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With Disney’s release of ‘Maleficent,’ is she the most evil of them all?

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Pictured, Angelina Jolie in a scene from “Maleficent.” (AP Photo/Disney, Frank Connor) With the release this week of Disney’s highly anticipated film “Maleficent,” with Angelina Jolie starring in the back story of “Sleeping Beauty’s” formidable villainess (see the trailer below), it got us thinking about some of Disney’s famous female antagonists. Not all of them […] [Read More]
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Eat, drink, take in a flick at Stamford’s Harbor Point this summer

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Free outdoor movie nights, a farmers market, live music and nearly a dozen new restaurants – it’s just part of the events lined up at Harbor Point in Stamford for the summer. Today, developer Building and Land Technology, which has been leading a multi-billion dollar redevelopment project in the city’s South End neighborhood, announced the […] [Read More]
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Cinematic consideration: High school seniors sought for Avon Theatre scholarship contest

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Thousands of scholarship dollars are up for grabs for three high school seniors who are the best at answering the question “Why film matters.” This essay contest is being presented by Stamford’s nonprofit Avon Theatre, who wants to hear from all entrants by May 14. The first-place winner will receive $2,000; the second will earn […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport native is a Pixar all-star

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Adults may mostly recognize Bridgeport’s John Ratzenberger for his role as Cliff on “Cheers.” But kids know him as 10 completely different characters. Ratzenberger is the only actor to voice a character in every single Pixar film. As a student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Ratzenberger got his start in acting when he started […] [Read More]
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50 things to do in Connecticut March 7 to 9

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With the promise of warmer weather for the weekend, there will be plenty of chances to shake that cabin fever. Here are some of the area’s many activities and events that serve as a welcome remedy. [Read More]
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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o thanks Yale School of Drama in acceptance speech

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Before becoming one of the latest Oscar winners, Lupita Nyong’o was a student at the Yale School of Drama. Back in 2012, Nyong’o offered some thoughts about the school and acting in what appears to be just weeks before graduating. (You can see the video below.) As it turned out, that was right about the […] [Read More]
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Movie fans to gather in Greenwich to toast Oscars, launch new film festival

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When film fans gather at¬†JHouse Greenwich on Sunday, it will be as much a celebration of Oscars night as it is a chance to kick off a new organization devoted to cinema. “It’s been really exciting,” said Wendy Stapleton Reyes, the executive director of the newly formed Greenwich International Film¬†Festival, of the lead-up to this […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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There may be a certain ennui that has descended, what with the mounds of snow ice and cold temperatures that don’t seem to want to leave. But, don’t let the doldrums of winter keep you inside this weekend, as activities and events abound throughout the region. Of note: Take in all manner of music in […] [Read More]
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Jane Fonda to speak at Family Centers’ luncheon

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One day after the release of her latest book, which focuses on teens, Academy Award-winning actress and fitness icon Jane Fonda will be in Greenwich to speak about the challenges teens face when it comes to body images, sex and relationships. It will be part of a March 5 luncheon held by Family Centers, which […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Sure, plenty of people will be waiting for the last half of the weekend to do their celebrating, but there are far more events than just the Super Bowl to consider. If you didn’t know it, now you know … we are deep into Oscar season, with area venues hosting several events geared toward featuring […] [Read More]