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Review: ‘Making Waves’ reveals the sound secrets behind ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ and more classic films

When it's done right, sound in film doesn't call attention to itself, it just comes off as perfectly natural. When Chewbacca speaks in the "Star Wars" saga, for instance, he sounds the way a …

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Television

Marla Sokoloff takes ‘The Road Home for Christmas’

Producers of the new Lifetime movie "The Road Home for Christmas" were interested in Marla Sokoloff ("Fuller House") for one of the lead roles. The only thing they wanted to know before moving …

Books
Book review: ‘Iced in Paradise’ launches new Hawaiian mystery series In "Iced in Paradise," award winning Naomi Hirahara focuses on the multicultural Santiago family, who love each other, sometimes irritate each other, but always unconditionally support each other. …
‘Olive, Again’: Olive Kittredge is older and as wonderfully irascible as ever "Oh Christ," says a man named Tom Coombs, looking out the window to see a car pulling into his driveway. "It's that old bag, Olive Kitteredge. What in hell is she doing here?" Tom's got it all …
Review: ‘The Way Through the Woods,’ by Long Litt Woon When Malaysian-born anthropologist Long Litt Woon's lodestar, her beloved husband Eiolf Olsen, fell over dead in 2010, she was left shellshocked by sorrow, and largely isolated in her adopted …
‘Year of the Monkey’ review: Patti Smith reflects on a pivotal year in her life "The things that transport us can be so random," muses singer-songwriter Patti Smith in her autobiographical book "Year of the Monkey." She is referring to a moment when the simple observation of a …