Priceless, from soul singer Kelly Price; and Backed in Black, a tribute to Australian rockers AC/DC.
That 70's Show actress Mila Kunis is 19.
The Augusta GreenJackets will take on the Greensboro Bats at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road. The teams will face off at 7:15 each night through Saturday. Tickets are $1-$8 and group rates are available. Call 736-7889.
Hollywood heartthrob Ben Affleck is 30.
New movies include Eddie Murphy in the science-fiction action comedy The Adventures of Pluto Nash and the surf soap flick Blue Crush, a tale of two young hotel maids in Maui who enter an all-male competition. There's also The Good Girl, with Jennifer Aniston as a young married woman who gets way too friendly with a younger guy who thinks he's Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield.
Pick up a pooch from the pound. Today is National Homeless Animals Day.
A Celtic Revival Music and Dance Festival will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Evans to Lock Road in Martinez. The festival will feature Celtic pipes and dancing, and jewelry and music vendors. There will also be live performances by Eric Duncan, Kelly Stewart and S'Mash Sinn Dragon. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information, call 863-2251.
The Augusta Theatre Company will stage a production of Last Will and Testament as part of the Murder at The Partridge Inn series. A grand dinner buffet will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. All performances are at The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way. Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. For more information, call 737-8888, ext. 201.
The GreenJackets will return to the field to play against the Hagerstown Suns. Today's game begins at 2:15 p.m. and they'll go head-to-head again at 7:15 Monday.
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