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Tora! Tora! Tora! (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Nominated for five Academy Awards (most of them related to effects and visuals), and winner of the Oscar for Special Visual Effects, Tora! Tora! Tora! is a true Hollywood blockbuster. Long before the star-studded, over-hyped Disney film Pearl Harbor,...

CSI Continues - The Difficult Seventh Season
by James Shenton.Well, it's that time of year again. For the seventh year running, this fall season we'll see a new season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hit our screens. Since its debut in the fall season of 2000, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been a major d...
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Online Guitar Lessons
by Greg Smith.Online Guitar Lessons – Learn how to select, buy, string, tune and, of course, play the guitar in the privacy of your own home at your own pace by learning from experienced guitarists online or through other digital media.So, you want to be a Rock ...
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Indiana Jones Returns - Too Little, Too Late?
by James Shenton.For those who came of age in the 1980s during a time of sleek consumerism and homogenous globalization, Indiana Jones was something of an idol. Harking back to a time when the jungles of South America and the Pyramids of Egypt were truly a world away...
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CSI: Miami - Caines Revenge
by James Shenton.One of the most successful spin-off series in the history of television, CSI: Miami returns for a fifth series this fall. The show, reported by Reuters this year as the most watched television show in the world, returns this season with the continuat...

Box Office Flops - More Than Meets the Eye?
by James Shenton.There's something oddly satisfying about seeing a big-budget movie flop. Whenever we hear about these ambitious, special effects-laden extravaganzas going down in flames we get an odd feeling of schadenfreude. But why is this? Does it stem from the f...
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Ravenous - Not for the Faint of Heart
by Shane Rivers.Tagline: You are who you eat.I’ve always been a sucker for movies that are a bit outside the norm. Hell, who am I kidding? I love movies that are way outside the norm. Sure, most of them may be doomed to box office failure and critical ridicule, bu...

The Natural (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Nominated for four Academy Awards, The Natural is one of Robert Redford's best pictures. The breathtaking cinematography, coupled with the bold original score by Randy Newman, makes The Natural one of the most memorable films of its time. A classic b...
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The Pianist (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Winner of three Academy Awards, and nominated for four others including Best Picture, The Pianist is one of the best films of the decade. Directed by Roman Polanski, The Pianist is a cinematic and artistic masterpiece similar to The Red Violin in tha...

Unbreakable (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team up once again in the romantic comedy, The Terminal. With an out-of-the-ordinary plot and interesting characters, this is one film you will either love or hate…Taking a vacation from his home nation, the Republic ...

Under The Tuscan Sun (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Based on the book by Frances Mayes, Under The Tuscan Sun is a refreshing fish out of water romantic comedy. After taking a much needed vacation, a recently divorced writer buys a home in Tuscany on a whim, hoping the new home will jump start her jour...
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Karaoke Downloads Available Online
by Nan Edemann.If you love your karaoke but would like to expand your music collection the internet is the perfect place to visit. You'll need to understand the different types of Karaoke tracks used and then you're ready to choose from all the karaoke downloads th...
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Building Your Screenwriting Career - The Missing Pieces
by Gordon Meyer.Once upon a time, there was a young man who very much wanted to be in show business, or more specifically, making movies. He attended one of the best film schools in the world, while there discovered the joys of writing and producing and everyone aro...
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Greatest Underrated Guitar Players
by Kenny Auyoung.Ask anybody who the greatest guitar players in the history of rock music are, and you’ll likely get the standard answers. The big three, Clapton, Beck and Page; certainly Eddie Van Halen; maybe Stevie Ray Vaughn. The metal-heads will cite Randy Rho...
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The Role of Major Record Labels in Music
by Morgan Hamilton.Have you ever thought how important music has become for us? I cannot remember a day when I didn’t hear any music at all. I love the stuff. You might have a collection of CDs, or albums, or you simply turn on the radio while commuting to work. Have...
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Survivor Braces for Racial Controversy
by Gary Mitchell.For its 13th season the original reality TV show Survivor is returning to the South Pacific. Survivor Cook Islands will be played in the Aitutaki Islands, an atoll in the island formation originally discovered by Captain Cook. The clear blue waters a...
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Choosing An Electric Guitar: Main Points To Consider
by Peter Mack.Ask any guitarist, and they will you that nothing comes close to jamming with a guitar. In fact, no other instrument has influenced modern music so much as the guitar, and its ongoing popularity is reflect in its ubiquitous appearance in bands, radio...
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Dr. Strangelove (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.One of the most interesting films of all time, Dr. Strangelove is a farcical look at the insane underpinnings of some of the Cold War theories regarding Mutual Assured Destruction. With the Soviet Union and the United States threatening to utilize th...

8 Mile (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Undoubtedly, the surprise film of 2002 was 8 Mile, the story about a young white rapper in Detroit who struggles with his broken family, gold-digging friends, and simply to find his identity in the nefarious world in which he lives. Starring the best...
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The Game (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.One of Michael Douglas's least appreciated films, The Game is an intriguing movie dripping with suspense. With a heightened intensity few films can rival, The Game quickly moves from one surprising scene to the next, always catching its audience off ...
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The Hunt For Red October (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin star in The Hunt For Red October, a brilliantly conceived storyline drawn from the pages of military thriller and superstar writer Tom Clancy's first novel. Blessed with a cutting-edge plot and dripping with suspense, Th...
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Jaws (DVD) Review
by Britt Gillette.Steven Spielberg's breakout film, Jaws is the quintessential summer blockbuster, creating all the horror, thrills, suspense, and special effects you would expect from such a film. Not excessively violent or gruesome like traditional horror films, Jaw...
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Adrien Brody – Zero to Hero
by James Shenton.One of the least typecast actors in Hollywood, Adrien Brody -- star of the new period biopic Hollywoodland -- has defied critics by choosing a wide range of roles on the basis that they “look like fun”. This approach has taken him from the most s...

The 10 Most Popular Movies Of All Time -- A Cheat Sheet (Part 2)
by James Shenton.Are you a movie dunce? Do you not know your Corleone from your Kurosawa? Would you recognise a lightsaber if it hit you in the face? Well, don’t panic. To help you catch up on your movie knowledge here’s the second instalment in your 2-part crash...
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The 10 Most Popular Movies of All Time – A Cheat Sheet (Part 1)
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