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07 November 2012

Pitch Perfect, almost

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Here’s the thing, I like Pitch Perfect. I’ve seen it twice now and enjoyed it both times, because it’s exactly the movie I’m supposed to like. I mean, university a …

24 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Family Tradition Edition

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I have only repeated two movies since last year, even though it’s been very tempting to pull out some old favorites (I miss you, Elf! See you next year!). Those …

18 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas- Here’s Some AIDS Installment

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As a regular movie, Rent doesn’t exactly have classic status. With Chris Columbus’ stagey direction and lack of personal voice, Rent isn’t even a particularly good adaptation of the Broadway musical …

16 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – “I’m Dreaming Of A” Edition

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Aside from listening to the Bing Crosby tune “White Christmas,” I really knew nothing about the 1954 classic film by the same name. For example, I didn’t know it was …

15 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Nazi Referencing Edition

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Now that’s more like it. From the first frames of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (fake newsreel footage of kids trying to get ready for the arrival of Santa …

14 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Frosty Reception Edition

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The second of our classic animation trifecta is Frosty. Shorter and less revolutionary than its reindeer brethren, Frosty looks less like Coraline and more like a classic Rocky and Bullwinkle …

04 January 2011

Unexpected Golden Globe Nominees

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It really is a shame that The Golden Globes, one of the only major award shows that makes a point of acknowledging comedies and musicals, often does such a bad …

29 November 2010

Tangled Up

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I have a confession to make. Despite years of soccer-playing, action-figure-collecting, comic-book-reading, action-movie-loving tomboy-ery, I’ve always, truly, wanted to be a Disney princess. But I didn’t want to be just …

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