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For the avid TV geek, the holidays were fantastic regardless of presents and parties. Not only did we have a “Doctor Who” Christmas special with the much-anticipated regeneration of Matt Smith into Peter Capaldi, but Jan. 1 saw the return of  ”Sherlock” for those in Britain and on the Internet. With a recent court ruling […]

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I’m open to the possibility that those who haven’t read the “Hunger Games” books might not get what’s so great about the new movie, “Catching Fire,” but as a fan of the books, I can tell you that it’s not only a great movie, but the best adaptation I’ve ever seen. There’s a huge difference […]

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An alternate title for this column could also be “If you’re going to boycott a movie, make it ‘City of Bones’ or ‘Frozen’ and not ‘Ender’s Game,’” but that wouldn’t have fit on the page, and you need the full title for the effect. At the end of last week, the critically acclaimed science-fiction novel […]

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A new LGBT book club kicked off Sept. 25 at Weber State University. Karlee Berezay, the LGBT advocate at the Center for Diversity and Unity, said the club decided to focus on LGBT-themed children’s books for its first meeting. “People can come along and read stories that speak of the experiences of LGBT people, and […]

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The Harry Potter franchise is back, and it looks like it’s here to stay awhile. And I don’t know about you, but I’m excited. In a movie world saturated with remakes and flooded by book-to-movie adaptions attempting to capitalize on current crazes, it only makes sense that such a lucrative and popular brand as J.K. […]

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Students react to ‘The Great Gatsby’

  Sexuality, intrigue and riotous parties were prominent in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic, “The Great Gatsby.” Baz Luhrmann, a notable director of films such as “Moulin Rouge” and “Romeo + Juliet,” took on the challenge of creating a film adaptation of one of America’s classics. The movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious Gatsby, Tobey Maguire […]

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