Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beyond the Hills

There’s an exorcism in Beyond the Hills, but you won’t see any girl’s head turn 360 degrees, spew up some green shit, and speak in tongues. No priest will throw himself down a staircase. There are no stoccato violin chords … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to 2013 in Movies

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve rehashed the Oscars and some of the best movies we saw last year. Now that March is coming to a close, now might be a good time to start talking about movies worth … Continue reading

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The Americans S1 E8: Mutually Assured Destruction

A bit shorter this week because I’ve been consumed by my NCAA picks, and my bracket is about to go to shit once Pitt loses in eight minutes, so clearly it was time well spent. I was a bit disappointed … Continue reading

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Girls and the Stupid Drama-Comedy Distinction

Like every good American, I was reading Gawker yesterday, this time while stranded during a two-hour flight delay, and came across this post by Rich Juzwiak. First of all, he made a similar point to mine last week with regards … Continue reading

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Have Some Respect for Yourself, Jeopardy

Fact #1:¬†Jeopardy!(!!!!) is the greatest game show ever. Fact #2: Alex Trebek is the greatest game show host ever. No one will dispute either of these. Unlike any other game show I can think of, you watch¬†Jeopardy! to see people … Continue reading

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The Americans: S1: E7: Duty and Honor

“Only duty and honor are real, Mischa, isn’t that what we were told?” That line is spoken by Mischa’s, or Philip’s, actual love of his life–Irina, in what was another gripping hour of television. While there is much I want … Continue reading

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Counterpoint: Girls Sucks

Let’s talk about realism shall we? Does anyone else think it is realistic that Patrick Wilson (Joshua), a good-looking, wealthy doctor, would ever shack up with the likes of Lena Dunham’s Hannah? Let’s be serious, every time she gets naked … Continue reading

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