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Romantic comedy delivers love without melodrama   About Time stars Rachel McAdams in yet another time-travelling romance. Unlike The Time-Traveler’s Wife, this film brings a semblance of charisma to what could otherwise be a tired storyline. This is a credit to director Richard Curtis. The Oscar-winning writer and director is known for his romantic gems …

Why do so many people get their kicks from scary flicks? Photo by Tina Wallace Every year throughout the month of October, it seems like cable TV programming wants to give me a heart attack. While flipping through the channels I basically have the choice to watch news or Barney because most of the good …

After the first hour, though, it really started to pick up, and by the climax right around the three-hour mark I was completely enthralled. And then my girlfriend ruined it

Since 1889, movies everywhere have been shot, distributed, and projected at 24 frames per second on 35-mm film, but come January 2013, all new projects will be shot digitally. By the end of this year, studios and distributors will no longer be producing or shipping film prints. This means that the Mayfair Theatre will have to drop $55,000 on a digital cinema package (DCP) to stay in business.

The Muppets 4/5 THE MUPPETS IS one movie that could have easily been butchered by a group of old, crusty, out-of-touch executives who think Jim Henson’s creations aren’t cool enough to appeal to modern audiences. Luckily, in this recent incarnation, the classic marionette and puppet hybrids have not been replaced with computer generated doppelgangers and Kermit …

OIAF comes to town FOR THOSE WHO didn’t know, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest animation festival in North America, and it’s growing every year. There were over 2,000 entries in the 2011 competition, but only 151 made the cut. Taking place from Sept. 21–25, the festival includes a final selection of …

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