'The November Man': Film Review
Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's The November Man, playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar ...
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'Dinosaur 13,' movie review
The story is better suited as a long magazine article than a film. (Indeed, Miller originally sought to dramatize Peter Larson's book “Rex Appeal.) The result here is a glacially paced film about an intriguing event, with talking-head interviews that ...
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Nova Reviews: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D - "It Was The Movie I Knew It ...
First of all, let me say that I doubt I could've possibly enjoyed this film any more than I did. I sat down in the theatre and thought, "What if I've overhyped myself and it isn't what I was hoping it would be?" Those thoughts were immediately put to ...
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Navesink, NJ (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
Each new Essay Rock Star short course by Fortuigence trains middle and high school students in a different essay form a personal statement, a persuasive essay, an expository essay, and a textual analysis essay. This is done via a five step writing process that breaks down essay composition into smaller manageable pieces to build skills and confidence easily.
Fortuigence is an online school that offers self-paced courses with professionally trained teachers available to review student work and give individualized feedback within 24 business hours after submission. This allows their clients, primarily students in homeschooling families, to experience the benefit of moving through their courses on their own schedule while still working directly with an experienced teacher. Fortuigences current paid online courses serve middle and high school students.
The primary mission of Fortuigence is to arm teens with the skills they need for success beyond high school. Therefore, their first academic offering is the Essay Rock Star Non-Fiction Writing Program for Teens, as their research identified writing skills a major area of need for adolescents in the U.S. For more information on the various courses in the program, visit http://www.fortuigence.com/Fortuigence/Courses/index.cfm.
The New Essay Rock Star Short Courses
The Personal Statement Short Course, available at
http://www.fortuigence.com/personal, takes students through the process of crafting a personal statement essay of the type needed for college applications. Here, students become comfortable writing about themselves while they develop formal writing skills.
The Persuasive Essay Short Course
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Last summer's original Purge was no masterpiece, but by taking place in one rich family's barricaded mansion (echoes of Edgar Allan Poe's splendid, ghastly The Masque of the Red Death), that movie at least tapped into a certain zeitgeist outrage over ...
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'Sex Tape,' movie review
After all the anticipation, the excitement, the buildup ... Jake Kasdan's “Sex Tape” winds up giving us too much talk and too little action. How could a movie that offers Jason Segel riffing on sex and Cameron Diaz regularly disrobing be so dull ? It's ...
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'Life Itself' movie review: Roger Ebert documentary is a profile of, tribute ...
You and me, we know Roger Ebert pretty well, don't we? After all, we read his movie reviews for years, admiring the rare insights and peerless grip on the English language that he exhibited in his nearly half-century at the craft. We watched the ...
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Mountain View, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
Another year, another stampede of students and teachers doing their thing on Shmoop. Shmoop, a digital publishing company that makes fresh, engaging resources for students and teachers, reports this school years stats:
UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS Partner with Princess Cruises to Deploy Guest Evolution Platform on Regal Princess
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
UIEvolution, Inc. and VIDELIO-HMS announced today the continuation of their partnership with Princess Cruises to deploy UIEvolution's Guest Evolution technology platform on the Regal Princess, the newest ship in the Princess fleet that set sail on its maiden voyage May 20, 2014. Guest Evolution offers Princess Cruises the capability of providing a full IPTV experience with greater personalization and e-commerce capabilities.
UIEvolutions Guest Evolution delivered the worlds first HTML5 based TV solution in 2013, when it was deployed to passenger and crew cabin TVs and digital signs on the Royal Princess. After receiving rave reviews from passengers and crew, Princess selected UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to deploy Guest Evolution on three ships with coax cable infrastructure: Sun Princess, Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess. This latest deployment of Guest Evolution on Regal Princess continues the offering of an already terrific guest experience once more.
"We are delighted to once again work with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to offer innovative technology and in-room entertainment services and content to our passengers and crew," said Andrew Brown, manager of onboard media, Princess Cruises.
