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‘Skate Kitchen’ Film Review: Female Skateboarders Find Freedom on 4 Wheels

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‘Skate Kitchen’ Film Review: Female Skateboarders Find Freedom on 4 Wheels
At the end of Bruce Beresford’s 1981 coming-of-age film “Puberty Blues,” two teenage girls who had been relegated to surfer-groupie status grab their own boards and defiantly charge into the waves. More than 30 years later, young women are still fighting for their corner of extreme sports, and “Skate Kitchen” celebrates female skateboarders who demand their right to grind and pop and kickflip whether the boys like it or not.

The narrative debut of documentarian Crystal Moselle (“The Wolfpack”), “Skate Kitchen” celebrates the liberation and the sisterhood that comes with skateboarding, with a mostly refreshing take on how teen girls deal with parents, boys and each other.

Young phenom Rachelle Vinberg stars as Camille, a shy, bespectacled Long Islander who is nonetheless skilled and fearless. In the opening scene, we see her wipeout after attempting to jump over a set of stairs; the board gets her between the legs (another character
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Just Like Justin: 10 Times Musicians Danced with Fans in Their Music Videos

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Just Like Justin: 10 Times Musicians Danced with Fans in Their Music Videos
Justin Timberlake dropped his new video for "Can't Stop the Feeling" Tuesday, featuring a handful of fans of all shapes and sizes dancing along to the 35-year-old singer's latest track. It's a fun concept - one that Timberlake heightens by giving each dancer his/her own title card during the video's finale. But it's also hardly the first time a big-named artist turned to the people for a little music video help. Here are X more notable offerings. 1. Maroon 5 - "Sugar" Maroon 5 shocked fans by crashing a handful of weddings in Los Angeles. And while some of the nuptials featured were staged,
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10 Times Musicians Danced with Fans in Their Music Videos

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10 Times Musicians Danced with Fans in Their Music Videos
Justin Timberlake dropped his for "Can't Stop the Feeling" Tuesday, featuring a handful of fans of all shapes and sizes dancing along to the 35-year-old singer's latest track. It's a fun concept - one that Timberlake heightens by giving each dancer his/her own title card during the video's finale. But it's also hardly the first time a big-named artist turned to the people for a little music video help. Here are X more notable offerings. 1. Maroon 5 - "Sugar" Maroon 5 shocked fans by crashing a handful of weddings in Los Angeles. And while some of the nuptials featured were staged,
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Go Hard Toronto: A Wet, Wild And Wonderful Event

Last night, the Go Hard tour touched down in Toronto at Td Echo Beach, presented by Live Nation in association with Hard. The roster featured a diverse lineup of artists and the city had the pleasure of witnessing sets by Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Destructo and many more. While the weekend’s weather included intermittent rainstorms, it gave festival-goers even more reason to “go hard.” The wet conditions brought out flocks of ponchos and makeshift umbrellas, but it didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the music.

The day began with opening sets by Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, Cosella and TOKiMONSTA – all of whom put on a show that warmed up the crowd and provided the soundtrack to some sand and puddle grooving.

Next up was Big Gigantic, who proved to be one of the crowd favourites of the evening. They threw down live renditions of tracks like DJ Snake vs.
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Strictly Come Dancing Week 12 song list and dance styles revealed

BBC One has confirmed the song choices and dance styles for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.

Last weekend, Ashley Taylor Dawson and his partner Ola Jordan were eliminated from the competition after facing Patrick Robinson and his partner Anya Garnis in the dance-off.

This Saturday (December 14), each duo will be asked to perform two dances in an attempt to make it into the grand finale.

The songs and dance styles in full are as follows:

Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis - Paso Doble to 'Because the Night' by the Patti Smith Group; Waltz to 'Unchained Melody' by the Righteous Brothers

Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec - American Smooth to 'Sweet Caroline' by Neil Diamond; Samba to 'Faith' by George Michael

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Brendan Cole - Paso Doble to 'Montagues and Capulets' by Prokofiev; American Smooth to 'They Can't Take That Away from Me' by Lisa Stansfield
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New Mexico High School Used As A Set In Breaking Bad Season 5

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New Mexico High School Used As A Set In Breaking Bad Season 5
After the season 5 premiere of the hit AMC TV show "Breaking Bad" raked in 2.9 million viewers, expectations were high for the season's next episode. So when the first part of the plot called for a scene at a food-testing facility in Hanover, Germany, workers had to get creative.

