Entertainment

The oldest video game genre has added a new contender. Tribes Ascend is the latest FPS game (first-person shooter game) to enter this massive market of combat competition. The new projectile producing gameplay is free, only available on the PC, multiplayer and created for the 13-plus crowd.

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A handsomely wrought, thoroughly engrossing adaptation that should satisfy fans of the books and other teens

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With book sales of more than 26 million for Suzanne Collins’ futuristic trilogy, a lot is riding on this initial film that introduces teen heroine Katniss Everdeen to audiences in what will be the first of at least three, possibly four, movies. Aimed at what marketers call the coveted “YA” or “young adult” market, the film has obviously been toned down from the book to earn the all-important PG-13 rating.

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What’s a momma to do? It’s spring break. It’s raining and you’ve heard for the 45th time, “I’m bored.” It’s a precursor to many summer scenarios, so you might as well start building your arsenal of amusement options now.

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Superheroes have been around a long time and everyone seems to love them, according to Mark Stancil, founder of Terminus Media in Atlanta, Ga.

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Uneven but engaging comedy stars Eddie Murphy as a selfish motormouth who’s forced by a bit of magic to shut up and rethink his life

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For an actor who has such a reputation for histrionics that his last name ought to be Rage rather than Cage, Nicolas plays against the type here as a passive, high school English teacher in this B-movie thriller set in New Orleans. Unfortunately, it doesn’t portray the Crescent City in a very flattering way.

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Nintendo’s mustached Mario parks his Kart this week to make way for a new installment in a 25-year-old franchise – Kid Icarus.

Kid Icarus Uprising is rated “E” for everyone by the Software Entertainment Review Board, but there is mild fantasy violence.

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It doesn’t get much better than this. The city of Orange and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring the 10th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and it is totally free. The event will take place at Stark Park in Orange.

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A richly diverting adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fantastical, heroic tales of an American Civil War veteran on Mars

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