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/ Feb 9, 2013

Are filmgoers finally rejecting screen violence?

In theaters, the movies might look the same. But perhaps now we see them differently. After the gun massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in December, the ground shifted for good. Assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and background checks became a permanent part of the conversation, as did ...

/ Jul 30, 2012

When horrific death leaps off the movie screen

We go to the movies to dream. When the audience filed into Theater 9 at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colorado, the early morning of July 20, they were there to experience that state of consciousness that only movies can provide. Somewhere between waking ...