Sweden or US: Which ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Is Better?

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By Alex Vidiani Elm Staff Writer Having read the thrilling series that begain with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” by Stieg Larsson, it came as no surprise that it should eventually appear on the big screen–first in Sweden, then recently in the U.S. Both the Swedish version, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, and the […]

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Absurdity, Twisted Wisdom, and Eugene Hutz: Forget Oscar Season, These Seasoned Underrated Films Offer All You Need

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By Alex Vidiani Elm Staff Writer In the roaring, tumultuous waters of cinema, sometimes a bad movie will get all the attention, and good movies sadly go unnoticed.  Here are a few movies that have, for whatever reason, avoided the spotlight, and undoubtedly deserve more consideration.   “Everything Is Illuminated” (2005) Based on Jonathan Safran […]

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Sex and the Chester: A Two-Year Plan

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Staff Writer Children have no concept of time or space. Perhaps that’s the reasoning behind the fact that, to them, the idea of flying to the moon on a rocket does not seem improbable. Likewise, the existence of a little prince on the asteroid B-612 seems no more unordinary than a […]

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A Celebration of Film With a Celebrated Film: Scorcese’s Acclaimed ‘Hugo’ a Passionate Homage to the Magic of Cinema

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By Valerie Dunn Elm Staff Writer The cinema is a place of wonder.  Experiencing “Hugo,” even at the Chester 5, reassured me of film’s unique ability to stir wonder within our souls.  Even before the movie began, the atmosphere buzzed with those sensations that we eagerly associate with a trip to the movies.  The screen […]

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Enjoying Winter Break, ‘C-Town Scoop’ Style

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By Jackie Kelly Elm Staff Writer The holidays are almost here, so I figured my last C-Town scoop could be a jumble of things that will help you have an awesome winter break. As great as it is to be at home, things start to get a little monotonous after a couple of weeks, but […]

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Polanski Proves Himself a God of ‘Carnage’: Strong Cast, Clever Script Makes Chaotic New Film a Pleasant Absurdity

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By Valerie Dunn Elm Staff Writer Few directors could film two couples arguing in a living room for 79 minutes and produce an entertaining movie, yet Roman Polanski (“The Pianist”) has done just that.  Adapted from the Broadway hit “God of Carnage,” the film “Carnage” retains the qualities that gave the play its Tony-Award-Winning status.  […]

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Sex and the Chester: The Consequence of Consistently Saying “Yes” to a “No” Kind of Love Life

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Staff Writer When someone asks you to go to dinner–someone you’re familiar with, that you get along with–and you know that you could both have the potential for a stimulating from-breadsticks-‘til-coffee conversation with, you say “yes,” right? But what about when that same person asks you out on a date? What […]

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The C-Town Scoop: Stop End of Semester Stress

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By Jackie Kelly Elm Staff Writer Oh, Thanksgiving break you’re such a tease. Well, we’re all back at WC and, of course, back to the old  grind. And while it may seem like light-years away, the holiday break is really only weeks away. I know it seems impossible to think about right now with all […]

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It’s a Wonderful Radio Play at Prince Theatre

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By Ji Kim Elm Staff Writer Inside the Prince Theatre in downtown Chestertown, I stare at the two most prominent pieces of the stage where most of the action was likely to occur—two radio-style microphones that snugly rest right between the stage and the audience. For those unfamiliar with the oldie 1946 American Christmas film, […]

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What the What!?: Look! It’s Frosty the Conman!

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By Amanda Whitaker Lifestyle Editor Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul. With a corn-cob pipe and a removable head and a penchant for abusing officers of the law during Christmas parades. Sing along! So, it’s no longer news that Frosty the Snowman was arrested right in the middle of the Chestertown Christmas Parade […]

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