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Will Atom Egoyan's "The Captive" be a career rebirth for both him and Ryan Reynolds?

Atom Egoyan, the Armenian-Canadian filmmaker, made some of the best under-the-radar films of the 1990s: Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter come to mind. He’s dropped off a bit in recent years with  291 more words

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Is Google going to have problems with search advertising as more people shift to mobile?

You’ve probably heard this by now, but if not: Google’s Q1 estimates were under the expectations, which doesn’t often happen with them. Income/profit was $3.45 billion (yes, a number that indicates you’re struggling) and revenue was $12.2 billion once you take out partner fees (for example, Google paying Apple to be the default search in Safari on iPhones). 424 more words

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No NHL team has repeated as Stanley Cup Champions since the 1997-1998 Detroit Red Wings. Can the Chicago Blackhawks do it this year?

If you consider the “four major sports” in the U.S. to be NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB, then the longest time has elapsed between back-to-back champions in the NHL. 606 more words

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"Remember that I'm doing you a favor:" The Maddie Yates YouTube suicide note

Maddie Yates, a high school student in Louisville, KY, posted a video to YouTube on Monday around 6pm. It was, essentially, a suicide note; she killed herself minutes later, apparently. 1,013 more words

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Robert William Fisher has been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list since 2002, yet might be living in his home state. Can we catch him?

Victor Manuel Gerena has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted list longer than anyone — 30 years! — but in all likelihood he’s either deceased or living a semi-quality life in Cuba, so the chances of apprehension may not be that great. 630 more words

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