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Oscars: An early glimpse of potential gold

The deadly August movie dip is coming to an end and the smell of Oscar bait already pervades the air.  The best part about this time of year is making early predictions of who will win the Oscar (as so […]

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Oscars: An early glimpse of potential gold

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The deadly August movie dip is coming to an end and the smell of Oscar bait already pervades the air.  The best part about this time of year is making early predictions of who will win the Oscar (as so […]

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Technological obsolescence can’t be overcome

Remember the phrase "planned obsolescence"? It was a business strategy that was employed by manufacturers to design and build into into its products, from conception, the process of becoming

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ lives up to lofty expectations

3 out of 4 stars Hollywood, for as long as film's been in the camera, has loved telling the story of triumphant underdogs. The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, Major League and

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Protect yourself from Internet wildlife

I bricked my phone. Rendered it completely and irrecoverably useless. How? Downloading from a fake app store a fake word processing program in the form of an apk. file,

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Old movies and reflections of the past

Another Silent Flick A couple days ago, a certain venue was screening The Docks of New York, a ravishing silent film that I watched long ago and never forgot. In

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The Expendables 3: Great cast, terrible plot

2 out of 4 stars In Rocky, Sylvester Stallone sent boxers sprawling to the canvas. In Rambo, he killed every dictator. In Judge Dredd, he brought every criminal to justice. But Stallone’s

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‘Let’s Be Cops’ wears out its welcome too soon

½ out of 4 stars The trailer looked lame, let’s not kid ourselves. Those two guys from New Girl that aren’t Max Greenfield know their comedy, but Let’s Be Cops already

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What is the Internet doing to our brains?

It used to be thought that the adult human brain was pretty much wired, or rather soldered, into place; that the enormous task of creating neural routes for data

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‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: A culinary trip worth taking

Manish Dayal delivers a breakthrough performance in "The Hundred-Foot Journey." (Courtesy of Disney) 3 out of 4 stars Chef Hassan Kadam is torn. Does the teenager with deep Indian roots stick to

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: A sequel that should have remained in the sewer

2 out of 4 stars Cowabunga! No, it’s more like “Cowa-bummer!” when it comes to the reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which fails on so many levels it should

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