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Boys of Abu Ghraib is a compelling prison drama and new classics on Blu-ray: Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

By Peter Covino Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s DVDs, there is some really good news for everyone with a digital collection of UltraViolet  movies. Flixster, the online movie website, announced this week its mobile application now works with Google’s Chromecast device as well as Amazon’s new FireTV media player. That means there finally is an easy way to watch your cloud-based movies on your home television, as

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  • With “free” online gaming, it is how you play the game

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor So what games are on your iPad or android device? I have a pretty limited attention span when it comes to games and apps and will obsess over a game or application for a few weeks or a month and then abandon it out of boredom or when a near fatal glitch comes along. Currently, I am still playing Westbound (Kiwi, Inc), a free game

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  • If at first you don’t succeed, try another Hobbit movie. Hobbit part two is on Blu-ray as well as Godzilla vs. King Kong

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor There was a lot that was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed book. The story crept along slower than a wounded hobbit as director Peter Jackson stretched one book into a trilogy of films. Middle-Earth fans can rejoice with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment),

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  • It’s enough to make a bunny hop. Upcoming Easter events, plus some tips on making your eggs something to dye for

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor It isn’t always the Easter Bunny who pays a visit on Easter. Youngsters will get an inside look at some holiday traditions, especially when it comes to the egg, as a holiday workshop just for kids at the Orlando Science Center, Saturday, April 12. The special workshop is $25 ($20 for Orlando Science Center members and the fee covers both a preschool-aged child and an

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  • It’s a 50th birthday party at SeaWorld

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of Central Florida’s oldest and most popular theme parks had a birthday last week, but it was the guests who got the presents. The first SeaWorld in San Diego opened 50 years ago, on March 21, and SeaWorld Orlando, also opened on that same date in 1973. For the next 18-months SeaWorld will be celebrating its anniversary called  “Sea of Surprises” with new attractions

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  • For those who like to wrestle up their dinner, the newest dinner show attraction features wrestling and pizza

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor We have had horses and knights, gladiators and gangsters, pirates and murder mysteries and even a big Italian wedding. Now the latest dinner show to hit Central Florida, and Osceola County, involves some Spandex and a burning desire to be the lord of the ring. Professional wrestling with a thematic story and pizza has arrived at Osceola Heritage Park. The new dinner theater attraction,

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  • Bad Words will leave you spellbound, Jason Bateman leads the way in captivating, coarse comedy

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic No more Mr. Nice Guy. With few exceptions, Jason Bateman for the most part, has played nice, affable characters, from his earliest roles on Little House on the Prairie and The Hogan Family to Arrested Development. In the suitably titled comedy Bad Words, Bateman, who also is making his directorial debut, stars as the foul-mouthed, pretty much despicable, Guy Trilby. Trilby is a mostly

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