50th Anniversary: Books Escape into Fantasy, Sci-Fi Worlds

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Lakewood Leader 02/02/1991
Chad Muller | Staff Writer
If you had the chance to walk through a time-travel door from this sometimes-crazy world of ours and into a world of wizards, robots, and other magical beings, would you take it?
But we’re not just talking fantasy here. There is a way to travel […]

50th Anniversary: What Ever Happened to the Good TV Cartoons?

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Jeffrey S. Williams | Staff Writer
They’re gone, but not forgotten. No. I’m not talking about old WWII vets. As a matter of fact, I’m not talking about the military at all.
I was sitting in the Leader Office one morning with Matt Mencke and Jeff Kasper talking about football. […]

50th Anniversary: Madhouse Review

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The Leader 03/1990
Matthew J. Mencke | Editor
If you’re the type of person who enjoys a good comedy movie, then you should get out and see Madhouse, starring John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley.
Laroquette and Alley play the parts of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a married couple living in Los Angeles. He […]

50th Anniversary: The Complete Chevy Chase

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The Leader 12/2/1989
Matthew J. Mencke | Staff Writer
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation started playing at theatres everywhere on Dec. 1. The movie stars Chevy Chase and is drawing a lot of viewers. It is the third movie in the vacation series. This movie marks the last of Chase’s movies of the […]

50th Anniversary: The Desperate Hours

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The Leader 03/1993
Joan Regal | Staff Writer
When there is a knock at the front door and a polite young man says, “Sorry to bother you, ma’am, but…..I’ve lost my way….” a hostage drama begins. Those who read the director’s note to The Desperate Hours know that this play was based […]

50th Anniversary: 1980s Video Reviews…

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The Leader 3/1987
Austin Kallevig | Staff Writer
Based upon the suggestions submitted and previous viewings, I compiled these two rating lists of the best and worst movies that I have ever seen and been forced to see, respectively.
Austin’s Aces:

The Last Conflict
Kiss of the SpiderWoman
Brazil
Repo Man
Alien series/Creature (tie)
Terminator
Cat’s Eye/Creepshow (tie)
Demon Seed
Road Warrior
The […]