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Movie Review: "Gone Girl" Is A True-To-The-Book Thriller

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 | Filed in: Film / Movie Reviews

Marriage can be murder… or so says the NY Times Bestseller turned David Fincher (The Social Network) directed film “Gone Girl.” Starring Ben Affleck in a rare pre-Batman performance, Fincher turns Gillian Flynn’s pulse-pounding hit novel into an equally riveting thriller. The director certainly has a knack for tapping into the messed up human psyche. He is the same filmmaker that brought “Seven,” “Fight Club,” and “Zodiac” to life, after all. But with “Gone Girl,” he takes messed up to a whole new level. Thankfully, this is a good thing.  

Before I go ahead and start spoiling any of the film’s dirty, dark secrets, let me take a moment and introduce the real star of the movie Amy Eliott-Dune (Rosamund Pike).  The NYC born and raised stunner might look aloof when it comes to interacting with normal society, but don’t let her appearance fool you. She has a razor sharp mind.

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17 Year-Old Joshua Wong Leads Protesters In Hong Kong

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

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Behind every revolt and protest, there is a leader. Ever since thousands of student protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong, demanding a full democracy, 17 year-old Joshua Wong has been in the spotlight. Who is he? Wong leads Scholarism, an "extremist" student activist group which was formed in 2011. Wong and protesters are calling upon the Chinese government to allow free democratic elections in Hong Kong for 2017.

Protests only grew on China's National Day. Another student leader, Lester Shum told protesters, "We will escalate the action if CY Leung doesn't resign by tonight or tomorrow night. We will occupy more government facilities and offices." Leung Chun-ying is the third and incumbent Chief Executive of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 

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Can You Believe It? Walmart Rebuts Blame For Tracy Morgan Car Crash

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

Tracy Morgan walmartIn June, "Saturday Night Live"and "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan was airlifted to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey after being seriously injured when his limousine was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck. Morgan suffered from leg and rib injuries. James McNair was killed and several others were injured.

Over four months later, Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. issued a statement Tuesday saying the company filed the response as legally required "that included facts and defenses that may impact the case moving forward." This means that Wal-Mart is not taking full responsibility for the accident. 

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CDC Confirms Ebola Virus In Patient Traveling From Liberia To Texas

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

Ebola VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20.

The person fell ill on Sept. 24 and sought medical care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas on Sept. 26. After developing symptoms consistent with Ebola, he was admitted to hospital on Sept. 28. Based on the person’s travel history and symptoms, CDC recommended testing for Ebola. The medical facility isolated the patient and sent specimens for testing at CDC and at a Texas lab participating in the CDC’s Laboratory Response Network. CDC and the Texas Health Department reported the laboratory test results to the medical center to inform the patient. Local public health officials have begun identifying close contacts of the person for further daily monitoring for 21 days after exposure. A CDC team was dispatched to Dallas this morning.

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Protests Continue In Hong Kong On Eve Of China's National Day

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

Hong Kong protestsWednesday will mark the anniversary of the Communist Party's foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Festivities are scheduled to take place, but thousands of protesters continue to gather in Hong Kong. The city is seeing its largest demonstration since Hong Kong was handed back to China by the British in 1997. 

Protesters, mostly made up of students, are calling for a full democracy. According to that was made when Hong Kong became a part of China again, residents were supposed to haev the right to freely elect their leader for the first time in 2017. Protesters are not backing down. Reports predict that protests will increase in size during their National Day events.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive C.Y. Leung said in a statement, "When a problem arises in Hong Kong, our police force should be able to solve it.

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