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May 22, 2012

By Veronica Austin

Album: Best Coast, ‘The Only Place’

By Veronica Austin Liberty High School

California-based Best Coast released its new album, “The Only Place,” just in time for summer. The band’s 1960s-esque brand of surf pop is the perfect soundtrack to any summer activity. Catchiest tracks include the title track (and single) “The Only Place” as well as the near-ballad “Do You Love Me Like You Used To.”

DVD: ‘The Woman in Black’    

Daniel Radcliffe’s first film since the end of the wildly successful “Harry Potter” movie franchise, “The Woman in Black,” is a wonderfully creepy thriller that will (cliché as it may be) keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Radcliffe plays a young lawyer who ventures to a small village, and finds himself wrapped up entirely in the mystery of the Woman in Black, of whom the village remains in constant fear. The film piles on the suspense, and is a must-see for anyone who likes a good scare.

Movie: ‘Dark Shadows’

Master of gothic moviemaking Tim Burton has yet again teamed up with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, this time to make “Dark Shadows,” a movie about a 200-year-old vampire, Barnabas Collins (played by Depp), based on the 1960’s horror soap opera of the same name. “Dark Shadows” looks to have all the trademarks of the trio’s previous collaborations, and will undoubtedly be entertaining.

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