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Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

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A New Year, a New Vision

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MLK’s Legacy for Black America in 2017

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Want to Keep Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution? Your Pet Can Help!

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Finding Dory movie
By Kam Williams | The Skanner News

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Central Intelligence (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, nudity, crude humor and brief profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about a nerdy accountant (Kevin Hart) who is lured into the world of international espionage by a childhood friend-turned-crack CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson). With Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet and Aaron Paul.

 

Finding Dory (PG for mild mature themes) Ellen DeGeneres plays the title role in this animated sequel to Finding Nemo which finds the forgetful fish embarking on an epic journey to find her long-lost family. Voice cast includes Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, Kate McKinnon, Albert Brooks, Bill Hader, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Argentina (Unrated) Folklore documentary exploring the heart of the Argentine culture, including the nation’s dance and musical heritage. (In Spanish with subtitles)

Cosmos (Unrated) The late Andrzej Zulawski’s final film, an adaptation of Witold Gombrowicz’s novel of the same name, reinterpreted as an exploration of desire at a rural retreat by a law school dropout (Jonathan Genet), his unemployed friend (Johan Libereau) and the newlywed daughter (Victoria Guerra) of the owner (Sabine Azema) of the guesthouse. With Clementine Pons, Jean-Francois Balmer and Andy Gillet. (In French with subtitles)

The Last King (Unrated) Costume drama, set in Norway in 1206, revolving around how the birth of the monarch’s (Benjamin Helstad) illegitimate son touched off a civil war which altered the country’s course of history. With Anders Dahlberg, Asmund Brede Elke and Elg Elgesem. (In Norwegian with subtitles)

My Love, Don’t Cross That River (Unrated) Tale of undying love about 100 year-olds Jo and Gye-Yeoi Kang, a Korean couple that’s been happily married for 76 years and counting. (In Korean with subtitles)

 

No Stranger than Love (R for profanity) Romantic comedy about a married man (Colin Hanks) who mysteriously disappears into a hole in his mistress’ (Alison Brie) living room floor when she tells him she loves him. With Justin Chatwin, Mark Forward, Lisa Berry and Christopher Cordell.

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Unrated) “The Making of” documentary revisiting a couple of Mississippi adolescents’ seven-year effort to remake their favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Seoul Searching (Unrated) Fact-based coming-of-age dramedy, set in the Eighties, recounting how the Korean government created special summer camps where foreign-born kids from mixed backgrounds might learn about their roots. Co-starring Jessika Van, Justin Chon and Teo Yoo. (In Korean, English and German with subtitles)

Tickled (R for profanity) Journalistic documentary revolving around reporter David Farrier’s hard-hitting investigation into L.A.’s little-known world of competitive tickling.

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