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  When Jane (Keri Russell) finds herself in her mid-30s and at a coital dead-end, she spends her life savings on a trip to a resort in the English countryside that promises guests an immersive Jane Austen-style experience. Run by the money mongering Mrs. Wattlesbrook (Jane Seymour), “Austenland” provides Jane with more romantic intrigue than her beloved Pride and Prejudice.   Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) charms in his role as Jane’s love interest, and Russell’s portrayal of a gal with a nerdy literary fixation will remind...
The weight loss and nutrition company Jenny Craig is starting to drop some of their celebrity endorsers and is going to launch a new animated advertising campaign. I am ECSTATIC about this, and let me tell you why: I'm SO tired of seeing celebs, mostly women celebs at that, push ordinary people to change their lives on the basis that they did it themselves. If Carrie Fisher can do it, then so can I? Please! I mean, have you seen that Kardashian QuickTrim TV spot? It’s...
Ferrett Steinmetz and Daughter   At a recent panel following a screening of the new Amanda Seyfried film Lovelace, Gloria Steinem spoke out against excessive parental control over young women’s intimate lives: “I have always, always said that children must be allowed to disobey.” For weeks, I turned this comment over in my head. How does what we learn from our parents during our young adult years effect our ideas on gender and sexuality? Our romantic behavior? Our sense of worth?   This week, a debate on this very...
Although Electric Order is only four songs long, it feels like it could be a full album. That’s because Atomic Bride takes you on a rollercoaster of super high energy garage rock with fun pop hooks mixed in for good measure. On this EP, the Seattleites create a weird blend of wild psychedelia fully charged with fuzzy electricity.  During leading track “Electric Order” you’ll undergo alien abduction and like it, as dual vocalists Astra Elane and Chris Cool cosmically chant, “Now you are bound by electric...
Stop the tennis ball machine, and hold the rackets 'cause Marion Bartoli is retiring :’( This is seriously some sad news, 'cause she’s such a great tennis player. The 28-year-old French player tearfully called the game quits this past Wednesday night. Her body aching after a brutal loss, Bartoli said that she can’t deal with the constant pain that she experiences on the tennis court. During a press conference at the Western & Southern Open, Bartoli explained that she’s been experiencing pain in her injured left...