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Google's Barrel Roll rolls onto list of great pop culture rolls

Google's Barrel Roll rolls onto list of great pop culture rolls
You guys, I just can’t get enough. Yesterday, we all learned that typing “do a barrel roll” into Google would make your screen turn 360 degrees. And perhaps it’s because I’m nostalgic for the days of playing Star Fox on N64 in junior high, but I’m typing the phrase in Non. Stop. I am so easy amused and I need Pepto-Bismol. (Also: Way to distract those who hate Gmail change with something so awesome, Google!)

So, as we all sit here making ourselves nauseous, I find myself wondering, is this the greatest pop culture roll? (I also now find myself wondering,
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Review: One Day

Director: Lone Scherfig

Cast: Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway, Rafe Spall, Patricia Clarkson

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 108 minutes

Synopsis: One Day tells the story of Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), two people from very different walks of who become close, and indeed start a lifelong friendship at their graduation party on July 15th, 1988. The film spans the next twenty years and we catch up with the two on the same ‘one day’ in each consecutive year. They were always destined to be together…. but life got in the way… as the tag line goes.

My relationship with David Nicholls’ bestselling novel started as I journeyed through London on the tube earlier on this year. Despite it being on bookshelves since 2009, it was not until this time that I first noticed it… and if you live or work in London and travel on the tube, you will know of the book One Day,
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'One Day' Soundtrack Resurrects '90s Classics

Critics may be tripping over themselves thinking of new pejorative words to describe "One Day," but eternal optimists can at least look to the film's soundtrack for a glimmer of quality.

Adapted from David Nicholls' best-selling 2009 book of the same name, Lone Scherfig's romance follows Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) over the course of 20 years, starting with the pair meeting as university students in 1988 and checking up on them every subsequent anniversary of the day they met.

You'd think following two people over two decades would necessitate a time-spanning soundtrack. But despite the inclusion of artists ranging from Primal Scream to Robbie Williams to Ronan Keating, the album focuses on mid-late 1990s productions, either from one-hit wonders (Black Grape, Corona) or artists primarily tied to that decade (Fatboy Slim).

Given that the film's protagonists are British, it's no surprise that much of the soundtrack comprises UK artists.
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One Day Soundtrack

The One Day soundtrack. David Nicholls’ debut novel Starter For Ten was adapted into an uninspired rom com vehicle for James McAvoy back in 2006, before his third novel One Day became an enormous and ubiquitous best seller. Nicholls, a former actor who only found success when he turned to writing, is set for life now, having turned himself into a bona fide institution, the new go-to guy for populist comedic romances, like Nick Hornby without the dark honesty (and, therefore, the deeper relevance and credibility). Lone Scherfig, director of the Hornby scripted An Education, is the woman charged with turning this mainstream lit hit into cinema gold, though you suspect that unlike An Education this project is aimed more towards profitability than quality (hence Hollywood starlet Ann Hathaway taking the Carey Mulligan role).

The soundtrack combines an eclectic mix of emblematic British hits of a mostly pop-orientated style from (roughly
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‘One Day’ Soundtrack announced

Universal-Island Records has announced the soundtrack album for the upcoming romance One Day. The album features four tracks from the score by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, as well as a number of songs from the movie by artists including Elvis Costello, Del Amitri, Tricky, Fatboy Slim, Primal Scream, Robbie Williams, Ronan Keating, Corona and Tears for Fears. The soundtrack will be released on August 23, 2011. Check back on this page for audio clips. One Day based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls is directed by Lorne Scherfig and stars Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson. The movie is set to be released on August 19 by Focus Features. For more information on the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Sparkling Day – Elvis Costello

2. Roll To Me – Del Amitri

3. Aftermath – Tricky

4. Reverend Black GrapeBlack Grape

5. Born Of Frustration – James

6. Rocks – Primal Scream

7. Praise You
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Tonight's TV highlights: Unreported World | New Tricks | The Song Of Lunch | MTV Hoods: Katy Perry | Dexter | Songwriters' Circle

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Unreported World | New Tricks | The Song Of Lunch | MTV Hoods: Katy Perry | Dexter | Songwriters' Circle

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

After visiting a group of heroin-addicted men living in squalor under a bridge in Kabul, Ramita Navai uncovers a worse problem: a huge population of children, some as young as five, who are addicted to heroin. Many talk of getting hooked after losing parents to the war or witnessing suicide bombs, while supplies of extremely cheap heroin have exploded the situation. The access Navai gets is remarkable: she meets addicted families, children dependent on opium after taking it as a painkiller, and the doctors and social workers addressing the epidemic. Wh

New Tricks

9pm, BBC1

When messages claiming "I killed Flak" start to appear on walls in London, it's a cue for the plods to reinvestigate the death of a graffiti artist whose work now sells in galleries. No, this isn't a promising scenario,
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A Conversation With Justin Currie About Life, Love & Craig Ferguson

A Conversation With Justin Currie About Life, Love & Craig Ferguson
By virtue of the splendid and strange life that I lead, I've been lucky enough to speak with most of the singer-songwriters whose music I love. One glaring exception is John Lennon, who was killed before I started conversing with great musicians for a living. Recently, I got the chance to finally meet one of my favorite artists who I've somehow missed over the years. Interestingly, Justin Currie -- the Scottish singer-songwriter best known as the longtime front man of the perennially undervalued band Del Amitri -- has always reminded me just a little bit of John Lennon, as well as another of my favorite writers named John -- John Updike. Read on to find out why the hell I would say such a thing. And so it was during a recent family vacation in Boston, I selfishly dragged...
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Justin Currie Announces Upcoming U.S. Tour Starting June

The former lead singer of the Scottish pop-rock band Del Amitri, Justin Currie, is headed out on tour in the U.S. starting in June. Currie will be performing hits from his upcoming second solo album, “The Great War.”

The Ryko released-album will hit stores on May 4, boasting a twist of haunting and mysterious lyrics combined with infectious melodies from the Glasgow-born rocker.

“If I have a mission as an artist,” says Currie, “it would be to get a little more poetry into the great warehouse of rock music. All I can do is get it out there and fight to be heard; that's the great war.”

The Great War” features songs such as “A Man With Nothing To Do,” “Ready To Be,” “The Way That It Falls” and “The Fight To Be Human.”
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Bell Biv DeVoe's 'Poison' getting Fall TV love: What other '90s song deserves a comeback?

On last week's Glee, the Acafellas tackled Bell Biv DeVoe's 1990 hit, "Poison." Then last night on 90210, Dixon's new squeeze, Sasha, spun the track at a high school yacht party. You know what that means, PopWatchers. We are just one play button away from a "Poison" trend! So where's the track going to show up next? Not sure, but I can easily see Chef Gordon Ramsay doing his own cover when one of his inexperienced chefs serve an undercooked meal. ("You donkey! That raw chicken is...poisoooon!") Of course, this has me going back to the good ol' days, otherwise known as the 1990s. The days in which I snapped butterfly clips in my hair as a junior high student, and flipped pogs on the elementary school blacktops. A huge fan of everything 1990s, I even have a playlist on my iPod dedicated to the decade. Which makes me wonder:
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