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Metropolis is Japan's No. 1 English magazine, covering the nation's culture, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.

The Boat That Rocked

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 In the ’60s, the antediluvian BBC aired only a few hours of pop music a week. Not so humbly leaping into the breach were several ship-based radio stations anchored outside territorial waters. There’s…

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The Devil’s Tomb

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 In this direct-to-DVD military sci-fi/horror flick, Cuba “Fluke Oscar” Gooding Jr. leads a band of stereotypical, tough-talking, kick-ass soldiers on a mission to rescue a valuable scientist from a top-secret underground laboratory where…

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Horsemen

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 In this rip-off of Se7en, a recently widowed detective (Dennis Quaid) works to track down a band of serial killers who suspend their victims from fishhooks and see themselves as the Four Horsemen…

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 This is a movie for people who swallowed Benjamin Button, and it’s a big, absurd, melodramatic, slightly creepy bore. Eric Bana suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to frequently dematerialize and…

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Protection

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 What: Virus Screen Suit Say what? It may look like off-the-rack business garb, but this suit packs a hidden weapon: a special coating that kills 40 percent of H1N1 virus particles within three…

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009 Hyogo-based online boutique Ant Design Store specializes in the kind of painfully hip American and European imports that smug Tokyoites assumed you could only get in the capital. Wrong! Surfing through the selections…

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