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The Impossible

The Impossible

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Movies | Chasing beach balls across the sand, sipping bubbly drinks by a sparkling pool—suddenly the power goes out in your hotel, and a distant rumble turns to a…

Surrender the Secret

Surrender the Secret

By Emily Whitten
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Television | Vanessa, a wife and mother of four, seems guarded and nervous as she sits in the driver’s seat, her eyes focused ahead as she merges into traffic. The…

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

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Movies | Two lovers lie in blooming grass and sunlight, in the springtime of their adulterous affair. It is hours before nightfall, before the violent grasping for fig…

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

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Movies | After a provoking day under the shadow of Fix-It Felix Jr., hammer-handed video game villain Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) sets out to prove he’s not the…

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

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Television | U.S. viewers who love Downton Abbey might be surprised to learn that another BBC series, Call the Midwife , eclipsed it last spring in the U.K. and is now on PBS.

Elementary

Elementary

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Television | Keen powers of deduction, razor-sharp wit, and fine British sensibilities—just a few reasons Sherlock Holmes became a household name, and why CBS hopes its…

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

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Movies | Just in time for Halloween on the heels of Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania , Tim Burton is back with a remake of his 1984 short film, Frankenweenie . One of two…

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

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DVD | "Any dead thing can go with the stream," wrote fairy tale defender G.K. Chesterton, "but only a living thing can go against it." In this PG-13 version of the…

Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

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Movies | What do you get when you put brilliant actors, authentic Tunisian sets, and a hero of the Christian faith in the hands of a consistently under-performing…

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

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Documentary | Raw portrayal of two individuals suffering the death of their idols is the most distressing part

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

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Documentary | Indie film sneaks into No. 7 spot at the American box office

Out of darkness

Out of darkness

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Movies | In The Dark Knight Rises , Batman must move beyond politics and ideology to battle evil

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