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"Peace" between humans and prawns

"Peace" between humans and prawns

You’ve probably seen all the posters and billboards promoting District 9- “For Humans Only,” “No Aliens Allowed,” “You are not welcome here”- it gives you an idea of what the movie will be about- conflict between humans and aliens.

If you’re going to see the movie to see violence, special effects and human vs. alien battles, you’ll get that. And you’ll enjoy it. But District 9 is much more than that.

(BEWARE, Spoilers after the jump!)

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Ron Livingston could be Henry.

Ron Livingston could be Henry.

Via slashfilm, The Time Traveler’s Wife is set to become a television show.

It will be executive produced and written by Marta Kaufman aka co-creator of Friends and Veronica’s Closet.

Is Marta Kaufman changing gears into drama or is The Time Traveler’s Wife about to be turned into a light hearted sitcom?

Of course, Mallory and I had a discussion on this and it was quite insightful, might I say so myself.

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Eggs, donuts and milk, oh my! It's Burger Shop 2.

I completely devoted myself to finishing the first Burger Shop, a time management game with all the right balance of upgrades, challenges, and risk for carpal tunnel. And now comes the inevitable sequel.

In Burger Shop 2, all your success in the first game is mysteriously wiped away, except the BurgerTron 2000 machine, which you buy back from a mysterious person. The game takes you on a path to rebuild your fallen restaurants, find out what went wrong and serve food to impatient customers quicky.

The fast-paced gameplay remains the same: left click to put together and prepare food items, right click to serve. The food items, though, have a lot more variety this time, mixing it up with breakfast, burgers and steak randomly in levels in way that reminds me of Stand O’Food. You’ll grill steak and chicken, serve up tomato and chicken soup, give menus to forgetful patrons and wake up to bacon and eggs. The best part of the game, like with most food service-themed time management titles, is seeing which new food dishes will appear on the menu next.

Like in the first game, locations change as you move up in the levels, but the scenery changes a little more, which is pretty cool. If you were addicted to the first Burger Shop, you’ll love Burger Shop 2 just as much.

Buy the game or download a free 60-minute trial [Big Fish Games]

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The Avett Brothers perform in July at The National in Richmond, Va. Photos by Mallory

When the Avett Brothers get into it, you can’t help but dance, jump and sweat right along with them. The “Muppet-like intensity” (as accurately described by Vanity Fair) is what the band, from Concord, N.C., are known and loved for.

The kinda-folky, kinda-country, kinda-everything group signed with Columbia, worked with renowned producer Rick Rubin and their first effort on the label, I and Love and You, is due out Sept. 29. The single of the same name is currently out:

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Gloriana

Mike Gossin, Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert & Tom Gossin of Gloriana

About a week ago I came across a country pop band, Gloriana. The band is made up of brothers Tom & Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert & Cheyenne Kimball (who was the winner of America’s Most Talented Kid at age 12 and had a brief MTV reality show).

I had been hearing some buzz about them online and decided to give them a try. I am ordinarily not a country fan at all, but Gloriana has a very appealing and welcoming look/vibe that helps them get noticed right away.

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From Playboy.com

Out of morbid curiosity and a love to mock the infamous couple from The Hills, I read Spencer Pratt’s interview with wife Heidi in Playboy from here.

I barely survived. Like them, it’s terrible. Worse than terrible. Grab the barf bag.

For those who can’t sneak a peak at work because of the obviously NSFW URL, here are the best bits. Sorry, no pictures – this is a family blog! But there are plenty of gross mental images via the grusome twosome’s words below.

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Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams in The Time Travler's Wife

Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams in The Time Travler's Wife

We saw an advance screening of The Time Traveler’s Wife, opening in theatres today, but walked out with reviews of two different perspectives: Mallory is a big fan of the book and Marcy wanted to read Audrey Niffenegger’s novel after she saw the film. Here, we share thoughts on the Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams romance from both sides of the spectrum.

Reviews (and SPOILERS! BEWARE!) after the jump.

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