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is dedicated to covering the arts, music, theater, movies and all other entertainment in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Pulse is published every other week and is a product of Courier Communications, P.O. Box 540, 501 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50704.

8 Well seasoned EDITOR Meta Hemenway-Forbes 319.291.1483 meta.hemenway-forbes@ wcfcourier.com ADVERTISING Sheila Kerns 319.291.1448 sheila.kerns@wcfcourier.com submit your event pulse@wcfcourier.com 319.291.1483 DESIGN TEAM Emily Chace Angela Dark Beth Keeney Alan Simmer David Hemenway

The Englert Theatre in Iowa City has released its fall entertainment lineup. Among those on the hit list are Janis Ian, the folksy Judy Collins and the eclectic Yo La Tengo.

15 Big Country Bash The cowboy’s back in town, and he’s brought along some company. Trace Adkins and Dierks Bentley will co-headline the 2011 Big Country Bash in Des Moines.

12 Friday Live at 5 Davenport’s River Music Experience has announced the acts for its outdoor summer music series, Friday Live at 5. The free concerts take place every Friday till August.

22 Channel surfing We love Terrence Howard, but he and the rest of the “Law & Order: Los Angeles” crew didn’t make the cut. Find out what’s new, what’s not and what’s out in the fall TV lineup.

14 Soup’s on! Rev your engines at the 30th annual Fourth Street Cruise. Classic cars and pimped-out hot rods will cruise the streets of downtown Waterloo.

24 Game on Things you’ll want to get your mitts on soon: an electric sequel, a cartoon rumble, some intergenerational discord, the new Hal Jordan and a Mars adventure.

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owa’s film festivals may not have the star power of Cannes and Sundance, but there’s no shortage of filmmaking chops to highlight. Iowa is home to multiple film festivals, and every year film buffs from around the country head to the Midwest for festival screenings. Mary Blackwood, a member of the Iowa Filmmakers Alliance and one of the creators of Iowa City’s Landlocked Film Festival, received about 190 film entries last year and expects more this year. “It really helps filmmakers and people in Iowa City develop networking with other filmmakers. It’s really wonderful. We have a lot of repeat people attend from New York, California, Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, among other states,” Blackwood said. “Everybody that has come to the festival is amazed at how welcoming the audience is.” The Hardacre Film Festival in Tipton is the longest-running film festival in Iowa, said Will Valet, festival director. “Which is really great for a small town of 3,000 people to pull something like this off,” he said. Running in its 14th year, Hardacre has attracted filmmakers from as far as New Zealand and Israel, and as close as Marion. This festival focuses more on short films and screened 24 films last year, including eight feature-length and 16 shorts. “Our goal is to make Hardacre a world-class film festival for Iowans. Many of our films premiered at prestigious festivals like Cannes or South by Southwest just months before ours, and we premiere many films ourselves,” Valet said.

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1 INTERROBANG FILM FESTIVAL June 24-26 | Des Moines

The Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening. There will be 50 films in more than three days from 11 countries. Accepted films will be screened at various times throughout the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival in downtown Des Moines. An Iowa Filmmaker Award will go to an individual, production company or department in Iowa or whose film was primarily shot (at least 50 percent) in Iowa.

Cast of Splatter (Iowa Made Film)

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2 IOWA CITY ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL June 27 | Iowa City

The Iowa City Environmental Film Festival uses the power of film to educate, inspire and motivate its audiences to understand the power we wield. The festival presents thought-provoking films and dialogue on interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Each event provides an opportunity to hear and interact with an expert or advocate.

