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Friday 17 July 2009

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. Orphan, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching SMBC Theater. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Contra ReBirth or Blueberry Garden.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Country: United States

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The Ugly Truth

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jaume Balaguer

Starring: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano

Country: United States

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Country: United States

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My Sister's Keeper

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

SMBC Theater

Starring: James Ashby, John-Paul Nickel, Zach Weiner, Jon M. Brence

Country: United States

Video Games AWESOME!

Written by: Fraser Agar

Starring: Fraser Agar, Ben Taylor, Becky Blow, Baby Hank

Country: Canada

Whose Line Brazil

Starring: Chico Flávio, Gustavo Goulart, Fábio Güeré, Talita Olivieri

Country: Brazil

Film Riot

Starring: Ryan Connolly, Josh Connolly, Timmy Allen, Arris Quinones

Country: United States

The Great Queen Seondeok

Starring: Seong-jo Choi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 2009 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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  • Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," dies in New York at age 92.
  • Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
  • Footage of FARC leader Jorge Briceño saying he financed Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's 2006 campaign is broadcast on Colombian television. (AFP)
  • Timothy Kirkhope MEP defends alleged homophobic remarks made by European Conservatives and Reformists' leader Michał Kamiński in a television interview. (BBC)
  • Pope Benedict XVI slips in the bath in his mountain chalet and is treated for a fractured wrist in Aosta, Italy. (''The Telegraph'')

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 2009?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1056
  • Time: Close-up of plastic bride and groom in a wedding cake
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11269


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Girls From Ames

By: Jeffrey Zaslow

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the

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By: Dean Koontz

Literary critic Shearman Waxx can kill a good book with just a few acidly worded bon mots. And as one unlucky author is about to discover, that’s not all he’s prepared

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Return To Sullivans Island

By: Dorothea Benton Frank

“Her books are funny, sexy, and usually damp with seawater.”—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides In Return to Sullivans Island, Dorothea Benton Frank revisits the enchanted landscape of South Carolina’s Lowcountry

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Are You There

By: Chelsea Handler

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alive 4-Ever

Alive 4-Ever

Platform: iOS

Contra ReBirth

Contra ReBirth

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

Blueberry Garden

Blueberry Garden

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Genre: Puzzle/Platform

Publisher: Erik Svedäng

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii Nintendo DS PlayStation Portable Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Cricket Revolution

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindstorm Studios

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