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‘Maze Runner’ rushes to the movie screen

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THOMAS Brodie Sangster, Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores

Will James Dashner’s 2009 best-selling novel “The Maze Runner” work on the big screen?

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dennis Lehane gets ‘The Drop’ on readers

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When it comes to making books that become good movies, nobody does it better than Dennis Lehane. Known for his haunting and gripping tales of crime in hardscrabble Boston, Lehane is the author of the novels “Gone, Baby, Gone” (1998), “Shutter Island” (2003) and the majestically sad “Mystic River” (2001), all of which have received the acclaimed major motion picture treatment.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘If I Stay’: Young Adult novel on life and death now a movie

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“IF I STAY” is an out-of-body romantic drama.

An out-of-body experience situates Mia Hall (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) in a fork path that forces her to choose between pursuing her musical dreams and following the path to love.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Hercules’: Graphic novel now a movie

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DWAYNE Johnson stars as the Greek mythological hero.

Larger-than-life Greek Hercules returns to the big screen, this time based on Steve Moore’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.”

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

J.K. Rowling returns to detective work with ‘The Silkworm’

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At first glance, Cormoran Strike sounds like a Frankenstein’s Monster of character qualities: imaginatively named, dedicated private investigator, missing half of one leg due to military service in Afghanistan, unwanted son of a rock star, armed with an uncanny memory, physically intimidating but internally sensitive. In the hands of a lesser writer, Strike would be a cardboard cutout. Luckily, J.K. Rowling can really write.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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