Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on Feb. 12, 2016:
JEH JEH LIVE - AMSOIL Arenacross makes its inaugural visit to Birmingham tomorrow at Legacy Arena at the BJCC. AMSOIL Arenacross, “The Most Intense Racing on the Planet,” brings a new look and feel, along with heart-pounding levels of energy, to the country’s most well-known arenas in 2016. The championship will visit 14 cities across 13 different states in its season-long journey to crown a champion, who will be awarded the new and prestigious Ricky Carmichael Cup, named after racing legend and Hall of Fame competitor Ricky Carmichael. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster locations and on Ticketmaster.com.
DEADPOOL - Fourth wall breaking assassin Deadpool is the next Marvel hero to hit the big screen. The new movie "Deadpool" puts an R rated spin on comic book adaptations. Ryan Reynolds produces and stars as a mercenary who tries to cure his cancer with an experimental treatment that leaves him severely disfigured, but gives him super-human abilities. Ryan says it took years to bring the raunchy, quick-witted superhero to the big screen. Ryan says there was no jealousy on the set when it came to the hours he spent in the makeup trailer. Janice talked with Stan Daniel from Kingdom Comics about the film this morning. He says the first and foremost thing to know about Deadpool is this is a hard R rating. This movie is loaded with violence, sexual content, nudity and very foul language. This movie is in no way intended for kids. Having said that, Stan says it was a lot of fun! Ryan Reynolds was born to play this part, the story was good. It is a little bit predictable and the jokes and gags and references fly fast and furious all throughout the film. Ryan Reynolds is so fast with the jokes and one-liners that you will probably have to see it a couple of times before you catch everything. This movie does not take itself too seriously and neither should you. You should just go to laugh and enjoy the movie - not to think too hard about any of it. It's worth your money if you can handle the violence and the other content. It's funny, it's fast, it's self-aware and pokes fun at itself as it progresses. So if you've seen Star Wars 22 times already this is the perfect choice to tide you over until Superman Batman gets here next month. On a scale of 1 to 10, Deadpool comes in at a rude, crude 7.
BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Phillips from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed why the coal industry in Alabama has declined and why investors are eyeing Irondale. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
SAVVY SHOPPER - Christie Dedman, our Savvy Shopper, joined us with some great deals for you and your kids. The Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this weekend lets kids build a picture frame for free. It is tomorrow from 10am until noon but you must register at lowesbuildandgrow.com. You can get the Michael's Kids Club® Valentine Dreamcatcher craft for $2 for each child tomorrow from 10am to noon. Call your store to confirm or register at michaels.com/classes-and-events/classesandevents. Groupon is offering 20% off local deals and activities - with code GIFT20. This is a great time to save on spring break entertainment or weekend events. It includes trampoline parks, museums, jump parks and more. It's also valid on restaurants, massage packages and more. This special ends today. Visit groupon.com. Ashley Mac's kids can eat free Monday for lunch or dinner. Get a kids meal is free with the purchase of an adult entree. Valid at three locations - ashleymacs.com/. Reptile fans can check out the cold blooded creatures at Zamora Temple Saturday and Sunday. Repticon will feature snakes, lizards, turtles and more. Learn about keeping reptiles as pets, educational information about reptile habitats and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, visit repticon.com/birmingham.html.
COMEDIAN - Call him cocky, call him confident, but never call him dull. The Midnight Swinger erupts onto the stage like the volcano in front of the Mirage Hotel in a fresh and original, over the top event that has been called "sharp-witted," "clever" and "classy." Teaming up is comedian, Mike Gardner. you've seen him on FOX TV, WGN and heard him on XM Radio. Comedian Mike Gardner is slated to release his second DVD "Better Than a Real Job" this month. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Bantam Chicken. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we check out the latest cars unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show and the latest toys at the annual Toy Fair! Have a teenage daughter? We have help for you! One author offers her tips for understanding the phases of your teenager and how to help her grow and mature. Jeh Jeh takes us on plenty of adventures, we get your business and entertainment headlines, and we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!