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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
 Apparently every generation needs its own version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Jane Austen’s Jane Eyre and now Steven King’s Carrie. Or, Hollywood was hankering for Chloë Grace Moretz to get her own coming-of-age film, making the transition from child vigilante or
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 Critically acclaimed and grossing more than $250 million, it was a foregone conclusion that the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs would spawn at least one sequel. However, chapter two re-“hashes” the original’s plot, and seems overly familiar. Inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 Julianne Moore is believable as an inspiring educator in her high school classroom but a lonely heart at home. Literature has set a high bar of manhood that the puerile, arrogant, dim guys she meets can never reach. Life gets more exciting when a male former student returns with
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

The Dude Achieves Big Time

Not everyone fell in love with The Big Lebowski the first time they saw it. That includes Will Russell, co-creator of Lebowski Fest, the traveling annual festival celebrating the Dude in all his Dudeness. He admits to “feeling almost indifferent to it.” And yet, something kept drawing him back
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Time runs out for the confirmed bachelo

George Falconer awakens again from a nightmare in which the body of his longtime lover, Jim, appears on the roadside after the car wreck that killed him a few months earlier. Falconer was always the dour Englishman, an expatriate literature professor in Los Angeles, but Jim’s death pushed him into a deeper funk. Waking is a cold reminder that time...
10.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
With avian flu and AIDS in the background, the idea of startling new contagions has been in the air among horror writers, literary authors and screenwriters. The novel by Portugese Novel Prize winner Jose Saramago, Blindness, concerns an apparnelty viral epidemic of �the white sickness,� causing victims to see little but squirming shapes in a sea of blinding white. They are rendered virtually si...

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