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Butler Eagle Online Arts & Ent. Features | December 20, 2014
Overseas movie villains win
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of “The Interview,” an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.
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Butler Eagle Online Arts & Ent. Features | December 20, 2014
Craig Ferguson makes exit as CBS ‘Late Late Show’ host
NEW YORK — Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow’s future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than “The Late Late Show.” Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show.
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Arts & Ent. Features | December 20, 2014
Hobnob keeps energy up for annual classic
BUTLER TWP — The Hobnob Theatre Co. reprises its annual Christmas offering with “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, continuing Saturday and Sunday at Butler County Community College under the direction of Liz Smith and Jim Lilley.
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Butler Eagle Online Movie Reviews | December 20, 2014
‘The Hobbit’ worthy tribute to timeless book
Readers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit” know that the author saved the best material for last, as Tolkien wove his story strands together to create a parable of the wages of vengeance and greed.
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Arts & Ent. Features | December 20, 2014
Best TV shows on-air and online
NEW YORK — From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries “The Honorable Woman” on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air.
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Arts & Ent. Features | December 20, 2014
No plans to go back again to Middle-earth on film
LOS ANGELES — The final installment of “The Hobbit” doesn’t just mark the conclusion of Bilbo Baggins’ journey on the big screen. It’s also the end of a massively successful film franchise that’s earned New Line and Warner Bros. nearly $5 billion, going all the way back to the 2001 release of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Butler Eagle Online Arts & Ent. Features | December 19, 2014
Stephen Colbert retires his ‘Report’
NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is dead.
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Arts & Ent. Features | December 16, 2014
Ferguson to exit ‘Late Late Show’ Friday
Last month, Jimmy Kimmel paid a visit to “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” and — naturally — the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” wondered why the host of “Late Late Show” was quitting. Ferguson leaves Friday, the day after Stephen Colbert ends “The Colbert Report.”
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Arts & Ent. Features | December 15, 2014
Christmas gets jazzed up
BUTLER TWP — When it comes right down to it, the Trinity Jazz Orchestra Concert to benefit the Community Health Clinic on Saturday night at the Succop Theater was definitely not your grandmother’s Christmas cantata.
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Movie Reviews | December 15, 2014
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ conquers the weekend
LOS ANGELES — After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.
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December 20, 2014
Constellations help ring in Christmas
Last week in Starwatch I tried to turn the constellation Taurus the Bull into a Christmas constellation, but failed rather miserably in my estimation and most likely yours as well.
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