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21:00 Jack Reacher
Prod Year 2012 - Tom Cruise steps confidently, if controversially, into the formidable shoes of author Lee Child's military cop-turned-drifter who becomes part of the investigation when a former army sniper takes the rap for gunning down five innocent people. But as defence lawyer Rosamund Pike soon discovers, asking for Reacher's help is asking for trouble. Directed and adapted from the ninth Reacher novel One Shot by Oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), the first movie outing for Child's vigilante hero is much like the man himself: cool, compelling and ruthlessly efficient. Fans of bold casting get the added bonus of maverick filmmaker Werner Herzog as the villain.
(AFN Movie Channel)
German Christmas Market Roundup
There are many wonderful things to see and do in Germany around Christmas: Stroll through festively decorated streets and explore the Christmas markets with their seasonal music and choir singing. Listen to the sounds of bells and trumpeters and attend one of the many concerts from classical to gospel in the churches and on outdoor stages.
Germany's Christmas markets are unique. If you're tired of commercialism taking over the holiday period and would like to experience a real traditional Christmas Market you definitely want to consider heading to one - or more - of Germany's many Christmas markets where the traditional gift items on offer are often handcrafts of real quality.
In Germany's Christmas markets you can buy all kinds of Christmas merchandise and gifts, especially traditional things such as crib figurines, toys, wood carvings, marionettes, candles and lambskin slippers. Many are difficult to resist - as will be the glass of delicious mulled wine and many culinary specialties, both sweet and savory, that are very welcome on crisp winter days.
The ambience is further enhanced by the aromas of hot chestnuts, grilled sausages and other tasty snacks; the gingerbread biscuits known as Lebkuchen, marzipan figures and other sweets.
With so many Christmas markets throughout Germany the most difficult decision to make is where to go. The best solution is to sample at least two Christmas Markets, preferably in a city for some serious shopping and a small town or village if you are looking for something a little bit more romantic.
Most Christmas Markets start in the last week of November and run through to Christmas Eve or a day or two before. They are usually open every day from 10 a.m. to about 8 or 9 p.m.
TKS, Cable TV & AFN Movie Schedules
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Check the latest schedules, a wide variety of old favorites as well as some great new cinematic spectaculars. Daily updates of some of the most popular TKS, cable TV, AFN & Astra satellite movie channel program schedules as well as background info on the movies. Stay tuned and tune in
Buying a Car in Europe
U.S. Military personnel stationed in Europe have the opportunity to buy a new car at substantial rebates over prices in the United States. Benefits of military car sales programs include tax-free sales, fixed dollar prices and U.S specs.
Military sales program prices are fixed, so there is no time-wasting hassle, no need to bargain, no need to contact many different dealers to try to get the best price. No feeling that other customers might be getting a better price - everyone pays the same.
Staff working for the various military sales programs are specialists trained to give help and advice on all aspects of buying a U.S. spec car in Europe including help with home shipping and financing. more info
Concerts and Events
The inkwire guide to concerts and events in Germany, with contact info for tickets and reservations. Concerts
World premiere for the compact SUV from Porsche
Porsche is expanding its range to include a whole new class of vehicle. The Macan is the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment and is poised to set new standards in the field of driving dynamics and enjoyment – on both paved streets uneven terrain. The Macan combines the typical handling characteristics that Porsche has represented right from the outset: maximum acceleration and braking values, vast engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision. What's more, all of these features are teamed with a high level of comfort and everyday suitability.