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Dragon*Con brings out the kid in us all

Traffic came to a screeching halt in downtown Atlanta Saturday morning as a group of oddly dressed heroes took to the streets. No, this was not a scene from the latest "Avengers" movie. Instead, it was the annual Dragon*Con costume parade, the pinnacle event for the ever popular pop culture convention.

September 01, 2012 | Tyler Smith | News Columnists

Snow Day Pictures

Covington was a winter wonderland Monday morning as snow blanketed the town. While schools were closed for the day, many area businesses remained open for those willing to brave the icy roads. Others enjoyed their morning off by exploring the the likes of Turner Lake on foot.

January 10, 2011 | Tyler Smith | Local

Track Santa on his way to deliver presents

December 23, 2010 | Tyler Smith | Local

Preview new

For the past few months, we have been hard at work on a new iteration of that we hope will provide readers with the best and easiest way to learn about the happenings in your community. This is a beta site and, as such, we are hoping for some feedback before the site officially changes over in a few weeks. So please, visit and give it a test run. If you find any problems, please let us know either by commenting below, sending an email to or by posting on our Facebook ...

October 07, 2010 | Tyler Smith | Covington

Inception Review

Let's begin at the end. And don't worry, this review is spoiler free.

July 21, 2010 | Tyler Smith | News Columnists

REVIEW: 'Avatar' a must see

Every so often, a film comes along that changes the way we view movies. In 1991, director James Cameron forever altered the movie landscape with the release of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The film used revolutionary technology, blending groundbreaking CGI seamlessly with actors. Eighteen years later Cameron has done it again.

"Avatar" is a movie that is not only watched, but experienced. Cameron is again treading new ground, producing the most believable 3D effects ever to grace the screen. "Avatar's" story centers on the fight for Pandora, a planet humans have begun to pillage for its natural resources. Following ...

December 23, 2009 | Tyler Smith | ENTERTAINMENT

Vioces from the past

On a damp, dreary mid October evening, visitors to the Historic Covington Cemetery were treated to more than tombstones and flowers. At nine selected graves around the cemetery, voices from the past told the story of each site's occupant. From preachers to gypsies, they told a variety of stories that all ended in death.

October 18, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Local

‘Basterds’ among Pitt, Tarantino’s best movies yet

Trying to categorize "Inglorious Basterds" is nearly impossible. Is it a World War II action movie? Well, sort of. Is it a comedy or a drama? Both. Is it a Brad Pitt movie? Yes, but he's really not in it that much. I guess the best way to describe "Basterds" is that it is the most Quentin Tarantino movie Quentin Tarantino has ever directed.

August 25, 2009 | Tyler Smith | ENTERTAINMENT

Six films in, Potter movies still magical

A person's reaction to "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" will depend largely on how devoted they are to J.K. Rowling's novel on which it is based. Those who believe any cuts from book to screen are a sacrilege will be largely disappointed. Unfortunately for those fans, studios are not in the habit of making eight hour blockbusters. But for everyone else, the sixth entry into the Potter franchise presents the darkest and most compelling entry to date.

As Harry enters his sixth year at Hogwarts, the wizarding world is in a state of fear after ...

July 22, 2009 | Tyler Smith | ENTERTAINMENT

T4 dodges sequel curse

Rarely are fourth installments in mega popular franchises nearly as good as those that came before it. Recent failures like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" are just two examples of franchises losing their magic on the fourth go round. Thankfully, "Terminator Salvation" bucks the trend and, while not as great as its predecessors, is an enjoyable entry in the series.

May 27, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews

Not just for Trekkies

"Star Trek" is a rare gem of classic Hollywood filmmaking. Combining adventure, humor, dazzling special effects and just the right amount of absurd guilty pleasure, "Trek" brings back the "wow" feeling of going to the movies.

May 13, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews

Newton Medical Center Gala 2009

April 28, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Audio Slideshows

Dark heroes for dark times

Few book-to-film adaptations are as true to the source material as "Watchmen," a beautiful, uncompromising look at the true nature of masked vigilantes.

Based on Alan Moore's genre-busting graphic novel of the same name, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate version of 1985 where Richard Nixon is still president, nuclear war with Russia seems inevitable and a history of masked avengers is part of society. Through a nifty montage during the opening credits, the audience receives a quick history of the rise and fall of two generations of these heroes.

March 11, 2009 | Tyler Smith | Movie Reviews

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