Arts & Entertainment

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Comics legend Alan Moore slams Hollywood, defends Occupy

Among fans of graphic novels and comics, Alan Moore has become a household name.

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Ten best book adaptations of 2012

One underestimates just how much books - ranging from paperbacks to comics to graphic novels - have an influence on what is seen on television and in film.

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Movies you might have missed: “Destiny of a Man”

This all consuming experience in the Soviet psyche resulted in many films that portrayed the incredible heroism of the Soviet people.

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Profit takers reimagined as nation makers

The recent The Men Who Built America, was constructed upon the premise that a handful of wealthy, powerful men determined the course of the nation.

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“Red Dawn” a disappointing remake

The film had its moments, including some poking fun at the original. Still, a good moment here or there cannot justify an otherwise dull movie.

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How "The Hobbit" caused 27 animal deaths

Wranglers that worked with the animals had complained about the conditions, but their criticisms with the farm were reportedly ignored.

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Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is for the ages

I doubted Spielberg's ability to pull off the dynamics and nuances of our 16th president and the times he lived in, yet, he did. "Lincoln" is his masterpiece

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“Act of Killing” disturbingly depicts banality of evil

Some challenged the idea that ordinary people can commit evil acts because they simply follow orders. Some suggest people can become evil when they identify with evil ideology.

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Anti-teacher-union “Won’t Back Down” flunks at box office

"Won't Back Down," the Hollywood movie portraying teachers unions as pretty much the devil, has set the record for the worst opening since 1982.

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Films from Israel and Palestine address tough issues

Two new and totally different films about Palestinian refugee camps premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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