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Very Good Girls

Now Playing Synopsis: Producer Naomi Foner (Running on Empty) takes the director's chair for this gentle and sensitive youth drama that follows two New York City teenagers and the events that put a strain on the bond between them, during one of the last summers of their adolescence. Lilly (Dakota Fanning) is quiet, thoughtful and introspective -- the product of two conservative parents (Ellen Barkin and Clark Gregg) who keep a tight rein on her. Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, is free-spirited, uninhibited and slightly caustic -- the daughter of a left-of-center mom and dad (Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) who let her do whatever, and go wherever, she pleases. Shortly before they each leave for college in the fall, the girls spend most of their time together, whiling away pleasant afternoons, but soon they both meet and fall for the same boy -- artist David (Boyd Holbrook), who sells novelty ice-cream bars at Far Rockaway Beach. He decides that he much prefers Lilly to Gerry, and Lilly loses her virginity to him. The affair grows more serious, but Lilly can't bring herself to divulge the news to Gerry for fear of breaking her heart. Not long after, an unexpected tragedy occurs in Gerry's family and forces Lilly to reach out in an attempt to console her best friend. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey

Opens Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

More to know about the Dakotas

...Missouri River. Much of North Dakota is flat and featureless, particularly...the ``badlands'' of South Dakota. There is an area just off...January visit. We visited North Dakota in search of smallmouth bass...early summer were so wet in the Dakotas that more than 16 percent of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071699/Ope_wiley.html
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska Bankers Association: Vote no on one

...production elsewhere in North America. For example, combined oil production in the mature oil-producing states of Texas and North Dakota has grown by over 200 percent to 4 million barrels per day from 1.3 million barrels per day in 2008. As an association...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-25/my-turn-0
Opinion
My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

...administration's help, Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, compared the North Dakota take from royalty to the landowner and their state taxes to...have received $1.4 billion more this year under the North Dakota regime. A 2012 analysis to the Alaska Legislature showed ConocoPhillips's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-16/my-turn-why-im-voting-yes-repeal-sb-2
Opinion
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...the kinds of activity like drilling that makes new oil. Meanwhile, states with less aggressive tax structures, like North Dakota and Texas, enjoyed huge increases in industry investment over the same period and rapid increases in production.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/evolution-alaskas-oil-taxes
State
Photo: Clean for some green

Sashi League, 11, left, Dakota Olson, 14, center, and his sister, Aspen, 9, pick up trash and recyclables with other students in the Vintage Business Park...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-17/photo-clean-some-green
Local
Cold snap felt across Rockies, Midwest

...Areas of Montana and the Dakotas were forecast to reach lows...the icy conditions.In North Dakota, Ronald Waters, 59, of Watford...south of the city.In the Dakotas, cattle ranchers who lost...vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association...

http://juneauempire.com/matt-volz/2013-12-05/cold-snap-felt-across-rockies-midwe
Alaska Natives seek degrees at Haskell University

...Kansas was in mid-August, when he arrived at Haskell. He loathed leaving his dorm room, where even his roommate from the Dakotas found his preferred air conditioner settings too cold. More to his liking was a recent day when Lawrence's high was just...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/alaska-natives-seek-degrees-haskell-uni
State
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

...They take their investment wherever they can achieve the highest rate of return. If that is not Alaska, it may be North Dakota, California, Indonesia or anywhere else in the world. To them it's a simple choice: what is the lowest risk and highest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-19/oil-critical-alaskas-economy
Opinion

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