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"Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists": Great socialist novel marks 100th anniversary

Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.

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"Life Itself": A Roger Ebert biopic

Having conducted an extraordinarily unpredictable life, reviewing some 6000 films, Ebert lived his own movie.

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For Whom the Whistle Blows: “The Kill Team”

This documentary's real target market are those young impressionable people who have bought into the madness of Washington's endless imperial misadventures. 

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“What If,” romantic comedy, sells movie tickets

Zoe Kazan is teamed with Daniel Radcliffe in a story that asks the question, "Will the 'Harry Met Sally' formula work again?"

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New "X-Men" is more of the same

This is a movie about returning to the past, and indeed, in the end, all it really does is tread the same old ground.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" is spacefaring fun

This latest entry in their rapidly expanding universe of comic book adaptations, is a good-natured thrill ride full of fast-paced action and utterly ridiculous humor.

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"Calvary": Chaos and possible redemption

During a confessional, at the beginning of the movie and before the credits, a parishioner says that he will murder the priest the following Sunday; we follow the priest through the week.

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Abraham Galloway biography provides truer picture of Civil War

Abraham Galloway, an African-American bricklayer by trade, became a leader of the abolition cause and built a network of freedom fighters deep in the Slave South.

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Robey Theatre Company celebrates with Paul Robeson Theatre Festival

The two-day Festival celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Robey Theatre Company, dedicated to developing "innovative new plays written about the Black experience."

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"Get On Up" says it loud: He's Brown and he's proud!

Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.

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