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'Julius Caesar,' the manga edition

RELEASED: Feb. 11

MY THOUGHTS: Using manga illustrations teenagers know and love, while keeping the text of the original Shakespeare, this book makes reading fun.

GRADE: A+

-- Jonathan Chandler

'Thr33 Ringz'

ARTIST: T-Pain

RELEASED: Nov. 11

MY THOUGHTS: T-Pain returns with his third album. With his synthesized voice and collaborations ranging from Ciara to T.I., T-Pain lives up to all of my expectations.

Notable songs include Can't Believe It (featuring Lil' Wayne), the upbeat Freeze (featuring Chris Brown), and Blowing Up (featuring Ciara).

GRADE: A

-- Jackie Rodriguez

'Twilight'

MPAA RATING: PG-13

RELEASED : Nov. 21

SUMMARY: When Bella Swan moves in with her dad in a rainy, Pacific Northwest town, she has no idea what her life will be like. On falling in love with handsome and gallant Edward Cullen, she discovers that he is a vampire.

MY THOUGHTS : I have not read the books but I did enjoy the movie. The plot was engrossing and the whole culture of vampires was very well-thought out.

There were some problems with the script: Some lines intending to be dramatic got laughs in the theater I was in.

Some hard-core book fans say the movie did not live up to the books. Still, I was entertained and I might just crack open the first book over Christmas break.

MY GRADE: B+

-- Michael Ryan


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