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Surviving capture in Syria

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Among the casualties of the Syrian civil war are several journalists who were captured by militants. In 2012, Theo Padnos was captured in Syria and then freed after nearly two years of imprisonment and torture. A new documentary, Theo Who Lived, tells his story. There are new rules for how much time kids should spend in front of the iPad. Turns out a little time for kids under two-years-old is ok. In this week’s film roundup, some well-reviewed indies and a Tom Cruise blockbuster. There are seven casinos in LA County, but they aren’t the kind of places you’d find on the Vegas strip.

Photo courtesy of Zeitgeist Films.