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Movies

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A Gripe

This weekend I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it. It was a good popcorn movie. It kept me entertained. It made me think about humanity. It made me think about hubris. It made me think about weaponry. But it chafed a little. Because what was the point of Malcolm, exactly?

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Pop Culture

Are You Watching The Americans?

Because if you aren’t, you need to come sit by Auntie Selena for a minute. I’ll bring ’80s themed drinks and snacks. It premieres on Wednesday, the 26th at 10 p.m. on FX. Set your DVRs and Google calendars now. 

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Pop Culture

Two Questions: Slay and Selena Talk About “The Americans”

Trigger Warning: The episode had a rape scene, which we discuss at some length. Slay Belle and I can have marathon chats about pop culture, sometimes in concert with two or three unrelated conversations. This past week, we both checked out the pilot for the new FX show, The Americans, and asked each other two […]