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Janelle Monae: we meet the only blockbuster pop star around with an album inspired by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Jedward: the twins get legless with Brian Boyd. The perfect Hollywood summer blockbuster: Donald Clarke wonders why Hollywood doesn’t just cut to …

Fri, Jul 9, 2010, 07:47

   

Janelle Monae: we meet the only blockbuster pop star around with an album inspired by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Jedward: the twins get legless with Brian Boyd.

The perfect Hollywood summer blockbuster: Donald Clarke wonders why Hollywood doesn’t just cut to the chase and produce one endlessly recyclable summer blockbuster that would that would keep all comers happy forever.

Plus: reviews of music releases from M.I.A. (CD of the Week for “/\/\ /\ Y /\”), The Roots, The Coral, “Dark Night of the Soul”, Tame Impala, Zero 7, Bombay Bicycle Club, Joel Plaskett, Tired Pony and others, and new movies on the block including Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Predators and Leaving.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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