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The Lake House

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (wide)

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer

Director: Alejandro Agresti

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (wide)

Cast: Lucas Black, Shad 'Bow Wow' Gregory Moss, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Brian Tee

Director: Justin Lin

Nacho Libre

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (wide)

Cast: Jack Black, Hector Jimenez, Troy Gentile, Moises Arias, Lauro Chartrand

Director: Jared Hess

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (wide)

Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Breckin Meyer, Lucy Davis, Billy Connolly, Ian Abercrombie

Director: Tim Hill (III)

Loverboy

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (limited)

Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Oliver Platt, Marisa Tomei, Campbell Scott

Director: Kevin Bacon

Wordplay

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (limited)

Cast: Will Shortz, Merl Reagle, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Indigo Girls (II)

Director: Patrick Creadon

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (New York/Los Angeles)

Cast: Daniel Letterle, Dave Monahan, Diego Serrano, Dean Shelton, Shanola Hampton

Director: George Bamber

Only Human

Releasing: 16 June 2006 (New York)

Cast: Norma Aleandro, Guillermo Toledo, Maria Botto, Mariana Aguilera, Fernando Ramallo

Director: Teresa de Pelegri, Dominic Harari

To be a migrant worker in America is to relearn the basic skills of living. Imagine doing that in your 60s and 70s, when you thought you'd be retired.


Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Author: Jessica Bruder
Publication date: 2017-09
Amazon

There's been much hand-wringing over the state of the American economy in recent years. After the 2008 financial crisis upended middle-class families, we now live with regular media reports of recovery and growth -- as well as rising inequality and decreased social mobility. We ponder what kind of future we're creating for our children, while generally failing to consider who has already fallen between the gaps.

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Very few of their peers surpass Eurythmics in terms of artistic vision, musicianship, songwriting, and creative audacity. This is the history of the seminal new wave group

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee's yearly announcement of the latest batch of potential inductees always generates the same reaction: a combination of sputtering outrage by fans of those deserving artists who've been shunned, and jubilation by fans of those who made the cut. The annual debate over the list of nominees is as inevitable as the announcement itself.

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This film suggests that all violence—wars, duels, boxing, and the like—is nothing more than subterfuge for masculine insecurities and romantic adolescent notions, which in many ways come down to one and the same thing.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) crystalizes a rather nocturnal view of heterosexual, white masculinity that pervades much of Stanley Kubrick's films: after slithering from the primordial slime, we jockey for position in ceaseless turf wars over land, money, and women. Those wielding the largest bone/weapon claim the spoils. Despite our self-delusions about transcending our simian stirrings through our advanced technology and knowledge, we remain mired in our ancestral origins of brute force and domination—brilliantly condensed by Kubrick in one of the most famous cuts in cinematic history: a twirling bone ascends into the air only to cut to a graphic match of a space station. Ancient and modern technology collapse into a common denominator of possession, violence, and war.

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Here comes another Kompakt Pop Ambient collection to make life just a little more bearable.

Another (extremely rough) year has come and gone, which means that the German electronic music label Kompakt gets to roll out their annual Total and Pop Ambient compilations for us all.

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Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Rockabilly Female stakes her claim with her band on accomplished new set.

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Love You To Life

Label: Self-released
Release Date: 2017-08-11
Amazon
iTunes

Lara Hope and her band of roots rockin' country and rockabilly rabble rousers in the Ark-Tones have been the not so best kept secret of the Hudson Valley, New York music scene for awhile now.

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