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From Page to Projector: ‘Shoeless Joe’ / ‘Field of Dreams’

Probably my favorite sports movie of all time is “Field of Dreams,” a film baseball romantics can point to as illustration for why they love the game with such passion. The characters, the story and especially the language draws out … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Eight Men Out’

Now that we’re in the heart of summer, there’s only one thing running through my brain at the moment: the upcoming football season. But before that, there is America’s pastime, the lone sporting event that carries us sports fans through … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Planet of the Apes’

This month saw the release of the latest in one of science fiction’s most well-known movie franchises, “Planet of the Apes.” The franchise that includes eight movies and a TV series all spawned from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel about an … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Killer Angels’ / ‘Gettysburg’

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 151 years ago this month, the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. The events of those three days changed the tide of the Civil War and contained several fascinating stories from both the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘I, Robot’

Classic science-fiction is one of those strange genres of literature that seem to lend well to film adaptations in their imaginative look at the future and what may lie ahead for the human race. However, it is easy for movie-makers … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Young-adult novel adaptations are hardly anything new in recent years, but unlike the vast majority of installations in the genre, the one sitting atop the box office as of the publication of this review is neither fantasy nor dystopian. “The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

I love superhero movies. The “Avengers” movies, the bevy of Batman films, the Spider-Man franchise (both of them!) — the genre is filled with exciting, engaging and occasionally thought-provoking films. One of the first big modern superhero franchises was Marvel’s … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Heaven Is For Real’

Christian movies seem to be all the rage these days. “Son of God” kicked off the faith-based fervor of 2014, followed closely by the cinematic spectacle “Noah” and the modern-day “God’s Not Dead.” This weekend sees another film added to … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dan Rorabaugh reviews ‘The Desolation of Smaug,’ the second film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, and compares it with the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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