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Latin Americans look past rivalry, root for Argentina in World Cup final

...heart wants Argentina to win, but my brain says Germany will," confessed Alberto Ramos Salcedo, a Colombian journalist and author who frequently writes about soccer.That Argentina has stepped into the role as the region's flag bearer is a cruel reversal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-12/latin-americans-look
Show lures in fishemen in Indiana

...the opportunities are as varied as the thousands of lure companies that have come and gone since the 1880s.Jeff Kieny, an author and collector from Missouri, has spent a lifetime chasing homemade lures ? or "folk art" baits, as they are known in collector...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-07-12/show-lures-fis
Another brave Dyess exemplifies extraordinary heroism

...documentary on the life of Ed Dyess, now available in DVD format, recently has been produced by John Lukacs. Lukacs is the author of an excellent book about Dyess and his fellow POWs ? Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-13/another-brave-dy
Gone Girl

Opens Friday, Oct 3, 2014 Synopsis: David Fincher returns to the director's chair for this 20th Century Fox thriller based on Gillian Flynn's bestseller (and adapted for the screen by the author) about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Seventh Son

Opens Friday, Feb 6, 2015 Synopsis: A powerful knight trains his young apprentice to do battle against a diabolical witch who is gathering an army to wage supernatural war on all of mankind in this adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel The Spook's Apprentice. Years ago, brave Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) succeeded in capturing evil enchantress Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), and locking her away to rot in prison. Now Mother Malkin has escaped, and she's hungry for revenge. As her followers gather power, the dreaded witch reveals her infernal intentions to the noble knight who once imprisoned her, and who now has until the next full moon to train Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to defend humanity against a threat whose evil knows no bounds. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Giver

Opens Friday, Aug 15, 2014 Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Best of Me

Opens Friday, Oct 17, 2014 Synopsis: 20-once years after being torn apart by forces beyond their control, two lovers who have never forgotten one another get a second chance at happiness in this romantic drama from bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. Dawson (Luke Bracey) and Amanda (Liana Liberato) were just teenagers when they fell hopelessly and helplessly in love. Unfortunately for them, it just wasn't meant to be - at least not then. Two decades later, in the wake of a mutual friend's death, Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) are reunited as adults. Their passion still burns as bright as ever, too, though just when it seems as if their happy ever after is finally within reach, Dawson and Amanda discover that the very same threat that separated them in youth has returned stronger, and more determined to divide them than ever before. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney, Gerald McRaney Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mood Indigo

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: His beloved new bride falling ill after a water lily blossoms in her lung, a devoted husband dedicates his entire life to surrounding her with the fresh flowers that will keep her alive in this visually inventive romance from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry. Based on the cult novel by author Boris Vian, Mood Indigo opens to find prominent Paris bachelor Colin (Romain Duris) sharing a posh rooftop apartment with his trusted chef and lawyer Nicolas (Omar Sy). Later, Colin meets the enchanting Chloe (Audrey Tautou) at a party, and the pair fall into a magical whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But all is not well with Chloe; there is a water lily growing in her lungs, and despite her worsening condition Colin spares no expense in supplying her with fresh flowers she needs so that she can go on breathing. But despite Colin's best efforts in treating his beloved bride's unusual malady, she continues to wither away right before his unbelieving eyes. Aïssa Maïga and Gad Elmaleh co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Gad Elmaleh Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ga. energy use up; individual use drops

...modifications thanks to increased awareness of sustainability issues, and the recession that started in 2008," the report's authors wrote.That decline in personal energy usage resulted in a 16 percent improvement in what the report calls Georgia's "economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-09/ga-energy-use-individual-u
From local writers

...offering from Christine Hurley Deriso, local author and Georgia Regents University publications...visit www.225ways.com or write to the author at 725 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30903...through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the author's Facebook page and www.robertamullins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-07-05/local-writers