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Kick-Ass

Have you ever wondered why nobody has decided to be a superhero in real life? Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski, who decides to become a superhero, but lacks the training and powers to fight against crime… until he meets Big Daddy and Hit Girl.

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Glee – Season 1

We love musicals, we love over-the-top humor, and we love sappy moments, so we love Glee. We have described the show as the love-child result of a wild night between the cult loser show Freaks & Geeks, The WB’s canceled-too-soon Popular, and High School Musical on LSD. Who’s the father? We don’t know.

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Kate Nash – My Best Friend is You

After the fresh Made of Bricks, Kate Nash comes back with an album that’s better produced, but loses the rawness of her debut. My Best Friend is You still sounds like Nash, but that bundle of quirky energy has now been contained.

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Yuguo – Those Words I Want to Say to You

Shanghai indie rock band Yuguo releases their EP titled Those Words I Want to Say to You (那些我想对你说的话) after a visit to Spain — and you can certainly feel the influences — in which they tell a story in six tracks.

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14 Blades

14 Blades is an action adventure drama starring Donnie Yen as a Jinyi Wei rogue guardian being persecuted by the exiled Prince Qing, plotting to usurp state power.

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Operación Rescate

Operacion Rescate is the series depicting the fateful events leading up to the taking of the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima, Peru by the MRTA terrorists. The events lasted 126 days, in which they tried to negotiate the release of key members of their group, the successful military operation to rescue the hostages, and the later events in which the commandos were prosecuted themselves.

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Cinderella’s Sister

Otherwise known as Cinderella Unni, Cinderella’s Stepsister or A Modern Story of Revenge. This Korean 20-episode family melodrama is filled with frustration, lovers not able to love, jealousy, loneliness and a lot of tears.

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YAM – Issue 010

On this issue we’ve got reviews for most of the summer blockbuster films, Prince of Persia, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, and the likes. We also talk a LOT about music, including Julz Kpop adventures, and a variety of music, including Yuguo and Zhonguo Feng idol Jay Chou. We also talk about television shows beginning with American shows, South Korea’s, Japan’s, and Peru’s.

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Haruki Murakami – Sputnik Sweetheart

Otherwise known as SUPU-TONIKU no Koibito, Sputnik, mi Amor, or Sputnik Sweetheart, it tells the story of three people: the narrator, a primary school teacher who is in love with Sumire — a young woman trying to become a novelist — who falls in love with a married older woman named Myu, who is unable to love her back.

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Gummy – Loveless EP

One of the strongest voices in the Korean music scene – and sometimes very much underrated – is back after two years with an EP that is going to make you nod your head to the beat.