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The Ten Best Movies I Saw Last Year

Figuring that you'd have to be a full time film critic to see enough movies to formulate a definitive best of the year list, instead I am excited to tell you about the ten best movies I saw during 2013. Many of them came out in 2013, but not all. If you love a good movie, my purpose is to point you toward the ones that really worked for me. The ranking of the films subjectively reflects how much I liked them relative to each other but it is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. 1. Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition [Blu-ray] (2010) Not to take anything away from the American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; the 2011 David Fincher film starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara was fine for what it was, but if you haven't seen the Swedish original, you haven't really seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Based on a Swedish novel, the basic setup is nicely laid out by Wikipedia. "The Millennium series consists of three best-selling novels, orig

Scottish Blues Rocker Eilidh McKellar Releases "Hold Steady" - Second Single from Forthcoming Album, Plus Cool Video & Live at the BBC

We've been listening to our new favorite guitarist and singer-songwriter from Scotland, Eilidh McKellar, ever since she released her first single, "Summer Daze" last October. Eilidh has just released her second single and video, "Hold Steady", which drops you into an infectious bluesy groove with impossible-to-resist vocals, leaving you with no choice when it ends but to hit the replay button. Buy at Amazon or iTunes "Hold Steady" is from the forthcoming debut album, Delta Devil Dreams, which will be released later this year. Eilidh has an immense well of talent; her passionate vocals and accomplished guitar work hit you immediately. With a little listening you begin to appreciate the depth of her songwriting skill. Eilidh is currently on a major tour of Britain. In the midst of her first string of London dates, she visited the studios of BBC London and did an interview with Robert Elms, then played live, a rare, full band acoustic version