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    Author Craig Davidson gets gritty again, this time with novel ‘Cataract City’

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    When Toronto-based author Craig Davidson showed up for a recent interview with a mild shiner and stitches above his left eyebrow, it seemed a more fitting than frightening sight.

    After all, the 37-year-old is known for writing about brutal bouts in books, including the short story collection “Rust and Bone,” which was made into a 2012 Golden Globe-nominated film starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, and the novel “The Fighter,” for which he took steroids as part of his research and participated in a promotional boxing match.

    With his new novel, “Cataract City,” he cast his imagination to the blood and gore of underground fighting once again as he wrote a compelling and witty coming-of-age tale of two friends who get caught up in the seedy underbelly of Niagara Falls, Ont.

    It’d be interesting to read the book and see how Niagara Falls is presented.

    Stars headed to Falls to film movie

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    From the Tonawanda News:

    Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are heading to Niagara Falls for a movie shoot.

    Multiple media outlets in Wilmington, N.C., reported this week that local filming has wrapped on a movie called “Tammy,” which features Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Dan Akroyd and Kathy Bates.

    Pacino at the casino: ‘Cool … very cool’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It wasn’t a concert. It wasn’t a comedy show. It wasn’t really a performance. No, it was exactly what the posters promised: An evening with Al Pacino at the casino.

    And for a thousand-or-so of the film legend’s fans, that was all they needed Thursday night.

    “Cool … very cool,” said the 71-year-old Oscar winner after he was greeted by a standing ovation. “I think I’m gonna have to go now!”

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