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The Ninth Gate (1999)

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Directed by Roman Polanski. With Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner. A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2/5) Movie CLIP - Gort Appears (1951) HD

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2/5) Movie CLIP - Gort Appears (1951) HD | Showbiz | Scoop.it
The Day the Earth Stood Still movie clips: http://j.mp/1JXrGye BUY THE MOVIE: iTunes - http://apple.co/1SR4EvG Google Play - http://bit.ly/1GgUuB7 Amazon
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Excellent 50s SciFi. The solution of a race of robots to patrol the Earth looking for signs of aggression still seems to make perfect sense!
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Directed by Robert Wise. With Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe. An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
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Love this old b&w sci fi film which is recognised as a classic. Made in the time of Cold War paranoia a spaceman is sent to warn the earth that they must mend their ways or be destroyed. Gort is the robot which will carry out the task. It is indestructable,  doesn't speak, can't be reasoned with and will destroy any aggressor. It has no politics. Wonderful wishful thinking!

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The 1709 Blog: What's NOT in a quote? The answer is: copyright infringement

The 1709 Blog: What's NOT in a quote? The answer is: copyright infringement | Showbiz | Scoop.it
RT@eleonora_rosati: What's NOT in a quote? copyright infringement - US judge dismisses lawsuit in Midnight in Paris http://t.co/YiBOWGYMAs

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Copyright extremism - and greed. It's about time the "rights" to long dead authors of any work should have a time limit. If he Copyright extrmists had their way Shakespeare would still be "owned" by them. It's the author who owns his or her work and should benefit. Not his decendents in perpetuity.

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How to spot a female vampire - Telegraph

How to spot a female vampire - Telegraph | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Witchy chicks are all the rage now so, to celebrate the release of Byzantium, Anne Billson looks at the key characteristics of the Goth Girl Heroine.
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What you need to know about the Copyright Alert System

What you need to know about the Copyright Alert System | Showbiz | Scoop.it

Last week the content-creating industry launched a new effort aimed at preventing copyright infringement: the Copyright Alert System—CAS, also called "six strikes." It's a warning system intended to curb illegal downloads of music, movies, and other content by consumers over peer-to-peer networks. Instead of imposing heavy fines or arresting egregious downloaders, ISPs will warn them (up to six times), attempt to educate them, and then take corrective measures.

 

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Hair today, gone tomorrow: Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi shaves head after getting caught having sex

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi shaves head after getting caught having sex | Showbiz | Scoop.it
A week ago Minami Minegishi was a silken-haired jewel in one of Japan’s pop music crowns, the all-girl group AKB48.
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Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore dies

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore dies | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Astronomer, broadcaster and author Sir Patrick Moore has died at his home at the age of 89, his friends say.
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Richard O'Dwyer strikes US deal to avoid extradition

Richard O'Dwyer strikes US deal to avoid extradition | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Sheffield student who created TVShack website will have to travel to US and pay a small sum of compensation, court told...
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Last Night's Viewing: Hebburn, BBC2 My Tattoo Addiction, Channel4

Last Night's Viewing: Hebburn, BBC2 My Tattoo Addiction, Channel4 | Showbiz | Scoop.it
In one sense, there's not a lot in Hebburn that you haven't seen before.
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My Partner the Ghost (TV Series 1969–1971)

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Created by Dennis Spooner. With Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean. Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases.
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Kate Winslet's Oscar chances hit by The Reader Nazi accusation - Telegraph

Kate Winslet's Oscar chances hit by The Reader Nazi accusation  - Telegraph | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Kate Winslet's chances of Oscar glory are being hit by an orchestrated campaign to dismiss her film The Reader as an apologia for Nazi Germany.
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Dickens, Browning and Lear: what's in a reputation?

Dickens, Browning and Lear: what's in a reputation? | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: The bicentenaries of three great Victorian writers underline the capricious nature of literary afterlives...
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Edinburgh fringe's 10 funniest jokes revealed

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One-liner specialists Stewart Francis and Tim Vine each make two appearances in Dave award's top ten list...
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Outrage as Madonna pulls down 17-year-old fan's top and exposes her naked breast 

Outrage as Madonna pulls down 17-year-old fan's top and exposes her naked breast  | Showbiz | Scoop.it
We are still scared of nudity but Madonna isn't.
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Madonna is a great singer but always did pull cheap stunts. Here is a good example of the current brainless autoreaction to anything to do with sex and celebrities. The Moral Outrage Society, a self appointed group of vindictive, nasty, dangerous people, who live in Social Media, are outraged! No perspective, no context, zero sense of humour. They are obsessed with age, 17 so she must be a victim. Spontaneity cannot happen. Madonna should have asked. What the girl says is refreshingly adult: her body, her choice and she will decide when and if to be outraged not other people. She won't try to destroy Madonna's career because of a mistake. She has not been sexually assaulted. One thing I agree on - if it had been a man who touched her he would probably have been arrested but it is fine if a woman does the naughty deed. Personally I couldn't care less about any of it but there is a dangerous climate of moral bullying out there which should be challenged.
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Life of Pi (2012)

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Directed by Ang Lee. With Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.
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The best use of CGI to create a magical world. I don't think it says anything new actually but it's a great story. Handkerchief needed.

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IMDb: Commedia all'italiana - TOP 100 - a list by weller79

IMDb: Commedia all'italiana - TOP 100 - a list by weller79 | Showbiz | Scoop.it
A list of 100 titles created on 15 June 2011
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Wonderful Italian comedies.

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The Copyright Rule We Need to Repeal If We Want to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage

The Copyright Rule We Need to Repeal If We Want to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage | Showbiz | Scoop.it
The anti-circumvention section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act threatens to make archivists felons if they try to preserve our society's artifacts for future generations.

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Pirates, beware: industry, ISPs launch copyright alert system

Pirates, beware: industry, ISPs launch copyright alert system | Showbiz | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The entertainment's industry new piracy warnings to computer users started flowing Monday as the industry and internet service providers finally launched their long-promised Copyright Alert System.
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Guitare Seche - Djessou Mory Kante : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic

Guitare Seche - Djessou Mory Kante : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Guitare Seche - Djessou Mory Kante on AllMusic - 1998
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Anna Karenina (1948)

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Directed by Julien Duvivier. With Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster. Stefan and Dolly Oblonsky have had a little spat and Stefan has asked his sister, Anna Karenina, to come down to Moscow to help mend the rift...
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Surfthechannel owner sentenced to four years over piracy

Surfthechannel owner sentenced to four years over piracy | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Anton Vickerman, whose surfthechannel.com had 400,000 users a day, sentenced on two counts of conspiracy to defraud.
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Jim Shaw: The Rinse Cycle at the Baltic

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The new big exhibition at Baltic features work by a man drawn to artistic tat. David Whetstone reports on the wild and wonderful world of Jim Shaw.
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Two sentenced to US prison for copyright piracy

Two sentenced to US prison for copyright piracy | Showbiz | Scoop.it
Two members of an Internet piracy group were sentenced to prison Friday on charges stemming from unauthorized online distribution of first-run films, officials said.

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Carlos (TV mini-series 2010– )

Carlos (TV mini-series 2010– ) | Showbiz | Scoop.it
With Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Ahmad Kaabour. The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
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