Prayers for Peace (Short Animation Film)

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3 IOWA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL July 15-17 | Clear Lake

Calling all professional and amateur movie makers. There will be five categories for recently completed productions: full-length feature, full-length documentary, documentary short, short subjects and student projects. The festival is considered the social event of the summer. It’s topped off with an awards banquet with trophies in categories like Best Actor and Best Director. Regional movie makers will get to network with producers, directors, actors and screenwriters from both coasts. There also will be seminars featuring film casting directors and documentary producers. iowaindie.org 

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4 HARDACRE FILM FESTIVAL August 5-6 | Tipton

The 14th annual Hardacre Film Festival is one of the few opportunities in the Midwest to screen truly independent and underground cinema. One of the primary goals of the Hardacre Film Festival is to bring a diverse selection of cutting-edge independent motion pictures to an eastern Iowa audience that otherwise may not have an opportunity to view these films. The focus is cinema as art and the filmmakers as artists. hardacrefilmfestival.com

5 IOWA 4-H FILM FESTIVAL August 12 | Des Moines

(L-R) Ron Vignone, director/editor; Tanna Frederick, leading actress QUEEN OF THE LOT and founder of Independent the film fest; David Proval, star of BABY-O; Charlie Matthau, writer-director of BABY-O

Budding youth directors and actors across the state will make their film debut at the Iowa 4-H Film Festival, a part of the Iowa State Fair. Participants create and submit a short film to be evaluated by judges. The top three films in each category will be screened at the event. Judges select winners for each category award, the Best of Festival award, and the first and second runner-up awards. Festival audience members will vote for the People’s Choice award. Every production team that submits a film for the festival will have their film showcased on the Iowa 4-H website and will receive tickets to the Iowa State Fair on the day of the festival. extension.iastate.edu/4h/StateFair/filmfestival

6 LANDLOCKED FILM FESTIVAL August 25-28 | Iowa City

Established in 2007, the festival draws thousands of people to watch independent films and learn about the crafts of filmmaking and scriptwriting. Screenings, panels and workshops will take place in several Iowa City locations. Though this year’s lineup won’t be announced until July 1, past years have shown independently made documentaries and narratives, as well as videos, animation, art films, comedy, action and adventure, drama and even some zombie and alien flicks. landlockedfilmfestival.org Blaendet Film PULSE




The Englert Theatre 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City 319.6.2653 | englert.org

Janis Ian

Judy Collins

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14

anis Ian is counted among the great songwriters in America today. She has penned “Jesse,” a song recorded by so many others that few remember Ian wrote it; “Stars,” possibly the best song ever written about the life of a performer, recorded by artists as diverse as Mel Torme and Cher; and the seminal “At Seventeen,” a song that brought her five Grammy nominations in 1975.

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udy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. In 1961, Collins released her first album, “A Maid of Constant Sorrow.” She interpreted the songs of fellow artists — particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton.

lloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Alloy will accompany an astounding new version of Fritz Lang’s visionary masterpiece, “Metropolis,” that includes 25 minutes of newly discovered, restored footage from a near-complete cut of the original film discovered in Buenos Aires in 2008.

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Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19

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n the strictest sense, Steve Earle isn’t a country artist. He’s a roots rocker. Earle emerged in the mid-’80s, playing stripped-down neorockabilly that occasionally verged on outlaw country. His unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville or to rock ’n’ roll meant that he never broke into the mainstream. Instead, he cultivated a dedicated following, drawing from both country and rock audiences. He remains an vital element in contemporary American music.

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orn near Winnipeg and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Haley Bonar is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter who currently calls Minneapolis home. Haley’s songs have been successfully licensed in films, television and are a staple on college radio. Holcombe Waller came to Portland via San Francisco, bringing with him his talent for singing, songwriting, composing and creating visual art. Waller is touring in support of his new album, “Into the Dark Unknown.”

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o La Tengo’s place in rock history is unique. The personal and musical partnership of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, with the addition of James McNew in the early ’90s, has been one of the most intimate and secure musical alliances in history. Few bands in memory dare to experiment quite so widely with such casual audacity. From screeching art-rock and jangling pop songs to electronic soundscapes and hushed lullabies, Yo La Tengo’s music explores the range of musical history without ever sounding less than modern.

