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Thor: The Dark World
Dark Elves, Aether, and Physics, Oh My!

Friday, November 8th, 2013
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You must be truly desperate to come to me for help. So says, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) when his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) comes to visit

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Hannibal Before Dragons and Lambs

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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If a normal person attempted to think like a serial killer, feeling what the killer felt at the moment of murder, could he remain an

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Hitchcock – The Frightening Man Behind the Horror Films

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
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Generally, when a movie watcher is asked “but what’s it all about?” it’s easy to come up with a fast summary statement. In the case

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Kirk Douglas’s I Am Spartacus!:
Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Kirk Douglas was born in my hometown, Amsterdam, New York. Growing up, my mother would tell me stories about sitting next to Issur Danielovitch in

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Blake-and-Ryan

Summertime—Season of the Superheroes

Monday, June 20th, 2011
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It’s that special time of year again: the days grow longer, the nights grow shorter, and Hollywood brings out its latest cinematic adaptations of graphic

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Brianna Hurley—Advice from a Young Actress

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Brianna Hurley was a legend in Watkins Glen. Starring in Hop! as Bunny Sue, a rabbit who wouldn’t (hop,) the second grader sang, danced and

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The Last Station—The Last Year of Tolstoy’s Life

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Like Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren is a favorite choice come awards season. At a time when older actresses see fewer starring roles come their way,

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