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From the film archives: Dialogue-laden ‘36 Hours’ thrilling

Editor's note: Following the death of James Garner last week, movie archive reviewer Andrew Akers selected "36 Hours" to pay tribute to the famous actor.

July 31, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


From the film archives: 'Born on the Fourth' true emotional tale

Friday is Independence Day, a time to celebrate everything it means to be American.

July 03, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Six months and counting without cigarettes

Last week, I passed the six-month mark since I quit smoking. To be exact, it has been 189 days without a cigarettes.

June 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


From the film archives: Aviator action, brotherly tale reign in 'Hell's Angels'

"Hell's Angels" has everything it needs to be a great modern war film.

May 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Smoking loses daily addictive grip on me

June will mark six months since I quit smoking. In preparation for that, I want to reflect on my past.

May 04, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Mickey Rooney ventures into crime noir

Mickey Rooney was a man who lit up the silver screen for decades. Often known for his portrayal of the clean-cut Andy Hardy in the film series of the same name, Rooney also made a brief foray into crime noir.

April 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


Alienation isn’t the way to stop habit of smoking

Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.

April 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


From the film archives: 'Hoosiers' a great, feel-good flick

Basketball is nearly inescapable this time of the year. The NCAA Men's Final Four Championship is right around the corner and people are obsessing over the brackets.

March 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Are tobacco companies to blame for addiction?

Cigarette manufacturers have received flak for the health dangers of their products since the first surgeon general's report on the subject was released in 1964. Parents, activists and even former Marlboro men have spoken out against their products and practices.

March 09, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


‘The Deer Hunter’ not quite a ‘classic’ film

With the Academy Awards only four days away, it seemed an appropriate time to revisit the Oscars of years past.

February 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews


From the film archives: No ‘Doubt’ of Hoffman’s skill as notable actor

From "The Big Lebowski" to "The Hunger Games," Philip Seymour Hoffman played in many iconic movies throughout the years.

February 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Smoking cigarettes costs more than money

January was an important month for former smokers. It marked the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon's general report on smoking.

February 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


From the film archives: "Lawrence of Arabia" is still timeless war movie

"Lawrence of Arabia" is one of those movies I have always heard about but never took the time to watch. At almost 3½ hours long, I needed more than an idle recommendation from a friend or family member before I could commit to it.

January 09, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews


Cigarette cravings worse in the car

If there is one thing I have learned over the past month, it is that quitting smoking is hard. In fact it is one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

January 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


From the film archives: ‘Holiday Affair’ is a Christmas classic

Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.

December 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


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From the film archives: Parallels between Williams, role of "Patch Adams"

Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.

August 21, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


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