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01.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Every screening I saw over the holidays�and I went to many in a desperate scramble to keep up with year-end Oscar bait�was packed. And big box office wasn�t just happening in Milwaukee. Over the four-day holiday weekend alone, American moviegoers spent $236 million on the top 10 movies. A nice flick about a friendly dog, Marley & Me, was number one with $50.7 million in sales. A good old-fash...
Monday, Dec. 29, 2008
As if guided by evil voices, Hitler rose remarkably from nobody artist to master of Europe, aided by timing and abetted by luck. He survived, unscathed, several plots to kill him. Valkyrie dramatizes the one that nearly hit bull's-eye, a conspiracy by German army officers and noblemen to assassinate Hitler and seize power. Again, evil luck intervened when an adjutant absent-mindedly pushed aside the exploding suitcase intended for the Fuhrer. Hitler escaped the blast, madder than...