2011

Recent News

China says half of new state cars to be new energy by 2021: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Thursday more than half of new vehicles bought by central government departments will be new energy cars within five years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
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Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.
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Trailer: 'The BFG'

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic stars Mark Rylance as The BFG.             
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Prince tops the charts as death probe deepens

The Purple One is still breaking new ground, as news reports say the powerful painkiller Percocet was found in his body             
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Harbaugh won't put number on satellite camps

The number is already nearing 20 and stretches to California, South and throughout the Midwest.             
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Tigers routed by Indians, who complete sweep

Cleveland rough up starter Michael Fulmer in second big-league start in 9-4 drubbing Thursday.             
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Popular Finance

Familiar 'Memoria' still makes its mark

Despite clocking in at a scant 70 minutes, the troubled-youth drama “Memoria” manages to make a hauntingly poetic impression. Culled, like the films “Palo Alto” and "Yosemite,” from James Franco a
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These 'Mothers and Daughters' need to lighten up

This year, Mother's Day has become the hot cinematic holiday, with Garry Marshall’s “Mother’s Day” and Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler” vying for the post-brunch attention of audiences. Another ent
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Watercolor-based anime provides romantic escape in 'Doukyusei (Classmates)'

The theatrical release of the Japanese feature “Doukyusei (Classmates)” marks the growing popularity in America of yaoi, an anime genre that depicts feathery romances between beautiful young men.
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A film nobody will enjoy, 'Bling' borrows heavily from others

“Bling,” a new CG film from Korea, attempts to mix characters from the classic Chinese novel “The Journey to the West” with elements borrowed from “Despicable Me,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatbal
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'Love Thy Nature' documentary plugs biological solutions to save ailing environmental

Many a tree is hugged in “Love Thy Nature,” a meditative endangered-environment documentary that cushions its inconvenient truths in achingly serene landscapes and inspirational quotes by the like
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Restless 'Phantom of the Theatre' collapses under its own weight

The Shanghai-set 1930s ghost saga “Phantom of the Theatre” is, like many haunted tales, rife with secrets to be unearthed. But this visually restless and ultimately ludicrous Chinese horror film f
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'Beautiful Something' is lost in time, leaves you looking for more

Bits and pieces of the gay-themed drama “Beautiful Something” feel real and essential.  But this slow-going film often suffers from a forced, navel-gazing quality that can prove exasperating. Writ
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Newly recorded score is highlight of Mexican neo-doc 'Redes'

Though the fact that film is an art is not much disputed anymore, every once in a while the medium involves itself with other arts in fascinating ways, as these two films, one a DVD release, the o
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A ritual 'Sacrifice' of your time

“Sacrifice” is a contrived thriller that aims — and summarily misses — at being a kind of “Rosemary’s Baby” meets “The Wicker Man.”  That the film looks good matters little when director Peter A.
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