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January 8: Happy Birthday Sarah Polley and Elvis Presley


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Canadian actress, writer and director Sarah Polley celebrates her 38th today.  She began working as a child performer in Canadian television, first as the title character in Ramona, a series adapted from Beverly Cleary’s series of children’s novels, and then starring for several years as Sara Stanley, the lead character of Road to Avonlea, adapted from the novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

In the late 1990s, Polley began to build an impressive resume in independent films.  She had a pivotal role in Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter, and in 1999 appeared in several films, including David Cronenberg’s Existenz and Doug Liman’s Go:

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Worst To First: Ranking The James Bond Theme Songs


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One of the quintessential elements of the James Bond series is music. Of course, you have John Barry’s classic theme song:

Additionally, each entry in the series has its own theme song.  Many of those songs have found life outside of the movies they accompanied. But like the 007 features themselves, these songs vary in quality. Some of them have held up quite well over the years while some have faded as fast as Paris Hilton after getting a dip in Blofeld’s shark tank.

So which Bond themes stand as good to great and which reside in the category of mindless caterwauling. Read on to find out!

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