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  • In keeping up with the time,

    “Call of Duty 4” wants YOU!

    In keeping up with the time, "Call of Duty 4" goes modern. New guns, new gadgets, new scenes and a new story line allow the player to experience today's current war. Detailed graphics and high-quality sound enhance the game play. From the abandoned cars to the destroyed buildings and the empty streets, the game play becomes a reality as a result of such details in the settings.

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  • I went to see

    The Spiderwick Chronicles: a world of fantastical disappointment

    I went to see "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a movie that describes itself as "a fantasy adventure that reveals the rest of the world around us." Well, if the rest of the world is anything close to resembling the world of "The Spiderwick Chronicles," then I hope my eyes stay shut.

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  • At the Cabaret,

    “Cabaret” Review

    At the Cabaret, "life is beautiful, the girls are beautiful . everything is beautiful." For the International City Theatre, the performance was anything but. The downtown Long Beach theater opened its 2008 "All-American" season last Friday with "Cabaret," a classic musical extravaganza set in Germany.

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  • Ah, convenience. Our lives are becoming ever automated. To state this might seem simple, but it is true that we humans continue our efforts to make less effort.

But some of our conveniences carry unexpected consequences and results that by now should come as no surprise at all.

    Local Tourist

    Ah, convenience. Our lives are becoming ever automated. To state this might seem simple, but it is true that we humans continue our efforts to make less effort. But some of our conveniences carry unexpected consequences and results that by now should come as no surprise at all.

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  • Rather than crashing weddings, Vince Vaughn decided to crash 30 cities with an entourage of not-so-lucky comics who try their stand-up routine in venues nationwide in his film,

    Vince Vaughn’s comedy show crashes America

    Rather than crashing weddings, Vince Vaughn decided to crash 30 cities with an entourage of not-so-lucky comics who try their stand-up routine in venues nationwide in his film, "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights ? Hollywood to the Heartland.

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  • Sex sells, and the female form is probably the most marketable image out there and the most scrutinized, for that matter. Not just from men who drool over the Victoria's Secret types, but by the most brutal critics of women's bodies -- women.

Lifetime's,

    “How to Look Good Naked” bares all

    Sex sells, and the female form is probably the most marketable image out there and the most scrutinized, for that matter. Not just from men who drool over the Victoria's Secret types, but by the most brutal critics of women's bodies -- women. Lifetime's, "How to Look Good Naked" isn't an hour-long parade of women in their "birthday suits.

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  • Paris, je t’aime

    "Paris, Je T'aime," which translates to "Paris, I Love You" presents 18 unique short films set against the backdrop of various boroughs in the proclaimed "City of Lights." Each story is painted by a different filmmaker and provides its own distinctive narrative and themes without interweaving with the next.

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  • Every February for two days, residents of Long Beach find themselves amid an increased company of

    ‘Irie’ event draws reggae fans

    Every February for two days, residents of Long Beach find themselves amid an increased company of "eccentric characters" usually associated with locations such as Humboldt, Seattle or the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. The Long Beach Arena is hosting the 27th annual Ragga Muffins Festival.

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