Black Friday is going the way of the Dinosaur as more and more stores open up on Thanksgiving with special doorbusters that entice family members to grab their turkey on the run.
Walmart has just released it's specials which start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The store will stagger the sale into three separate events, based on the time and day you plan to shop, and fight the crowds.
The Hottest Thursday 6 p.m. Deals
Apple iPad Mini for $299
with $100 gift card (making the iPad Mini $199)
-32 inch HDTV: $98
-60" Vizio LED Smart TV: $688
-HP Pavilion 14 inch Touch Screen Laptop: $278
The Hottest Thursday 8 p.m. Deals
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What really got my attention is Target's Thursday doorbuster: A 50 inch 1080 HDTV for $229. Target is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. Click Here for more on the doorbusters at Target, JC Penney and Kohls.
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The new sequel to "Thor" will no doubt lead the moneymakers at the box office, but there are other films out that you may want to consider. Joel Malkin recently watched "Captain Phillips", and enjoyed it throughly. Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.com brushes over that film and gives us his take on several others.
"Thor: The Dark World" - Chris Hemsworth is back as the Norse God, along with his love interest played again by Natalie Portman. Anthony Hopkins is also back as Thor's father, though it's not a big role. Hap says this one steps down a few notches from the first one.
"All is Lost" - This is what you get when you cast Robert Redford by himself, similar to Tom Hanks in "Castaway", but this time he is the only one in the entire movie.
Hap's Art House Pick of the Week
"About Time" - From the folks who brougth you "Love Actually" and "Notting Hill" comes another British romantic comedy, though not everyone is British. Rachel McAdams stars in this one that makes you question whether you would change things if you could go back in time in your personal life.
The Stuart Air Show is this weekend at Witham Field.
We spoke with veteran jumper and Port St. Lucie resident Bob Edmiston. He's the Jump Master with the Air Sports Parachute Demonstration Team.
In addition to the jumps on Saturday and Sunday, there is a special pyrotechnics jump on Friday night.
"These pyrotechnics will be strapped to special brackets on each jumpers' foot...as they're falling through the sky."
Bob says the day jumps will be spectacular as well.
"There will probably be eight jumpers all at the same time. Four of them will be doing a certain formation. Others will be doing their specialty like swooping into the ground at 70 mph."
The parachute jumps are just one facet of the stunts you'll see at the Stuart Air Show. There will also be a jet demonstation and your chance to fly in a helicopter, among other things.
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