In a behind-the-scenes video by AMC, director Michelle MacLaren explained how the team worked to transform a local high school on location in Albuquerque, N.M., into a German corporate building.

'To make this realistic for Germany, each department did their own research. So wardrobe did research, and the art department did research, the props department did research to make everything authentic," MacLaren said.

Assistant prop master Trina Siopy also noted the team had to nail down several cultural differences.

"We have a couple German police that we had to research what they actually wear," Siopy said in the video. "They don't
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Movie Lovers We Love: Flux Creates the World's Greatest Music Video Exhibit...in Cincinnati

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Movie Lovers We Love: Flux Creates the World's Greatest Music Video Exhibit...in Cincinnati
Walking into the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, museumgoers are treated to a wall plastered with the mural work of street artist Shepard Fairey.  From the get-go, then, visitors are told they are entering into a world with its fingers on the pulse of the latest trends in contemporary art. The Fairey foyer was not what brought me to the Cac, though.  I was brought by a friend to see the museum's Spectacle:  The Music Video exhibit, something I was nervous about, thinking I would be spending the next few hours fixing headphones to my head after approaching the TV atop the next pedestal.  But as one heads up to the second floor to check out the stellar sculpture work of Francis Upritchard, one begins to hear murmurs of music. On reaching the top two floors of the museum, you are definitely not in a contemporary arts museum any longer.
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Nordic Games announce final ‘We Dance’ line-up

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Nordic Games Publishing has finally announced the 40-track, hit-packed list of songs for We Dance, the new game in the ‘We’ family of games.

The songs span four decades of music ensuring there is something to suit all tastes, and thanks to clearly labelled star ratings, there’s something for all abilities. Furthermore, all dance steps have been carefully choreographed by a team of professional dancers for a realistic and accurate game experience.

Key features of We Dance include three styles of play – using the Wii Remote, using the dance mat accessory such as Nordic Games’ “Star Mat” or a combination of both – making it the most challenging and rewarding dancing game on the market. Supporting up to four players dancing simultaneously, the game also features warm-up sessions, mini-games, jukebox mode, tutorials and performance statistics.

The full tracklist is as follows:

A.R. Rahman feat. The Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho! (You
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Episode 7035 (3/9/2011) – David Brooks

Episode Number: 7035 (March 9, 2011)

Guests: Anthony Weiner, David Brooks

Segments: Stephen Gives up Catholicism for Lent, Bench Press

Videos: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Before I start, a big Get Well Soon to our buddy Jacob, our Junior Senior Correspondent, who had a procedure yesterday to get a better look at his heart. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery, and enjoy that Valium while you can!

Happy Late Ash Wednesday! While I think it’s hysterical that Stephen is giving up Catholicism for Lent, I also found it doubly funny that by eating pork, “Stephen” was breaking Stephen’s Ash Wednesday abstinence. Oh, Catholics, you are so wacky! But apparently not as wacky as those Jews and their skull doilies. I also love how Stephen had a wet-wipe, a Yarmulke, and a huge plate of bacon just hanging out underneath his desk. I will say that I think that Stephen makes a much better looking Catholic than Jew.
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'Just Dance 2' Breaks Out Full List Of Tracks

It's been a big week in music gaming for full track listings. "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" took the plunge first, and "Just Dance 2" has now followed suit with a 44-track set including Ke$ha, The Ting Tings and Vampire Weekend. Check out the whole rundown and see what Ubisoft's contest winners will be grooving to after the jump.

Additional tracks will be downloadable, as you probably know, but these performances will comprise your starter deck:

1. Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"

2. Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian"

3. Beastie Boys - "Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)"

4. Benny Benassi presents "The Biz" - "Satisfaction"

5. Blondie - "Call Me"

6. Bollywood - "Katti Kalandal"

7. Boney M. - "Rasputin"

8. Charleston - "Mugsy Baloney"

9. Cher - "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)"

10. Digitalism - "Idealistic"

11. Donna Summer- "Hot Stuff"

12. Elvis Presley - "Viva Las Vegas"

13. Fatboy Slim - "Rockafeller Skank"

14. Franz Ferdinand - "Take
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The Raveonettes confirm new album

The Raveonettes have announced details of their new album In And Out Of Control, due for release on October 5. The Danish rock duo said that the record, which was written and recorded in a three-month period with Dfa and Junior Senior producer Thomas Troelson, sees them move in a "poppier direction", according to NME. "We spent two years coming up (more)
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