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The Book Of Life

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:45 am

A lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today’s toon tropes. To ensure every viewer has a window into the story, the central narrative is framed as a legend being told by a motherly museum tour guide (voiced by Christina Applegate) to a group of rebellious school kids on Nov. 2, the Day of the Dead. While that choice initially plays like an unnecessary distancing device, it also reinforces

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  • The Good Lie

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

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    JOCELYN NOVECK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star – not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse. “The Good Lie” tells a fascinating story, that

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  • The Boxtrolls

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

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    The self-stylized descendants of the Brothers Grimm and Neil Gaiman (whose “Coraline” they adapted for their first of three features), Laika seems to yearn for a little more darkness, a touch of Gothic in our children’s films — a laudable and very welcome impulse that makes one inclined to celebrate their fanciful grotesqueries on intentions alone. Laika’s talented animators, though, often seem to conjure their puppetry whimsy quicker than their

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Summerfest in Monteagle

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

The schedule for Summerfest in Monteagle includes: Thursday, June 19: 10:00 a.m. – Children’s Program – May Justus Memorial Library – Monteagle 11:00 a.m. – Bible Lecture: Dr. Lauren F. Winner “Overlooked Images for God” #3 – “God as Mother” – MSSA 8:15 p.m. – Performance: “Mark Twain on Stage” A Magical Evening of Theater with John Chappell – MSSA Friday, June 20: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Stop

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  • Discover Tracy City

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:49 am

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      Have you always yearned to make delicious bread? Are you interested in the history and culture of the local area? Discover Tracy City, with sessions every Monday and Friday, June 27 through Labor Day at Dutch Maid Bakery, the Heritage Center, and Flury’s Market, will give participants the opportunity to explore Tracy City, bake with the owner of Dutch Maid Bakery, and enjoy a picnic lunch at Grundy Lakes.

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  • Bonnaroo Survival Guide 2014

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

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      LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Tonight the gates will open to what traditionally becomes one of happiest places on earth for four days each summer. Thousands of music lovers will begin their descent upon The Farm for four, fun-filled days of music, food, art and much more known as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. While a good attitude and a wristband are really the only requirements for the

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