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11:03am

Thu July 2, 2015
Book Reviews

Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 2:36 pm

Remember how it felt when, as a kid, you opened up a fresh-from-the-library book to discover the illustrations weren't in color? It wasn't a good feeling. Most of us still have a foot planted firmly in childhood when it comes to the ol' rainbow. It means that sticking to black and white — whether it's to save money on your independent film or to approximate high-end austerity in an Ikea-furnished apartment — usually entails a sensory sacrifice.

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6:00pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Movie Reviews

'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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Dinosaurs have been rampaging through movie theaters for weeks. And now, just in time for Independence Day, they are joined by robots and male strippers. Critic Bob Mondello says let the block busting go on.

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5:04pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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5:04pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Monkey See

It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:12 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator.
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In 1984, a $6.4 million sci-fi chase flick by a skinny 29-year-old whose prior feature directing credit was a T&A horror flick called Piranha II: The Spawning became a surprise hit, launching the career of future King of the World and depths-plumbing oceanographer James Cameron. He'd sold his screenplay and his rights to The Terminator to his future ex-wife, producer Gale Anne Hurd, for $1 and the promise that he would direct the movie.

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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I Want My Puzzle Back

Even if you've never set foot in a Chili's, you know their classic jingle. In this game, contestants are given clues to three-syllable things that rhyme with "back." Could you go for some Kraft microwavable elbow-shaped noodles in cheese sauce? "I want my Easy Mac, Easy Mac, Easy Mac."

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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Celebrity Foods

In this punny round, contestants are described famous people who have food as part or all of their last names. For example: "Wesley Crusher had to leave when the Enterprise went gluten-free and no one would stand by this actor." Answer: Wil Wheaton.

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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Don't Be So Literal

We describe film titles literally, like the 1999 film Richard III, Louis XIV and Tutankhamen, aka Three Kings.

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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Your Answer Is Some Kind Of Land

Jonathan Coulton revisits the John Mayer song "Your Body is a Wonderland" to be about other things that end in "-land."

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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Drive My Car

"For sale: classic Delorean with pre-installed Flux Capacitor. Can go from 0 to 88 mph in a flash. Runs on garbage. Perfect for time travel." See if you can identify the fictional rides for sale in this game.

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4:40pm

Wed July 1, 2015
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Water World

In this final round, questions are about words or phrases that include the word "water." You might talk about the answers while standing around the device for dispensing refrigerated liquid, usually in an office.

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