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4 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Review: A-list cast can't save sappy 'Leave You'

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver in a scene from the film, "This Is Where I Leave You."

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Related Topix: This is Where I Leave You

8 hrs ago | CBS News

Why some high-tech parents want low-tech kids

It is a dilemma many moms and dads face these days : should you let your 3-year-old play with a tablet or smartphone? Interestingly, some parents in the nation's high-tech capital, Silicon Valley, say that it may not be such a good idea -- and Steve Jobs would have likely agreed with them. The New York Times reported recently that Jobs, who died in 2011, limited his three children's use of the gadgets his company pioneered.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Steve Jobs, Ipad, Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

12 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

'The Bone Clocks' is fantastic, ambitious, messy, and highly creative

"A book can't be half-fantasy any more than a woman can be half-pregnant," a literary agent tells a writer in David Mitchell's staggeringly ambitious, genre-bending new novel, The Bone Clocks . Over the course of 600-plus pages, Mitchell comes very close to proving her wrong.

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Related Topix: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Wolf of Wall Street delivers marathon pitch session

For a guy selling something called the Straight Line System, Jordan Belfort certainly took a winding road to get to the meat of his message Monday night at Ruth Eckerd's Heye Great Room. The pell-mell pitchman, infamous as the subject of the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," alternated between newly-packaged shopworn concepts, his personal story , irreverent anecdotes and high-dudgeon motivational conceits in a presentation that exceeded two-and-a-half hours.

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Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street

18 hrs ago | Binghamton University Pipe Dream

BU student parodies 'Humans of New York' with lizard people

Looking for a comedic outlet over the summer, Jeremy Kaplowitz, a senior majoring in economics, created a Facebook page and corresponding Twitter account named " Lizard People of New York ," a parody of the popular "Humans of New York" page. On the page, Kaplowitz posts pictures taken from "Humans of New York" and other similar pages, accompanied by observant, hysterical captions.

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Related Topix: Humans of New York

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Townhall

In Scotland, 'Aye' Means No to England

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" reads the referendum on which Scotland will vote Thursday. Voters have two choices -- yes or no.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii, Lothian County, Scotland, Authors, J.K. Rowling, Opinion

Hollywood Reporter

David Fincher Explains Why Disney's '20,000 Leagues' Remake Sank

If you've ever wondered what sank David Fincher 's version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , the director has finally opened up about the metaphorical torpedo responsible: the studio system. Fincher first boarded the planned Disney project in early 2010 , following the departure of original director McG .

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Related Topix: Gone Girl

The Wall Street Journal

Piketty Parallax: Consensus on 'Capital'?

Thomas Piketty's 696-page Capital in the Twenty-First Century was 2014's surprising economics bestseller, generating vigorous rebuttals from academic economists who were surprised at how Mr. Piketty represented economic research. Two think tank papers published this month summarized Mr. Piketty's major claims and the most important challenges brought by critics.

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Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Cinema Blend News

The Unfortunate Reason Ang Lee's Groundbreaking Ali/Frazier Biopic Might Not Happen

Ang Lee is set to shuffle around his directorial work-load, which means that instead of overseeing a 3D take on Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's infamous Thrilla in Manila bout, he will direct an adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk . It's been close to 24 months since Lee wowed both audiences and critics alike with Life Of Pi , which was deemed so superb that he even landed himself the Best Director Oscar for his efforts.

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Related Topix: Life of Pi, Drama Movies, Brokeback Mountain

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Martha Stewart on Gwyneth Paltrow's site: Be quiet and stick to movies

Apparently Martha Stewart isn't ready to cede her title of America's go-to domestic goddess to Gwyneth Paltrow just yet. In an interview with Net-a-Porter magazine, as reported by Page Six , Stewart slammed Paltrow for her Goop endeavor and says the actress should stick to movies.

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Related Topix: Hot Chicks, Blake Lively, Orange is the New Black

The Daily Beast

David Mitchell's Novel's Empty CaloriesBy William O'Connor

One of the best novelists alive, Mitchell probably couldn't write a truly bad book, but while his latest effort is always entertaining, nothing about it sticks with you. In whirlwind fashion, The Bone Clocks follows British teenage runaway Holly Sykes from small town England in 1984 right through to a dystopian future in 2043.

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Related Topix: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

The New Zealand Herald

Who is Kevin Tsujihara, the Hollywood exec named in Dotcom's big reveal?

Kevin Tsujihara leaves Premier house in October 2010 after meeting John Key to resolve a stand-off over the filming of the Hobbit films in New Zealand. Photo / Mark Mitchell The studio executive named in the alleged email purported to be part of Kim Dotcom's big reveal is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Jason Bateman is a prodigal son in 'This is Where I Leave You'

Jason Bateman stars in "This is Where I Leave You" as one of four siblings who return to their family homestead to attend their father's funeral. During their unplanned week together under the same roof, the adult children hash out lingering issues with each other and help each other cope with current problems in their life.

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Related Topix: The Hogan Family, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Hogan Family, This is Where I Leave You, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, Cheaper by the Dozen, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies

Cinema Blend News

David Fincher's The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Be Extremely Different From The Book

David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't qualify as a flop, but it certainly was considered a box office disappointment. Released right around Christmas in 2011 - which many have criticized as a mistake because of the film's dark content - the adaptation came in third place during its opening weekend, and after a few months in theaters its domestic total went up to only $102 million .

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Related Topix: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Fight Club, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Marketing, Skyfall

Real Clear Politics

Elizabeth Warren the Message Machine

Chances are, Elizabeth Warren has already answered your question. The freshman Massachusetts Democratic senator has been everywhere the past few months, appearing on an impressive list of Sunday shows and cable news programs, chatting up late night talk show hosts and crisscrossing the country on a book tour to promote her latest biography, "A Fighting Chance."

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Related Topix: US Senate, A Fighting Chance, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Examiner.com

Lee Child wins book list once again

Lee Child's new book, Personal , takes the top selling book list once again as it's the number one book for Amazon and NY Times and is the #3 book for Nook sales. Gone Girl is starting to move up the charts once again as the movie premiere date comes closer.

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Journalgazette.net

Films piling up

Ben Affleck stars in "Gone Girl," which will be released Oct. 3. The film is based on the best-selling novel. Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Moneyball, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, The Spectacular Now

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gate

TIFF 14: 'Rosewater' with Jon Stewart, 'Wild' & Benedict Cumberbatch

The Toronto International Film Festival did not slow down much this year after the first busy weekend, which was kind of a surprise. For as long as I've been going to TIFF, the first four days of the festival have always been blockbuster, while the week after kind of fizzles away.

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Related Topix: Wild, Benedict Cumberbatch

Access Hollywood

Martha Stewart Slams Gwyneth Paltrow, 'OITNB'

According to the New York Post's Page Six blog , Martha slammed Gwynnie's domestic website in a new interview with Net-a-Porter's Porter magazine. "She just needs to be quiet.

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Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Martha Stewart, Orange is the New Black

The Winnipeg Free Press

Family jewels

Playing siblings in one big unhappy brood, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman mix up laughter, tears and, in Fey's case, a mean left hook in Shawn Levy's comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You. In the film, based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, Bateman plays Judd Altman, a radio producer given a one-two punch from life, first when he discovers his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, and then again when his father dies.

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Related Topix: Arrested Development, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, This is Where I Leave You

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