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John Connolly combines fact, fiction and folklore in ‘The Book of Lost Things’, a clever and disturbing coming-of-age tale. This book-about-a-book centers around a crucial time in the life of David, a twelve-year-old boy living in World War II period England.

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Ozzy Osbourne has been making music since the mid-1700s. According to Wikipedia (the most reputable source in the history of mankind), he has sold 75 million albums worldwide, one for each year he’s been alive. He’s had a hit reality show featuring his incredibly lovable (and vaguely dysfunctional) family. He’s richer than I am. All in all, he’s had a pretty good career.

So why in the hell he would want to make Black Rain is beyond me.

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The Art Book brings a lot to the coffee table. Newcomers can learn the language of art without being overwhelmed by it. The vast collection and informative text make this volume an invaluable sourcebook for students. Those well-acquainted with the art world will surely appreciate the breadth of this assortment.

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28 Weeks Later (directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) brings modern age zombies back to the big screen, but cult fans of the original film 28 Days Later may want to save their dollars until this one hits the video store.

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Maroon 5 came crashing onto the music scene in 2002 with a sound that was catchy and new (provided you’d never heard anything from Motown, ever). Their album “Songs About Jane” sold fifty gajillion copies worldwide. Four singles were released from the album, and those four singles took up 97.2% of the airtime on radio stations for a two-year period.

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With the imminent release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, as well as the fact that this website is still too new and developing for me to get a fancy critics screening pass, I decided to instead begin this week with a review of the trilogy thus far. So abandon all hope of part three talk, all ye who enter here, and fear not, for thar be the last o’ me pirate-speak for the rest of this piece.

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Just in time to be extremely early for its DVD release(that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it), three of our movie critics review the double feature Grindhouse with Death Proof and Planet Terror, spawned by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, and question if Thanksgiving and Don’t will ever make it to the big-screen.

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Forget everything you thought you knew about Canadian music. Nelly Furtado is reinventing an entire nation’s musical history. You’ll find no songs about sinking ships (be they iceberg-bound cruise ships or freighters crossing Lake Superior), no denim-clad crooners, no angsty female performers who may or may not say “aboot” in an post-concert interview.

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