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Hollywood consistently depicts aliens differently.  Emily Hower | Layout Editor

Phone home: Aliens in film depict human history

December 14, 2015

From “Transformers” to “E.T.,” no other media has had a turbulent fascination with aliens as film. The science fiction genre would be moot without consideration of intelligent life somewhere...

‘Power/Rangers’: Or (The unexpected virtue of expectations)

Surprise entertainment releases can provide a needed deviation from mundane routine — and set the Internet ablaze. So, it’s not surprising that the spontaneous release of a gritty “Power Rangers”...

Oscar's rejects: The best movies without an awards invite

Oscar’s rejects: The best movies without an awards invite

“Birdman” or “Boyhood?” This question will likely be repeated 1,000 times before Sunday, when we’ll finally know who takes home Best Picture at the Oscars.The big award, Best Director and Best...

Forget weak box office: 2014 was vital summer for Hollywood

Forget weak box office: 2014 was vital summer for Hollywood

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor August 26, 2014

Although the box office receipts may not agree, this was the most vital summer for big Hollywood pictures over the past decade.There were no Avengers, no Batmen, no Pixar characters and no Katnisses to...

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