g force, movie, animation

Producer Jerry Bruckheimmer brings his first 3D film to the big screen with G-FORCE, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin [voice of SAM Rockwell], the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert Mooch, and a star nosed mole speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.

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The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci has received a large amount of pre-release press especially from the New York media, but also the L. A. Times.

The book chronicles Torre's years as manager of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007. During that time he got to and won four World Series out of five, not an easy task for anyone. Torre also stopped much of the ridicule he received from the New York media upon his appointment. If winning four World Series doesn't prove you're worthy of the job, nothing else will. The fact of the matter is that Joe Torre became the most beloved Yankees managers of all time winning the respect of the fans and his players.....also not an easy task given the list of outstanding players he worked with.

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The book was first published in 1978 by Cedarwinds. In Once a Runner, Parker illustrates the hard work and dedication that is required of an elite runner. Since its publication, the novel has become a cult classic for competitive runners of all abilities. A sequel was recently published titled Again to Carthage.

Quenton Cassidy is a collegiate runner at fictional Southeastern University based on the University of Florida. He is a distance runner who specializes in the Mile. After writing a petition for the college's football team protesting a dress and conduct code, Quenton is suspended from the university and prohibited from competing in the university's annual track meet. Cassidy moves to a cabin in the woods and submits himself to a brutal training regimen. He is under the coaching of fictional gold medalist Olympian Bruce Denton. His plan is to compete at the Southeastern Relays against the best miler in the world (John Walton) and Denton comes up with a diguise to get him into the meet.

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my sisters keeper, movie,jodi picoult

The film is based on the novel of the same title by Jodi Picoult starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin, with Nick Cassavetes directing.

This is a story of Anna Fitzgerald who is 13 years old. Her sister Kate has been diagnosed with leukemia (cancer) since she was a baby-Kate's doctor gave the idea to the parents that they could possibly have another child who could be the donor of umbilical blood cells to the sister Kate. The parents, Sara and Brian conceived a child thru a Petrie dish that would match exactly to Kate's blood type for the purpose of putting Kate in remission.

When Anna is born, her cord blood is utilized to help (by then, 2 year old) Kate. No problem. There is absolutely nothing invasive about retrieving cord blood. It is taken from the umbilical cord after it is removed -and would otherwise be considered bio-waste.

When Kate, 16, is in need for a kidney transplant (the endless treatments of chemotherapy and other drugs over the years have caused kidney failure), their parents Sara and Brian demand that Anna donate a kidney to Kate. As her older brother Jesse turns to arson over his frustrations with his family's motto of Kate only, Anna has grown tired of being a harvest. She hires attorney Campbell Alexander to represent her in court in an attempt to get a judgment stopping her parents from using her body anymore. Sara, who is obsessed with keeping her beloved Kate alive at all costs, feels betrayed by her youngest child while her husband understands the immense pressure on his youngest daughter. Anna wants to help Kate because she loves her sister, but knows that it must be her decision not a mom who sees her as a biological feeder mechanism.

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Upcoming movies:

Public Enemies
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Ice Age 3: dawn of the dinosaurs
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Road

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eddie murphy,imagine that

It is a comedy and fantasy film starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church and Martin Sheen and distributed by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.

Eddie Murphy stars as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven year old daughter (Yara Shahidi). When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter’s imaginary world.

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my sister's keeper,jodi picoult,book,novelAnna is a thirteen year old girl who has healthy but has to donate her body to Kate, her sister, who has a rare form of leukemia. Anna was conceived only to help her older sister survive. When she is pushed too far, Anna fights back for the right to make her own choices about her body.

Her brother, Jesse has also had enough with his parents choices. He chooses to act out by setting fires, which ironically, his father (Brian) has to put out.

Their father, Brian, is pushed into a hard position. He loves his children and his wife, but sometimes his wife seems only to care about one person in the family, Kate. When Anna decides to sue them, he moves out with her and the family unravels more.

Sara, who in my opinion was a selfish woman who only cared about Kate, no matter the consequences to her other children, was supposed to be a moving character. I thought she was unbearably horrible. The true question of the book was who would ever allow a woman like that to become a parent?

A film based on this book will be released on June 26, 2009.

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The Host

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handle with care, jodi picoult,novelThis has been the 13th book written by Jodi Picoult, the book is about a family dealing with their youngest daughter's affliction with osteogenesis imperfecta (aka brittle bone disease) which causes brittle and easily broken bones. Willow, so named by her mother who wanted to give her a legacy of something that would bend and not break despite her husband's protestation that willows weep- here Picoult gives such a combination of foreshadowing because Willow turns out to be an amazing, strong little character with such a love and longing for all the amazing things in the world.

