Posts tagged "Film"

My mom was a zombie

A guest post by Curt Connolly One of my favorite Halloween memories isn’t really Halloween specific, but It’s close enough in theme and timing, that I hope you can let it slide. My mother is definitely the type of person who needs to be doing things all the time, be it at work or home.... Read more »

A pop culture geek’s guide to graveyards

A guest post by Ringa Sunn It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And if you’re anything like me, the Halloween season means lots of trips to pumpkin patches, bonfires, haunted attractions, and all other things spooky. As a (only slightly obsessive) Halloween addict and a self-admitted giant dork for all things pop culture,... Read more »

(Far fewer than) fifty shades of inappropriate movie crushes

(Far fewer than) fifty shades of inappropriate movie crushes
Since the movie Fifty Shades of Grey was released there has been a lot of talk online about whether the film and book depict a healthy BDSM relationship or abuse. I can’t say much about that since I haven’t seen the movie or read the book, but even if Fifty Shades of Grey depicts abuse I can’t really criticize... Read more »
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28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants
I’m not a fan of the “leggings as pants” trend, and I know I am not alone. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised that leggings as pants has emerged in fashion. Science fiction (sci-fi) movies and TV shows have been warning us for decades that leggings as pants is the look of the future. Well, the... Read more »

The Internet's Own Boy: A movie everyone online should see

The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about computer prodigy, Internet pioneer, and activist hacker Aaron Swartz, but even if you’ve never heard of Aaron Swartz you should see this movie. The story has implications beyond the short life of one man. Through the passion, drama, and tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s life The Internet’s Own... Read more »

What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?

What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?
In the movie Say Anything Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) decribes his career aspirations like this: I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair... Read more »
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An Oscars drinking game but with exercise

Hammervision posted a 2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game. It was fun to read, but I don’t plan to play along. I’m a bit too old to have a Hollywood awards show dictate my alcohol consumption particularly on a Sunday night. Couldn’t there be a healthier way than an Oscars drinking game to make the Academy... Read more »

Dirty Dancing: 3 reasons everybody should put Baby in the corner

This has bothered me for a long time (decades), so it’s about time I blogged it out. First, SPOILER ALERT! This has to do with a detail near the end of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. If you don’t know how that movie ends and don’t want to know... Read more »

5 more fascinating true stories

5 more fascinating true stories
I previously made a list of 40 fascinating true stories, great documentaries uncovering the details of interesting lives and activities. Below are 5 more documentaries I recommend. Many films from both lists are available for streaming via Netflix or Amazon Prime, which is particularly good news for those who will trapped inside avoiding a “polar... Read more »
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Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?

Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?
Are best actress awards sexist? I never thought about that until I wrote my post about Cyndi Lauper’s chances of becoming the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for best original score. In referencing which awards have not been won by women I used this phrase: “Other than the male acting awards…” That... Read more »