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Borough resident disappointed with Soldotna council

...people. After all, isn't that what our democratic process is all about? The will of the people? Each time the city ups the ante towards pursuing annexation, while being deaf to the majority who oppose it, only creates bitter feelings and a loss and sense...
Dracula ? from villain to hero

...stature has been inevitable. In this latest incarnation of the legend, this week's "Dracula Untold," Universal has upped the ante, going from a villain with some positive characteristics to full-on hero mode. Tragic hero, sure, but hero nonetheless...
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Unhinged Alaska: DISH doldrums

...sitting on a down pillow.Anyway, things went back to being cool until all hell broke loose when the opposing factions upped the ante and the local FOX channel was thrown into the dispute Dumpster.Not cool. We're talking the loss of NFL playoff games, regular...
Reeling it in: 'Fury' a grim but effective war film

...other and it was hell. This week's "Fury," brought to us by David Ayer, better known for gritty police thrillers, ups the ante on the grim and bloody, but still manages to make an effective, entertaining look at the final days of the war through the...
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Rich Lowry: #HillaryAccomplishments

...counterterrorism apparatus. Who knew that the most effective way to fight terrorists is to ignore them as they steadily up the ante of their violence, as Boko Haram has through the years?Former Bush-administration Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell said...
Movie review: 'Lone Ranger' a little odd and flawed, but still fun

...What begins as typical action movie suspension of disbelief rapidly becomes a Wile E. Coyote adventure in an attempt to up the ante on adventure.Director Gore Verbinski, the man who also brought us the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, is...
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Movie review: An exciting return to Middle Earth

...Especially since I was enjoying it rather than enduring it. "Smaug" is better than "Unexpected Journey" because it ups the ante on interesting characters, and keeps the pace at a brisker clip. The dragon Smaug, for instance, is a great character, and...
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Melodramatic meant to be fun: Will the world end on the winter solstice of 2012? the mix. The worst play it for laughs, too self-aware of the inherent silliness of the plot, and often want to up the ante by throwing in a serial killer or the like. "2012," this week's end-of-the-world epic, isn't the best I've ever...
Lovable and loathable, Jack is back

...entertaining and exciting, and rarely foolish. But with big success inevitably comes hubris and the second film decided to up the ante with at least a dozen action sequences and a twisty and confusing plot line. Alliances were forged and broken, love was won and...
Movie review: Still fast, still furious this movie has to be seen to be believed, and this ups the ante with some of the best hand to hand fights I've seen all year...and the surprise reveal during the credits promises to up the ante. I'm confidant, however, that Dom and his super team of...
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