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Sorkin’s newest: The Newsroom

About ten minutes into Newsroom I realized I wasn’t going to be able to have any sort of valuable opinion on it if I didn’t take off my Sorkinology Ph.D. glasses. Because the thing is, watching it in the context … Continue reading

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you sunk my Battleship! (please turn me on, i’m mr. coffee with an automatic drip)

Yes, I know all the words to “The Bad Touch.” No, I’m not ashamed. Yes, it gets stuck in my head every time anyone says, “You sunk my battleship.” Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk … Continue reading

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Reality Bites and so does this romance.

Last night I watched Reality Bites for the first time. It’s been in my Netflix insta-play queue ever since tometome posted this quick write-up of it. I went to college with tometome. She is a badass smart chick whose tastes … Continue reading

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Avengers assemble! Here would be good. You’re all really pretty.

I saw The Avengers! … a week after the rest of the internet. But that’s okay. I managed to remain mostly unspoiled. Things I Liked In No Particular Order – Female heros fighting in practical clothing and flat boots. No, … Continue reading

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China MiĆ©ville: a user’s guide.

I just received in the mail China MiĆ©ville’s only young adult novel, Un Lun Dun, and sat down to read the back blurb with great excitement. Here it is: What is Un Lun Dun? It is London through the looking … Continue reading

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not-so-quick notes on awesome indie films, part 2: Melancholia.

Melancholia director Lars von Trier is a polarizing figure. This is largely due to the fact that he is completely fucking insane. He semi-accidentally praised the Nazi party at Cannes; he once said that to get a good performance from … Continue reading

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not-so-quick notes on awesome indie films, part 1: Carnage.

Being the good little fuckin’ feminist lefty I am, I feel the need to justify paying money to see Carnage, Roman Polanski’s latest. Unfortunately, my justification is weak: that night, due to a weird combination of a cinematically weak December … Continue reading

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