Reviews

‘Glee’ Season 4, Ep. 11 Review: ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’

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By Jennifer Lund This episode of Glee is entitled simply, “Sadie Hawkins”, referring to the dance of the same type. (For people who’ve managed to suppress unfortunate high school memories, the distinguishing feature of this kind of dance is that…

‘Parks and Rec’ Season 5, Ep. 11 Review: You’ll Never Find a Beau With That Domineering Tone

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It goes without saying that Parks and Recreation is a feminist show. Moreso, I’d argue, than 30 Rock, which always gave equal screen time to Liz’s career goals and romantic pursuits. Parks has always been about Leslie’s career. Relationships have…

‘…and that’s what you missed on Glee!’

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By Jennifer Lund Unless you’ve been living under under a rock for the past three years, you’ve heard of the musical juggernaut that is Glee. The little-musical-TV-show-that-could has spawned two live concert tours, a limited-release feature film from the second…

‘The Hunt’ Review: A Surprising Page Turner

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To many out there, the recent vampire fad may be exhausting itself. Vampire stories have been told countless times and in countless variations, but The Hunt, by Andrew Fukuda, is an interesting take on the tale and worth the read…

‘Parks and Rec.’ Season 5, Ep. 10 Review: We Need To Have A Real Peace Pipe Smoking Session

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It should be no secret that my favorite comedy hour of all time is Dave Chappelle’s For What It’s Worth. Chappelle made a career on outrageousness, a crazy voice, and a willingness to push any envelope that could be pushed.…

‘Gangster Squad’ Review: A Classic Gangster Film With Modern Flair

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Gangster Squad is Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s first full drama film and only his third feature, but it’s his best yet and ends up being one of the best gangster movies since L.A. Confidential, it’s thematic cousin. The film will…

‘Moneywood’ Review: Insults, Name-Dropping and Not Much Else

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Moneywood is the latest book from author William Stadiem. The non-fiction tome has a great premise – to look at the Hollywood excess and players of the 1980′s. The concept is intriguing and exciting for movie fans out there. It’s…

‘The Aylesford Skull’ Review: A Rip-Roaring Steampunk Adventure

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Steampunk! Strap on your goggles, grab your ferret and fill up your zeppelin with hydrogen, because it’s time to read The Aylesford Skull, the latest of James P. Blaylock’s novels featuring his popular protagonist Langdon St. Ives. St. Ives is…

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review: Bin Laden—Dead or Alive—by Any Means Necessary?

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Like Django Unchained, the reception of Zero Dark Thirty has been clouded by a question of whether or not the film endorses torture by depicting it as a viable tool in the decade long search for terrorist Osama bin Laden. According to Senators…

‘Django Unchained’ Review: Confronting the Taboo of Slavery

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Spike Lee has long been one of Quentin Tarantino’s detractors. When Jackie Brown was released, the African-American film director attacked Tarantino for including the N-Word roughly 40 times. Now, in the wake of the release of Django Unchained (Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western…