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Red Mercury

Red Mercury

| May 1, 2007

Carl Sagan, in his groundbreaking PBS miniseries, Cosmos, once filled a large acrylic container with all of the elements that make up a human body–water, carbon, calcium, etc.–and gave it all a good stir. The result? Very nasty-looking water. The point? Just having all the right elements isn’t enough–you have to have them in the […]

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The Trials of Darryl Hunt

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

| April 12, 2007

The Trials of Darryl Hunt follows his 20-year-long odyssey through the American legal system, all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, as he and his supporters struggle to prove his innocence in the brutal rape and murder of Deborah Sykes, a copy editor for the Winston-Salem Sentinel, on August 10, 1984. From the […]

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Summer in Berlin

Summer in Berlin

| March 21, 2007

Nike (Nadja Uhl) rides her bicycle all over Berlin and takes care of elderly shut-ins. Her downstairs neighbor and best friend, Katrin (Inka Friedrich), is a divorcee raising her son, Max (Vincent Redetzki), who is hopelessly in love with one of his classmates, Charly (Lil Oggeson). Charly jogs a lot, so Max wants Katrin to […]

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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

| January 28, 2002

What does a teenage starlet do once she has taken the music, modeling and MTV world by storm? Well, if you’re Mandy Moore, your next stop ain’t Disneyland, it’s motion pictures. A Walk To Remember showcases Moore in her first starring role as good Christian girl Jamie Sullivan. Jamie is the girl in school who […]

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Janet’s Best and Worst Films of 2001

Janet’s Best and Worst Films of 2001

| January 10, 2002

Well, I STILL don’t feel I’ve seen enough of 2001’s movies to accurately say what was the best, but I’m inclined to tell you what was the best of what I did see. The worst I have no problem with. Best (No order): 1. Bridget Jones’s Diary 2. Legally Blonde 3. The Gift 4. Finding […]

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America’s Sweethearts

America’s Sweethearts

| July 30, 2001

What if Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were forced to reunite publicly one more time? How about Gwenyth Paltrow and Brad Pitt? This is the premise behind the new romantic comedy America’s Sweethearts starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Billy Crystal and America’s current sweetheart, actress Julia Roberts. America’s Sweethearts are the beloved Hollywood couple Eddie […]

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