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Five Films With Lethal Weather

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Say one thing about the new release Into the Storm -  it’s certainly topical. With freak storms, tornados, tsunamis, and more becoming all too regular occurrences,

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Strictly Dishonorable…And Thoroughly Delightful

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious…Oscar Wilde How many synonyms are there for charming? Delightful,

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The Hundred-Foot Journey
A Delightful Film About Food, Family, and Love

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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If someone remarks, “Make sure you eat before watching this film,” one might assume the person is simply warning you about its long length. In

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Picture Ourselves in Latvia

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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If you think anyone is sane, you just don’t know enough about them…… Christopher Moore What is accomplished here with bare bones space and set

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The Opponent – Visually Arresting; Dramatically Thin

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Donell Fuseles (Kamal Angelo Bolden) has been hanging around Rock and Anvil Boxing Gym in Lafayette, Louisiana since he was an adolescent. Ten plus years

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Mad Ads: Sprint’s Framily – Taking Diversity to Extremes

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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The Addams Family has nothing on this “Framily” from Sprint. There’s the “dad,” a hamster constantly spinning in his plastic ball, the flaxen-haired daughter who

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What Do You Mean, what do you mean?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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Sure, it feels a bit like a corporate orientation video or an intro theater class project, but it knows it feels that way, so gosh

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Saved by Music: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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It is certain that a lot of care and love went into the making of The Pianist of Willesden Lane. It went not only into

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