Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

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February 16, 2011
Thompson Square Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is a good song and in heavy rotation on country stations. Don’t make an assumption based on this one song. The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are considerably deeper than this song suggests. Sure, it’s the kind of song we get on the...
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Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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February 13, 2011
Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Both director Tim Burton and visual effects master Ken Ralston were presented with a vast catalog of huge difficulties and challenges in the production of Alice in Wonderland (2010). Ralston and Burton both wrestled with the enormous amount of computer-generated effects. “The film used a lot more green screen than Ralston has ever dealt...
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The Grammy Award Winners

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February 13, 2011
The Grammy Award Winners

The Aretha Franklin tribute was a huge part of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tonight. With a star studded tribute and a cameo appearance by The Queen Of Soul, the Grammys deliver old school heaven. Arcade Fire’s ’The Suburbs’ was a huge surprise as Album of the Year. I have to admit I thought this...
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Love And Other Drugs

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February 10, 2011
Love And Other Drugs

At first glance, the recent romantic comedy/drama Love and Other Drugs would seem to be a radical departure for director Edward Zwick, best known for weighty, melodramatic historical epics like Glory (1989), Legends of the Fall (1996), and The Last Samurai (2003). My first thought upon hearing his name attached to the project was...
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The Instantly Interesting ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’ From Crowbar Released February 8th, 2011

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February 8, 2011
The Instantly Interesting ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’ From Crowbar Released February 8th, 2011

Instantly interesting is ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’, the latest release by Crowbar from New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a fan of slower heavy music, I find the songs “Liquid Sky and Cold Black Earth” and “Echo an Eternity” simply marvelous. “Symbiosis” is also in this vein, intermingled with faster parts, and a strong track. If...
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Super Bowl XLV: The Most Watched Program in Television History

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February 7, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: The Most Watched Program in Television History

Los Angeles, California-based Fox announced today that its broadcast of Super Bowl XLV was the most watched program in television history. This year’s Super Bowl matchup between The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged an astonishing 111 million viewers. That number surpasses last year’s Super Bowl, broadcast on CBS, which averaged 106.5...
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Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

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February 4, 2011
Super Bowl XLV: On Fox February 6th, 6:30 ET

Super Bowl XLV (45) will air on Fox on Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 ET. This year’s matchup is The Green Bay Bay Packers vs. The Pittsburg Steelers. The Black Eyed Peas will be performing on the half time show. There will be commercials and some football sooner or later. Anheuser-Busch, Audi, and Hyundai...
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Manga Titles From Viz Media Make 2011 YALSA List

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February 2, 2011
Manga Titles From Viz Media Make 2011 YALSA List

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. The annual list highlights titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences. The books, recommended by the association for those aged 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and...
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Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

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January 31, 2011
Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

Henry Cavill, who is he? I hear you utter. Well, all will be revealed, this 27 year old British actors career is about to take off, quite literally! Producers Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder have decided to cast Henry Cavill for their upcoming Superman movie. It’s a little known fact that Cavill was almost...
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True Grit: No Time to Bleed

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January 30, 2011
True Grit: No Time to Bleed

True Grit, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Based on the novel ‘True Grit’ by Charles Portis The Coens once again show their true talent in film craftsmanship. Not many filmmakers could have put together such a vivid and authentic western with its fair share of mythic violence and comedic...
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Anne Hathaway has Clawed the Role of Catwoman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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January 27, 2011
Anne Hathaway has Clawed the Role of Catwoman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Few would argue that Anne Hathaway is a versatile actress. Now she has clawed herself one of Hollywood’s most coveted roles today. Selina Kyle, aka, Catwoman. Christopher Nolan will direct the next instalment of the hugely successful Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. Christian Bale and Tom Hardy will star alongside Hathaway. The Catwoman...
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Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

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January 25, 2011
Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes finds Social Distortion, the long time Punk Rock group, in fine form. The group was formed in Fullerton, California in 1978. The single “Machine Gun Blues” is a fine example of how catchy Punk Rock can be. The song “Bakerfield” is slower, yet hard driving, with a stellar guitar....
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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

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January 24, 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

To be perfoming at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are The BBC favorite Justin Bieber (yeah right), Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and all five Album Of The Year nominees Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminen, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire. I’m pulling for the dark horse Arcade Fire on this one. More performances are Usher with...
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