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he Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts will mark its 20th year this Memorial Day weekend. The three-day royal fair will showcase a sampling of many of the favorite acts and activities from previous years’ events. It will involve both the serious and comedic talents of some 200 costumed characters and stage performers. “Think of it as a state fair from 1500s Eu-

rope or a three-ring circus with two musicals thrown in,� said festival founder and producer Gregory Schmidt. Joust Evolution will bring an elaborate equestrian stunt show to fill the amphitheater at the Middle Amana Park grounds. “There will be more of everything,� Schmidt said. “Especially in the food court and in the hands-on demonstrations.� A glass-blowing team will demonstrate its art with an on-site kiln. That rare spectacle will be only one of 25 artisan demonstrations and living history exhibits. With new artisan merchants joining the returning shopkeepers, there will be a whole day’s worth of shopping to be done at 50 booths. Some of the new stage shows will be “Crazy Celts in Kilts� from Minneapolis, “Friendly Fire� from Des Moines, “Gryphon Poursuivant� from Wisconsin and “Rakset al-Nehri� from the Quad Cities. Unique to this festival are the various games of skill that the public can challenge themselves at: archery, crossbows, hi-stryker, olde Scottish golf, sword challenge, knife-toss, and a variety of kids’ crafts. The beer garden will offer Millstream brews and wines from various vineyards. It will be surrounded by 10 specialty food vendors and novelty treat stalls featuring everything from French creole to traditional turkey legs.


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acers are revving their engines for the Rock 108 National Cattle Congress Motocross Outlaw Championship Series. This set of races is an outlaw, not connected to any sanctioning body. It’s the opposite of almost all pro races — so expect to see some big names in attendance. The series kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and continues on July 30, Aug. 13, Sept 16 and Sept 24.

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Late show Movies Under the Moon features a variety of family-friendly films on six Friday evenings this summer at Overman Park in Cedar Falls. Movies Under the Moon is free of charge. Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association musicians take the stage at 6:30 p.m., and the Cedar Falls Maid-Rite will serve food for purchase. Families are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Films begin at dusk, or around 9 p.m. Cancellation due to weather is made by 4 p.m.

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Fourth Street Cruise SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Cool 105.7 Shine ’Em Up & Show ’Em Off When: 6 to 9 p.m. May 27 Where: National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Ave. Details: Fourth Street Cruise pre-event; view the vintage cars that will be part of the cruise on Saturday. 30th annual Cool 105.7 Fourth Street Cruise When: Noon to 4 p.m. May 28 Where: Fourth Street, downtown Details: Annual “cruisin’ the strip” event Fourth Street Cruise Sock Hop When: 8 p.m. to midnight May 28 Where: Electric Park Ballroom, 310 W. Conger St. Details: Music by GTO

David Koechner takes the stage D avid Koechner is, both figuratively and literally, a character. His characters from movies like “Anchorman,” “Waiting” and “Extract,” as well as television shows like Comedy Central’s “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show” and NBC’s “The Office” are well known and oft quoted — “I miss your scent. I miss your musk,” as Champ Kind says in “Anchorman,” has probably been repeated a thousand times by people in their 20s. And Koechner (pronounced “keck-nur”) is a funny and gregarious conversationalist in his own right, probably partly due to the fact that he was born and bred in the Midwest. He grew up playing a class clown in Tipton, MO., and learned how to craft and create characters on the fly under the tutelage of Del Close at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic. To him, being a character comes easy. “Any characteristic can inform a character june 10 & 11 — curtains, carpet. A pen; what would it be like to be inky? Right?” It’s that outside-the-box thinking that Koechner will bring to Joker’s Comedy Night Club in Cedar Koechner said in a Falls for four shows on June 10 and 11. Tickets phone interview. “I like are $15 in advance and $17.50 at the door. doing stuff like that.”

