“Power Rangers” will open in movie theaters Friday, the latest film based on the once-
“Power Rangers” will open in movie theaters Friday, the latest film based on the once-popular kids TV show. Here are five facts about the movie, according to imdb.com:
v Monster man: Bryan Cranston, who plays Zordon in the film, had previously voiced the monsters Twin Man and Snizzard in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” TV series.
v Delayed opening: Originally scheduled for release July 22, 2016, Lionsgate delayed the release to January 2017 to allow the film “room to grow.” The date was pushed again to March 24.
v Upgrades: The Power Ranger uniforms have been upgraded from spandex armor to an alien crystal that forms around the rangers.
v Birth year: At one point the Yellow Ranger Trini wears a shirt that reads 1973. This was the year that the original Trini Thuy Trang was born.
v Reboot: This is the third Power Rangers movie to be on the big screen, after “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” (1995) and “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” (1997). However, this is a reboot of the series and is not connected to the two films.
“The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC): Things start to get serious on “The Voice” as the “Battle Rounds” begin and the coaches bring on some heavyweight talent to aid their causes. Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, DJ Khaled and John Legend all serve as advisers.
“Sweet Home Oklahoma” (10 p.m., Bravo): This lighthearted new reality series follows the shenanigans of four rebellious friends who get a kick out of challenging the conventions of their conservative Bible Belt society.
TV listings, C3
Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:
“Sing” (PG): With the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon
“Assassin’s Creed” (PG-13): Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard
“Live by Night” (R): Starring Ben Affleck and Elle Fanning
“Miss Sloane” (R): Starring Jessica Chastain and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
“In Dubious Battle” (R): Starring Nat Wolff and James Franco
Canfield Players present ‘Dracula’
Canfield High School Players will present “Dracula” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, in the school’s auditorium, 100 Cardinal Drive. General admission tickets are $9 ($6 for students and senior citizens), and can be purchased at the door. For information, call: 330-702-7128.
The play is being directed by Regina Olszewski Reynolds, and assisted by Marlene Menaldi Strollo.
Autism Society Easter bunny event
Caring Bunny: An Inclusive Easter Celebration will take place April 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Eastwood Mall concourse, sponsored by the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley. Families must register at autismmv.org. The event is designed to reduce sensory triggers and make a more comfortable environment at which special needs childredn can visit the Easter Bunny.