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Two movies deal with real issues

...good either. The giddy joy you get at seeing someone you know, like local actor Jamie Nelson sneaking in a line with John Cusack, Nikiski grad Josh Ball barking over the phone at Nicholas Cage, or radio host and Watershed do-gooder Dan Pascucci...

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'Melancholia': The title sums it up

...offerings on the big screen weren't stellar. Johnny Depp in an odd adaptation of an obscure vampire soap opera or John Cusack in a misguided attempt at turning Edgar Allen Poe into Sherlock Holmes. Plus, "Melancholia" was a movie I'd been...

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Melodramatic meant to be fun: Will the world end on the winter solstice of 2012?

...planet, has no time to explore ancient prophecies or obscure scientific theories. Moving on, we are introduced to John Cusack as Jackson Curtis, a washed-up fiction writer trying to reconnect with his estranged family. Also in attendance...

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Soldotna angler wins Seward Silver Salmon Derby

...bay. 9. 16.57 pounds, Constance Saunders, caught outside the bay with Puffin Charters. 10. 16.45 pounds, John Cusack, Eagle River, caught at Cape Resurrection. Youth division 1. 15.49 pounds, Matthew Thayer, Anchorage, caught...

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The Bag Man

Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: David Grovic's crime thriller The Bag Man stars John Cusack as Jack, a career criminal hired by Dragna (Robert DeNiro), a ruthless gangster to perform a job. Soon Dragna orders Jack to visit a remote location where the hired hand discovers he's one of several people who have gotten the same request. Soon Jack falls in with the gorgeous Rivka (Rebecca Da Costa), and discovers that both of them are on a dangerous collision course. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: John Cusack, Robert De Niro, Rebecca Da Costa, Crispin Glover Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Adult World

Now Playing Synopsis: A floundering college graduate reluctantly takes a job at an upstate New York sex shop while pursuing an opportunity that could help to launch her career as a poet. Wide-eyed Amy (Emma Roberts) may have graduated from college, but lately life seems to be passing her by. An aspiring poet, she still lives with her parents, and longs for independence. In order to earn a paycheck, Amy goes to work at a local sex shop owned by a spirited older couple. With flamboyant transvestite Rubio and charming local boy Alex on staff, life around the store is rarely dull. Still, Amy can't help but feeling like the future had something better in store for her, and sets out to land an apprenticeship with notoriously withdrawn writer Rat Billings (John Cusack). Meanwhile, inspiration seems to come from the last place Amy ever expected as her professional relationship with Alex takes a surprise turn toward the romantic. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Reed Birney Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Grand Piano

Now Playing Synopsis: Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano centers on Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), a famous concert pianist who hasn't played in public in five years -- he had a meltdown during his last performance while trying to tackle an allegedly impossible piece, which was composed by his eccentric mentor Godureaux. Now he's about to reenter the limelight with a high-profile concert, his movie-star wife (Kerry Bishé) watching him from the balcony, and every person he encounters wants to know if he's afraid of choking (we're thankfully spared the scene where Tom runs into someone viewing his past failure on YouTube, which has become the hack screenwriter's shorthand for "public humiliation"). An already nerve-racking challenge is made surreally worse when, while on-stage, Tom realizes that his sheet music is covered with threatening messages, stating that if he misses one note he'll be killed. Soon he's communicating via earpiece with an unseen madman with a sniper rifle, who tells him that he must attempt the impossible piece again or he and his wife are dead. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Elijah Wood, John Cusack Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Frozen Ground

Now Playing Synopsis: An Alaskan police detective pursues an elusive serial killer who abducts women and frees them in the wilderness to hunt in this thriller starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack. A madman has been on the loose in Anchorage for over 13 years. Every attempt to capture him has only led to frustration for the local police, but Sgt. Jack Halcombe (Cage) is certain he can succeed where his colleagues have failed. Later, Sgt. Halcombe gets the break of a lifetime when terrified teen Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) manages to beat the killer at his own game. Cindy's struggle, however, has just begun. Now the closer she and Sgt. Halcombe come to cracking the case, the more cunning their sadistic target seems to grow. 50 Cent and Radha Mitchell co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, 50 Cent, Radha Mitchell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Salinger

Now Playing Synopsis: The Weinstein Co. presents this documentary on reclusive author J.D. Salinger, featuring interviews with colleagues and actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Martin Sheen, and Robert Towne. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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