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Colo. Suspect Charged with 24 Counts of Murder

Monday, July 30, 2012

Colorado prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: When Reality and Film Intersect

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the week since last Friday’s tragic shooting in Colorado, we’ve seen politicians, gun control advocates, and ordinary citizens react. But the film industry has reacted as well.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: It's Time for the Consoler in Chief to Talk Gun Control

Monday, July 23, 2012

If it's inappropriate to talk policy after a tragedy and unnecessary to do so before one, then when exactly do we talk about the danger of guns?

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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The Takeaway

Movies to Watch in 2012: 'Dark Knight,' 'Hunger Games'

Friday, January 06, 2012

In 2011 two franchises based on novels for teens — "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One" — overtook stoner comedies, CGI kiddie movies, and comic book adaptations at the box office. In 2012, the bigscreen adaptation of "The Hunger Games" will wage a similar battle against "The Dark Knight Rises." But this year won't be all explosions: a new take on "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and a biography of Lincoln starring Daniel-Day Lewis will also hit theaters.

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