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'Big Miracle' unwieldy but has suspense February Issue 2 2012

'Big Miracle' unwieldy but has suspense

If a movie is cheesy and knows it’s cheesy — if it embraces the soft, gooey texture and pungent aroma of its own fromage — does that make it any more palatable as a meal?

Graphic novels: More than just heroes In tights January Issue 4 2012

Graphic novels: More than just heroes In tights

Superman, Batman, X-Men and other do-gooders in tights and capes are probably what you think of when you think about comic books.

Family folksters January Issue 4 2012

Family folksters

The Hoppers never miss the Anchorage Folk Festival.

‘Dragon Tattoo’ kicks proverbial butt January Issue 1 2012

‘Dragon Tattoo’ kicks proverbial butt

Hollywood has commandeered Sweden’s big literary export, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” without compromising the story’s Scandinavian roots or its top-of-the-world, Seasonal Affective Disorder sense of barrenness, even hopelessness.

‘SHERLOCK’ SMOTHERED IN DREARY SAMENESS December Issue 4 2011

‘SHERLOCK’ SMOTHERED IN DREARY SAMENESS

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law bicker and banter and bob and weave with significantly diminishing returns in this sequel to the 2009 smash hit “Sherlock Holmes.”

Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ dazzles in 3-D December Issue 3 2011

Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ dazzles in 3-D

Having been revered as a master for decades and functioning at the top of his game as he approaches 70, Martin Scorsese would seem to have nothing else to prove.

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller September Issue 1 2011

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller

Classy, solid and well-acted, “The Debt” is a rare bit of meaty, intelligent filmmaking during the ordinarily dreary final days of summer.

Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ September Issue 1 2011

Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Size shouldn’t matter when it comes to scary creatures.

Who is Loussac and why should you care? September Issue 1 2011

Who is Loussac and why should you care?

Anchorage Public Library is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of Z.J. Loussac Public Library...

Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help' September Issue 1 2011

Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help'

A class act such as “The Help” is rare enough in Hollywood.

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