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Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday

Zach Dyer - December 17, 2015

It takes place in a galaxy far, far away but the long wait is finally over. The seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens,”…

New Costa Rican movie explores ‘the happiest place in the world’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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New Costa Rican movie explores ‘the happiest place in the world’

Amanda Zúñiga - October 26, 2015

Costa Rica's latest film examines a famous characteristic of the land of pura vida: its reputation as one of the planet's happiest countries. Director Soley Bernal attracted some…

5 questions for a Costa Rican filmmaker – ‘I’m hungry to make movies’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for a Costa Rican filmmaker – ‘I’m hungry to make movies’

Amanda Zúñiga - September 27, 2015

André Robert's career has just begun, but what it lacks in years, it makes up for in ambition. In just a year and half, the Costa Rican filmmaker has already…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

Legendary horror director Wes Craven dead at 76
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Legendary horror director Wes Craven dead at 76

AFP - August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES, California -- Wes Craven, a master of cinematic horror whose legendary directorial credits include "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," died Sunday, his family…

Love takes Costa Rica, Costa Rica takes Hollywood
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Love takes Costa Rica, Costa Rica takes Hollywood

Amanda Zúñiga - August 21, 2015

Manuel Antonio National Park, on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, has become the stage of a new Hollywood love story: "After Words." Filming began in…

‘Jurassic World’ bites into box office with record-breaking opening weeks
Film
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Film
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‘Jurassic World’ bites into box office with record-breaking opening weeks

AFP - June 21, 2015

The film "Jurassic World" has had a record-breaking opening two weeks, pulling in a total of $398.2 million in North America and shattering U.S. and global opening…

Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’

Zach Dyer - June 13, 2015

"Jurassic World," the fourth installment of Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg’s movie franchise about dinosaurs and hubris, opened in Costa Rica Thursday, but the film's dinosaurs never…

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run

Michael O'Sullivan | The Washington Post - May 15, 2015

It's less irrational than it sounds that the three scarcest commodities in the post-apocalyptic world envisioned by "Mad Max: Fury Road" — gasoline, bullets and water —…

binge-watching blues
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Why you can’t watch ‘The West Wing’ in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2015

So, you’ve moved to Costa Rica and realized there’s nothing to watch. The novelty of “Combate” has run thin, reruns of “El Chavo del 8” have gotten…

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