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The Boxtrolls

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

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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  • The Maze Runner

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

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    In a rigidly structured dystopian future, one plucky teenager dares to think for himself, shake up the status quo and start a revolution–or, at least the beginning of a trilogy. Such is the stuff of “The Maze Runner,” which hews pretty closely to the YA-novel formula that’s reliably produced so many hugely successful film adaptations in recent years. And, indeed, director Wes Ball’s film is based on the best seller

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  • Dolphin Tale 2

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

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    (AP) — Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Tale 2” is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Bringing together the original cast, headed by Harry Connick Jr., and, of course, Winter, the remarkable dolphin outfitted with a groundbreaking prosthetic tail who put the CMA on

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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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