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Most of us remember Michael Keaton’s successful string of comedies in the early 1980s that started off with “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom”. Afterwards, he starred in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated “Batman” in 1989. By 1992, he once again played the caped crusader in “Batman Returns”, earning Keaton widespread acclaim. Then something happened; Keaton’s movies were more “misses” than “hits” until he seemed to disappear from cinema screens overnight. Keaton’s career had fallen into the category of insignificance. He missed out on meatier roles and blockbuster box office winners. Years later, even as he found himself providing voices to successful animated films (“Cars”, “Toy Story 3”), Keaton was never handed that potential Academy Award acting part or movie. Until now.
The Loft Cinema continues its monthly celebration of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceptional film resume, giving local Tucson residents an opportunity to catch up with the elusive director’s work just in time for the release of his new crime drama “Inherent Vice” out December 12th. Influenced by the works of all-time greats like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman, the multiple award winning Anderson has become one the most renowned filmmakers of the last twenty years with a body of work that flawlessly exhibits his knack for bold visuals and grandiose storytelling. Films being shown this week include Anderson’s eccentric romantic comedy “Punch-Drunk Love” followed by what many consider to be his masterpiece, the fiercely powerful “There Will Be Blood.”
(Family Features) The busiest travel weekend of the year is just around the corner and a smart traveler knows that before you hit the road here in the U.S. or head overseas, you do some planning and prep. Wardrobe, medications, itinerary – but what about your phone? Have you made sure you’re maximizing your phone’s usefulness and minimizing your costs? These travel prep tips will help you get the most out of your phone and help you save money.
(StatePoint) Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.
By now the latest golden sci-fi nugget “Interstellar” has drawn mass attention as this generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. The film is leaving moviegoers in awe as one of the most aggressively visual space epochs to date, and critics have dubbed the film an instant center-piece to a genre that uses the cosmos as a backdrop. But the sensational reviews should come as no surprise to those who know the mastermind behind the product. Christopher Nolan has a long list of films that have brought nothing but wide eyes and smiles to the faces of science fiction fanboys. “Following”, “Memento”, “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, “The Prestige”, and “Inception” make up the complete list of films written and directed by the filmmaking savant. Nolan’s list of films have collectively earned 15 Oscar nominations, have resounding approval from critics, and average profits of about six times the amount of their budgets. On the whole, Nolan is seemingly incapable of producing a bad film. So what makes the prolific visionary so much better than the rest? Here are a few of Nolan’s movie-making methods that subtly contribute to his flawless resume.
(BPT) - If you are winterizing your home to protect against the headache of frozen pipes and potential water damage, conducting a quick, three-step energy audit now can help prevent nasty surprises when the heating bill arrives.
Former hip-hop mogul Suge Knight and actor-comedian Katt Williams were arrested last week and charged for an incident in Beverly Hills. The charges claim that the two men stole a camera from a celebrity photographer in September.
This is a popular time of year around these parts because it’s finally cool enough for us all to step outside for a bit and enjoy the ever-so-slightly crisper air. And while there are definitely increased events and festivals happening around town, the turn of the season also marks a great time to explore a bit further. With that in mind, I thought I’d share three day trip destinations that are perfect for fall.
(BPT) - No matter the season, beautiful and healthy eyes are always in style. How can you make your eyes shine like your favorite stars?
(Family Features) Technology seems to evolve at lightning speed, and it can be tough for business owners to sort out the latest tech fads from the tech must-haves. One recent innovation adding new dimensions to all kinds of small businesses is 3D printing. Before you write it off as a fad, read on to find out how it could be just the right fit for your business.
Faster than a speeding bullet comes the comet Siding Spring, which will have the attention of UA scientists as it passes Mars on Oct. 19.
(BPT) - Does the prospect of holiday shopping make you dance with joy, or tremble with dread? Americans seem pretty evenly split into both categories, a CBS News poll found last year. Love it or hate it, holiday shopping has to happen – the National Retail Federation says more than 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. So why not take some steps to streamline your holiday shopping, and make it as easy and cost-effective as possible?
On Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace, located on the corner of Tangerine and Oracle Road, an electronic waste event will be held.
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At Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins, enjoy old-fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples. Pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors will be available for picking in our huge pumpkin patch. We-pick pumpkins will be available at the pumpkin stand. Don't miss Arizona's newest and largest, absolutely amazing CORN MAZE; with 3 levels of difficulty it's perfect for the entire family! Tons of fun for the whole family! Come early and enjoy a delicious "All-You-Can-Eat" pancake breakfast served from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, or partake in the Apple Smoked Burger lunch served from 11:30 AM - 4 PM; both meals are served at our orchard location. Don't forget to bring your camera and a jacket, fall days can be quite cool here in Willcox!
(BPT) - When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It’s the place where your children fall asleep at night, tucked safely in their beds. It has the backyard where your pets roam freely without any danger of running into traffic. And it’s the place where you can relax, knowing your family is secure.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
Police body cameras also include versions that officers can wear on their chests.
Scottsdale-based Taser International has seen about a 35 percent increase in its stock price since the Ferguson, Mo., riots boosted interest in police wearing body cameras, one of the company’s products.
Northwest Medical Center has become the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system, which means less time for surgical patients under anesthesia and vastly improved ergonomics for surgeons operating the robot.
While Oro Valley resident Wally Van Winkle was in his back yard, he heard the raspy call of a roadrunner on the roof. After grabbing his camera, Wally only had time to grab a couple of shots before the bird ran into the desert. Please include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at Explorernews.com.