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He started doing stand-up “about a year ago,” he says, “to make sure I had something to do.” But he knows he can’t escape his characters. When he first put together his one-man show and hit the road, people would yell out for him to do Todd Packer from “The Office,” or a line from “Run Ronnie Run.” “I found out quickly that’s what people expected,” Koechner said. So Koechner has embraced the characters — characters he’s done in the movies, in television, on stage, and even ones he invents from audience suggestion. (What IS it like to be an ink pen, anyway?) How he became a comic: “At the very beginning, I never knew how a person got into show business. I went to Chicago and visited Second City for the first time: ‘Oh, they have classes.’ ... So I moved to Chicago to study specifically at Second City, then I went to ImprovOlympic. That turned out to be an amazing, fortunate thing. I met Del Close, I studied with him. ... From my very first class, I loved it.” Working on blockbuster movies with Will Ferrell: “Let’s just say it’s talent. It’s a combination of things; it’s a lot of work, and of course meeting the right people, but if you’re doing the right work you’re gonna meet the right people anyway. You have to have something; you can’t just be buddies with someone and it happens. ... I went from IO, to Second City, to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ then met Adam McKay (who co-wrote ‘Anchorman’).” His “Always Open” series on College Humor: “Jason Bateman and Will Arnett hired me to do this talk show, ‘Always Open.’ What we do is I sit down with a celebrity at a Denny’s restaurant, we talk and have a meal, I do this character. We don’t talk about Denny’s, but you know we’re at a Denny’s. We’ve aired four so far. We did six in two days, and now we’re waiting until we see if they want some more.” What he’s doing now: “Right now I’m shooting ‘Piranha 3DD.’ ... When work comes along, you don’t turn it down. David Hasselhoff is in it. A movie like this is just a fun, campy time. I tour whenever I can. ... I do that, I do everything: television, stage, stand-up. And that ‘Always Open’ series on College Humor — check it out.”


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race Adkins and Dierks Bentley will co-headline the 2011 Big Country Bash, along with Colt Ford, Josh Thompson, JB and the Moonshine Band, Steel Magnolia and Jason Brown. With the release of his latest, “Cowboy’s Back in Town,” Adkins launches a new chapter in one of the genre’s most storied careers. Musically, he shows himself to be at the top of his game. His first album, the platinum “Dreamin’ Out Loud,” produced three Top 3 hits, including his first No. 1, “Thinkin’ Thing.” Bentley has launched seven singles to No. 1 on the country charts, including his first song, “What Was I Thinkin’.” He has several Grammy nominations and his latest album, “Up on the Ridge,” was released in June 2010.

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So she got unceremoniously dropped from her longtime label, and her last film wasn’t so hot. Hey — 2010 was a lousy year for almost everyone. Still, few artists have had a second act like Jennifer Lopez has had, what with a new label, “American Idol,” and ads for lady razors and hair dye. And the new album? It’s solidly slick. You won’t necessarily remember the melodies to electro-fodder like the lambada-lite “On the Floor” or the Lady Gagaco-penned “Hypnotico.” As a singer, J-Lo has A.D. Amorosi | PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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“Ever since we met / I only shoot up with your perfume” ... sigh. Maybe these exceptionally melodic Fall Out Boy cohorts would at least garner comedic respect if Pete Wentz helped them pen an “I don’t care what you think as long as it’s about me” or “The ribbon on my wrist says do not open before Christmas.” As is, Panic! At the Disco are more talented than haters think and less than their fans do. Now they’re down to a duo,

Amor DE DiAs | STREET OF THE LOVE OF DAYS

Amor de Dias is a London-based duo with a Spanish name (“love of days”) who take many of their cues from Brazil. The debut partnership between Alasdair MacLean of the Clientele and Lupe Nunez-Fernandez of Pipas favors pastoral, acoustic ballads, tinged with gentle bossa nova and willowy chamber pop. When MacLean sings lead, “Street of the Love of Days” isn’t all that distant from his early work with the Clientele, although usually sweet-

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“Nothing’s going to hold me down,” Dan May sings in “Dreaming at the Speed of Sound,” the penultimate track on his fourth album. Apparently not. The 52-yearold singer and songwriter from Drexel Hill, Pa., has already overcome a staggering series of health issues that forced him out of careers as an opera singer and contemporary ballet dancer. “Dying Breed” displays all the striking qualities that marked May’s earlier sets. A mas16

