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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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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...
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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...Just look at the movie. Just read the screenplay.' He immediately thought it was an amazing idea. So I looked at the movie, read the screenplay and I fell madly in love.AP: It's an original score, but the "Rocky" theme is used as...
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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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Verbatim: For good or bad, You Only Live Once

...choice usually seems more fun. We say "YOLO" as a means of justifying our decision or breaking rules. For example, at the movies last week my mom asked if I wanted extra butter on our popcorn. I replied, "YOLO! Let's go for it!" The term...
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers in the borough building, at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 714-8888 or visit http://www. kpbsd.

The following is a column previously run on July 22, 2012. Are you one of those annoying people who get up to leave the theater when the movie ends and the credits begin to roll? Sit down; it's not over until it's over.
Trip to the video store nets a pair of winners

...better and better. In the last few years, the best stuff on TV has been significantly better than the best stuff at the movies, a disturbing omen for the future of big-screen cinema. Television used to be mostly filler, dumb jokes and melodrama...
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Christmas returns to Kenai on Friday

Peggy Arness could be said to be the City of Kenai's spirit of Christmas.


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