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Butler

American History Through the Eyes of The Butler

Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Lee Daniels manages to elicit award-winning performances from his actors. Halle Berry won an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her performance in

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Independence Day in Our Nation’s Capital

Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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Looking for ways to spend your 4th of July weekend? Here are a few suggestions. America’s National Independence Day Parade Always a show-stopper this parade

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Shorts

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy
Combine for a Hilarious Duo in The Heat

Friday, June 28th, 2013
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The funniest film of the summer (make that, the year) has arrived. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are a female force to be reckoned with

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Arthur Newman: An Everyman’s Dream
Of Escape Runs Afoul of Reality

Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Arthur Newman is a film about nothing. Or rather, nothingness. It is about the void that eats away at happiness; that certain something missing in

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Despite Star Power, Olympus Has Fallen Topples

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Olympus Has Fallen is a formulaic, flashy, and bloody film comprised of almost back-to-back fight scenes that quickly rack up the body count. Dialogue is

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Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow
Tackles the Hunt for Osama bin Laden

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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On March 2 2009 Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder says the administration cannot condone waterboarding as torture which simulates drowning, an interrogation technique for

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Downton Christmas

Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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Pi

Life of Pi – A Mystical, Magical Journey of Survival

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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I found myself comparing Life of Pi, with The Wizard of Oz. They both share an ordinary, slice of life beginning, with a sense of

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