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Book & movie review: Fifty Shades of Grey

The highly anticipated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the book by E.L. James, made millions at the box office this Valentine’s Day weekend. The story follows a clean-cut, handsome,

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Judgements at 24 frames per second: The Giver

“The Giver,” a 1993 Newbery-Medal-winning novel by Lois Lowry for young adults and depicting a dystopian society, finally made it onto the big screen last year. The movie takes place

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American Sniper is a love story, just not the kind you’re used to thinking of

Instead of boy-meets-girl and happily-ever-after, “American Sniper” instead sheds light on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his three priorities. “If I had to order my priorities, they would be

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‘Interstellar’ travels to new worlds

By now, fans of Christopher Nolan should know to expect the unexpected when it comes to his movies. Rarely has the director failed to deliver a captivating film in recent

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Spoiler alert: ‘Gone Girl’ receiving rave reviews in theaters

Let’s just say it now. Movies will never provoke the imagination and emotion we feel when creating a world through the pages of a book. And I know what you’re

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Jennifer Lawrence sets world record

With her Academy Award for Best Actress, two Golden Globes, dozens of People’s and Teen’s Choice Awards and hundreds of other award nominations, Jennifer Lawrence seems to have it all.

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‘Boyhood’ captivates its audience with a touching story

Independent films have  continually led the way in progressive styles of filmmaking, and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is no exception. The movie was filmed over the course of 12 years with

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The Expendables 3’: A mindless action flick without the fun

There is a special home in Hollywood for mindless action movies: films that offer little in the way of a story but still warrant a summertime trip to the theater

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Judgments at 24 Frames per Second: ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’

“Dear Mr. Watterson,” an independently produced documentary directed by Joel Allen Schroeder, examines the unique and enormous success of the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.” The documentary establishes its structure

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Judgments at 24 Frames per Second: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

When Marvel Studios released “Iron Man” in May 2008, beginning what has since been called the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fanboy expectations shot through the roof. Since then, Marvel