Monday, August 30, 2010

Local Kid-Music Album 'Do Fun Stuff' Tops the iTunes Charts!

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Well, Ellen DeGeneres may not have responded (yet!) to the tweet-bomb that was hurled her way in the name of Do Fun Stuff, but apparently music-buyers have noticed. As of right about now – on the album's day of release – it's sitting atop the iTunes charts for...

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The power of suggestion compels you!

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Once the dust settled, it would appear that Takers took the top spot at the box office away from The Last Exorcism (as initially estimated on Sunday), but the found-footage demon-possession movie still earned a respectable $20.3 million and will prove far more profitable for its studio than...

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

You're outta touch, I'm outta time

Posted By on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM

What becomes a hermit most? If you believe the entertainment press, it’s simply staying off their own myopic radar. Or that of any of the industry power-slugs they embrace as their own. Maybe the days are finally gone when the Academy Awards used to treat Woody Allen like a leper...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The matter of the missing "Micmacs"

Posted By on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:45 PM

When I told you at the beginning of July that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs would be opening at the end of the month, I meant it. When I told you at the beginning of August that it'd be opening at the end of that month, I meant it then...

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Barrie Freeman brings her global charm to DeBary

Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

People ' like cheese, wine or steak ' tend to mellow with age, and Barrie Freeman is no different. The woman responsible for shaping downtown Orlando's nascent dining and nightlife scene in the early '90s with such venerable (and still fondly recalled) haunts as the Yab Yum Coffeehouse (later Harold...

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The devilâ??s in the details

A well-executed exorcist tale breathes new life into the genre

Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

The Last Exorcism Studio: Lionsgate Rated: PG-13 Cast: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum, Caleb Landry Jones Director: Daniel Stamm WorkNameSort: Last Exorcism, The Our Rating: 4.00 Contrary to what its marketing is selling you, director Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism doesn't feature possessed girls scaling walls and...

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Celtic pride

A good story is kept within the margins in this fantastical fairy tale

Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

The Secret of Kells Studio: GKids Rated: NOT RATED Cast: Mick Lally, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Tylak, Michael McGrath, Paul Young (V) Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey WorkNameSort: Secret of Kells, The Our Rating: 3.00 Take a look at any one of The Secret of Kells' 75 minutes, and it becomes...

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The really red shoes

A love story with dance and Communism steps with soft feet

Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

MaoÃ's Last Dancer Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films Rated: PG Cast: Amanda Schull, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Greenwood, Jack Thompson, Aden Young Director: Bruce Beresford WorkNameSort: MaoÃ's Last Dancer Our Rating: 3.00 Veteran director Bruce Beresford has carved out a three-decade career crafting sturdy, slightly above-average films with just enough pulse and...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sure to set back the breastfeeding movement a thousand years

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Cultural difference or just plain exhibitionism? We almost hate ourselves for sharing this unsettling photo posted on the Baltimore Sun's Unleashed blog about an Indian woman who nurses her pet calf in public and has become an "attraction" in her village....

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Grayson hops into a pool of estrogen! (and still hates us)

Posted on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:42 PM

With everybody's post-primary-night hangovers firmly in check, U.S. Rep Alan Grayson – who now gleefully faces stodgy old woman-hater Daniel Webster in the November general election – made a strategic move toward strengthening his base: getting public endorsements from the region's power-ladies at an 11 a.m. "Women for...

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