Becoming my own hero

Off the Beat

All of us are growing and learning every day — tomorrow, I’ll be a slightly wiser version of myself today. So I try to acknowledge the growth I’ve made, because I am the hero 12-year-old me hoped to grow up to be.
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Shia LeBeouf captures the zeitgeist in #ALLMYMOVIES

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf has an appetite for performance art. From noon Tuesday till 9:40 p.m. Thursday, LaBeouf invited people to join him in a binge-watch of all the movies he’s starred in at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. #ALLMYMOVIES is an improvement in LaBeouf’s performance art.
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Latest ‘TMNT’ flick outshined by ’90s ancestor

Under the direction of Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes, New York’s greatest sewer heroes receive an unenthusiastic reboot in the latest “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” By forbidding the use of “cowabunga,” deciding to omit “turtle power” and by having a severe lack of pizza consumption, the Jonathan Liebesman film
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‘Battleship’ rehashes summer movie cliches

When “Transformers” arose from the bowels of the Hollywood movie machine — that shadowy place where production companies venture after having exhausted plot concepts — the end of creative action films seemed nigh. What next, an action film on Hot Wheels? (Possibly already done? See: “The Fast and the Furious”
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Optimal Grime

Movies like “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon” bolster the sequel stereotype: they only get worse and worse. Michael Bay is milking these Hasbro toys until the teet runs dry, as the latest installment in the Transformers series is the weakest and most forgettable of the robo-mayhem franchise. The plot
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