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Living for "Lust for Life"

Lana Del Rey initially captured the world in her first studio album "Born To Die." Her stellar 80's style voice shined in songs like "Video Games" and "Born to Die." She captivated listeners when she cleverly blended her slow vintage voice with modern, pop-inspired beats to create the hit track "Summertime Sadness." Del Rey's songs usually are filled with somber notes and dark undertones, but her highly anticipated album "Lust For Life," released on July 21, was predicted to be a more upbeat album.

Around the world in one week: exploring D.C.ís restaurant scene

Every year, summer break provides the perfect opportunity to travel and explore, whether it be a one day road trip to a nearby beach, or an adventurous month spent hiking in the mountains. However, traveling doesnít always need to entail patiently packing away clothing, browsing online for the best hotels or spending hours searching for flight availability.

The woman who left everyone wonderstruck

Paranormal Activity on the verge of becoming normal activity

Just when you thought the series was over, there still remain unanswered questions and more confusion.

"Date" freight

Even with a super-star line comedic duo, including both Steve Carell and Tina Fey, "Date Night" disappoints with forced laughs and boredom. With no navigation in such a messy plot, "Date Night" is one disastrous serving.

A drab tab for "Date Night"

Fans of "The Office" and "30 Rock" will surely rejoice the day sardonic Liz Lemon and clueless Michael Scott meet. Well, "Date Night" comes close to a successful collaboration between comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Steve Carell. It's just too bad that director Sean Levy didn't trust these actors to do what they do best.

"Clash of the Titans" results in pieces

Director Louis Leterrier certainly had his ambitions in his remake of the 1981 "Clash of the Titans." The film is a gripping tale of a young hero who leads the Grecians to overpower their revered gods by completing a long and treacherous quest.

"The Bounty Hunter" misses the target

"The Bounty Hunter" from director Andy Tennant ("Hitch") spends its time hunting for a solution to conflicts the genre evokes. A romantic comedy, action flick and crime drama can be a successful blend, but not in this ultimately disappointing kiss and chase film.

"Alice" in Burton-land

"Alice in Wonderland" had to deliver, and in order to take on a project like that, Burton had to be as mad as the Hatter himself. He pulled it off - the cast was wonderful and the plot was fantastic and zany.

Scorsese's "Island" of madness

Director Martin Scorsese is well-lauded for master-minding landmark films like "Taxi Driver" and "Goodfellas." With his newest project, he successfully engineers a follow-up to his critically lauded crime-thriller "The Departed."
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