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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Pixels</i> Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Chatting With Pixels Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Decades ago, local filmmaker Chris Columbus gained a cult-like following with films such as The Goonies and Gremlins. Columbus recreates the world of the '80s in his newest film Pixels, which centers around extraterrestrials threatening to end life on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hurts So Good

Hurts So Good

Disappointment, shame, desperation, and embarrassment: This is the stuff of great storytelling, subjects as engaging for the audience as they are uncomfortable for the teller to recount. Laced with humor of the blackest variety, “Funny Little Stories About Big Disappointments”…
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Film, Harry Goes Scary

Harry Goes Scary

As much of the civilized world now knows, the latest Harry Potter director is Alfonso Cuaron, best known for the explicit teen sexual-awakening movie Y Tu Mamá También. As such, it may come as little surprise that his Harry Potter…
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Reel World

Some Like It Hot After a long career researching and penning biographies of literature's heavyweights, Jeffrey Meyers turned to movie stars. For both the 1997 Bogart: A Life in Hollywood (due out in paperback later this year) and 1998's Gary…
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Emotional Rescue

Stepmom Directed by Chris Columbus. Written by Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Ron Bass. Starring Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, and Ed Harris. Opens Friday, December 25, at area theaters. Given the manipulative tendencies of many…
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