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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Being stalked by an unseen, unexplained entity can be terrifying in a horror film. Photo illustration. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

1/3 seeks 'rush' from scary movies 

About one-third of us enjoy the adrenalin rush they get from watching scary movies, like "The Shining" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." They're the thrill seekers, the type who like to jump out of airplanes. More males than females make up their ranks. Becky Kramer/SR reports. (Question: Which horror movie is your favorite?)

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015

FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

The blockbuster is back 

Hollywood’s studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up. The movie industry is on track to beat last year’s box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend’s blockbuster opening of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” grossed an impressive...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013

The Butler 

Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” “You hear nothing. You see nothing. You only serve.” Such are the instructions Cecil Gaines receives as he embarks on his daunting new job at...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

Rooney Mara  and Jesse Eisenberg star in “The Social Network.”

Top 5 best and worst movies of 2010 12 

Rooney Mara and Jesse Eisenberg star in “The Social Network.” DENVER, Colo. -- It was the best of movies, it was the worst of movies, and Movies in Toto is here to tally both lists for your consideration. The good news is three of the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Will Poulter, right, and Reepicheep the warrior mouse  in a scene from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

Voyaging to Narnia 16 

Will Poulter, right, and Reepicheep the warrior mouse in a scene from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” I'm a big C.S. Lewis fan and am looking forward to seeing this movie tonight with my family. If you've already seen it...

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THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 2009

THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009

The 10 Worst Unexpected Sequels of All Time 17 

10) The Odd Couple II9) The Sting I28) The Rage: Carrie 27) Pyscho II6) City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (what the heck?)5) Caddyshack II4) Basic Instinct I23) Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (really?)2) Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (didn't the ship sink?)1)...

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009

'Slumdog' Rules the Oscars 11 

Item: 'Slumdog millionaire rules the Oscars with 8 prizes/APMore Info: “Slumdog Millionaire” took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film’s unlikely rise to Hollywood’s summit. The other top winners: Kate Winslet,...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2009

'Bride Wars' Has One Good Line 

This cliched comedy “Bride Wars” tosses out stereotypes about female materialism and cattiness with all the giddy gusto of a newly married woman flinging the bouquet at her single girlfriends. It’s amazing that two of the film’s three writers are women: Casey Wilson of “Saturday...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Wilson: 'Prom Night' 08's Worst 

If you take away the Slumdogs and Benjamin Buttons of December, movies in 2008 were satisfactory at best. The predictably dreary early months ("Jumper," "Untraceable") gave way to a rocky summer ("Dark Knight" yes, "Hancock" no), and even the big fall blockbusters disappointed ("Twilight," "Quantum...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2009

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Not All Brides Are @ War 13 

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Kate Hudson, left, and Anne Hathaway are shown in a scene from "Bride Wars." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Claire Folger) Question (for women): Do you still have your wedding dress? Why? Why not?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.