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Committed to soul. Committed to roll. The Commitments are back!

The soul songs will rock and roll again in Ireland next spring! The ragtag Irish troupe of soul survivors are ready to strike it up again.

Dublin, Ireland - The Commitments, are getting back together for a handful of live shows next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the best-loved Irish films of all time. The original cast/members (most of them) gathered in Dublin’s Liberty Hall to announce their grand reunion. Once the unknown cast of the movie, based on Roddy Doyle’s hilarious book, many are now successful in their own rights and ready to mark the movies 20th anniversary and raise some money for charity by touring around Ireland.

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SURROGATES (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Surrogates (2009) Come on, who hasn't dated a robot? You live in a big city long enough and, well, you get the bionic treatment. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it, but it's just a shade above online hooking, er, I mean dating.

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JULIE & JULIA (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Julie & Julia (2009) It's Nora Ephron! It's Amy Adams! It's Meryl Streep! Very good master of the obvious, action junkie 35 year-old kiddie - you have described the movie's "chick lineage" accurately and succinctly. Now go back to your buffo wings and let the adults talk.


All About Steve (Weekly Pick) (2009) -

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Licensed To Wed writer Kim Barker gets another shot at comedy. A yarn about Sandra Bullock, a wacky 40s crossword puzzle constructor (aka the morning confounder) who falls in love with a news cameraman, Bradley Cooper. A fill in the squares type of movie. Black and white. Diagonal logic. You get the picture - 4 down. Cooper is hot off his debauched hit The Hangover, and Bullock is proving you can still be cute in your 40s even with too much make-up. Rocky Faulkner, I hope it was supposed to look that way, or since you've done a lot of special effects make-up, maybe it was all a thick...


Amelia (2009) -

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A Mira Nair Movie. Yeah, two Mira Nair movies in a weekly pick row and I still don't know who she be. Good thing she put that card in the movie, lest we forget, it's not about the movie, it's about Mira Nair. Amelia is the original fly-girl. Easy I know, but really true. She had the spunk and grit to conquer nations and...the sky. And with equipment equivalent to riding down the 5 freeway with a go-kart. This was no balloon girl, this was an awakening of female independence and determination. This was, for all intensive purposes, the beginning of the gender war, which may, or may not, be over...

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ZOMBIELAND (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Zombieland (2009) View now and get a zombiebat for free as a thank you for your time, and effort, completing this movie. After which you will need a double tap of strong beer to kill the broad comedic nuggets rattling around in your zombie loving noggin.

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He May Be Wacko, But He Was Our Jacko - Michael Jackson Dead At 50

UPDATE: Was Michael Muslim as the Internet rumor mill claims? Michael Jackson allegedly become a Muslim in November 2008 and changed his name to Mikaeel. If that is so, will it affect his funeral? It does appear Michael converted to Islam in November of 2008. The singer, who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, converted to Islam in a ceremony at a friend's house in Los Angeles. He is said to have sat on the floor and worn a small hat while an imam officiated.

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Who is Betty Brant? And is she the girl with the spidery tattoo?

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Emma Stone may have taken the Easy A route to Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man (reboot), but there is one part that may be more... resilient than it seems. She's sat in the background watching and waiting for her spotlight and I think now's the time. Elizabeth Brant. Betty to her friends and there are many. Some have rumored Zooey Descahanel, and others pine for Elizabeth Banks who's already had the forgotten part in the previous Spider-Man movies. But whom ever gets it, keep in mind, Betty is no push-over. As a tough girl from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Betty has the goods. She's smart and savvy,...

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Ninja Assassin (2009) Weekly Pick

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Raizo (Rain) is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them…and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior,...

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FUNNY PEOPLE (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Funny People (2009) Ya know, what I really want to do is Adam, but it's only in 4 theaters to start due to some intern at Fox Searchlight who thought there were only 300 people in the US. M stands for million, not monkeys...well, maybe it could stand for monkeys in this case, but all in all, love the decimal decimal.