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Watchmen (2009)

I was really excited about this movie and it lived up to my expectations and then some. I read the books a few years back and while I am a fan of Alan Moore, and it is certainly a thoughtful and complex work, the original graphic novel left me a little cold. I respect it and enjoyed it, but it was more of a detached fascination then any real affection for the characters.

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Madeleine Peyroux – Bare Bones

It might be her soothing voice and the simple yet beautiful melody, or maybe it’s the French name… but there must be something that makes Madeleine Peyroux worth listening to.

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Hathaways – Hand Me Down

Hathaways’ first EP release Hand me Down is a really fresh startup for the duo, who combine indie folk with Peruvian flavor that sounds familiar, yet brand new.

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Juri Ueno – AO AKUA

AO AKUA is Japanese actress Juri Ueno’s follow-up to A Piacere. This time around, Juri travels to Maui on an energetic/cleansing trip experience. Accompanying her and in charge of the photos is Yuichiro Kobayashi.

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Too Foreign for your Own Good, Sing in English.

The recent release of BoA’s English debut, and Utada Hikaru’s 3rd English release switched on my rant button, and prompted me to search for articles on why non-English artists must release music in the language, and oftentimes ditch their native tongue, to get into their market.

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L Word, The – Season 6 – Final

Showtime’s drama The L Word aired its last episode weeks ago, but what has the show left? The season was pretty messy, as it introduced a new storyline in 3/4 of a season, and it never wrapped anything up.

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Desperate Housewives – Season 5

Something must be off on Wisteria Lane. The dark suburban humor and the telenovela mystery of the season were what made this a good show, which now has turned into a pretty much humorless non-mystery telenovela.

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YAM – Issue 003

This new issue has reviews on the Tokyo! Michel Gondry-related project, as well as Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments, Watchmen, and a lot of music… including an article on why international artists need to record music in English~

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TVXQ! – The Secret Code

After the huge success of Mirotic, DBSK is back with their Japanese comeback. Just a year after T, they try to keep the new style they acquired for their Korean release, but the attempt falls short.