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Latest ‘Jane Eyre’ adaptation explores the dark side of love

Sharon Hardwick

May 5, 2011

It’s the book that’s been adapted countless times: a mini-series, radio shows, plays, television shows and, of course, movies. Those born between 1915 and 2011 should have a rough idea what “Jane Eyre,” the 1847 gothic novel by Charlotte Bronte, is all about. The latest storytellers to have a go at the well-known story was director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter...

‘American’ creatively looks into the life of comedian Bill Hicks

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

Finally comedy fans are able to spend a little more time with Bill Hicks. Hicks has been described as the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of, and one of the most prolific comedians the United States has ever produced. A rather lofty title earned by a man who died at 32 years old of panc...

Oscar spotlight on ‘The Social Network’: we “like” it

Kristin Hugo

February 17, 2011

I was afraid that “The Social Network” (now available on DVD and Blu-Ray) would be just another documentary leeching off of the popularity of the latest big thing. Instead, the film has story substance and character development, although it’s not accurate enough to be a documentary. The film, which has been nominated for eight Oscars, i...

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