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  • Movies | November 07, 2012

    ‘Silent Hill Revelation’ has video game feel


    There is an inexplicable temptation to create movies based on video games. While the link between “Silent Hill Revelation” and its namesake game series originated by Konami in 1999 is tenuous, the story does center on the same protagonist as the Silent Hill 3 game. Adelaide Clemens

  • Movies | November 05, 2012

    Movie ‘Fun Size’ is good-natured rather than funny


    The new comedy “Fun Size”  may tell us something about what Hollywood producers (Nickelodeon Movies, in this case) think are the differences between male and female movie tastes. You see, “Fun Size” is “Superbad” for junior high girls. It begins with a full-length music

  • Movies | November 01, 2012

    ‘Cloud Atlas’ has problems, and you’ll need counseling afterward


    Movie fans leaving a showing of the three-hour, sci fi discussion of reincarnation called “Cloud Atlas” may want to drive immediately to counseling sessions. If ever a movie made its audience feel small, insignificant, powerless, and ground under, with the only hope suicide or salvation

  • Movies | October 31, 2012

    ‘Chasing Mavericks’ offers a comforting life lesson


    A couple of the best directors of gentle movies—Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson—shared directing credits for the new film “Chasing Mavericks.” Hanson may be best known for having made ‘L.A. Confidential” and “8 Mile,” but he also directed “In Her Shoes,” “Wonder Boys,”

  • Movies | October 25, 2012

    Latest ‘Paranormal Activities’ flick is laughingly unscary


    The only thing that will really matter for most of the horror film fans willing to pay for tickets to see the fourth “Paranormal Activities” movie, which is currently in general release, is whether or not the movie will shock them. I don’t think

  • Movies | October 24, 2012

    ‘Alex Cross’ offers action, but lacks imagination


    The thing about the new movie “Alex Cross” is that little imagination seems to have been used in its making. I mean, it has its wounded hero sitting on the tail gate of an ambulance, rehashing the events of the battle at the story’s

  • Movies | October 19, 2012

    Affleck deserves thanks for top-notch thriller


    The new movie “Argo” will knot viewers’ stomachs with suspense. The movie is also better than Hollywood pictures usually are about a historic story. It is about the Iranian embassy workers who, in 1979, escaped unnoticed into the Canadian Ambassador’s house as the bulk of

  • Movies | October 18, 2012

    Is the new ‘Frankenweenie’ awesome? Maybe


    Digging up an idea he originally used in a short film the year before “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, Tim Burton has brought “Frankenweenie” back to life. This time around Burton uses unnaturally proportioned stop-motion puppets instead of live action and throws in plenty of references

  • Movies | October 17, 2012

    Horror film ‘Sinister’ not bad but less than scary


    The word “sinister” means trending to the left or left-handed. As a kid whose orientation was changed by his first grade teacher, I can tell you that the Dutch are more often slandered by the English language than are the left-handed, but “left-handed” can mean

  • Movies | October 16, 2012

    Latest K-State Theater production will entertain many


    The K-State Theater production of “Time Stands Still” runs through next weekend in Nichols Theater. It is a solid, telling staging of this recent play by Pulitzer winner Donald Margulies, well-cast and readied by director Dwight Tolar and well-acted, set (by the dependable Kathy Voecks),

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