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What is your all-time favorite classic Christmas movie?

Still from It's A Wonderful Life // Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Still from It’s A Wonderful Life // Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

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What is your all-time favorite classic Christmas movie?

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What’s your take on the Serial podcast?

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Serial, a weekly podcast from the creators of This American Life, began with its first episode in early October, but it wasn’t until several weeks into the show’s run that its popularity began to really pick up. The show follows one murder case over the course of the season, which is, so far, 10 episodes in the making about the murder of Hae Min Lee, a high school girl killed in 1999. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was charged and is currently serving his life sentence.

After a break at Thanksgiving (new episodes come out on Thursdays), the much-anticipated 10th episode of Serial became available today. It’s being called one of the most popular podcasts ever.

What's your take on the Serial podcast?

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Is Katniss queen of the sci-fi franchise?

Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 comes out this weekend.

What's your favorite young adult, sci-fi book-turned-movie franchise?

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Poll: Does Apple need to innovate more?

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, thinks Apple is not separating themselves from competition.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, thinks Apple is not separating themselves from competition. Photo courtesy of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel is known for his radical ideas about innovation and investing. He discourages smart people from going to college and is the basis for an eccentric character on HBO’s Silicon Valley. He is showing up in the news after discussing an array of topics with CNN. In the interview he takes Apple to task for not being the innovative company they have been in the past.

Does Peter Thiel have a point about Apple? Have they stopped making true innovations?

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12 martial arts movies to watch during the ATA World Expo

Taekwondo got its present name from Supakhee in 1954. Since then, there has been no looking back and today it is estimated that more than 23 million people prefer learning this martial art for varied purposes like self-defense, sport or a leisure-time activity. Basically, it consists of many types of hand and foot techniques. By Monadawson/Wikimedia

By Monadawson/Wikimedia

The American Taekwondo Association World Expo is in Little Rock this week. For everyone who isn’t capable of breaking bricks with their fists, we put together a list of the best martial arts movies for vicarious living. Martial arts movies have appealed to audienes for quite some time, and the sport’s rich, storied history is still bobbing up into mainstream consciousness. Directors like Sergio Leone display Akira Kurosawa as a great inspiration, while Star Wars and spaghetti westerns drew heavily on Kurosawa’s influence, with less name dropping. It’s only fitting that a good number of influential movies are tied to this ancient Eastern tradition.

A movie about getting drunk and fighting. Right up my alley.

A movie about getting drunk and fighting. Right up my alley.

The Legend of Drunken Master

The 1994 sequel to Drunken Master is 16 years removed from its original, but it delivers a tighter story with a better sense of Jackie Chan’s comedic skill. The movie’s production was a subject of contention for Jackie Chan and Chia-Liang Liu. Eventually, Liu would leave the production during filming, leaving Chan to pick up the direction for the final scene, which reportedly took months to film. The drunken boxing style depicted in the film is an actual martial art, although it is not normally used whilst drunk. All in all, Chan delivers the goods in the comedy department and drops jaws with amazing fight scenes.

Chan is the king of prop fighting.

Chan is the king of prop fighting.

Seven Samurai

Kurosawa might go down in history as the greatest filmmaker to ever live, and his magnum opus Seven Samurai is a perfect example of why. The film inspired The Magnificent Seven directly, shot to be identical side by side in certain scenes by director John Sturges, and inspired every filmmaker since with its mold-breaking attitude toward film. Samurai is often called the first modern action-adventure film. Read the rest