The story goes far beyond a girl or her family coping with a debilitating disease. Not unlike in "My Sister's Keeper", Picoult shines light on the relationship of two siblings... one 'normal' and the other 'broken' and the center of attention, 'handled with care'. The braid that exists between sisters of jealousy and love and connection. She also hits home with poignant moments that so many of us can relate to, for example when Amelia(the elder daughter) says, " "Yes," I said, the lie coming easily, reminding me that, even as much as I hated her right now, I was my mother's daughter.

Like many of Picoult's books, this one is written from multiple points of view and the chapters are titled with the name of whose story is being told and the date which provides a nice sense of continuity and timing.

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land of the lost, movie, will ferrell

The film is based on the 1974 TV series Land of the Lost, directed by Brad Silberling and stars Will Ferrell. Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world--a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the 'Land of the Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally--a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)--to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they're heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the 'Land of the Lost.' This film released on June 05, 2009.

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madea goes to jail, movie, comedy, crime

A crime comedy drama film adaptation written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by Perry's play of the same name. Starring : Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, Robin Coleman, Jackson Walker, Drew Sidora, David Mann, Tamela J. Mann, Sofia Vergara.

At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmamma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer! After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (Tyler Perry) in front of the judge, her reprieve is short -lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe (Tyler Perry) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns (David and Tamala Mann) rally behind, lending their special "country" brand of support.

Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke)is on the fast track to career success. But Hardway lands a case too personal to handle defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (Keisha Knight Pvlliam) - and asks his fiance and fellow Ada Linda Holmes (Ion Overman) to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young women, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.

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the Associate by john grisham, novel, bookAs an idealistic law student and editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, Kyle McAvoy has the promise of a highly successful career in his future, although after graduation he intends to devote three years to public service before applying for employment with a prestigious firm. His plans are derailed when he is approached by the mysterious Bennie Wright, who has a videotape of a party that took place in Kyle's apartment five years earlier, when he was an undergraduate student at Duquesne University. In it, two of Kyle's fraternity brothers, Joey Bernardo and Baxter Tate, are seen having sexual relations with Elaine Keenan, a coed who later claimed she was raped while unconscious, a charge seemingly supported by Joey asking Baxter "Is she awake?" on the tape. At the time, the incident was investigated by local police, who determined there had been no assault and declined to take further action. With the tape now in his possession, Bennie threatens to expose Kyle's secret unless he cooperates with him and his associates.

Bennie's plan is to have Kyle accept a position at New York City-based Scully & Pershing, the world's largest law firm, which is representing Trylon Aeronautics in its case against Bartin Dynamics. The two defense contractors had joined forces to design the B-10 HyperSonic Bomber for The Pentagon, and when they won the contract over Lockheed, the competitor sought support from senators and lobbyists. Legal battles ensued, and Trylon and Bartin - each laying claim to ownership of the design and technologies developed for the project - are ready to wage battle in court. Kyle will be required to infiltrate Scully & Pershing's files and deliver to Bennie crucial information the people he represents need. His first instinct is to ignore Bennie's blackmail threats and deal with whatever consequences may arise, but the thought of the shame and embarrassment his family will suffer if he is indicted for the incident in his past, not to mention the negative impact on his own future, leads him to agree to Bennie's demands.

Constantly under surveillance while outdoors and living in an apartment in which he knows bugs and cameras have been hidden, Kyle slowly learns how to trick those who are trailing him into believing he is unaware of their presence. He seeks help from Joey, who has more to lose than Kyle does if the videotape is made public, and with his old friend as a somewhat unwilling accomplice, plots to outwit his blackmailer. What he doesn't anticipate is the re-emergence of Elaine, who still maintains she was raped, and Baxter, who has completed a lengthy stint in rehab and, as part of his twelve-step program, wants to make amends to the girl he raped. His admission of guilt will give Elaine the proof she needs to file charges, and with Kyle drawn into the spotlight, his position at Scully & Pershing will be jeopardized, a risk Bennie must eliminate by any means.

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Personally I would like to have my own Meta description show as the snippet for each of my blogger pages, means I have control over what is showing on search engines. I have always felt that the description Meta tag was very valuable because of the fact that search engines will use it to describe your site in the search results. Since Meta description and Keywords are not automatically generated for Blogger templates you must add them to the HTML markup of your Blogger templates.

I was having the code snippet as described in Google Webmaster Central Blog for several weeks and suddenly discovered that the same Meta description and keyword tags were appearing all pages of my blog, This is highly undesirable and some search engines are known to ban a site that carry the same meta tags and descriptions on more than one page.

By using the code snippet from below, you can be sure not to spam search engines with repeated descriptions and keywords for your blog.

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://myblog.blogspot.com/"'> <meta content='DESCRIPTION' name='description'/> <meta content='KEYWORDS' name='keywords'/> </b:if>

How to add the above Meta tag to your blogger blog template:

1. Open the blogger dashboard and click the 'layout' button
2. Click on the 'Edit html' tab
3. Add the above code just below: <b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>

blog,html editor
add meta tags
Replace the http://myblog.blogspot.com/ with the URL of your homepage.
Replace the DESCRIPTION with a description for your homepage (keep it less than 150 characters).
Replace the word KEYWORDS with a list of keywords separated by commas and relevant for your homepage (keep word repetition less than 3 to avoid keyword spamming).