We are proud to be expanding our already close and successful partnership with Princess Cruises, said Travis Beaven, Chief Product Officer at UIEvolution. We are pleased that they have, once again, selected our Guest Evolution platform for the Regal Princess. We look forward to leveraging our relationship with Princess Cruises and VIDELIO-HMS to create more synergy as we continue to raise the bar on delivering enhanced experiences for passengers and crew.
Guest Evolution platforms features include live TV, ship channels, and video and music on demand. The solution can be extended to support a host of additional innovative features such as:
Liam Neeson once again plays a bad ass, this time as an Air Marshal in search of someone killing passengers on board an Airplane mid Atlantic flight. Jeremy ...
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Wolf Trap Presents John Butler Trio with Special Guest Allen Stone, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Pixar in Concert, and Sing-A-Long Grease
Vienna, Virginia (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
John Butler Trio
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Australian roots-rock and jam band John Butler Trio will be appearing alongside the self-described hippie with soul R&B singer Allen Stone.
John Butler Trio is fronted by one of Australias most successful independent artists, John Butler, whose gripping lead guitar gives the music complexity and muscle according to Rolling Stone. The group is completed by bassist Byron Luiters and recently added percussionist Grant Gerathy, both celebrated Australian musicians in their own right. The group, having released multiple platinum- and gold-certified records in previous years, came out with their newest studio album, Flesh & Blood, last February. The album has been acclaimed as one of the groups best, and The AU Review proclaimed theyre doing it right, so right, and we can only hope they keep doing what theyre doing for years to come.
With musical themes such as reclaiming humanity in the midst of a frustrating world, Allen Stone conveys a clear message delivered by a powerful set of pipes. His passion for social consciousness was shaped by his upbringing as the son of a preacher. He also had an early love of gospel and soul music and cites Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin as his musical influences. A rising star with two self-released albums already under his belt, his latest work, an eponymous album, immediately earned him a contract with ATO Records.
Video: John Butler Trio Only One
Video: Allen Stone Unaware
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Let newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates make your dreams come true! A wildly successful group in the 70s and 80s, the pair from Philadelphia was named by Billboard as the No. 1 Musical Duo of All Time and No. 15 Best Artist of All Time. They have firmly established themselves as musical mainstays with their unique sound, called rock and soul for its fusion of rock n roll and R&B, heard in hits such as Sara Smile, Kiss on My List, and Maneater, not to mention on seven platinum albums. Today, both artists continue to sell out live performances and have both released successful independent albums, including Halls Laughing Down Crying and Oatess Mississippi Mile, both from 2011. As Questlove, of the hip-hop group the Roots, said, Im gonna list all the duos in the rock era that were more popular than [Daryl] Hall and [John] Oates...okay, I'm done.
Video: Daryl Hall & John Oates Private Eyes
Pixar in Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou, conductor
Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of stunning animation and music from more than a dozen Pixar films, including Ratatouille, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up, The Incredibles, Brave, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, and the Cars and Toy Story series. The National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Emil de Cou, will play selections from the films award-winning scores, paired with brilliant movie clips shown on huge screens placed in-house and on the lawn. The rousing, 10-time Grammy winning, and three-time Academy Award winning melodies from the beloved films have been perfectly blended to create a one-of-a-kind experience that is Pixar in Concert.
Video: Pixar In Concert Monsters, Inc. segment
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Don your leather jacket and dance on over to Danny and Sandy for a night of infectious rock n roll! Ranked No. 20 on the American Film Institutes Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time list, Grease is a 1950s-era American classic that will never get old. As The Denver Post praises, the movie holds up for new generations because it captures the enthusiasm of youth and the vibrancy of Californias sunshine-and-cars culture. The Sing-A-Long adds an exciting twist to beloved favorites like Youre the One That I Want and Beauty School Dropout by displaying the lyrics to all the songs at the bottom of huge movie screens, set up in-house and on the lawn. Aspiring Pink Ladies and T-Birds can grab a goody bag filled with fun props to use while they and the rest of the audience sing their favorite songs to make this summer night one to remember.
Video: Sing-A-Long Grease Fan Reactions and Praise
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Wolf Trap is Metro accessible!
Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For details, please visit wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx.
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