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Bob Franken: Cuba si, Congress no

...Christmas Day, because the organization that was doing North Korea's dirty work escalated with threats of violence at the movie houses showing the film. Naturally, the theater chains and the malls that provide the venues were a tiny bit nervous...
Reeling it in: 'Penguins' packed with family fun

...moving and funny, and very creative. There are parts that may be a little scary, but overall it's a great time at the movies. Or, if you don't want to go out, just let your kids watch "The Lego Movie" again. You know that's what they...
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Movie review: Mazerunner

...a mostly unknown cast, manages to elevate some fairly mediocre material and turns in a pretty entertaining evening at the movies. It's not a game changer, nor is it going to elevate it's stars, ala "Hunger Games" or "Twilight" to super-stardom...
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Seeking out some new films on video

Late August is a rough time at the movie theater. It's not really summer, and it's not really fall. The blockbuster season is over but the awards season hasn't...
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...two adorable CGI characters. If you're in the club, "Guardians of the Galaxy" will likely be a great night out at the movies. If you're not, Marvel doesn't seem to be worried about you anymore. Grade: B+"Guardians of the Galaxy...
"A Walk Among the Tombstones" - on the trail of two psychos

"A Walk Among the Tombstones" Universal Pictures1 hour 54 minutes
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Reeling it in: Two choices make for a great weekend at the movies

Summer is officially upon us and as such I have been faced with the nearly impossible task of trying to choose between all the high profile films currently flooding the theaters. I really wanted to see "22 Jump Street" for a couple of reasons, one being that the original was surprisingly funny, and the other is that it's directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who brought us "The Lego Movie."
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Now playing: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

In the wake of 9/11, bitter cynicism kind of went out the window in Hollywood. Snark and irony were too harsh for people and, as a result, we had a lot of sincerity in the movies. At least for a little while.
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Schools briefs

...714-8880 You can stop by the Soldotna Office to pick up your tickets. Hope to see you at the movies! Iditaread! Attention all readers: the 2014 Iditaread is just around the corner and it's time again for Connections...
The best and worst of 2012 at the movies

2012 will, I think, go down as a year of mostly enjoyable movies. Not a lot of greatness to be found, but not much junk, either, at least judging by the list I generated.
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