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Oct 25th

Book review: Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats

“I didn’t know the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, other than to nod hello on those occasions when I saw her at jazz clubs… Mutual friends told me she was press shy… What little we know of her life tantalizes… I heard stories about the fabled Rothschild heiress and friend to such musical titans as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Charlie Parker…
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East meets West in martial arts splatterfest reminiscent of Bruce Lee

East meets West in martial arts splatterfest reminiscent of Bruce LeeAs a boy, Raizo (Rain) was abducted by a secret society which kidnaps young kids and turns them into cold-blooded killers programmed to do the bidding of diabolical crime boss Lord Ozunu (Sho Kosugi) by the time they are adults. Over the course of his imprisonment in that yakuza dojo, Raizo was put on a rigorous daily regimen and ordered to master a variety of weapons and martial arts disciplines.
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HBO bio-pic revisits life of jazz patron/civil rights pioneer

Although Baronness Pannonica “Nica” - Rothschild (1913-1988) was born into a very wealthy European dynasty, when she moved to Manhattan in the early Fifties, she gravitated towards another type of royalty altogether, namely, the elite musicians on the New York City jazz scene. She preferred hanging around these African-American innovators, despite the fact that the United States at the time tended to make examples of any whites who dared to fraternize across the color line.
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Rich family adopts homeless orphan in true overcoming-the-odds tale

What is it about the holiday season and heartwarming tales revolving around an orphan who’s miraculously saved by some selfless act of charity? This year’s contribution to the tried-and-true genre is The Blind Side, a real-life story based on Michael Lewis’ best seller of the same name. 
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Dysfunctional family drama from France due on DVD

Dysfunctional family drama from France due on DVD  Don’t be tricked by director Arnaud Desplechin’s deceptively benign title, this flick doesn’t spin a heartwarming yarn in the manner of such seasonal classics as It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. No miracles lay in wait for any unfortunate orphans in this relatively sobering saga set in France.
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New Moon rakes in over $72 million on opening day

New Moon rakes in over $72 million on opening day The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second installment from a children’s book series that has found major success in the world of motion pictures, next to the unstoppable Harry Potter, has already shattered a box office record that was previously set by last summer’s smash hit The Dark Knight. The film raked in over $72 Million in its first day at theatres and $140 Million gross in its opening weekend. Those are pretty incredible stats for a teenage thriller about Vampires.
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Book review: “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage” by Christopher Anderson

You were definitely ill-prepared. There you were, ready to “take the plunge” and get married, when you suddenly realized you didn’t know a thing about where you were diving.
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