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Movies. Music. Books… Feast your eyes and ears on these entertaining gems

August 20, 2009 by  
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ent01. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
May 28, 10 | Director: Mike Newell
A prince and princess (played by the swoon-worthy Jake Gyllenhaal and genetically gifted Gemma Arterton, respectively) team up to protect the Sands of Time, a mythical gift from the gods, in this blockbuster adaptation of a video game. Heaps of action are guaranteed as Jerry Bruckheimer acts as producer.

2. The Box
Oct. 30, 09 | Director: Richard Kelly
What would you do if your child received a wooden box as a gift and you, the child’s parent, were informed that the touch of a button on the box would result in the acquisition of $1 million and the subsequent death of someone else in the world that you don’t know? Oh, and by the way, you have a mere 24 hours to make your decision. Find out what suburban couple Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur Lewis (James Marsden), decide in The Box.

3. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Nov. 13, 09 | Director: Wes Anderson
The Fantastic Mr. Fox is idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson’s first foray into animated filmmaking. The man who helped make quirky cool again in the world of cinema has united acting heavyweights George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston, in this motion-animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s classic of the same name.

4. Lungs: Florence and The Machine
In Stores Now
Lungs is the debut album from Florence and The Machine, the stage name of British Indie pop artist Florence Welch. As the winner of the 2009 Critic’s Choice Award at the BRITs, Welch has already garnered considerable praise and attention from the music industry. Singles from the album include “You’ve Got The Love” and “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up).”

5. Ready for the Weekend: Calvin Harris
Aug.17, 09
He’s already educated listeners on what was “Acceptable in the 80s,” and professed his love for the female form in “The Girls.” Now, Scottish electronic musician, singer-songwriter and record producer Calvin Harris returns to the music scene with his sophomore album, Ready for the Weekend. The fun and energetic sound will inspire even the most rhythmically challenged to audition for So You Think You Can Dance.

6. The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies): Black Eyed Peas
In Stores Now
I’ve got a feeling that the Black Eyed Peas will always remain on top of the music charts. Whether you consider yourself a member of their fan club or not, you simply cannot deny their catchy beats, trendy sound, and inimitable style. Their latest labour of love, The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) is no exception, so prepare for countless songs to reside on your lips.

7. Duck and Recover: The Embattled Business Owners Guide to Survival and Growth
Author: Steven S. Little
Consider Steven S. Little’s book Duck and Recover: The Embattled Business Owners Guide to Survival and Growth, your personal financial guru. The book provides business owners with tips and strategies to survive and flourish financially.

8. The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative
Author: Stephen Denning
Former World Bank executive and author of the best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., Stephen Denning educates business leaders of all types on the importance of storytelling in the corporate world in his latest book, The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative. He discusses effective ways to tell a story and the positive and inspiring impact they can have on corporate teams.

9. The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business
Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
While stocking up on toilet paper, fabric softener and shampoo at your local Wal-Mart, do you ever wonder how the world’s largest company began? Historian Nelson Lichtenstein takes an extensive and insightful look at the corporate American giant, while discussing religion, politics, economics, and globalization.


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