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Week of June 17th to June 23rd 2013 - Volume One, Issue Nineteen.
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Dear Movie Lover,

Super Heroes Reborn!  

The Man of Steel Comes Soaring Back And The Lone Ranger Gallops Into View Once Again  


Just in time for Summer at the movies, Hollywood brings back two of the trust-iest of trusty heroes.  


But the Man of Steel back story may almost be as interesting as the film itself. Widely considered to be a national cultural icon in America and the entire Western World, Superman was created by Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster. two Cleveland high school students in 1933. With the success of their character's adventures, these two teenagers helped create the American superhero genre.


But from that time to this, through various publishers, two major films, a radio serial and TV series, multiple court battles and conflicting judicial opinions, the character's ownership has remained a subject of dispute.


In fact, copyright issues were hastily settled between the Siegal-Shuster estates and Warner Brothers as late as 2011 thus allowing the film makers to proceed with production seventy years after writer Jerry Siegal and artist Joe Shuster first dreamed up their hero, Superman.


And who's the new Man of Steel? With newcomer Henry Cavill in the title role, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, the film is chock-a-block with stars including Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is a Summer must-see!  


It's Johnny Depp, Kemosabe! And he's telling the Lone Ranger saga from Tonto's point of view.


Set for release on July 3rd, the film casts Depp as a Native American Spirit Warrior who recounts the untold tales that transformed unassuming lawman John Reid (played by Arnie Hammer) into the American Western legend, The Lone Ranger.  


The film, shot in Creed Colorado and Moab Utah, follows the two unlikely heroes as they learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The duo become fast friends, as Reid tells Tonto that..."instead of controlling the town and its industry with his comrades, he'd rather be an outlaw". That's when Tonto gives Reid what becomes his trademark mask, crowning him The Lone Ranger.  


Hi-Ho Silver! Gallop to the nearest theater for the July 3rd opening. It's worth the price of popcorn to see Depp trade in his pirate's hat for bare-chested warrior face paint!

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Movie Watch

Monday, June 17, 2013

12:00 am Victory At Sea Vol 1 (Drama)
12:26 am Secret at Arrow Lake (Drama)
01:51 am Holyman Undercover (Comedy)
03:13 am Hannibal Brooks (Comedy)
04:56 am Coffin (Thriller)
06:25 am Crazy Streets (Drama)
07:47 am My Name Is Nobody (Western)
09:42 am Bill Collector (Drama)
11:20 am Clipping Adam (Drama)
12:45 pm Bingo Confidential (Comedy)
02:14 pm Clipping Adam (Drama)
03:40 pm Secret at Arrow Lake (Drama)
05:03 pm Bingo Confidential (Comedy)
06:32 pm Bill Collector (Drama)
08:09 pm Coffin (Thriller)
09:36 pm At War With The Army (Comedy)
11:07 pm Victory At Sea Vol 1 (Drama)
11:33 pm Victory At Sea Vol 2

Click here for the complete schedule
Star Turn:
Art Imitating Life? An Internship Tale 
Interns are hot topics these days. There's even a movie about it. The Internship is a very funny take on the world of interns, teaming Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in theaters now.


Although the movie has a message and a happy ending, some real-life internships are not positive experiences. Case in point: a 24 year-old fresh-out-of-a-job who was looking online for positions in the fashion industry.


She found one. An unpaid internship with a very famous fashion house. The title for the position was "apprentice". The interviewer told her she would work for three months unpaid and at the end of that period she could be hired for a salaried position. She also told the applicant that she had been through the same process and so had other people. Intimating that the applicant would have the same result if she took that path.


The applicant got the job. Spent three months doing important graphic design projects for which she was well-qualified from a previous paid position. But about a month after she was officially hired, she was fired, supposedly because another designer had quit and the company was going to
seek someone more experienced to handle both positions.


Made sense. Until about a week later she saw the company advertising the exact same unpaid apprentice job online that she had applied for, was hired, then fired from. So it seems this famous fashion designer's famous fashion company brings unsuspecting interns on board for what really amounts to unpaid labor.


The unpaid intern is now suing her former non-paying employers. The sad thing is there are quite a few intelligent, earnest, eager-to-work-and-learn individuals in the same situation who've been taken advantage of by unscrupulous firms. Fortunately, they have recourse in the law and lawyers to help them. But potential interns, beware. And remember, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Did You Know?
My Date With Elvis
My brother Joe fixed us up. And I will never forget it.
Of course, we were not alone. Joe was a sound engineer at the RCA Recording Studios and we were in a roomful of people. No matter. It was dazzling.
We arrived---my Danish sea captain husband and I---as instructed, around ten p.m. that evening in October 1976.  Unlike a concert venue, the room was smallish, with very little seating. Which was fine because we would be in the engineer's booth behind a large glass window. With a perfect, unobstructed view of Elvis Presley. As though he was performing just for us.
As we entered, I noted people were milling around, talking and joking and getting things ready in that easy, knowing way that professionals have. There was a man seated at a piano, talking to a small group of women. He appeared to be in his mid-forties. With horn-rimmed glasses shoved up into his dark hair.
"Where's Elvis"? I asked, thinking he would arrive later. "He's over there", Joe answered, gesturing to the man at the piano and we walked over to Elvis Presley who rose to greet us. Wearing a white
shirt open at the neck and a pair of black slacks, he was more appealing than any white-caped performer version of himself ever could be.
Introductions were made. I babbled some response I can't remember. Then lightning struck.
Elvis was holding my hand and saying ..."glad you're here...hope you enjoy...". But the rest is a blur because he leaned in and kissed my cheek. My smile, as I was led speechless to the engineer's booth, lasted a long time.
That night's work produced an album titled Moody Blue. It was Elvis Presley's last recording session at RCA.
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Mike and Monika