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Summer Movie Forecast 2016

Summer Movie Forecast 2016
With Batman already fighting Superman in March and The Jungle Book absolutely crushing the box office last weekend, nobody could blame you for thinking the summer movie season was already under way.  You’d be wrong though.  Summer officially starts (for movie geeks anyway) on May 6, when Captain America: Civil War is unleashed. As regular... Read more »

Best podcasts of 2016...so far

Best podcasts of 2016...so far
We’re already a quarter of the way through the year, which is nuts. I thought about writing a best TV post, and maybe I still will; but for now, here’s what you should be watching: OJ, Girls, Broad City, The Grinder. There are others, but that’s a good list to start with. I don’t want... Read more »

If you disagree with this post, you are a bully

If you disagree with this post, you are a bully
The other day, I was reading one of my favorite gossip sites, Lainey Gossip. In the Smutty Social Media post, there was an Instagram photo from one Ms. Jaime King, member of Taylor Swift’s crew and…actress…? She tossed up quite the screed about another of my favorite gossip sites, Go Fug Yourself, calling the Fug... Read more »
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Donald Trump Translator: What is the leading Republican candidate really saying?

Donald Trump Translator: What is the leading Republican candidate really saying?
The orange ogre was on George Stephanopoulos this week (AKA This Week with George Stephanopoulos). He called in to talk about the violence that has been up at his rallies, which is in no way a direct result of his violent rhetoric. Because he doesn’t have violent rhetoric. He doesn’t condone violence. He does condone... Read more »

Politicians, Or: Why I'm Never Answering the Door Again

Politicians, Or: Why I'm Never Answering the Door Again
My family lived a good long while without a doorbell. It was a peaceful time, a time when I left it up to the dog to bark strangers away, a time when I could feign ignorance because, hey, no one rang the doorbell and maybe, just maybe, I was down in the basement and couldn’t... Read more »

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »
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American Idol Recap: Showcase #1

American Idol Recap: Showcase #1
It’s the first week of actual Idol performances! Yay! American Idol is at the Viviana Theater in Los Angeles, Ryan Seacrest looks like a hologram of himself from five years ago. It’s all happening! This week, half of the top 24 perform solos on Wednesday and duets with Idol LEGENDS on Thursday night. Which illustrious... Read more »

The Fuller House preview is here and now I hate myself

I want to hate Fuller House, the Full House spinoff coming to Netflix at the end of the month. I want to be above it. I’m not a fan of Candace Cameron-Bure, and her involvement in the show all but insures that this sequel will be more wholesome and saccharine than the original — which... Read more »

A woman gave the finger to a man with a "Make America Great Again" bumper sticker. What happened next will AMAZE you.

A woman gave the finger to a man with a "Make America Great Again" bumper sticker. What happened next will AMAZE you.
She died. Not really, but I could totally see that happening to me at some point. I am free with the bird. I call it “the middle finger of righteous indignation,” and I let it throw its weight around. I asked a man to read between the lines just this morning. He was stopped at... Read more »
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9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »