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Sep 22nd

Foxx and Butler square-off in cat-and-mouse revenge thriller

Foxx and Butler square-off in cat-and-mouse revenge thrillerBurglars Clarence James Darby (Christian Stolte) and Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart) both broke into the suburban Philadelphia home of Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) and forced him to sit and watch helplessly while they brutally murdered his wife (Brooke Mills) and daughter (Ksenia Hulayev). However, only one of the perps had to pay for the crime, since the former was permitted to turn state’s evidence and testify against the latter under the terms of a plea deal which let him off with a slap on the wrist.
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(Earth Talk) “Enertia houses” lower heating, cooling costs

(Earth Talk) “Enertia houses” lower heating, cooling costsDear EarthTalk: I recently saw a reference to “Enertia houses” that require little in the way of external sources for heating or cooling.  Do you have any information on this housing design? -- Alan Marshfield, via e-mail
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Book review: Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth

Book review:  Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth“Ray Charles said the secret to life is timing. He was right on, especially when it comes to writing a book. When I handed in this book back in April 2009, Barack Obama was riding high and I was a happily married man. Now, it’s more than six months later. Barack’s approval ratings have fallen and so have mine.
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Mandatory marriage counseling ruins vacation in battle-of-the-sexes sitcom

Mandatory marriage counseling ruins vacation in battle-of-the-sexes sitcom Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell) are on the brink of separating. She hears her biological clock ticking, but their visits to a fertility clinic have been futile due to a low sperm count caused by testicular cancer. Before throwing in the towel, they agree to go for marriage counseling at Eden, an idyllic retreat on Bora Bora billing itself on the internet as the ultimate playground for adults. Besides couples’ therapy, the Polynesian getaway also offers jet skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, drinking, dancing and all the rest of the amenities one would expect to enjoy at a tropical resort.
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Book review: “Dream Big! O’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Life”

Fifteen minutes. That’s how long it took you to read the magazine you bought at the check-out counter. Oh, sure, you know all about some starlet’s beach vacation. You’re well-versed on the latest Hollywood gossip. Other than that, you learned nothing and you threw out a few dollars’ worth of paper.
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Jack Black’s raunchy road comedy released on DVD

Jack Black’s raunchy road comedy released on DVD   This sleazy Harold Ramis-directed Judd Apatow production is unfunny from beginning to end, starting with the moment when Jack Black’s character informs us that he’s slept with his own mother. But such behavior is ostensibly okay since he-man Zed (Black) is a Neanderthal, and the same can be said of his sidekick, Oh (Michael Cera), who conks a woman on the head with a club in order to have his way with her. How charming.
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Jade Jenise Dixon’s directorial debut out on DVD

Jade Jenise Dixon’s directorial debut out on DVDLike an outrageous cross between The Best Man and Waiting to Exhale, Truth Hall is a daring melodrama revolving around the very eventful reunion of five best friends who had been inseparable in college when they pledged the same sorority and lived in the same dorm, Truth Hall. Now, this once tight-knit quintet of accomplished and attractive black women is getting back together for the wedding of one of their sorors.
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