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ewilderm▓ent.Any judgments of flopitude are necessarily subjective, but here are 10 movies from th▓e past decade that made those few moviegoers who saw them cringe. Disagree? Talk among yourselves.10. THE SPIRIT* Release date: December 25, 2008* ▓Estimated cost: $60 million* Domestic gross: $19.8 millionFrank Miller, the man who created the comics "300" and "Sin City," and who redefined Batman and Daredevil for the modern age, directed this adaptation o▓f Will Eisner's comic-strip hero

. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and a bevy of beauties, it may have looked good on the page. But onscreen, the heavily stylized, nearly black-and-white results were disastrous. The▓ expensive movie was killed by comic fans, who▓ wanted Miller to go back to comics, and critics, who tra▓shed the movie's over-the-top tones and aesthetics. Consequently, the partners at the ▓company behind the production, Odd Lot Entertainmen▓t, parted ways after 23 years together. It even killed plan▓s for a Miller-directed version of "Buck R▓ogers."9. GRINDHOUSE* Release date: April 6, 2007* Estimated

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cost: $67 million* Domestic gross: $25 millionQuentin Tarantino and Robert Rodrig▓uez managed to turn twice the filmmaking firepower into half the box office (and a third of the critical praise). With "Grindhouse," what began as ▓an explicit e

xercise in joyous B-movie cinema homage -- a double bill of '70s-style schlock, one film from each director -- ended up aping its scuzzy genre ancestors a little too closely in the receipts department. After the three-hour-plus

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corresponding increase in their heart disease risk.Public health officials are inc▓reasingly looking to the food industry for hel▓p in cutting people's salt intake; the United Kingdom and ▓France, for example, have been able to achieve significant reductions in salt consumption through industry collaborations, while New York Cit▓y has just launched a campaign to cut

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ally. While that recouped a little of the Wein▓stein Co.'s money, it incurred the wrath of purists who were angry that the original film had been corrupted. Tara

ntino and Weinstein are famously loyal to each other, and while the writer-director eventually made good on the losses with the $12▓0 million-grossing "Inglourious Basterds" this year, "Grindhouse" was one instan▓ce where loyalty nearly brought down the house▓.Lijiang is a place blessed with an advantageous geographical position and a mild climate all yea▓r-round, resulting in a variety of natural resources and agricultural products in the region. The Naxi people, wh▓o hav

d in the streets of Lijiang City. Jidou Liangfen (a kind of jelly made fr▓om chick pea) is one of the favorite snacks ▓of locals, so don't forget to sample it while on your trip.Premier Wen Jiabao made an inspection tour to▓ northwestern Gansu Province on Saturday and Sunday. His visit aimed at gaining

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