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Movie review: 'My Sister's Keeper'

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My Sister’s Keeper

2.5 stars

Directed by Nick Cassavetes

Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult

Starring Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason Patric, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack

By Mina Hochberg

On the one hand, “My Sister’s Keeper” is a wrenching drama that explores provocative notions about the human capacity — or...

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Invader at Jonathan Levine

By Emily Hulme

• Invader's "Top 10" is at Jonathan Levine Gallery; opening reception Saturday 6-9 p.m.

TOP 10by extermitent

You may have seen Invader’s works around town without even knowing it.

The French artist made his name in the ’90s by installing mosaic-style “Space Invaders” — like the classic video game — in public places in cities...

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'Transformers': 'Fallen Forgettable Fare

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

2.5 stars

Directed by Michael Bay

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro

By Mina Hochberg

amNewYork movie critic

The experience of watching “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is akin to the experience kids might have when playing with the Hasbro toys on which the movie is based: It...

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Book Roundup: Gay marriage pride

By Emily Hulme • ehulme@am-ny.com

A photo from "Courting Equality." Keith Maynard and Chip McLaughlin were one of the first couples to file for a same-sex marriage license in Cambridge, May 2004. (Photo courtesy Marilyn Humphries)

The gay marriage debate has been raging in this country for years, but in recent months the movement to leagalize it has gained real traction....

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Alexander Olch on Richard P. Rogers

By Robert Levin

Special to amNewYork

On the surface, Richard P. Rogers (1944-2001) lived a charmed life. Born into the privilege of the Upper East Side and the Hamptons, he reached the upper echelon of his two professions, as a Harvard professor and a highly acclaimed filmmaker (of multiple documentaries and experimental films). He earned the love of a good woman, the Magnum photographer...

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Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Rendevous

For those of you who have been waiting for this Buzz Aldrin/Snoop Dogg collab since Deborah Solomon broke the news of its existence in last week's NYT magazine, here it is.

Making of Buzz Aldrin's Rocket Experience w/ Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli from Buzz Aldrin...

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Darlene Violette relapses

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By Ed Condran

Special To amNewYork

• Darlene Violette appears Wednesday at Carolines. 9:30 p.m., $18.

Stand-up comedy doesn’t mean everything to Darlene Violette but it’s certainly a part of the Brooklyn based performer’s varied repertoire.

“It’s something that’s always been important to me,” Violette says. “But there are other...

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John Hodgman, cool dork

By Emily Hulme

I think that John Hodgman, author of "More Information Than You Require" and public radio favorite, among other things, is awesome. He is currently being awesome in an interview with Pyschology Today, of all things. A taste:

Where does your children's expertise trump yours?As you know (or have used private investigators to find out), I have two human children. To protect...

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The Boosh is online; you have no excuses

Adult Swim, in addition to airing the wonderful absurdity that is the Mighty Boosh Sunday nights, is also posting episodes online. You have no excuses. Watch it....

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Pirate Party Pig Roast at Water Taxi Beach

By Emily Hulme

• The Pirate Party Pig Roast is at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City on Monday (rain date Tuesday).

When artists throw parties, odds are you’re going to experience something a little out of the ordinary.

Arts organization chashama, which is good at making things happen with little money, is holding its second annual Pirate Party Pig Roast on Monday,...

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