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2008-06-19 12:00:40

By Rosemary Ford, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jun. 19--A three-year-old film showing, with sellout audiences in an art house? Strange but true. This weekend the 2005 sci-fi/western "Serenity" will make its way back to theaters across the country. When it was originally released, the movie based on the short-lived Fox show "Firefly" grossed about $38 million worldwide, just shy of its $40 million budget. Yet, this film comes out of hibernation once every year around this...

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2005-10-01 00:05:00

You can see how "Firefly," the short-lived TV show that provided the basis for "Serenity," could have gotten addictive if given the chance. The movie is a spirited mix of the familiar and the futuristic, of fast-paced chase scenes and butt-kicking brawls, of witty banter and well-drawn characters. No single element of it is truly original - remnants of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" are scattered throughout, alongside ideas from utopian novels and Clint Eastwood Westerns. Yet as a whole,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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