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  • REVIEW: 'The Lego Movie' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Lego Movie' ★★★&#9733
    Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
  • Looking out for No. 1 at Oscar nomination time

    Looking out for No. 1 at Oscar nomination time
    Two thoughts for this new year. First, awards, because they're extremely important. And second, plastics. Academy Awards nomination balloting closes Wednesday. Oscar voters are determining their favorites in various categories for the March 2 Oscar...
  • Winter 2014 in Movies: A few films to anticipate this winter

    Winter 2014 in Movies: A few films to anticipate this winter
    How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good. Here are 10...
  • 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' review: Witchcrap

    'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' review: Witchcrap
    *1/2 (out of four) The ’80s light-up game “Simon Says” doesn’t normally answer yes-or-no questions. Still, you’re more likely to laugh than scream during “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” when Jesse...
  • Biden's faulty lifeguard logic

    "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do. "There are executive orders, there's...
  • The little boy who no longer lives here

    I won't be reading this column today; it was hard enough just to write it. This is the father-notes-little-boy-growing-up column that I fought off a dozen times. Nick's high school graduation was in June. I attended, of course, and found myself too...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-White Sox

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-White Sox
    Manual refresh | Auto refresh | Jump to current inning I'm not a fighter, but this series has been all too civil for my liking. Spice things up! Kick some dirt Lou! Hit someone with a chair Ozzie! Or, you could both rap...that's always entertaining....
  • 'Despicable Me 2': A Movie Review!

    'Despicable Me 2': A Movie Review!
    Gru is back...and it was worth the wait. Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine.  But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
  • Freedom to Play Video Games

    Freedom to Play Video Games
       So the Supreme Court has spoken.  Children can buy or rent video games without parental consent, no matter their content.  They say the violence, torture or even virtual rapes that occur in some of the games can't be censored any more than than we...
  • The ups and downs of carousels at the theme parks

    The ups and downs of carousels at the theme parks
    If simple pleasures are, indeed, the best, then merry-go-rounds might be the best of the best at theme parks. Although Orlando's parks are stocked with high-tech, 3-D, rib-rattling, in-your-face attractions, sometimes it's nice to just go around and...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...