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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Helping James Bond Nab a Killer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
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The opening credits of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo mimic the beginning of a James Bond film; female forms slither across the

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Straw Dogs: A Study of Human Nature

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
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Straw Dogs won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and more than a few critics are dismissing it as a wholly unnecessary remake of Sam Peckinpah’s

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“Memories Are Made of This”
Frank Basile—Big Voice, Big Heart

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
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Frank Basile’s deep, rich, baritone surrounds the Metropolitan Room like a big, warm hug. You can almost hear pleased sighs as the audience relaxes into

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Shark Night: It S(t)inks

Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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Any movie that can open up with a blonde girl in a white bikini getting eaten by a shark and manage to make that boring

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iPlastic—Seeking Perfection Under the Knife

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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We are the iGeneration. We are all too familiar with the iPod, the iPad, iHome and the like, but the “i” extends beyond our electronics

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Fright Night—Bloody Good Time

Sunday, August 21st, 2011
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Let’s get it out of the way: Hollywood makes way, WAY too many remakes and reboots. There was no need for Rob Zombie to re-do

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Friends with Benefits—Road to Romance or Heartbreak?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Two friends “hooking up” just to have sex is Hollywood’s favorite new theme. Popular young stars—Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake—star in a box office winner,

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Entourage—The Boys Get Ready to Say Goodbye

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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The HBO series Entourage is such a hit, it’s hard to believe that in the early days the show had a hard time finding places

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