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The problem with horror movies


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The Halloween season never fails to generate a lot of interest in horror movies, whether on film, television or print media.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

‘Dracula Untold’ casts new spin on historic character

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LUKE Evans as Dracula

Almost an entire century after the world’s cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Classic 1971 children’s book adapted into family comedy

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STEVE Carrell plays father whose
family day goes horribly wrong.

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.   But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the […]

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Latin American folklore, Mexican Day of Dead inspire new animated movie

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ZOE Saldana voices Maria in “The Book of Life.”

“The Book of Life,” by director Jorge R. Gutierrez, is an incredible animated fantasy-adventure that spans three fantastical worlds in a manner never before seen by today’s audiences.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nemekitepá, or how (not)to bypass the heart

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“BYPASS,” 2012 film by Aitor Mazo and Patxo Telleria

The movie “Bypass,” also known as Nemekitepá, after the French song “Ne me quitte pas” (by Jacques Brel, made popular by sultry singer Nina Simone), was released in the 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and warmly received by film viewers. Screen Daily reviewer Fionnuala Halligan noted that the romantic comedy is “consistently amusing,” even as the film has the feel of a TV sitcom and uses features of the telenovela.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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