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08 October 2013

Kickstart This: Ava Snow Battles Death

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It’s always awesome when you stumble upon something cool made by people who just really like the same nerdy shit you do. Such is the case with Ava Snow Battles …

06 October 2013

Experience Gravity

By // Cinema

Gravity is not so much a movie as it is an experience. It’s rare that I insist on seeing a film in one of the more expensive formats. Especially if …

29 September 2013

Pilot Watch: The Michael J. Fox Show

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Remember a week ago when I claimed that comedy pilots were impossible to judge? It turns out the number one way to counteract that whole “we have to know characters …

28 September 2013

Congratulations, Now I Hate Breaking Bad

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Congratulations, friends! It’s official: you guys have made it impossible for me to watch Breaking Bad. In fact, I can now, semi-officially, say that I might HATE Breaking Bad, admitting …

26 September 2013

Pilot Watch: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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I am going to keep watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I will watch it until I become so enamoured– with its characters, with a weekly dose of Whedon (or Whedon-esque) writing, …

25 September 2013

DVD Update: World War Z

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First Published: July 12, 2013 There’s something about spectacle. The book version of World War Z was all about the literary spectacle, taking the normally claustrophobic zombie story and blowing …

24 September 2013

Pilot Watch: Mom

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Reviewing comedy pilots is a notoriously difficult endeavour. Lots of comedy comes from the familiarity we have with people and their expected rhythms and it can be incredibly hard to …

20 September 2013

DVD Update: Star Trek: Into Darkness, Reviewed

By // Cinema

First Published: May 25, 2013 DISCLAIMER: I really, really liked Star Trek: Into Darkness. I’d like to start off just saying that. But my feelings about it are a bit …

20 September 2013

Season Two Premiere: The Mindy Project

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I’m not sure why I love The Mindy Project so much. It’s not the hang-out sitcom perfection of New Girl, the pulsating heart and comedic absurdity of Parks and Rec, …

18 September 2013

The Mortal Instruments

By // Cinema

As Rachael already found out when she tried to read it a few years ago, The Mortal Instruments (movie) didn’t start out with particularly great source material.  Like a certain …

09 September 2013

Wright, Pegg and Frost at The World’s End

By // Cinema

The World’s End, the final instalment in Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost’s goofily-name Cornetto Trilogy, is a funny, touching, and visually inventive late-summer masterpiece. It’s easily my favorite of the trilogy …

01 September 2013

Liking Austenland A Little

By // Cinema

If you want a witty, well-informed take down of all the reasons Austenland fails as both a film and as a celebration of all things Austen, please go read A.A. …

31 July 2013

BB15 in Haiku: Week 4

By // TV

Mean girl Kaitlin down. Our first unanimous vote. Will it be the last? Aaryn’s second reign. Although she will never win, She will not give up. Despite poor judgement, Despite …

21 July 2013

BB15 in Haiku: Week 3

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Jeremy sent home. He will likely play again, but not this season. Judd on the radar. A low-key game goes upstairs. Did he have to win? “Discrimination…” Aaryn now uses …

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