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Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

November 12, 2013


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By John Horn and Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — When the first “Die Hard” and “Terminator” movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. ...

Deaf film director can finally hear soundtracks to his films

Deaf film director can finally hear soundtracks to his films

November 7, 2013


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By Jason Song Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The first thing you notice about the short film is that you never hear dialogue, only the dreamy, Daniel Lanois-type score. Instead, it’s subtitled — even though the actors appear to be speaking in English. In the opening scenes, a youn...

‘Nebraska’s’ Stacy Keach is busy in any genre

October 25, 2013


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Stacy Keach’s dance card is quite full these days. “I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!” said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong’s nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy...

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

October 13, 2013


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By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — No rival came within the orbit of “Gravity” at the box office this weekend. The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That me...

Reviews of Recent and Upcoming DVD Releases

Reviews of Recent and Upcoming DVD Releases

September 24, 2013


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By Billy O'Keefe McClatchy-Tribune (MCT) "The Kings of Summer" (R, 2013, Sony Pictures) Joe (Nick Robinson), all of 15 years old, has had enough of the oppressed high school freshman lifestyle. His best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) is driven so crazy by his overbearing parents that he's ...

With the best work often now on small screen, film stars are happily signing on

With the best work often now on small screen, film stars are happily signing on

Jackson Miller, Shirt Editor

September 17, 2013


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By Mary McNamara Los Angeles Times (MCT) The Berlin Wall was a thing of chicken wire and Kleenex compared with the barrier that once stood between film and television in America. Unlike British actors, who moved easily between stage, television and film, American movie stars were essentia...

Lee Daniels’ The Butler and One Direction:This is Us – Worth your Movie Dollars

September 13, 2013


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>>>Summaries of Late Summer Movie Releases --- The Philadelphia Inquirer ---(MCT) THE ACT OF KILLING 3 stars. A frightening, fascinating documentary about the gangsters and paramilitarist thugs who led the Indonesian death squads of 1965. And who now blithely revisit, and re-enact,...

Top iTunes movie downloads

Top iTunes movie downloads

September 5, 2013


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Top iTunes movie downloads   Apple Inc. MCT Top 10 movies downloaded from the iTunes Store for Sept. 4: 1. “Iron Man 3” 2. “Now You See Me” 3. “The Great Gatsby” (2013) 4. “Pain & Gain” 5. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” 6. “Olympus Has Fallen” 7. “Empir...

Cast and Director of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

September 5, 2013


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The long awaited "Fifty Shades of Grey" book is finally coming to the big screen. According to Entertainment Weekly the two main characters are, Charlie Hunnman as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. This film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson according to the Hollywood Reporter....

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Promotes Violence against Women Study Says

September 5, 2013


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“Fifty Shades of Grey” isn’t just a fun, racy read, according to a new study that finds the bestseller glamorizes violence against women. Analyzing the naughty novel, psychologists at Michigan State University and Ohio State University concluded that its characters’ behaviors are consistent...

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

April 18, 2013


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  The new Evil Dead movie was released April 5, 2013, and was directed by Fede Alvarez. The movie starts with a teaser, where a woman is being chased down in the woods. She is knocked out, and wakes up tied to a post in a cabin with barbed wire. The people around her, scared and shaking, apologiz...

Movie Review: Side Effects

Movie Review: Side Effects

NIcole Winters, Reporter

February 20, 2013


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Side Effects is a psychological thriller, filled with twists and turns. The plot keeps the audience guessing throughout the movie until the very end. Emily Taylor, played by Rooney Mara, is a highly depressed and even at times suicidal young woman. Her husband has just been released from prison after...

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