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never been a belter like Jennifer Hudson. But Lopez’s slight vocals are warmer and stronger than ever, and the bounce of electronic R&B on “Villain” and the mix of simple piano and souped-up synthetic rhythms on “Starting Over” suit her voice. “Invading My Mind” is a “Just Dance” ripoff, but a really good heist co-written by Gaga herself. Jenny’s not completely back on the block with “Love?” But she is right on the corner. — A.D. Amorosi, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Brendan Urie and Spencer Smith, and “Vices & Virtues,” their belated third album, has no bad songs and plenty of clever harmonies and studio touches — but no knockout-chorused “Build God, Then We’ll Talk” or “Nine in the Afternoon” worth seeking out. Coming closest: the brief and lovely “Always,” and “Hurricane,” which berates people who dance to it. — Dan Weiss, Philadelphia Inquirer

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ened with Nunez-Fernandez’s breathy backing vocals and with a broader range of instrumental colorings — violas, quiet horns, trebly piano. On alternating tracks, NunezFernandez leads in an intimate, whispery coo — not unlike Astrud Gilberto or Francoise Hardy — that is usually fragile but occasionally ominous. “Street of the Love of Days” rarely startles, but it’s quietly rapturous. — Steve Klinge, Philadelphia Inquirer

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t’s been 25 years since the Beastie Boys released “Licensed to Ill” and proved three bratty Jewish guys from New York could deliver hip-hop as deliciously as Run-D.M.C. Despite gray hair for Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz, fatherhood for Michael “Mike D” Diamond and cancer for Adam “MCA” Yauch, the group is as goofy as ever, as evidenced by the old-school flavor on their new album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.” Yauch, who discovered he had cancer of the salivary gland in 2009, is notably absent from the balcony jokefest. He’s still undergoing treatment. Yauch’s condition has put the tight-knit group’s near future in limbo. “It is what is,” Horowitz says seriously, not long after extinguishing a cigarette. “You deal with it. He’s getting treatment. That’s the most important thing.” Yauch’s illness made the group, whose ages now range from 44 to 46, more appreciative of their time together when they returned to the studio to morph the originally planned “Hot Sauce Committee Part One” into “Part Two.” The Beastie Boys’ first lyrical effort in seven years is a return to the group’s signature roots of uncomplicated beats and clever rhymes. “It made us enjoy sticking with the vibe that we had already established,” Diamond says. “That became a fun thing for us, and hopefully when people interact with this record, they will be enjoying themselves, too.” When questioned why they haven’t capitalized more on their fame like LL Cool J and Queen Latifah, Diamond proclaims that he angled for Horowitz to judge the NBC talent show “The Voice.” (“The network went with Adam Levine,” Diamond matter-of-factly notes.) “All the music I listened to in high school that I loved and that moved me wasn’t the same music other kids were listening to in school,” Diamond says. “I got into punk rock and new wave, then dub and hip-hop. I still feel like I’m an outsider. I still feel like we’re doing this thing that’s outside of the People’s Choice Awards.” Of course, that’s exactly the way Beastie Boys like it, and they’re not done. The Grammy-winning group hopes to revisit “Hot Sauce Committee Part One.”

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X-Men: First Class June 3

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence The plot: Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) and Erik Lensherr (aka Magneto) are two young men discovering their powers. Banding together with fellow mutants to stop a threat to the world, a rift grows between the two, leading to the founding of Professor X’s X-Men and Magneto’s Brotherhood.


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The Hangover Part ii Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms The plot: Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms) and Alan (Galifianakis) jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Stars: Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan The plot: Po (Black) and the Furious Five venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po’s mysterious origins. 20TH CENTURY FOX, WARNER BROS., PARAMOUNT, SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOS

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he networks have unveiled their schedules for next season. Take a look and find out where your favorite show ended up — and get a sneak peek at some of the new series you might get addicted to in the fall.

Alas, we hardly knew ye. These shows didn’t make it. We mourn their untimely passing (or deserved death, as the case may be).

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onCe UPon A tiMe • ABC Emma Swan’s used to being on her own, but that changes when the son she gave up years ago, Henry, re-enters her life — and claims that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.

