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An Outdoor View: 'Jaws' at 40

...end. Like sex, terror sells.Steven Spielberg was only 27 in 1974, when he began directing what would become the first blockbuster hit of his stellar career. "Jaws" held the title of highest-grossing movie of all time until the release of "Star Wars...
Two different mysteries intertwined

...hours, 9 minutes It was the last week of the year, one in which I traditionally try to cram in as many of the Christmas blockbusters as I can before they go away and the January doldrums begin. This year I'd gotten to see just about all of the major releases...
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"Furious" debuts in brand-new laser format.

...the high cost of Imax film prints, which show more brightly than digital files, meant that only about eight big-budget blockbusters a year could be shown on giant screens. Lasers change all that. Screens should be able to extend to 140 feet wide and utilize...
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Op-ed: The price of cheap labor

Manicures and pedicures aren't usually news or fodder for commentary, but a blockbuster report in The New York Times has made them a compelling issue.Under the headline "The Price of Nice Nails," the story cataloged...
Nikiski grads thank supporters

...Affinity Hair Salon, Airgas, AK Chicks, AK Kutz, AK Wild Gear, Alaska Railroad, Arby's, Bare Threads, Beemuns, Blockbuster Video, Buckets Sports Grill, Burger Bus, C & M Muffler, Carla's Cafe, Charlie's Pizza, Cocoa Beach, Conoco Phillips...
Second annual river cleanup a success

...Program, Alaska Fishing with Mark Glassmaker, Alaska Sea Life Center, Alaska West Air, Aspen Hotel, Big Daddy's Pizza, Blockbuster Video, Charlotte's Cafe, Dairy Queen, Febra Hensley/Jack White Realty, Froso's Restaurant, GF Sherman Signs...
Kenai, Soldotna Blockbuster stores to stick around

...releases have him renting from Blockbuster, too.Christy Walker movies for longer from Blockbuster than other from companies...the nation's remaining Blockbusters in Alaska that number working to license the Blockbuster name, and customers probably...

...supposed to be immune to, or even disdainful of, the noisy, brightly colored hype that accompanies so many of the seasonal blockbusters, be it Summer or Christmas. But that's ridiculous. I buy into the hype as much as anyone, maybe even more, because...

...real and emotionally moving than what is achieved by today's computer-graphics manipulation, widespread in Hollywood blockbusters.The details of the cityscape models, the bumpy skin of Godzilla and the metallic shine of the robots are revealed as they...
Arts & Entertainment

...the horror flick "Deliver Us From Evil," which had no blockbuster ambitions. The Sony Screen Gems release, starring day, and thus did little to add incentive for blockbusters. The World Cup, too, may have scared off some big releases...


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