You need to follow the above steps for each of your blog post and place the code just below the <b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/> line.

Andrei has implemented a nice tool to generate this code: Meta Description for Each Blogger Page

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A sitemap is certainly a good way to let the search engines know about the pages deeper in your blog sometimes it takes a while for MSN and Yahoo to index all of your pages, they pay more attention to pages that have proven to be popular as judged by the number and quality of the links pointing to the site. Since newer sites tend not to have many links yet, the engines crawls them less frequently, and one more thing you must verify your web site and this might be the first thing to search if Google, Yahoo and MSN are not crawling your web site.

Submit your sitemap to Google:

1. Sign into Google Webmaster Tools with your Google Account.
2. Click Sitemaps on the Dashboard make sure your blog is already listed and verified with Google. If not you must do it now before proceed to the next step. (Authenticate your website with Google, Yahoo and MSN)
3. In the text box, type either atom.xml or rss.xml. For example, if you add the Atom feed as a Sitemap, the full URL will be "http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml"

google sitemap
4. Click Submit Sitemap.

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Note : Blogger uses an RSS-feed as a Sitemap and this done automatically for you, which is limited to the most recent posts. By default, atom.xml / rss.xml only contain 26 posts. If you want to increase the number of posts in your atom.xml, change your URL to:

This will give you 100 posts.

If you have more than 100 posts, simply add another URL to get the next batch:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=200 (201-300, 301-400 and so on...)

google sitemap

Submit your sitemap to Yahoo:

1. Sign into Yahoo Site Explorer with your Yahoo Account.
2. From the Site Explorer click Submit Site Feed.

yahoo sitemap
3. In the text box, type the full URL of your feed either atom.xml or rss.xml. For example, if you add the Atom feed as a Sitemap, the full URL will be http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
4. Click Submit Feed.

Submit your sitemap to MSN:

1. Sign into Windows Live with your Windows Live ID (Hotmail ID)
2. On the Webmaster Center, in the text box, type the full URL of your feed either atom.xml or rss.xml. For example, if you add the Atom feed as a Sitemap, the full URL will be http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
3. Click Submit

msn webmaster center

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Submit and verify your blog with Search engines will provide you with resources to help you learn more about the crawling and indexing of your blog pages and let you know how your website is performing in the search results. You can also tell Google about the pages on your site by submitting a sitemap.

How to Add and verify your Blogger blog on Google Video Trailer:

1. Sign into Google Webmaster Tools with your Google Account.
2. On the Dashboard, type the site URL in the Add site field. Make sure you type the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/ and then click Add Site.

google dashboard
3. Click on Verify your site link.

verify google
4. Select Add a meta tag as the verification method.

add meta tag, google
5. Copy the meta tag

google meta tag
6. Open the Edit HTML mode from the blogger’s Layout Editor. Paste the meta tag you just copied immediately under the tag "head". Save the template and go back to Google Webmaster Tools.

meta tag to blogger
7. Click on the Verify button.

click verify button, google
8. Go back to dashboard in Google Webmaster Tools and check whether the verification step is completed. It might take a few minutes to get your status updated.

google verified

How to Add and verify your Blogger blog on Yahoo:

1. Sign into
Yahoo Site Explorer with your Yahoo Account.
2. From the Site Explorer click My Sites.
3. Type the site URL in the Add My Site Field. Make sure you type the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/ and then click Add My Site.

4. Click on the yellow button under the Status

5. From the Authentication page select “by adding a META TAG to my home page" Copy the whole tag.

yahoo submit your site
6. Open the Edit HTML mode from the blogger’s Layout Editor. Paste the Meta Tag you just copied immediately under the tag "head". Save the template.

7. Go back to Yahoo Site Explorer and click on the "Ready to Authenticate" button. (It might take a few hours to get your status updated)

How to Add and verify your Blogger blog on MSN:

1. Sign into Windows Live with your Windows Live ID (Hotmail ID).
2. On the Webmaster Center, type the site URL in the Web address field. Make sure you type the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/
3. Click Submit.

MSN,webmaster live, tools

4. From the Authenticate Ownership of Website page select “Meta tag authentication" Copy the whole tag.

msn meta tag

5. Open the Edit HTML mode from the blogger’s Layout Editor. Paste the Meta Tag you just copied immediately under the tag "head". Save the template.

msn meta tag

6. Go back to Authenticate Ownership of Website page and click on the "Return to Site List" button.
7. From the Site List page click your web address to check whether the verification step is completed.

How to add Sitemap to Google Yahoo and MSN
Increase your link popularity: submit your site to RSS Feed directories / Dofollow Social,& Link Building sites
How to add Meta Tags to Each of your blogger post

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