The King’s Speech: Well Spoken

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January 23, 2011
The King’s Speech: Well Spoken

The King’s Speech, UK, 2010 Directed by Tom Hooper With class A performances and a beautifully shot back drop, Top Hooper’s historical recount of King George VI’s rise to the throne is a cinematic treasure. Historical dramas are often among the most difficult to film because they either offend historian’s by straying too far...
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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Return to the Big Screen as Saddam Hussein in ‘The Dictator’

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January 21, 2011
Sacha Baron Cohen Will Return to the Big Screen as Saddam Hussein in ‘The Dictator’

Wacky British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has just signed a deal to star in The Dictator, a new movie in which Cohen will star as the Iraq dictator himself, Saddam Hussein, who was executed in Dec 2006 for war crimes. The movie will be a loose adaptation of the novel Zabibah and the King,...
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What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

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January 19, 2011
What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

Sometimes, in order to make accurate predictions and judgments about the future, we need to look back at the past. This is not only true for a business operating within any given industry, but also for ourselves. Our personal forecasts, just like in business, are often responsible for the actions we execute and the...
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The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

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January 18, 2011
The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

The single “Down By The Water” from the Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead has an obvious single feel to it, that and it is simply just a darn good song. The two bareboned songs “January Hymn” and “June Hymn” have a drowsy feel to them. “Don’t Carry It All” instantly reminded me of...
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Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

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January 15, 2011
Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

20th Century Fox announced that ‘Prometheus’ is in the pipeline and will star Swedish award winning actress Noomi Rapace. The Alien prequel is slated for a March 9th, 2012 release. Ridley Scott will direct the sci-fi epic. According to Deadline, what began as a concept for a prequel to Alien has morphed into something...
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New Cross Game Manga Released, Author Awarded

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January 14, 2011
New Cross Game Manga Released, Author Awarded

New additions of the manga CROSS GAME have just hit the shelves. Vol. 2 of the manga (graphic novel) CROSS GAME (bundling Vols. 4 and 5 of the original series as released in Japan) will be published under VIZ Media’s Shonen Sunday imprint. VIZ Media is celebrating this release by offering CROSS GAME Vol. 2...
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The End of INUYASHA Has Arrived!

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January 13, 2011
The End of INUYASHA Has Arrived!

VIZ Media has announced the release of the final installment of Rumiko Takahashi’s longtime bestselling manga (graphic novel) series, INUYASHA. Volume 56, Curtain of Time, is now available. VIZ Media Press Release: Kagome, a modern-day high school girl, is pulled into Japan’s ancient past! There, her destiny is linked to a dog-eared half demon...
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George Clooney’s ‘Ides of March’ to Begin Filming Next Month in Cincinnati, Ohio

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January 12, 2011
George Clooney’s ‘Ides of March’ to Begin Filming Next Month in Cincinnati, Ohio

George Clooney will soon be gracing the big screen once again with a starring role in a new movie called ‘Ides of March.’ The filming will be done in over two dozen locations across Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. The movie will see Clooney, himself a native Kentuckian, star as a democratic governor running in...
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Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

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January 11, 2011
Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

If you just can’t wait until March 8th to hear Avril Lavigne’s new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’, the new single “What the Hell” is available right now. Right away this song emits a good girl gone bad attitude. This is a real good example of the sound we are getting here and now. The unusual keyboard...
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The Social Network: Pride and Privilege

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January 11, 2011
The Social Network: Pride and Privilege

By Jason A. Hill The Social Network, USA, 2010 Directed by David Fincher Shortly before I saw The Social Network I heard an interview with David Fincher on NPR. He said that “nothing in this film is fiction.” At first I thought he was joking, but there was no chuckle after his voice. Although...
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Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

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January 10, 2011
Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

The alternative band Wire’s latest release ‘Red Barked Trees’ shows why the band, formed in London in 1976, has stayed in the music business so long. Taking long breaks and staying fresh, rhythm guitar/vocalist/music writer Colin Newman, bassist/lyricist Graham Lewis, guitarist Bruce Gilbert, and drummer Robert Grey are in fine form here. If you like...
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Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

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January 10, 2011
Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

Coming out January 11th, 2011, Sacramento, California alternative group Cake’s album titled ‘Showroom Of Compassion’ is set for release. The song from the album “Federal Funding” features a tongue in cheek rip on Government pork barrel policies. “Got To Move”  has a tasty guitar sound I really like. “Sick Of  You”  has great guitars...
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Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

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January 8, 2011
Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

Bruce Cockburn’s new album is slated to be released on March 8th, 2011. This highly anticipated release will be Cockburn’s first studio recording since 2006′s ‘Life Short Call Now’. ‘A Small Source of Comfort’ will feature performances from Jenny Scheinman, the accomplished violinist who has previously worked with Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and Madeleine...
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