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...the Coast Guard's core values - honor, respect and devotion to duty. Carson graduates from Pacific University Chester Duke Carson of Juneau graduated from Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Ore., with a bachelor's degree in media arts-film...
Empire contributors share their arts picks for 2009 Richard D. Smith "Bound For Glory" by Woody Guthrie Top five 'Big Screen' reviews fromEmpire reviewer Chester Duke Carson "Avatar" "The Blind Side " "Inglorious Basterds" "Away We Go" "The Hangover" Top five TV shows, from Courtney...
A letter to Matthew McConaughey

...five times. Maybe six. Take my advice, sir. Try to play only lawyers (preferably defense lawyers created by top-selling novelists). You are almost as good at playing them as you are at being handsome. Best Wishes, Chester Duke Carson
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Last 'Twilight' film lines up with the rest

Four books that took approximately a week to read (total, not apiece) somehow turned into five movies spread over five years. Kind of ironic.
'Hellboy II' is 'Labyrinth' on 'roids

...though, is that there is just enough of "Pan's Labyrinth" mixed in to make it an enjoyable summer flick. Chester Duke Carson can be reached at
Looking ahead

Seen "Avatar" yet?If you haven't, congratulations are in order. You are like that last patch of snow left over in the driveway after a few days of rain. You're holding out, but what's the point? That 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 the box office. James Cameron now owns the top two spots. Of all time. Ever. Cameron has unofficially totaled, now, six bazillion dollars at the box office.
'Unschooled Cooking'

...ask me how to say anything in German, because the only phrase I know is, "Will you be my German grandmother?" Chester Duke Carson was born and raised in Juneau. He graduated in 2004 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., and is scheduled...
'Fighter' pretty faultless

As Ricky Gervais boldly ripped everyone at Sunday's Golden Globes - from Bruce Willis ("You may know him from 'Hudson Hawk'? here is Ashton Kutcher's dad, Bruce Willis!") to Tom Cruise (implying the famous Scientologist might be gay) - I found myself wondering what Gervais might come up with to cut down "The Fighter." Sure, Christian Bale, who plays Micky Ward's (Mark Wahlberg) crack-addict brother Dickie in the film, is already on record for his off-the-wall blowups on movie sets. And sure, Bale managed to be the only Golden Globe winner (for playing Dickie) Sunday who actually had his mic turned off (everyone else got the hint when the music started to play).
'Lying' pays off

B ecause I'm a firm believer that there is no time like the present to procrastinate, I did just that this week. What movie to see? For the first time in quite some time there were actually two new movies I had a genuine interest in. "Zombieland," playing downtown, was the more popular movie over the weekend at the box office, but when Ricky Gervais is involved I can't just shrug him off.


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