The new film “Jack the Giant Slayer” has all the elements of the classic tale. But along for the ride is a new character, Princess Isabelle, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. Here’s a look at five other movies featuring strong princesses:
v “Roman Holiday” (1953): Truly a classic in the princess-in-disguise genre, this romantic comedy charmer stars a young, radiant Audrey Hepburn in her only Oscar-winning role.
v “Star Wars” (1977): She stands up to Darth Vader and leads the Rebel Alliance in taking on the evil Empire. Is there anything Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher) can’t do?
v “The Princess Bride” (1987): Don’t let the name Buttercup fool you. As played by Robin Wright, this is a woman who’s as resourceful as she is beautiful. And she’d rather risk her life than be forced into a marriage with a man she doesn’t love.
v “A Little Princess” (1995): Liesel Matthews (better known as Hyatt Hotel heiress Liesel Pritzker) stars as Sara, a child of privilege who is forced into servitude. No matter the situation, she’s plucky and full of personality.
v “Princess Mononoke” (1999): This gorgeous and wondrous animated fantasy from Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki features a true warrior princess: a fierce young woman named San who can communicate with the spirits.
“Kim Novak: LIVE FROM THE TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL” (8 P.M., TCM): Host Robert Osborne offers an introspective interview with the famously reclusive actress who left Hollywood in the late 1960s, at the height of her fame.
“Psych” (10 p.m., USA): Gus (Dule Hill) gets a new girlfriend. She’s played by Parminder Nagra, who settles in for a recurring guest role. Cybill Shepherd also drops by.
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Canfield man shares top Oscars honor
A review of this year’s entries for The Vindicator’s Oscars contest rendered a second first-place winner.
Bill Baker of Canfield also correctly selected 17 of the 20 categories, sharing the top honor with Hubbard resident Scott Robertson.
Night at the Races
Salem Community Theatre will have its Night at the Races fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s School gymnasium, 935 E. State St.
Tickets are $20 and include dinner, beverages and 10 horse races. Age 21 and older only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 7. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Sounds & Grounds
Buffalo Bill & the Ramblin’ Boys will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Sounds & Grounds, located inside Glenwood Christian Fellowship, 7872 Glenwood Ave., across from Boardman High School.
Fair trade coffee, organic meals, specialty drinks and other food items will be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.