Opening this Week: Film Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun!

For movies opening November 19, 2010 BIG BUDGET FILMS Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13 for intense violence, frightening images and brief sensuality) First half of the final installment of J.K. Rowling’s series has Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) joining forces to wrest control of Hogwarts and…

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DVD Review: Eat, Pray, Love Movie Starring Julia Roberts

This assessment of Eat, Pray, Love comes from someone who never read Elizabeth Gilbert’s globetrotting memoir. Capably directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee), the film unfolds in fairly-formulaic fashion, all its pretentious New Agey notions notwithstanding. Just think of it as another makeover movie where a female protagonist undergoes a major transformation before riding off into…

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Retailers Eye M&A, Emerging Markets to Spur Growth

“(Reuters) – Retailers in the United States and Europe must consolidate and invest in emerging markets and innovation or risk stagnating in an environment where domestic demand will remain subdued for years, industry leaders said. Executives and economists at the World Retail Congress said the United States and most European countries were likely to avoid…

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Kenya: New Wave of South African Investments Hits Nation

“Strong performance of the Kenyan economy has sparked a new wave of investments from South African companies – marking a comeback after a lull that cut short a surge at the turn of the millennium. In the past two years alone, South African firms have made huge investments in Kenya, looking to be second time…

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The Affliction of Being a Writer in Nigeria

Since the first printing outfit was established in Calabar, the capital of the present day Cross River State in 1846, over a century from that year, newspapers, political and religious literature instituted the load of publishing activity in Nigeria. But today that Nigeria has over one thousand publishers with not more than one hundred registered…

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