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Game Change

TV Film Release Date: Unknown (Set for 2011)
Directed By: Jay Roach
Starring: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris
TV plot:

This TV movie is about the 2008 presidential election race. Despite the the huge media coverage of this election, there are some behind the scenes secrets that never surfaced until now.

Book Release Date: January 11, 2010
Originally Published as: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Written By: John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Book Description:

In 2008 , the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told until now.

In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. – From ”HarperCollins’ book jacket

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I Am Number Four


Movie Title: I Am Number Four
Movie Release Date:
February 28, 2011
Directed By: DJ Caruso
Starring:
Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron
Movie plot:

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
– imdb.com

Book Release Date: July 26th, 2010
Originally Published as: I Am Number Four
Written By: Pittacus Lore
Book Description:

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
– From ‘Harpercollins Publishers’ book cover

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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Books, Books - 2010, Movies - 2011

 

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$#*! My Dad Says

TV Series Title: $#*! My Dad Says
TV Series Air Date: May 2010
Starring: William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Nicole Sullivan, Will Sasso
TV Series plot:

The show is based on Justin Halpern’s Twitter feed “Shit My Dad Says” which was also turned into a best-selling book. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: May 4, 2010
Originally Published as: Sh*t My Dad Says
Written By: Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker
Book Description:

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him: “That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won’t screw you. Don’t do it for them.” “Do people your age know how to comb their hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their heads and started fucking.” “The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two.” More than a million people now follow Mr. Halpern’s philosophical musings on Twitter, and in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes. An all-American story that unfolds on the Little League field, in Denny’s, during excruciating family road trips, and, most frequently, in the Halperns’ kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice.
– From ‘HarperCollins Publishers’ book jacket

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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Books - 2010, TV Series - 2010

 

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