Belle de Jour: A New Addition to the Criterion Collection

My boyfriend (who I lovingly refer to as “the manz”) loves movies. Actually, that’s an understatement. He adores movies; everything from the screenplay, to the cinematography, to the smell of the paper in the DVD case when it’s opened for the first time. The manz, most likely as a pregame pump up for shooting his graduate thesis film, has been re-watching a lot of his favorite movies and bringing me along for the ride. Continue reading

Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner – A Sort of Love Story by Alan Zweibel

For as long as I have wanted make people laugh, I have been in love with Gilda Radner. Now, if you are not familiar with Gilda, 1) that’s a bummer and 2) she was an original “Not Ready for Prime Time” player on Saturday Night Live. Known for her wide berth of characters and infectious personality, Gilda has been named as an inspiration to many women in comedy, including Tina Fey. Continue reading

Ladyguide: How to Keep on Keepin’ On

The past couple of months have been very hard for me. I’ve been jobless and broke, and I know that a lot of you are in the same position. My normally optimistic demeanor began to fade and an oppressive fear began to take its place. This fear was unlike any that I had experienced before. I mean I’ve been scared of things, everyone has, but this was different. It was a new fear, the fear that things were never going to change, and that maybe my life would always be this hard. That maybe I wouldn’t ever have a stable and healthy life.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Kicking Ass Instead

I went into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (henceforth known as TGWTDT because I have lazy sloth fingers) having no concept of the story or the characters. My mother, who has read all of the books and saw the movie last week, assured me that the movie was very true to the book and that I would enjoy myself. I trust her opinion, and I also trust David Fincher, so making the decision to go see the movie was a no-brainer.

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