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The ultimate Netflix and TV guide for Halloween

Carrie original Sissy Spacek

The amount of horror movies and tv series including children’s titles available this Halloween is downright frightening. If you’re more inclined to stay home and white-knuckle it on the...

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Why Channing Tatum believes school system is broken

Star of Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street Channing Tatum recalls his difficult childhood school years and an adolescence where his appearance did nothing to gain...


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Pitt comfortable with oldest son seeing 'Fury'

WASHINGTON — While the World War II drama “Fury” depicts a gruesome look at war through the exploits of a tank crew in Nazi Germany, Brad Pitt...


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’Fury’: War brings out the worst in men

The bloody World War II action film “Fury” takes its name from the sobriquet of a Sherman tank, its barrel emblazoned with — and its mission...


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’Last Days in Vietnam’ a stirring portrait of courage

One of the most memorable scenes from “The Unknown Known,” Errol Morris’s unsettling portrait of former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, was the...


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Rory Kennedy's cinematic take on Vietnam heroes, victims

This Standard-Examiner interview originally was published in January 2014 as a preview for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Rory Kennedy’s “Last...


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’The Book of Life’: a whimsical afterlife affair

Animation fans may face a tough choice at the multiplex this weekend. On some screens, you’ll find the whimsical, old-school animation of the stop-action...


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’Men, Women & Children’: all in the family, for better or worse

“Men, Women & Children,” Jason Reitman’s adaptation of a novel by Chad Kultgen, gamely recalls the “problem pictures” and socially...


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’The Best of Me’ and the evil genius of the Nicholas Sparks

Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks had an unusually candid response last year when The Hollywood Reporter asked him about the prospects for “Safe Haven...


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Evil clowns terrorizing on-screen and off this Halloween

Children’s birthday parties have been a source of income for many a clown since the beginning of time but more recently the clown has been overshadowed by the...


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Penelope Cruz's little vintage dress that helped win an Oscar

Penelope Cruz’s performance in the 2008 film Vicky Christina Barcelona earned her the greatest acting honor, an Oscar. Now she reveals in...


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