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What others say: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...better off out of Parks and Stearman's custody because of a history of domestic violence in the home.The state joined the case...to tribal courts than at any previous point in the state's history.The decision follows a scathing report last year from the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-27/what-others-say-supreme-court-dec
Opinion
Bob Franken: Shaky American principles

...established a system that was supposed to "promote the general welfare," not the selective welfare.It's part of the history we're taught to revere. We are designed to be a haven for those seeking freedom and, if not prosperity, at least a safe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-26/bob-franken-shaky-american-princi
Opinion
Oculus

Now Playing Synopsis: Two siblings haunted by a childhood tragedy learn that the source of their horror is a mysterious mirror with a dark history. Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie (Karen Gillan) were merely teenagers when both of their parents were brutally butchered. Convicted of the killings and sentenced to protective custody, Tim serves his time while Kaylie drifts into a deep despair. Years later, a newly free Tim does his best to lay the past to rest. Meanwhile, Kaylie is certain that her brother was innocent all along, and that the antique mirror their parents used to own holds the answer to her darkest questions. Upon locating the long-lost looking glass, Kaylie's deepest fears are confirmed -- a menacing force inhabits that mirror, and it has plagued every owner who has come into possession of it. Now, as curious Kaylie reacquires the mirror, the nightmarish cycle of horror returns with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Moebius

Opens Friday, Aug 8, 2014 Synopsis: Those in tune with the complexities of Argentine politics will have the best understanding of the subversive, satirical points made in this off-beat low-budget parable. Those unfamiliar with the country's history and problems, but who have a taste for intellectual and academic filmmaking, will still find much to enjoy. The story is set beneath Buenos Aires, deep within its labyrinthine subway system, and centers on a train containing 30 riders that has mysteriously disappeared (much like political dissidents tend to "vanish" in Argentina). The subway officials are greatly troubled and so call in topographer Daniel Pratt to help them find it. Unfortunately, the tunnel system is so vast and complex, that Pratt must find his mentor Hugo Mistein for help. Unfortunately, he too has disappeared. Fortunately, he left the system plans behind and as Daniel studies them, he comes to the awful realization that the train, which can be heard but not seen, has somehow become trapped in a fourth dimension. His findings attract the attention of local bureaucrats who are too rigid and pragmatic to accept Pratt's outlandish theory. This causes the determined Pratt to board a train that contains an exact replica of Mistein and see for himself exactly where it goes. The film was adapted from A.J. Deutsch's short story "A Subway by Moebius." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Jimi: All Is By My Side

Opens Friday, Sep 26, 2014 Synopsis: André Benjamin steps into the role of Jimi Hendrix in this biopic set during 1966-67, as the iconic rocker rose from playing backup guitar at New York's Cheetah Club to igniting the Monterey Pop Festival with a scorching performance that would go down as one of the most memorable in rock-and-roll history. Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell co-star in a film written and directed by Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Andre 3000, Imogen Poots, Ashley Charles, Hayley Atwell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Giver

Opens Friday, Aug 15, 2014 Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

...Singer argued the case during oral argument in April, and highlighted the history of ballot initiatives that preserve Alaska's fish stocks. "Alaskan voters have a long history of using ballot initiatives to protect fish and game," Singer said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/judge-rules-setnet-ban-ballot-initia
News
Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

...better pictures than they made when they were younger."Certainly, film history is littered with directors who worked well past retirement age. Akira...105. Earlier this year, he shot his latest, a short about Portuguese history.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-23/working-late-in-life-d
Arts & Entertainment
Voices of the Peninsula: Soldotna mayor looks at a year of progress

...prevalent that a friend suggested we rename Soldotna "Detour." We have had the highest number of building permits in our history. The airport has had significant improvement and we just received another $4 million dollars for further upgradesEconomic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-24/voices-of-the-peninsula-soldotna-
Opinion

...Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose when Peaches was 11."It's said that the death of Peaches Geldof-Cohen is history repeating itself, but this not entirely so," the coroner said."By November last year she had ceased to take heroin as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-23
Arts & Entertainment

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