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tHe PlAYBoY ClUB • nBC New Playboy Bunny Maureen wants to take the world by storm. So when she accidentally kills a top mafia boss, she’ll need the help of a candidate for district attorney to cover it up. But secrets have a way of coming out in the most exclusive destination in Chicago.

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America's Most Wanted nn Ru ing Wilde Lie to Me Human Target Traffic Light The Chicago Code Breaking In Million Dollar Money Drop

Allen GReGoRY • FoX Allen Gregory’s done everything, including writing operas and reportedly dating Chloe Sevigny. But this extremely pretentious 7-year-old is about to face his biggest challenge: quitting homeschooling and heading to elementary school.

NBC • new parents find themselves Up all nigHt • PR execs are free agents when it comes to love • wHitney gets bored with her live-in beau • the British priMe sUspect comes stateside • a modern take on fairy tales can get pretty griMM. ABC • Drew Barrymore produces the cHarlie’s angels update • Stewardesses and pilots fly high on pan aM • Tim Allen returns in last Man standing • a woman in the Hamptons is looking for revenge • three guys wonder how to Man Up in today’s society • a father takes his teenage daughter to sUbUrgatory.

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also new tHis fall CBS • a murder investigator has an Unforgettable talent for recall • a surgeon who talks to the dead is a gifted Man • 2 broke girls find themselves working as diner waitresses • a columnist and a trainer are the odd couple in How to be a gentleMan.

PeRson oF inteRest • CBs A CIA agent — who’s supposed to be dead — teams up with a mysterious billionaire to bring justice to New York City using software that identifies people about to be involved in violent crime.

Fox • Simon Cowell’s acid tongue is back for tHe X factor • Steven Spielberg’s terra nova finds a family in prehistoric times • Zooey Deschanel is the new girl on the block • Two moms try to cope in i Hate My teenage daUgHter.


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NEW RELEASES video games

2011 June 7

For: PS3

inFamoUs 2 Cole was blamed for the destruction of Empire City — even though he was as much a victim as anyone else. Except for the superpowers he gained, of course. Now that he’s figured out the truth behind the explosion that gave him the ability to control electricity, Cole must focus his energies on mastering his powers to combat a new menace threatening New Marais while fending off the forces that want him out of the city. Choices made during the course of the game will affect the outcome through an improved morality system. A new tool kit allows users to create and share side quests with other players.

BlazBlUe ContinUUm shiFt ii This portable update of the console release contains the entire story from the original as well as all downloadable content and characters. The system mechanics have been updated and the roster rebalanced for an entirely different fighting experience. New modes include Abyss, a fight to the bottom; Legion 1.5, where players assemble an army to take on their foes; and a revamped Challenge. Nearly the entire game is presented in 3-D on the Nintendo 3DS.

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‘Brink,’ ‘section 8’ stress agility in first-person action By Justin Hoeger | McCLATChy NEwSPAPErS

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Red Faction armageddon

The grandson of two heroes from “red Faction: Guerilla” must save the people of Mars from certain doom after unleashing an ancient evil into the underground, where the MaraudColonists and Maraud environers fled after the environ ment turned to chaos. PC, Ps3, Ps P s3, X360; June 7.

the sims ims 3: generations The fourth ex expansion pack for the popu popular “Sims 3” lets kids hang out in treehouses, teens pull pranks and adults have mid-life crises. Mac, PC; May 31.

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under or jump over obstacles and leap past gaps, while heavier characters are built tough but less agile. Weapons can be given their own individual customizations, such as increased-capacity magazines, silencers and the like. There are four classes, each with its own set of abilities that can be unlocked as a player earns experience through play. There’s the attack-oriented Soldier class, the healing- centered Medic, the handy Engineer and the stealthy Operative. Unlike many shooters, any class can use any weapon, though some are restricted to certain body types. “Section 8: Prejudice” takes a different approach to movement than “Brink.” Instead of acrobatics, it offers the brute force of powered armor suits. The game includes a solo campaign as well as

two multiplayer modes: Conquest, where up to 32 players battle over control points on a map; and Swarm, where up to four players work together to fend off waves of enemies. Similar to the classic “Tribes” games, the warriors of “Section 8” use rechargeable jet packs to augment their jumps and soar over walls and terrain. And unlike most shooters, players don’t enter the game at set points — instead, they choose a spot on the map to rocket down to from thousands of feet up, adjusting their landing aim in flight and braking at the last moment. Players can choose from several pre-generated soldier classes with different weapon and equipment loads, or design their own custom classes.

