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Wednesday, October 12,2011

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Craig Brewer gives ‘Footloose’ a foot massage

by James Sanford
“There was a really embarrassing moment in my life when my dad came from work to find me in my underwear, dancing to that Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney song ' what was it called? ' ‘Say Say Say,’” Brewer recalled during a stopover at Detroit’s MGM Grand last month.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

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Korean screen legend's performance is pure 'Poetry'

by James Sanford
She’s not sure she believes it, though. A 66-year-old South Korean trying to raise her surly 16-year-old grandson, Wook, while toiling as a maid for a wealthy stroke victim, Mija wants very badly to be a poet, but she’s frustrated by how difficult it is to find that elusive inspiration.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

ArtPrize: Madness, money, multimedia and much more

by James Sanford
By JAMES SANFORD GRAND RAPIDS ' On this Saturday afternoon, there’s a 15-minute wait just to get into the Grand Rapids Art Museum. But the hundreds of people in line aren’t heading to see an Andy Warhol retrospective or new glassworks from Dale Chihuly.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

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Craig and Weisz’s ‘Dream House’ might be a nightmare

by James Sanford
But the fate of the project that brought them together ' that may not be much of a cause for celebration. “Dream House,” in which Craig and Weisz play a couple spooked by weird goingson in their newly purchased New England home, began shooting in February 2010 and has since been what’s known in the film industry as a “problem picture.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

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If you want to get 'Footloose,' you're in the right town

by James Sanford
In my day, it was all about Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow; in the 2011 version, Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid have taken on the lead roles. When it comes to remakes, it’s hard not to go along with the proposal made years ago by critic Roger Ebert:.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

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Electrifying drama 'Warrior' will knock you out

by James Sanford
Tom Hardy’s brilliance had already brought him a faithful following in his native England by the time director Christopher Nolan cast him as the delightfully deceiver forgery expert in “Inception,” last summer’s brainy blockbuster.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Girls, girls, girls

Riverwalk Theatre's 'Annie' features more orphans than ever

by James Sanford
“I’m very fortunate to have one of the funniest and most physically controlled actors around playing Miss Hannigan: Angela Dill,” Croff said. “She has this great, elongated form, and she’s really been putting her body into it. It’s hilarious watching the kids vacillate between wanting to laugh and wanting to run away from her.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

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‘Another Earth’: Heavenly bodies, heavy hearts

by James Sanford
The discovery of another planet identical to our own is the starting point for director Mike Cahill’s “Another Earth,” a moody drama that’s not so much science fiction as it is an in-depth character study.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

It's a new day at WLNS

Messing with success or making a good thing better?

by James Sanford
There’s the new news set, which will feature a 110-inch projection screen behind the anchor desk, a couple of new additions to the on-air team and the prospect of going to highdefinition in the fall.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

The Screening Room

Clearing up fuzzy memories of ‘Conan the Barbarian’

by James Sanford
My memories of the 1982 “Conan” were fuzzy, so I took a look at it last weekend. When I say “fuzzy,” I mean literally fuzzy: The only times I had ever tried to watch the movie came when I was living with a roommate who was stealing HBO from our more affluent neighbors.
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