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Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

"THE NOVEMBER MAN" IS DARK AND BROODING - At The Movies With Kasey

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Last weekend, I saw one of the worst movies I've seen in years—The November Man. Like with Winter's Tale, I'm going to tell you about the whole story, because I'm not recommending that you suffer through it yourself.

The November Man opens with the high-speed car chase and exchange of fire you'd expect in an action movie. Natalia Ulanova (Mediha Musliovic) is trying to escape from "the Russians" because she's flipped and is helping the CIA (I think). Just when things get dire, Devereaux...

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CLINT EASTWOOD - Schindler Sez

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The only time you have to worry what someone thinks of you is if they're paying your bills.

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One of my favorite movie stars is Clint Eastwood. He has always been his own man who thinks for himself. He has never been like the other "me too sycophant stars" who want so badly to be a part of the Hollywood crowd and fit in, that they are afraid to follow their own path.

Clint is now 84, and can you believe that since he has turned 70, he has directed 12 movies?
When asked how he does it at his...

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WORK TO BECOME A BETTER INVESTOR

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On September 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that's certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.
So as you think about investing, consider the following areas in which you will need to apply yourself:

•Work to identify your goals. It's important that...

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ONLY IN AMERICA - SCHINDLER SEZ

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Babies, old ladies, dogs and mosquitoes love me. Does that mean I'm loveable?

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According to a preliminary study of casual marijuana users, there were differences in the two brain areas associated with emotions and motivation, from non-users. Of course the differences were more pronounced in heavier users.  But why am I telling you this? I'm sure you already knew that anyone who uses marijuana ... is going to pot.

Only in America
Only in America...could the people who believe in balancing the...

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IN “THE GIVER,” ATTEMPTS ARE MADE TO CHANGE A COMMUNITY - At The Movies With Kasey

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Anytime a book is adapted for film, there's the chorus of readers declaring that the book is always better than the movie. While I think that tends to be true, I am also far from a purist when it comes to adaptation. I'm okay with changes being made if the film stays true to the spirit of the book. In the case of The Giver, however, the changes made from Lois Lowry's novel are so egregious they come off as the cynical marketing ploy that they probably are.

The Giver takes place in a dull...

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ARE YOU A BABY BOOMER? DON’T LET RETIREMENT PLANS GO BUST

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If you're a baby boomer, you're at the point in life where, if you haven't actually entered retirement, you're at least approaching the outskirts. But if you're like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. That's why it's so important for you to determine what steps to take to help improve your chances of enjoying a comfortable retirement.

Just how worried are baby boomers about their future? Consider these...

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