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Everyone's a critic - and that can be a good thing

...that you can agree with, and even more important - THANK the critic! For example, going back to my driving story, I could have...willing to work to do so.It's a good thing that everyone's a critic, because criticism is one of the most powerful gifts you will...
Civil Rights film seems to try too hard

...hours, 12 minutes As a film critic, I'm used to being at odds...their ten bucks on a ticket, critics are tasked with the job of...cinema. Mostly, though, a critic just hopes that he or she's not surprising that film critics are often more, well, critical...
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Bob Franken: All sides hate the media

Everyone is a media critic. President Barack Obama, unsuccessfully pleading for a peaceful...heavyweights making their pitches wherever Wilson is hiding out. The critics charge that by stumbling all over each other to secure this major...
Trip to the video store nets a pair of winners

...Entertainment 1 hour, 44 minutes "Hatfields & McCoys" Thinkfactory Media 4 hours, 50 minutes (TV miniseries) As a movie critic, I feel I'm a bit of a purist. I like stories shot on film better than digital, I don't like 3D, and I certainly would...
Arts & Entertainment
Cooking salmon

The salmon I cooked for dinner Tuesday night earned a thumbs up and a "Mmm-mmm!" from the in-house food critic, so I thought I'd share with you how it came to be. It began with a frozen fillet, the front half of a silver that tried in...
Lawmakers begin debate on voter ID

...begun deliberations on a bill that would require voters to present photo identification when casting their ballots, but one critic said the geography and ethnic makeup of the state would likely make the law unconstitutional if passed.The House State Affairs...
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

...Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined...establishing and working with groups of mine critics that essentially acted as advisory committees...document was shared with an attorney for mine critics - a point the government says it does...
Reeling it in: Tiny superhero a huge surprise

...MetaCritic or Rotten Tomatoes you saw a lot of critics dismissing the film, and even those that...say this at my own peril, ignore the critics. "Ant-Man" was one of the most enjoyable...was easily the most fun. Those other critics, I believe are operating under a self-induced...
Arts & Entertainment
"Fantastic Four" is not as fantastic as it could be

...Fantastic Four" is a terrible movie. It has been so lambasted by critics and now rejected by its own director that the failure of that it's just another case of snobby big-city film critics piling on what they feel is one comic-book movie too many...
Arts & Entertainment
Fox debate: Unfair and unbalanced?

...What were they expecting, a love-in?Some conservative critics dumped on Fox News with a vitriol usually reserved for liberal...downright nasty.""Shame" was a word frequently used by critics of Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.Rush Limbaugh...


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