"Tim Lucas" is a film critic, biographer, novelist, screenwriter, wikt:Blogger/blogger, and publisher/editing/editor of the video review magazine Video Watchdog.

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If it's a choice between spending $25 for tickets to a movie and almost that much again for drinks and popcorn, it's understandable people are opting instead to buy a movie on DVD for $15, even if it's no-frills.

The frequency of automobile accidents is declining in North Carolina, but the severity of accidents involving bodily injury is rising in the state. That's something we will keep our eyes on in preparing our request next February.

Neither side enjoyed going through the expense of a leng-thy hearing process that ultimately resulted in a rate settlement.

There's not a kid in this building that wouldn't have something wonderful to say about him.

People can afford to be more selective about what they want to view, and many home entertainment systems are now the presentational equal of what you'd get in a movie theater -- and environmentally superior, without the talking neighbors, strangers' cell phones and sticky floors.

The extras on most major Hollywood product are rarely worth wading through. Only the real fan-driven titles need extra detailing.