In the new film “Any Day Now,” Scottish actor Alan Cumming plays a flamboyant female

In the new film “Any Day Now,” Scottish actor Alan Cumming plays a flamboyant female impersonator who falls in love with a closeted prosecutor and tries to adopt a boy with Down syndrome. It’s not exactly a typical family unit. Here’s Cumming, in his own words, discussing his five favorite films about unconventional families:

v “Flirting With Disaster” (1996): This is a hilarious sort of weird family road trip with Ben Stiller going on a journey to find his birth parents and meeting a lot of insane people along the way. There is a dinner scene that must be one of the most awkward meals ever on film!

v “Auntie Mame” (1958): Rosalind Russell is brilliant as a wealthy bohemian New York maven who suddenly has to parent her nephew.

v “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001): Wes Anderson directs an all-star cast about a dysfunctional family that wrote the book about dysfunctional families. It is absolutely hilarious and really scary at the same time.

v “The Kids Are All Right” (2010): Julianne Moore and Annette Bening are a lesbian couple whose adopted kids seek out their birth father with very explosive consequences.

v “Coneheads” (1993): They’re a family with cone-shaped craniums who come to Earth. It doesn’t get much more unconventional than this!

“the bachelor” (8 p.m., abc): “The Bachelor” returns tonight, and this time it’s Dallas insurance man Sean Lowe overseeing the run for the roses. He’s the guy who had his heart torn to shreds by Emily Maynard in the most recent edition of “The Bachelorette.”

“deception” (10 p.m., nbc): In the new drama “Deception,” a detective (Meagan Good) embeds herself in the lives of a wealthy family to investigate the mysterious death of a childhood friend. Naturally, dark secrets are soon uncovered.

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Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:

“Frankenweenie” (PG): A boy harnesses the power of science to resurrect his dog. With the voices of Winona Ryder, Robert Capron and Charlie Tahan.

“House at the End of the Street” (PG-13): A mother and daughter realize their dream house is haunted. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Max Thieriot.

“Hit & Run” (R): A protected witness breaks cover for the woman he loves. Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.

“Dredd” (R): The future judge Dredd delivers justice to a neighborhood. Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.

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Church schedules a crafts retreat


North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., will have its All Day — All Crafts retreat from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will include classes in knitting and crochet and tips on digital scrapbooking.

Go to for details and to register.

Registration is mandatory.

For information, call 330-856-3496.

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