Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Hotel Transylvania 2 sinks teeth into family dynamics

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by Bob Brown
Posted 9/28/15, 12:45 pm

In Hotel Transylvania 2, writers Adam Sandler, 49, and Robert Smigel, 55, grapple with themes of family heritage and cultural assimilation—pretty deep for an animated film starring a vampire and a gelatinous creature named Blobby.

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials runs on empty

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by Bob Brown
Posted 9/22/15, 02:05 pm

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the next offering in a line of young adult film franchises featuring teenage heroes fleeing sinister adult despots across dystopian terrains.

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Intense Everest shows high price of glory

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by Bob Brown
Posted 9/21/15, 03:05 pm

The new docudrama Everest opens with a startling statistic: From 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand upon the world’s highest point, to 1993, one in every four climbers attempting to reach the famous Himalayan summit died. Many left behind spouses and children.

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