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Movies

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Cry-Baby

If you’ve seen any of John Waters’ movies, you know to expect a certain breed of weird misfit comedy that is wonderful and dark and hilarious; Cry-Baby (1990) is one of those movies.

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Movies

“Do You Know What Tonto Means in Spanish?”: On Identity & Whitewashing in Disney’s The Lone Ranger

Content warning: discussion of cultural appropriation, genocide, imperialism, racism, redface, whitewashing

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Tuesday Trivia

Fun Time Open Thread: Swoon

I just saw an ad for the new movie Dark Shadows, based on the Gothic soap opera from the 1960s; the movie features Johnny Depp as a vampire who sleeps for a few hundred years and wakes up in the 1970s. It looks fantastically bizarre (it’s a Tim Burton film) and I expect it will […]

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Pop Culture

A Non-Movie Buff Recaps the Golden Globes

Saturday afternoon girlfriends and I were exchanging emails, working out a time to get together. We decided that Sunday night was perfect, with Monday being a non-school day for most offspring, a late night would be ok. It wasn’t until late Sunday afternoon that someone pointed out the Golden Globes were going to be on, […]