Reeling it in: Narration can make or break a film

...used in film noir to help keep the audience up to speed on the labyrinthine plots. In 1982's "Blade Runner," a sci-fi detective saga starring Harrison Ford, narration was added to the finished film because the studio worried that no one would know what...

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'Cinderella' is pretty good; just too predictable

...the time my kids are out of high school they'll have worked their way around to "Oliver and Co." and "The Great Mouse Detective." As a retired kindergarten teacher, my mother is always up for a kid's movie, even when the grandchildren are miles...

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Didn't like movie 'Taken 3'

...has to go on the run and try to find out who killed his wife and why. Neeson is joined by Forrest Whitaker, playing the detective in pursuit, and poor Famke Jansen who finally was able to get out of this terrible series by being murdered. There is so...

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HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

NEW YORK - No cable? No problem.Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling...

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...arrested after soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-in-law, authorities...Office, Costarakis offered an undercover detective $5,000 on Wednesday when they first...the report said. Costarakis gave the detective another $1,000 on Thursday and told...

Police arrest Homer man in liquor store robbery

Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said...

Police arrest Homer man in Grog Shop robbery

Combining some old-fashioned detective work with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at...

Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg

...Ed Berg Photo 3 shows Crowberry plants. Upright purple stems are infected with the fungus Exobasidium empetri. The forest detective prides himself on noticing the small details of daily life in the natural world, and on knowing the names of a good many...

"A Walk Among the Tombstones" - on the trail of two psychos

...grown-ups once in a while.Liam Neeson is Matthew Scudder, an unlicensed private detective working the mean streets of New York City in 1999. Once a NYPD detective, Scudder washed out after a tragic accident several years earlier. On the wagon...

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What others say: Obscenity on the campaign trail

...weekend, Sen. Mark Begich unveiled a new campaign ad for television. In it, a narrator identified as an Anchorage police detective stands in front of an Anchorage apartment building and describes the murder of two seniors and the sexual assault of their...



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