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There are those who understand that civilization is quickly approaching an unsustainable level, and there are those who turn a blind eye to the issue and perpetuate the exploitation of the environment. There are those who acknowledge our role in abusing fragile ecosystems around the planet a…

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Among the classics I was instructed to read throughout my four years of high school were Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” Thomas Hardy’s “The Return of the Native,” Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” and William Faulkner’s “The S…

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Would I be bragging if I told you I saw “Heavy Metal” on the big screen in 1986? If your immediate reaction to this revelation is to scratch your head and Google “Heavy Metal,” let me explain: “Heavy Metal” is an animated science fantasy anthology film made for adult audiences. Adapted from …

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Even though I was immune to the overwhelming dread and anxiety generated by “The Blair Witch Project,” I understand both its appeal and its effectiveness. I saw the film during its theatrical release in 1999, around the time that it was being called a “sleeper hit.” Made on a shoestring budg…

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How much do we really want to know about the thought processes of a serial killer? How much time and energy should we devote to digesting both fact-based psychological profiles and tabloid narratives? Outside the purview of a select group of law enforcement officials, psychoanalysts and soci…

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In 1985, I lived off Oakhurst Road in Seminole, within walking distance of Seminole Mall. In those days, most businesses in the mall were still flourishing. It was still a focal point for the community. Among its amenities was Seminole 2, part of the AMC chain of movie theaters. By the 1980s…

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These days, it's rare that a film manages to surprise me. It's always been difficult to keep mammoth plot twists and unexpected reveals a secret. Those of my generation have likely heard the well-known anecdote about an audience member who strolled out of an early showing of "The Empire Stri…

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Before I was 10, I watched two relatives gradually go downhill and slip into the fog of dementia. Incidents connected to their deterioration are among my most vivid recollections of childhood. The process behind their subjective cognitive decline baffled me at the time. Now, those memories s…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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TAMPA — This month, Tampa Bay area horror fans will have a rare opportunity to catch the world premiere of a brand-new film based upon H.P. Lovecraft’s ambitious classic weird horror tale “The Call of Cthulhu.” The film will make its debut at an in-person screening Saturday, Oct. 15, in the …

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Modern expressions of horror in cinema may emphasize bloody plots, gory violence and sensationalism of the monster, but the extent of their explicit excesses does not invalidate a genuine attempt to expose cultural and social anxieties. That effort may not be evident in every case, and may n…

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Dreams are vehicles that can transport us to impossible destinations, reunite us with the dead, and goad us with visions of unachieved goals and unresolved conflicts. Dreams rarely adhere to the standard laws of logic which govern our daily lives, and often unfold in a nonlinear trajectory. …

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In a classic case of misinformed decision-making, my father took me to see “Every Which Way but Loose” when it was released during the winter holiday in 1978. To his credit, the Motion Picture Association of America bestowed a PG rating on the Warner Bros. action-comedy film, so it probably …

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What makes a good cover song? What makes a cover song stand out as something genuinely distinct and dissimilar from the source material? What makes it more than an inferior facsimile or a lackluster imitation?

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For a story that commonly begins with the phrase “once upon a time,” there has certainly been a plethora of cinematic adaptations based on the Cinderella folk tale. Legendary silent film actress Mary Pickford — a pioneer in the film industry who went on to co-found Pickford-Fairbanks Studios…

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We’ve all experienced at least one of these uncomfortable moments: the unwelcome holiday party crashers who don’t want to leave; the unexpected public encounter with a former romantic partner at the most inconvenient moment; the unsolicited overtures from some sketchy social media contact; o…

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Well, where is it? I’m addressing all those prophetic authors of science fiction who promised a future filled with flying cars, time machines, cloned tyrannosaurs and convenient contraptions facilitating brain-computer interface. Specifically, I am waiting for technology that will provide ea…

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These days, novice writers looking for ideas might be tempted to utilize one of many plot generators found online. These preprogrammed tools promise to eliminate the need for brainstorming and research — steps in the creative process that some aspiring authors apparently find irksome and ted…

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Raise your hands: How many of you still visit your local comic book store every month to pick up the newest issues of your favorite titles? How many of you participate in a pull list program with a comic book vendor to ensure you never miss an issue? How many of you have managed to maintain …

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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Here’s an idea for all of you writers of fan fiction: Why not pair a young Indiana Jones with Charlie Allnut for some rollicking World War I adventure set in the Congo Basin? It certainly seems plausible that the two fictional characters might cross paths at some point, thwarting the diaboli…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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Beginning in the 1970s, there was a profound shift in science fiction cinema. Filmmakers increasingly eschewed the “great big beautiful tomorrow” prophesied in the Richard and Robert Sherman song written for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. Instead of a Jetsons space-age future dominated …

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It is no secret that Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” is an homage to grindhouse cinema that incorporates elements of martial arts films and samurai cinema, spaghetti Westerns, blaxploitation, and revenge films. The story of the Bride (Uma Thurman) plays out over two films, with a total run t…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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Upon reflection, I realize that Black Widow may well have been my first childhood crush. In the very least, she was certainly among the first comic book characters to both capture my attention and affection. I arrived at that conclusion because I can recall the moment I fell in love with Nat…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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Even as more and more people line up for vaccinations and state and local governments ease restrictions on social gatherings, the pandemic’s impact on the film industry persists. The July 4 holiday weekend saw only two new titles added to the roster of movies screening in theaters nationwide…

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting on streaming platforms:

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A number of new movies will be released this week, including the following films opening in theaters or debuting via video on demand on various streaming platforms:

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My mother never had any luck with maintaining indoor plants. If she received one as a gift, we knew that within a few weeks we would be unceremoniously disposing of its brown and withered remains and adding its ornamental container to a growing collection of vacated pots in one corner of the…

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In his 1973 book “Strange Monsters & Great Searches,” author George Laycock recounts a dozen tales about implausible creatures, including one leviathan that washed ashore in 1896 in St. Augustine. That giant of the deep was initially identified as a colossal octopus with tentacles 100 fe…

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