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History on trial

posted: 10/21/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

"Some of it is obscene, but at times it is almost surreal," Dutch-born historian Robert Jan van Pelt says of Holocaust denial. Van Pelt was an expert witness in a 1999 libel trial of a suit brought in England by David Irving, the author of several books on World War II including the remarkable Hitler's War (1977), a sympathetic biography of Der Fuhrer as a rational politician who had been slandered by historians.

Review: Film's parts greater than the sum

posted: 10/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The easiest thing to say about Denial is that it is a courtroom thriller based on the actual case detailed in historian Deborah Lipstadt's 2005 memoir History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier. It is a serious and well-intentioned movie that takes great pains to present things as they could have been.

Review: Keeping Up With the Jones

posted: 10/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

It's easy to speculate our neighbors may be up to something dire once they enter their own homes. Our imaginations can lead to some really scary conclusions that have no basis in reality. It's tempting to wish that screenwriter Michael LeSieur had used more of his when he wrote Keeping Up With the Joneses.

Home Movies

posted: 10/21/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Cafe Society, directed by Woody Allen


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Boo! A Madea Halloween PG-13 Madea (director Tyler Perry) winds up in the middle of mayhem and spends Halloween fending off killers, poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. With Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Lexy Panterra, Yousef Erakat, Andre Hall, Brock O'Hurn, Bella Thorne. (1 hour, 43 minutes)


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Inferno, PG-13 A famous symbologist (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and teams up with a doctor (Felicity Jones) in a race against the clock to stop a madman (Ben Foster) from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half of the world's population. With Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu, Ida Darvish; directed by Ron Howard. Oct. 28

On Film: Revisit the horror of 1979's Phantasm

posted: 10/21/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Horror is not my metier.

Accountant tallies box office win

posted: 10/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- The Accountant outperformed two fellow new releases, Kevin Hart: What Now? and Max Steel, and holdovers to overtake the weekend box office.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

posted: 10/21/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Do you realize that Tom Cruise has now been a movie star longer than many of us have been alive? Since 1983, sliding on a living room floor in his underwear in Risky Business, Cruise has dutifully made on average more than one film every year since (allowing for an unusually long break making Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, which famously was a grueling 400-day shoot). In that time, he has gone from kitschy teen comedies (Business, Losin' It), to wildly earnest dramas (Born on the Fourth of July), to a brief auteur period where he made films with Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson back in '99 (Magnolia). Since then, though, he has seemingly settled into the life of an A-List action star, playing a host of unstoppable secret agents and unstoppable sci-fi heroes, with brief excursions as a samurai, a smarmy movie producer, and an aging metal singer.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

posted: 10/21/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Ouija: Origin of Evil is the rare sequel to eclipse the original. Then again, the first film was so tedious and clumsy there was nowhere to go but up.

Super Quiz: We Get Letters: USA

posted: 10/21/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

1. Name the two U.S. presidents with 10-letter surnames.

Helpful Hints

posted: 10/21/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I think this is a brilliant thing to do that worked for me. I had several pairs of backless sandals that flopped when I walked. I took them to the shoe shop, and he found matching elastic for each pair.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 10/21/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This is your year to reach, risk and transform (in a relatively painless way, to boot): As you devote yourself to helping others, your self-esteem will grow through the year. Fabulous happenings in February and June will come inexpensively to you. You'll share your story and win fans, friends and love in the new year.

On Christianity

posted: 10/21/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've tried to talk about Jesus with a man who works with me, but he always replies that what I'm saying is just my opinion, and he's not interested. He has kind of a messed-up life and really needs Jesus, but how can I get through to him?

NW Previews

posted: 10/21/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Boo! A Madea Halloween




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