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Friday News Bites: Male Strippers Stop Robbery, New Big Bang Evidence + More

Yeah, I thought that headline might get your attention. Also, possibly the most hateful man in the world has died. Let’s get to this week’s stories that struck my interest:

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Book to Film Adaptations: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Book to film adaptations, as we know, can be tricky. Condensing hundreds of pages into roughly two hours is one thing, but what about plot points that appear all the more jarring onscreen? Patricia Highsmith’s tale of murder, stolen identity, and uncomfortable sexuality in The Talented Mr. Ripley has been adapted twice for the screen. […]

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What I Watched Last Night: Chaplin

I am such a sucker for a good biopic. My favorite films include Selena and La Bamba, and I even love the fake ones like Velvet Goldmine. I still really want to see Lincoln before it leaves the theater here. Last night, I decided to watch Chaplin because it was about to disappear from Netflix […]

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Brave!

Oh my. At long last, on a somewhat soggy Sunday afternoon, I have found myself with time enough to write a review of Brave. Or at least, with time to write about the film while Juniper Junior talks me through everything in his Brave book.

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Celeste & Jesse Forever Forever: A Review by Meg

I’ll be honest here. Despite my longstanding love affair with Rashida Jones, I went into C&J4evs fully prepared to be underwhelmed. Or, at the most, just whelmed. I am happy to report that I was so, so, so wrong.

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids tells the timeless tale of a quiet, nervous little man learning how to gain self-confidence and navigate the world through the ample application of sex, drugs, and parody songs. Blending intrigue, comedy, and coming-of-age, this movie leaves audiences laughing and confused.

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The Stoned Age

I wasn’t intending to review this cult classic when I sat down to watch it last weekend. It’s not exactly the type of movie that gets much review attention. But when I was dragged into a wikispiral of gargantuan proportions, I found out something interesting.

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I Love You, Phillip Morris

There is nothing I want to see less than Jim Carrey have sex. I didn’t think I was alone in this feeling.  And yet, that’s what this film, which, by the way, is in the top most rented movies, decides to open with.  Don’t worry, gentle readers, the movie improves from there, but it’s a […]

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Movie Review: Blue Valentine

Following the theme that Ginger Gal set up this week, this movie review is of Blue Valentine. The movie was an amazing and stunning emotional rollercoaster. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams provided performances that should be admired and credited. So let’s get started.