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Teen drinking linked to alcohol in movies: studies spark calls for change (+video)

April 14th, 2015 No comments

A growing number of studies suggests that the portrayal of alcohol use in films is connected to teen drinking. Some public health officials say the images need to be curtailed – as images of tobacco use were in the 1990s.

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No movies, concerts, or tattoos: Kansas bill would limit use of welfare funds (+video)

April 8th, 2015 No comments

Kansas lawmakers have approved a bill that would prohibit families on welfare from using state funds for everything from movies to bail.

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Why Liam Neeson's dadsploitation films shut out women

April 1st, 2015 No comments

Taken created a genre of action films starring older male protagonists. Why are they all men? Because in movies, women still aren’t allowed to take vengeance on behalf of others – they have to be victimised first At this point, the thing that Pierre Morel, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen created with Taken , and what Liam Neeson gave his shovel-shaped Gaelic face to, has become its own genre …

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DVD player ownership in Ireland is on the slide

March 19th, 2015 No comments

Seven in 10 homes still have one, but Comreg figures show rate has declined

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Blu-ray reviews: The Sound of Music, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, My Girl and Top Five

March 18th, 2015 No comments

A pair of radically different comedies, a slightly obscure coming-of-age film and a legendary musical are my top picks in Blu-ray home entertainment this week. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Rated PG, $29.98) — Ben Stiller's dopey night watchman Larry Daley concluded …

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Review: 'Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies' from Orlando Philharmonic

March 7th, 2015 No comments

The harp fluttered, chimes rang, a flourish in the strings and we were off to “The Sound of Music” on Saturday. A suite from the beloved musical opened “Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies,” a delightful stroll down memory lane courtesy of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Putin's movie wishlist: Crimea and military glory

March 3rd, 2015 No comments

Coming to a Moscow cinema soon: movies about Crimea and the mighty Russian army.

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How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

March 2nd, 2015 No comments

A pair of vulnerabilities found in hardware and software for playing Blu-ray discs might come in handy for secret snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Dish, Epix Renew Carriage Agreement

February 16th, 2015 No comments

“Dish and Epix share a commitment to delivering the best TV and movies in innovative ways,” says Tom Gorke, Viacom Media Networks executive vp, content distribution.

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Movies That Really Stink

February 12th, 2015 No comments

The fur flies in this final round as contestants go ape trying to guess movies that have the names of animals in their titles. Who will Chicken Run their way to victory?

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