Opinion

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New "Spider-Man" spins a predictable web

For the most part, this new film is how Spider-Man should have been done in the first place. The film is energized and emotive. On the other hand, it's also far from groundbreaking.

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A cook’s thoughts on food and more

Cooking has always been enjoyable. But I am growing very worried over many aspects of the food we eat.

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"The Dark Knight Rises" above expectations

Many will doubt this film's ability to trump the success and artistic integrity of 2008's The Dark Knight (generally considered to be the "Godfather" of superhero films).

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Seeking solutions to a violent society

Americans are left pondering why and wondering what if anything can be done to stop it and also, 'how did this occur, and what caused it?'

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Hollywood hokum conquers all

The films bridged the gap between completely unbelievable and utter nonsense, but they did it with admirable verve and commitment.

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Today in history: Musicians targeted in anti-Communist witch-hunt

On June 22, 1950, renowned musicians/performers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lena Horne, Pete Seeger and Artie Shaw were labeled as suspected "Communist sympathizers" in the infamous publication "Red Channels."

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“The Revolutionary” - an American in China’s Communist Party

This is the story of a civil rights activist and union organizer who became a linguist, went to China after World War II, and joined the Chinese Communist revolution.

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"Prometheus" - The return of smart sci-fi

The storytelling approach here was very cerebral, which instantly makes "Prometheus" a candidate for the best science fiction film seen in several years.

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Good summer movies: Moonrise, Marigold, Bernie, Hysteria

Moviegoers can take their pick of several good light-hearted films as the summer season begins. Each of these four has something to say and says it well.

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The Agonist’s “Prisoners” packs a socially conscious punch

Animal rights and environmental activists are suddenly snapping to attention in the face of this once-misunderstood music.

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