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Chang Shilei – Niu China

Just as its name in English states, Niu China is the album to showcase what’s new in the Chinese music world. From traditional sounding Chinese ballads to chanson francophone fused with electronic, R&B, Bossa Nova, to a Tango-ish sounding track, all the way to a mind-blowing fusion of Beijing opera with strong rock/electronic sounds.

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Inglourious Basterds

The Inglourious Basterds are the super secret group of Jewish-American soldiers sent to occupied France to kill and scare the freaking Nazis.

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YAM – Issue 006

On this YAM, we’ve got reviews on Inglourious Basterds, Mother, Treeless Mountain, Luck, Honookaa Boy. We also comment on a lot of albums, including G-Dragon, Arashi, Big Bang, Imogen Heap, BackStreet Boys, Olafur Arnalds… and Chang Shilei. Alongside playlist suggestions by more c_music!!!

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Cusco Bizarro: Muéstrame el Ombligo

When I picked up a copy of Bizarre Cusco: Show me the Navel, I had no idea what I was picking up. For one, this doesn’t look like your typical travel guide. The cover gave me the feeling I was picking up a book on the new wave of Cusco art.

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Down the Idol-hole: From Teeny-bop Magz, Fanzines to 24/7 Updates

There is no doubt that fandom is one of the world’s most organized and loyal social gatherings ever. If there is something in form of music, books, films or television; there is always someone that loves and adores that genre with an enormous passion. There is always something to be admired and fans are born.

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Treeless Mountain

Treeless Mountain is the heartbreaking story of two girls, 6-year-old Jin and her little sister Bin, who were living in Seoul with their mom until the day she tells them that they must go to their aunt’s place.

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Mancora (Peruvian Film)

Mancora tells the story of Santiago, a 21-year-old Limeño who parties a lot and just doesn’t care about life at all. One early morning, his dad commits suicide, so Santiago is forced to re-evaluate his life.

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Moon (2009)

The film is an engaging personal dialogue on isolation between Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) and what drove him to take a lonely job on the moon. As the sole caretaker of a mostly automated mining facility which ships the much needed Helium 3 back to Earth, Sam can’t wait to get back home to his wife Tess and their three-year-old daughter, Eve.

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Blue Meteor – Yu Aoi

Whenever I read of someone discovering Yu Aoi in films, they often mention how they can never get enough of her afterward. I’ve learned to call this phenomenon the “hit-you-in-the-face-like-a-meteor” factor. It happened to me, and it keeps happening to others.

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a movie about the image in front of the man that was John Dillenger. It is fact-based but far from the truth because so much of it is dramatized and fictionalized for our collective entertainment. It zeros in on the mythical qualities of a depression era bank robbing outlaw during the later stages of his storied and sensationalized career.