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New Releases in Theaters: 

As Above/So Below—A group of subterranean explorers encounter terror beneath the streets of Paris after descending into the city's ancient catacombs. Just when it seems their journey can't get any more nightmarish, the demons of their pasts strike back with a vengeance.

November Man—A legendary ex-CIA agent emerges from retirement to protect a witness, but his mission lands him in the sights of his former protégé in this cat-and-mouse spy thriller based on the novel There are no Spies by Bill Granger. Having serves the CIA loyally for years, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) retreates to Switzerland to live out the rest of his days in peace. Peter finds himself drawn back into the fray, however, when he's tasked with watching after Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko) - a witness who some very powerful people would rather see silenced. Meanwhile, Peter meets his match in the form of David Mason (Luke Bracey), the very agent he once trained. Now, with the bullets flying from all sides, Peter must survive long enough to protect Alice, and root out the mole who has put his entire mission in jeopardy.

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Join New Rock on the Streets:

Saturday 8/30/14 from 1-3 PM at Pick N Pull.  Jake will be on site with deals from Pick N Pull plus New Rock prizes.  

Have an awesome Labor Day!
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Trailer Released for New Foo Fighters HBO Series

The band has been busy recording a series for HBO about the making of their new album, “Sonic Highways” due out 11/10/14, plus a tour to come in 2014.  Check out a sneak peek. 

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New Releases in Theaters:

Sin City: A Dame to Die For—The town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.  Stars Josh Borlin, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba.

If I Stay—A car accident lands 17-year-old Mia in a coma and claims the life of her family.

When the Game Stands Tall—The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

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Jared Leto as Jesus?


Ever see someone’s big ol’ beard and thought, “I really just want to clean that up a little for you?” Apparently, that’s what happened to Jimmy Fallon when Jared Leto was on the show recently.  Ever so gracious, Jared obliged and did thank him for “trimming my bush” after he finished.

Yes, this is what famous people do in their free time…. Or on the clock rather.


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All of the Ice Bucket Challenges Can Stop Now


Like the idea or not, we can agree that since the celebrities hopped on board the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS, our news feeds have been full of people drenching themselves in the name of raising awareness.

Well, that can all stop.  No one is going to top the Foo Fighters’ version.  No one.


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Mullets descend on Iowa State Fair to battle for best hair


Source: USAtoday.com

Mullets still rock in Iowa.

About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.

The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa.

"My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.

The origin of the word "mullet" is not known. One theory is it's derived from the 19th century slang "mullet head," referring to a fool, according to the book The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Godsby Barney Hoskyns and Mark Larson.

Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock & Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released their 1994 song "Mullet Head," according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

The song goes a little something like this, "Mullet head, don't touch the back
Cut the sides, don't touch the back!"

Hoskyns and Larson write that the hairstyle's "genius" is that it allows its wearer to be two people: "Someone who from the front looks like a regular person, but who from the back is an untamed party animal(...)"
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New Releases in Theaters:

The Expendables 3—Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), an old friend turned enemy.

The Giver—Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved novel, THE GIVER centers on a young man living in a seemingly ideal world of conformity. As he begins to discover the dark truths of his community’s past, he realizes he must escape to protect those he loves.

Let’s Be Cops—A pair of buddies hatch a plan to impersonate police officer but soon find themselves way in over their heads.

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Side-boob, humblebrag and Yolo among new words added to dictionary

OxfordDictionaries.com adds neckbeard, Yolo, listicle, humblebrag, binge-watch and side-boob as it sees rise in use due to social media use

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Do you humblebrag about your neckbeard and sideboob? How adorbs.

The latest intake of works to OxfordDictionaries.com show how language emerging on social media and the internet are increasingly entering common use.

New entires include humblebrag, which refers to a post or comment made by someone that boasts about an achievement in the same sentence as a self-deprecating comment.

Abbreviations that are often used on sites such as Twitter, where the number of characters that can be posed are limited, are also among the new entrants.

These include adorbs, an adjective that is popular that means something is cute or adorable, and Yolo, favourite with teenagers which is an acronym of You Only Live Once.

