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Hours of Culture: Five things you should check out this week

Monday July 28 to Sunday August 3

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Fifty Shades of Grey- Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014. The first trailer for the movie version of E.L. James’s novel depicts Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson coyly getting to know each other – then come the handcuffs. (

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Weird Al Yankovic- In this July 17, 2014 photo, “Weird Al” Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billboard reported that Yankovic's “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, "Alpocalypse," sold in its debut week in 2011. The madcap song parodist’s latest, Sports Song, shows him leading a marching band while chanting, “Our players are fast and strong and brave/And your guys? Eh, not so much.” Go, Weird Al! (

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Hilary Duff- After taking a few years off for motherhood, the former Lizzie McGuire star drops her new album Chasing the Sun on July 29. Who knew she sang? (

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Trailer Park Boys- Don’t Legalize It- The third movie entry in the TPB franchise finds white-trash trio Ricky, Julian and Bubbles fighting the Canadian government’s plan to legalize marijuana. Seriously. (


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Guardians of the Galaxy- Chris Pratt arrives at the premiere of "The Guardians Of The Galaxy" at El Capitan Theatre on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. The ex-Parks and Recreation star plays a big dumb lug who joins forces with misfit aliens and a genetically-engineered raccoon to save the universe. Imagine the sequel potential (

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Hell on Wheels- AMC’s period-piece drama set in 1860s Midwest America (but filmed in Alberta) returns for a fourth season on August 2. Dust and beards abound (

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