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'Avatar' actually worth all the hype

...500,000,000 (allegedly) epic, "Avatar." That's it. Actually, it's more...Basterds" was a fast 153 minutes, "Avatar" is a relatively pain-free 162. By...because he uses similar sequences twice in "Avatar." I suppose it's more wholesome in...
Labeling 'Avatar' anti-(fill in the blank)

...then, that when James Cameron's "Avatar" broke through the $1.8 billion box-office...political-cultural right, including claims that "Avatar" conveys "anti-military" and "pro-environmentalist...resemble the indigenous blue creatures in "Avatar" who gather around their own, similar...
Get an avatar and forget it

...suspicious. So unless you're young and cute, it might just be easier and cheaper - and a lot less depressing - to get an avatar in Second Life. Then let the virtual party begin. Courtney Nelson can be reached at
Looking ahead

Seen "Avatar" yet?If you haven't, congratulations are in...snow's going away, and you're going to see "Avatar" eventually. Mathematically speaking, this is a fact. "Avatar," by the way, is the new king of the world at...
From Juneau to Hollywood

...visual artist on blockbuster films like the highly acclaimed "Avatar." Conway, who graduated in 1990, is a matte painter he did for the company Prime Focus VFX for the movie "Avatar," which is in theaters now and has become one of the highest...
'The Artist' is a love note to the movies

"The Artist" is the wonder of the age, as much a miracle as "Avatar," though it comes at things from the totally opposite direction.Far from embracing the most modern cinematic techniques...
Faux news, real results of Tiger Woods' infamous fire hydrant crash. The video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, shows an avatar of the golfer's wife slapping a digital Tiger across the face and then chasing after him, golf club swinging, as he speeds...
The year in books from LA Times reviewer David Ulin

...connected family stories in which memory and emotion, and the interplay between them, fill the function of the narrative arc.The avatar of this sort of writing is, of course, Alice Munro, the 2013 Nobel laureate whose "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories...
Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

...use their real names, played a big part in the seismic shift."The way the Web was developed, it was unique in that the avatar and the handle were always these things people used to go by. It did develop into a Wild West situation," he says, adding...
Secrecy is priority with new Salinger movie and book

...000 copies.Salerno, 40, is best known as a screenwriter, with credits that include "Savages" and a planned sequel for "Avatar." Salerno, who declined to be interviewed, reportedly spent some $2 million of his own money for the project and traveled...


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