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Movie Review | ‘Changeling’

When it works best, “Changeling” is a feverish and bluntly effective parable of wronged innocence.

Movie Review | ‘Synecdoche, New York’

To say that Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” is one of the best films of the year is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now.


Movie Review | ‘I’ve Loved You So Long’

In the drama “I’ve Loved You So Long,” Kristin Scott Thomas’s furious honesty rules out easy, unearned redemption.

Movie Review | ‘Pride and Glory’

“Pride and Glory,” directed by Gavin O’Connor, plods across familiar ground. It’s yet another movie about the fraternal disorder of the police.

Movie Review | ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’

How lovely the American high school experience might be if it offered even a smidgen of the euphoria in “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.”

Movie Review | ‘Zidane’

You learn little by way of hard facts about the adored French soccer star and famous head-butter Zinédine Zidane in the formalist exercise that bears his name.

Movie Review | ‘Let the Right One In’

“Let the Right One In” takes the morbid unhappiness of its young characters seriously.

Movie Review | ‘Saving Marriage’

“Saving Marriage” is an in-the-trenches, defiantly partisan and exuberantly big-hearted movie.

Movie Review | ‘Fear(s) of the Dark’

“Fear(s) of the Dark” is an animated anthology that tells its stories with an inventiveness that’s seldom scary but never less than mesmerizing.

Movie Review | ‘Stranded’

Gonzalo Arijón’s documentary “Stranded” offers an incontrovertible argument for the necessity of team spirit in the face of catastrophe.

Movie Review | ‘Ben X’

There’s not a moment of warmth or ease in “Ben X,” Nic Balthazar’s punishingly cacophonous debut.

News & Features

Mr. Moore’s standup comedy, records and movies — notably 1975’s “Dolemite” — related earthy tales that helped shape today’s hip-hop.

“I’ve Loved You So Long” was a surprise hit in France this year. Though it is the 46-year-old Mr. Claudel’s first film, he is already well known in France as a writer.

Charlie Kaufman traces an artist’s life and creative path. Good luck following along.

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Critic’s Choice

Halloween usually brings a crimson tide of horror movies on DVD, and this year is no exception.

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>Champion Breath Record Holder

>Who Can Hold His Breath Longest?
David Blaine

David BlaineAKA David Blaine White

Born: 4-Apr1973
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Magician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: World’s least engrossing daredevil

After setting a new world’s record for holding his breath (17 minutes, 4 seconds) on 30 April 2008, he said it was the fulfillment of “a lifelong dream”.

[1] Jesse McKinley, “A Magician Seeking Simplicity In a Cage”, The New York Times, 19 August 2003.

Father: John Bukalo (stepfather)
Mother: Patrice Maureen White (d. ovarian cancer)
Brother: Michael
Fiona Apple (actress, ex)
Girlfriend: Josie Maran (model, ex)

Russian Ancestry Maternal
Jewish Ancestry Maternal

The following is the bio of the man who can hold his breath longer than anyone in the world. So, what good is that?

  • He could join the Navy Seals
  • Do Underwater espinage
  • Work underwater to bring up hidden treasure
  • Contract out to the police to find people who fall off boats
  • Work in Films

Mister Lonely (22-May-2007)
David Blaine: Street Magic (1996) Himself

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Hold Breath Longer Than Anyone Else In The World?

  • David Blaine (White)

Which animal can breath air from water the longest?
You are asking about animals that breathe air, yes? In that case, the answer is the sperm whale, which can stay underwater (at incredible depths) for up to three straight hours.

Which animal or fish can hold it’s breath the longest under water?
I will leave this question open for a reader comment.