THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE – MOVIES OPENING: 6/26/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

The Hurt Locker Critics are giving The Hurt Locker great reviews saying that it is a well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, and is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War. The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military's most unrecognized heroes: the technicians of the bomb squad, who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world's most dangerous places. Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they seek out and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad — in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear – protect and save – but it's anything but easy, for the margin of error on a war-zone bomb is zero. BLOCKBUSTER FLOP OF THE WEEK

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Critics are giving the latest Transformers flick horrible reviews saying it is a noisy, underplotted, and overlong special effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch. Sam Witwicky again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. Directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. CULTURAL PICK OF THE WEEK

Afghan Star Critics are giving Aghan Star rave reviews saying it’s an enlightening and sobering documentary on Afghanistan's very own American Idol. In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop culture has returned to the country–and since 2005, millions are tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American Idol-style series Afghan Star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity or age. Two thousand people audition, including three extremely brave women. And when viewers vote for their favorites via cell phone, it is, for many, their first encounter with the democratic process. check movie showtimes



January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

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