Cartoon network: Punch time explosion

green lantern: Rise of the manhunters

hunted: the demon’s Forge

may’s mystery: Forbidden memories

Characters from shows like “Samurai Jack,” the “Ben 10” franchise, “Foster’s home for Imaginary Friends,” “Chowder,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack” and “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” face off in a free-for-all brawl. 3Ds; May 31.

Play with a partner as the bow-wielding E’lara and the sword-slinging Caddoc to explore dungeons, ruins and towns to discover the origin of a dark evil and save innocent villagers in the fantasy world of Kala Moor. An in-game editor lets players share levels they’ve created. PC, Ps3, X360; May 31.

hal Jordan faces his most daunting challenge yet when the last vestiges of the Manhunters, an android race deposed as an interstellar police force by the Green Lanterns, seek their revenge against the Lanterns and the Guardians of the Universe. 3Ds, Ds, Ps3, X360, Wii; June 7.

May, an intelligent and charismatic girl, is desperately looking for Tery, her missing brother. To find him, players must solve logic problems, beat rhythmic games and locate hidden objects in more than 270 puzzles while searching for clues with more than 40 unique characters. Ds; June 7.

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oth “Brink” and “Section 8: Prejudice” are team-based shooters that stress mobility as much as gunplay. The former takes place on a large floating city called the Ark, one of the last refuges of humanity after the oceans rise. People being people, a wall has been built across it. On one side is the security force assigned to maintain order on the Ark, while on the other is the resistance group that has risen from the poor members of the refugee society. It’s all an excuse for lots of shooting, really, and “Brink” delivers that, with lots of guns available from the start and many more goodies unlocked with play. “Brink” offers missions for each side that can be tackled in any order, either with and against other players or just the AI, as well as several challenges for up to four players, victory over which will unlock a selection of new abilities and weapons for purchase. Each of the game’s maps has a version in which the security forces attack various objectives and the resistance fighters defend them, and vice versa. Players can customize their characters to an extreme degree with clothing, accessories and other cosmetic features. Most of these options don’t have an effect on game play, but body type — medium, light and charheavy — makes a big difference, as lighter char alacters are better at the parkour-like moves that al low players to shimmy up to high ground, slide

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betty White dispenses advice to men looking for love Kevin Pang | CHiCAgo TribUnE

If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) Betty White Putnam Adult, 2011 272 pages

A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. but the personality comments are much appreciated.

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fox. White is a white-hot commodity now. Already well regarded as an actress (seven decades!) and animal lover (maybe before you were even born), in 2011 she is a pop cultural meme. Hosting “Saturday Night Live” last Mother’s Day eve sealed the deal. And, dare we say, she’s also a sex symbol for a certain age set. Her heart, though, remains with her late husband of 18 years, television host Allen Ludden. Their romance is documented in White’s new book, “If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won’t).” Though White hasn’t remarried since Ludden died in 1981, she still dispenses advice on what a girl wants. We asked how the typical male schlub could ever court a woman like her.

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DAVID ALLAN COE COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER Best known for the hit singles “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “The Ride,” and “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.”

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Hits include “Ballroom Blitz,” and “Fox On The Run.”

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What’s something that men of today don’t do anymore that should make a return? A. If you’re walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. If I sound old-fashioned, it’s because I’m as old as I am. But it’s just polite.

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Q. After a good first date, should I call her the next day? Or should I wait a little? A. Call the next day, by all means. If you

both had a lovely evening, and if you don’t call, she’ll think, “Oh, that must have been a drag.” It doesn’t have to be a serious call.

Q. Women say they love men with a sense

of humor. But I’m not funny. What should I do? A. It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.

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