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September 22, 2011

BY MARK TURNER
    It seems like whenever anyone in the film or TV industry decides to remake a popular series they always get it wrong. They either try to spoof the original poorly or create a show that is similar in name only. But when they do get it right it’s a sight to behold. Such is the case with HAWAII FIVE-O.

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September 22, 2011

By Dylan Malone

Digital Views

September 14, 2011

By MARK TURNER
    I’ve always said that one of the true benefits of DVDs is the chance to see your favorite TV series whenever you want to. Not only that, but it gives series a chance to be seen, especially when one series is programmed against another.

From Left Field

September 14, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Somewhere out there in an area known as Decatur, Indiana  — or perhaps its nearby regions — lives a person whose knowledge of history and desire to pose a question brought this city an unbelievable amount of fun and frolic — some of which is destined to carry into the future — and ignited a sense of civic pride and togetherness rarely seen.

Digital Views

August 24, 2011

By MARK TURNER
    It seems only natural that Hollywood has sought out new sources of inspiration for movies. They’ve sequelized and remade just about everything under the sun. So when word got out that they were taking a manga (Japanese comic) story and turning it into film, fans were both glad to hear it and concerned if they were dedicated to the original source. For those of us unaccustomed to it, the film is pure entertainment.

From Left Field

August 24, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    The place has been quietly sitting there for several years now, like an abandoned, lost, pathetic soul with no friends. It had a lot of friends at one time, and still had many who wanted to remain so. But who wanted to take on a project of that magnitude?

Alone With J

August 17, 2011

By J SWYGART
    Wisconsin, ya done good.
    Okay, maybe Tuesday’s recall election — specifically targeting six Republican state senators, but in reality a broader referendum on GOP Governor Scott Walker’s assault on the working men and women of the Badger State — didn’t turn out quite like many in the middle class had planned. But it was a laudable effort.

Digital Views

August 17, 2011

By MARK TURNER
    Author Robert Parker is perhaps best known for the series of books he wrote about his private detective Spenser, mostly due to the popularity of the TV series which starred the late Robert Urich. But he began a series of books based on a second character named Jesse Stone and those stories have been turned into TV films starring Tom Selleck in the lead role. The latest has just arrived on DVD.

From Left Field

August 17, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
        Did you notice the latest in the anything-goes land of politics, where cheating and lying is a way of life and slime oozes from every orifice?
     During the campaigning prior to this week's recall elections in Wisconsin, fliers were mailed to people. supposedly informing them how to obtain an absentee ballot. But many of the mailers contained false or misleading information, effectively disenfranchising the person casting the absentee ballot.

Alone With J

August 1, 2011

By J SWYGART
    To be technically accurate, I guess I can be counted among the 357 gazillion gun owners in the United States.
    I own a .22 single shot rifle. It’s right there in the closet, next to the front door. No, wait. I think I moved it into the garage. Or maybe it’s in the attic. Give me an hour or so and I could probably put my hands on it.

 

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