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new DVD releases in Region 2, May 25

green light (definitely check it out): The Reader: Kate Winslet likes books and teenaged boys. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Tokyo!: Think Tokyo je t’aime, but weirder. [Amazon U.K.] [preorder at Amazon U.S.] Pushing Daisies: Complete Season 2: How come England gets an American TV show on DVD before we do? No fair! … more…

U.K. box office: Brits say yes to ‘Yes Man’

Just a note for newcomers to the site: there’s a reason why you’re not seeing last weekend’s box office numbers for the U.K. here until the day the new weekend is starting. The actual numbers for the overall British box office (which, as an aside, also includes the Republic of Ireland) are far less readily … more…

Greece has dropped to the bottom of my travel wish list

Because it’s apparently full of women singing and dancing their hearts out: and traveling with magical pants: Seriously, though: Is Greece the new go-to destination for women trying to find themselves? And why is everyone jumping off cliffs in the process? In both Mamma Mia! and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, there’s a scene … more…