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  • Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using guerrilla tactics and inferior weaponry. Oh, there's more here, but...
  • With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again

    With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again
    War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to  spark a new resonance in the public imagination. The late 1980s saw a spate of Vietnam War movies ("Platoon," "Full Metal Jacket," "Casualties of War")...

    Classic movie series at Cinebistro in Hampton this fall

    Classic movie series at Cinebistro in Hampton this fall
     The Cinebistro movie theater (and restaurant) at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center will kick off a classic movie series this week that will run on Tuesday nights through mid-December.  Showtimes are at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5. The series starts...

    Spirits 2012: 'The Artist' named Best Feature

    Spirits 2012: 'The Artist' named Best Feature
    Setting the stage for what could be the quietest Oscar weekend since 1929, the largely silent film"The Artist"was named Best Feature at the Spirit Awards. 'The Artist" is also favored to win the Best Picture Oscar Sunday. If that happens, it would mark...

    Artist from Springfield creates graphic novel on raid that killed Osama bin Laden

    Artist from Springfield creates graphic novel on raid that killed Osama bin Laden
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Last May 1, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and said Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed.  A new graphic novel coming out soon looks to give some insight as to what might have happened. The last time we talked...