Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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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Costa Rica newspaper mistakes Hollywood movie for a porno film, incites outrage from Public Security Ministry

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFPqyNvNzvU While it has been more than a year since the online gambling thriller "Runner Runner" was released in the United States and Latin America, a recent story in…

What the heck is a Sinsajo?
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What the heck is a Sinsajo?

Lindsay Fendt - November 19, 2014

Among the many hazards of living abroad is the constant feeling that you are out of touch with what is going on back home. When I lived…

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International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday

Robert Isenberg - November 6, 2014

If there’s one thing Costa Rica excels at, it’s peace – so it makes sense that a major local film festival would have the theme “Peace with the…