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Wrath of the TitansIt’s a box office battle of mythic proportions this weekend as remixed fables and fairy tales go head to head. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. In the other, Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to the widely panned remake from 2010.
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SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe 2009 Polaris Music Prize was awarded tonight in Toronto.F ed Up joins previous Polaris winners Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Patrick Watson and Caribou, all of whom have greatly benefited from the cash prize that comes with Polaris accolades at $20,000, it’s one of the largest monetary awards available to Canadian musicians.The 10 bands on this year’s Polaris short list ranged from fizzy synth pop (Metric) to punchy hip hop (K’naan) to elegaic art folk (Great Lake Swimmers). With the exception of F ed Up, whose innovative album The Chemistry of Common Life marries classic hardcore with instrumental experimentation and prog elements, there were few surprising or challenging choices amongst the nominees. The fact that F ed Up triumphed is refreshing, to say the least.Here’s a brief look at the 2009 Polaris Music Prize nominees by the numbers:Last week, Exclaim magazine broke down the geographical and gender distribution of this year’s Polaris nominated bands as well as the jury members who’ve done the nominating:According to the results, the Polaris Music Prize jury is both overwhelmingly male and from Ontario.
If I play those altogether more than 14 hours, my value is greater than a movie with no refreshments. It likely I play at least 14 hours next week alone. Assuming 75 hours for the three months I been playing, in the next year I log 300 hours (which is, I think, a low estimate, unless Bungie really screws the pooch coming up).