The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold its 15th annual AppleFest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road in the Greenfield section of Upper Township.

  • By Joe Bell

In “The Martian,” Matt Damon is Mark Watney, a member of an exploratory mission to Mars. Thinking he’s dead after an intense windstorm hits during the mission, the crew departs, leaving Watney alone on the lifeless planet, where he must attempt to survive for the four years it will take for …

The annual Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races in Wildwood, previously scheduled for Oct. 2-4 but postponed because of Hurricane Joaquin, has been rescheduled to Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.

  • By Joe Bell

The original “Hotel Transylvania” was a nice, mild distraction of an animated feature about a group of classic movie monsters running a hotel. It failed to hit the high bar set by Pixar or recent DreamWorks films, but it was a cute and inoffensive romp. That’s surprising given the creative f…

  • By Joe Bell

There has been plenty of buzz about “Black Mass,” the story of South Boston crime kingpin James "Whitey" Bulger's rise to power and subsequent fall from grace. The buzz is merited. This is a fascinating true-life crime story of violence and corruption led by a brilliant performance from John…

“The Visit” is an imperfect but effective small-scale horror film that is a return to form for director M. Night Shyamalan. It reminded me why I like his first few movies, especially “The Sixth Sense,” and loathe his later efforts (“Unbreakable,” “Lady in the Water,” etc.).

  • By Joe Bell

In “The Martian,” Matt Damon is Mark Watney, a member of an exploratory mission to Mars. Thinking he’s dead after an intense windstorm hits during the mission, the crew departs, leaving Watney alone on the lifeless planet, where he must attempt to survive for the four years it will take for …

The annual Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races in Wildwood, previously scheduled for Oct. 2-4 but postponed because of Hurricane Joaquin, has been rescheduled to Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.

  • By Joe Bell

The original “Hotel Transylvania” was a nice, mild distraction of an animated feature about a group of classic movie monsters running a hotel. It failed to hit the high bar set by Pixar or recent DreamWorks films, but it was a cute and inoffensive romp. That’s surprising given the creative f…

  • By Joe Bell

There has been plenty of buzz about “Black Mass,” the story of South Boston crime kingpin James "Whitey" Bulger's rise to power and subsequent fall from grace. The buzz is merited. This is a fascinating true-life crime story of violence and corruption led by a brilliant performance from John…

“The Visit” is an imperfect but effective small-scale horror film that is a return to form for director M. Night Shyamalan. It reminded me why I like his first few movies, especially “The Sixth Sense,” and loathe his later efforts (“Unbreakable,” “Lady in the Water,” etc.).

  • By Joe Bell

The original “Transporter” series was anchored by the incredibly charismatic certifiable bad-ass action star Jason Statham, who carried the weaker installments. These movies were in no way brilliant – in fact, much of the time they were downright awful. But they were serviceable action films…

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