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On A Ton of Long Things You Can Start Watching on Netflix Now!

@deepomega There is one Lena Dunham for every ten boring white guys making a mumblecore film, and that's significant. Anyways. The statistics on women in film are horrible.

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm 0

On A Ton of Long Things You Can Start Watching on Netflix Now!

@Cord_Jefferson Medicine for Melancholy (and, to a degree, Tiny Furniture if that's your thing), is one of those cases where it's like, oh, ok, "mumblecore" (ugh) aesthetics can work; when they're movies made about people who aren't boring white guys in a band, when they're kind of wrestling with something, they can be pretty good. I think Medicine for Melancholy is great, and it would pair nicely with, like, Before Sunrise or something.

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 am 0

On 'The Master': We Do Not Wish To Join Your Cult

While Amy Adams has been nominated for about 3 Oscars in 6 years, she has not won an Oscar. Yet. It would be kind of hilarious if she won for this one?

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm 0

On Two Ways Of Looking At 'Tiny Furniture'

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm 0

On "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

He also dated Tyra from Friday Night Lights. Wikipedia said it so it's true. So he is basically better than everyone.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm 2

On Flicked Off: "The Social Network"

My favorite Aaron Sorkin rumor is that he, actually, wrote Gilmore Girls and "Amy Sherman-Palladino" was a pen name. Considering The Social Network script was 500 million pages long and Sorkin/Fincher insisted on fast-talk to get it all in...it just would make sense.

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm 0

On 'Mockingjay': Is It YA That Makes You Stupider or Smarter?

(Can we discuss the book? With SPOILERS? On the internet? I read fast!)

I think there's a strong undercurrent of thought-provoking themes in THG series, which definitely makes up for certain aspects that can be lacking. What I love, however, is that the first book is so Battle Royale and Collins says she hasn't heard of it. Kinda makes sense.

Some YA is wonderful and some YA is terrible and any manuscript with a teen is classified as such these days. Totally depends on the book. My friend writes Ariel Levy-citing YA, which is awesome. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart is also awesome, and everyone should read it. It involves rebel art projects like SantaCon and such!

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm 0

On Poor 'Scott Pilgrim': Michael Cera Scares The Olds and Irritates The Youngs

That's what it is, he's become pretty unappealing as a character that has sex. Cusack you could buy as a guy who had sex and was sexually appealing. Not so much with the fawny bad actor Cera, + it's led to some creepy reviews, too, like Armond White on SP: "Cera's child-like mouth and soft chin that-to borrow an infamous John Simon quote-"slips irretrievably into his neck" gives him a believable dweeb identity, whereas a more outwardly masculine lead might seem vain and narcissistic." EW EW EW EW EW, right?

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm 0

On Love In The Time Of Pageview-Inflating Comment Sections

My mom said this weekend, and I quote: she's completely convinced that all of these agony aunt love columns from Boston.com are made up. Which is just funny.

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm 0

On A Conversation with Paul Ford, the Now-Former Web Editor of Harper's Magazine

Gary Benchley, Rock Star, is the funniest book about indie rock of all time. A lot of those jokes still ping around in my head.

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 10:34 am 0