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“The Crazies” movie review

I guess it’s hard these days to make original films. Buzzwords in the movie industry consist of remake, reboot and redux. Here is yet another by-the-numbers remake of a 70’s horror flick. “The Crazies” opens happily to shots of wide-spanning farmland under a welcoming blue sky while an upbeat Johnny […]

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Shutter Island Review

Subtle hints to the truth and disorienting drug-induced dream scenes fill the two hours and 18 minutes of the film “Shutter Island.” I finished reading “Shutter Island,” the novel by Dennis Lehane that the film was based on, days before the movie’s original October release date. The original release date […]

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Grammy Awards showcase new and old talents

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards show brought together generations of talent in the music industry. The show opened with a shimmering performance by Lady Gaga, who was soon joined by Elton John after she sang “Poker Face.” Both stars played the piano while singing a blend of Lady Gaga’s song, […]

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New Moon brings in $140 million opening weekend

To many people, Nov. 20 was more than just any ordinary day.   Tickets were bought months ahead; the anxiety built up as it got closer to midnight.  It was time – time for the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Summit Entertainment now officially estimates the movie took in […]

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Is this it?

Almost everybody thinks the same thing when they hear his name—Michael Jackson. Images of an emotionally and physically scarred ghoul come to mind, a shadow of his former superstar self. That is why it came as such a shock when I saw “This Is It,” the archive footage of the […]

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Review

It has been nearly 10 years since “The Boondock Saints” arrived in theaters. Now, writer/director Troy Duffy has brought the vigilante MacManus brothers back in an over-the-top sequel that quickly identifies itself as more of a fan service than a Hollywood blockbuster. Saints II starts off eight years after the […]

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Modern Warfare 2 blows away expectations

Developer Infinity Ward is back with its sequel to one of 2007’s most renowned titles. In “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” players will shoot, stab, sprint and ‘nade their way through an intense, albeit short, single-player campaign and duke it out in online multiplayer in up to 18-player battles. […]

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Orchestra enchants MCCC

Devil’s night brings out the true colors of the mischief in each of us. Toledo Symphony Orchestra first chair violinist Kirk Tothplayed the role of Death for Camille Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre. Conductor Chelsea Tipton II sorted himself into Slytherin house.The TSO’s Harry Potter Meets the Toledo Symphony Orchestra delighted an […]

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Return of the Living Dead

Only so many movies stand the test of time, but Return of the Living Dead keeps coming back for more brains.Return is the movie that started the notion of zombies eating brains, with the dead constantly craving the brains of the living, often making it vocal by growling “braaaains”.Return also […]

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The Men Who Stare at Goats Review

Mixing tones of seriousness and laugh-out-loud funny moments, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” sounds like a quirky, fun, sincere and overall good movie– in theory. Ewan McGregor stars as a journalist from Ann Arbor, Mich. who turns to reporting the war in Iraq after his wife leaves him for […]