Listicle refers to an internet article presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.

According to OxfordDictionaries.com's language monitoring programme, the use of binge-watch increased fourfold in February and tripled in June, based on its average use over the last two years.

They said there were spikes around the releases of House Of Cards season two in February 2014 and Orange Is The New Black season two in June 2014.

Changes in our media consumption habits also have also seen hate-watch – watching a programme for the sake of the enjoyment derived from mocking or criticising it – being added to the list of new words.

Technology in general has a strong influence on the English language, with other new entires including acquihire, clickbait, Deep Web, dox, fast follower, geocache, in silico, octocopter, responsive, smartwatch, and tech-savvy.

The Oxford Corpus reveals an approximate tenfold increase in usage of the terms vape and e-cig in the last two years, as electronic devices which enable people to inhale smokeless nicotine vapour have become increasingly widespread.

E-cigarette, added to OxfordDictionaries.com in August 2012, has seen an even sharper rise in usage.
However, despite the fact that e-cigarettes were not commercially available until the 21st century, the word vaping dates to 1983, when it was used to describe a hypothetical smoking device being considered at the time.

Other informal or slang terms added include bank of mum and dad, bro hug, cray, hench, hot mess, mansplain, side-eye, side boob and spit-take.

The abbreviation cray – meaning crazy – seems to have arisen initially in the reduplicated form cray cray in the early 2000s, but it was popularised in its single-syllable form when used by Kanye West in the hook to a track from his collaboration album with Jay Z.

New words, senses, and phrases are added to OxfordDictionaries.com once editors have gathered enough independent evidence from a range of sources to be confident that they have widespread currency in English.

Oxford Dictionaries editor Katherine Connor Martin said: "One of the advantages of our unique language monitoring programme is that it enables us to explore how English language evolves differently across the world.

"Naturally, many words are used in similar frequencies in the UK and US, for instance the informal additions amazeballs and neckbeard.

"However, some new slang and informal words catch on much more quickly in a particular variety of English-for instance, in our monitoring sample, side boob is more than 10 times more common in the UK than in the US (although this is due in part to its frequent use in the British media), whereas adorbs is used about four times more often in the US as in the UK."

Amazeballs means impressive or very enjoyable.

The new entries mentioned above have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com, not the Oxford English Dictionary.
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Kings of Leon Postpone Tour After Drummer Breaks Ribs in Tour Bus Accident

Source: People.com

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a bus accident Saturday night, the group announced Sunday on Facebook. 

"The band was en route to their hotel after a show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing it to stop short," the post reads. "Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well." 

The rockers, who are hitting the road for their Mechanical Bull Tour, initially had to postpone Sunday's show in Saratoga Springs, New York. 

On Monday night, the band announced Followill's injury forced them to cancel all tour dates for the next two weeks. 

"Nathan is on strict doctor's orders to rest to give himself adequate time to recover before the band can pick back up on their much buzzed about Mechanical Bull Tour," the group said in a statement. 

Dr. Faiz Bhora, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, backed that up, adding, "The process is now to rest in order for healing to take place. To avoid complications and to make a full recovery, a break from performing to Aug. 28 is necessary." 

The only exception to the two-week hiatus is the band's scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night. For that gig, the group has enlisted Fallon's resident bandleader, Questlove, to sit in for the recovering drummer. 

Earlier Tuesday, Followill released a brief video on the band's Facebook page and YouTube channel that seems to show him in significant pain while in his hospital bed. 

"Thanks for all the well-wishes, and see you guys at the next show," he said, at times putting his hand on his chest. 

Followill, 35, has also been Tweeting updates to concerned fans. 

"Thank you for all of the get well soons. I'm a little banged up but will be back better than ever," he wrote Sunday, later sharing a photo from his hospital bed.
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Need Weekend Plans?

Here are some options.

New Movies in Theaters:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny.

The Hundred Foot Journey—A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.  Stars Helen Mirren.

Into the Storm—.A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.

Step Up All In—After his friends give up and return to Miami, a guy finds a new dance crew for an upcoming contest.

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