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The Prestige Movie Review (9.5/10)

Posted on May 13th, 2007 filed in Movie Reviews
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Summary:

Borden (Christian Bale) and Angier are stunt assistants for famed magician Milton, whose illusion ‘Ingenieur’ is wizz Cutter (Michael Caine). A freak stage accident results in the drowning death of Milton’s stage girl and Angier’s wife, Julia (Piper Perabo). Angier blames her death on Borden having tied her hands with a stronger than usual rope knot.

The two men part ways and engage on separate stage magic careers. Borden meets and marries Sarah and becomes a father following the birth of their daughter, Jess. Angier , eternally miserable and obsessed by his wife’s premature death, crashes Borden’s Magic show by sabotaging his ‘Stop the Bullet trick’ and causing him to lose three of his fingers.

Angier teams up with Cutter and starts a magic show of his own only to have that destroyed in turn by Borden. The rivalry and animosity between the two continues unabated. When Borden unveils ‘The Transported Man’, his teleportation masterpiece, he wins the London crowd and amazes the ever obsessed Angiers leading that latter to declare an all out effort to unveil the ‘Transporter’ secret and engineer a better illusion.

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The Great Health Benefits of Fiber

Posted on April 8th, 2007 filed in Nutrition
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Fiber have significant health benefits and are an essential and necessary component of any healthy eating regimen. Fiber are undigested carbohydrates that course through the digestive system without being absorbed into the blood. They course in and out and do not contribute any energy.

The numerous health benefits of fiber include:

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Best movies of 2006

Posted on March 26th, 2007 filed in Movie Talk
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Most favorite movies of 2006 in no particular order:

V for Vendetta
Inside Man
Children of man
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Departed
Apocalypto
Perfume the Story of a Murderer
The Prestige
The Illusionist
Notes on a Scandal
Little Children
The Fountain
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Sleep your way to Health

Posted on March 10th, 2007 filed in Health
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A 10 year study at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, showed that getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night will affect one’s heart on the long run. Fatigue iuncreases the level of fibrinogen, the blood clotting protein, which reduces the blood flow to the heart and brain. 8 hours of sleep is thought to be optimal.

Another study by Columbia University showed that lack of sleep will permanently increase your blood pressure. The study found that less than 5 hours of sleep per day increases the incidence of high blood pressure by 60%. Sleeping less raises your 24 hr blood pressure and heart rate, which, through increased strain, can set up the cardiovascular system to persistently operate at an elevated pressure.

Exercise in the evening will lower your core body temperature and help you fall asleep faster.


Second Hand Smoke is Really Bad

Posted on February 11th, 2007 filed in Health
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An Athens University Study recently showed that non-Smokers exposed to cigarette smoke for 30 minutes 3 times a week, have 25% greater risk of developing heart disease. This adds to a plethora of evidence against second hand smoke. A study published earlier this year in the UK suggested passive smoking at work kills three people every day.


Little Miss Sunshine Memorable Movie Scenes

Posted on January 22nd, 2007 filed in Memorable Movie Scenes
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There is so much to like in this very entertaining and really charming sleeper hit of 2006

1) The corpse stealing scene

2) The way the gang would load their minivan….Priceless

3) Olive Dance routine and the family chumming in

4) The breaking of the vow of silence

5) The first family breakfast with Olive quizzing her gay suicidal uncle, foul talking grandpa, high achieving loser dad, and nihilist Dwayne


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