Blog posts tagged "recommendations"

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Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:13 pm
It’s difficult to think of a filmmaker with quite as polarizing a resume as Brian De Palma. Over the course of nearly half a decade, the writer/director has veered wildly back and forth from breathtaking stylistic heights to bafflingly stale lows. In the new documentary, aptly titled De Palma, the...
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Sep. 15, 2016 - 11:47 am
When it was announced last fall that Gilmore Girls would be returning via Netflix, with four new 90-minute episodes, the jubilation was resounding – pretty impressive for a show that ended nearly a decade ago, and was notoriously snubbed repeatedly for Emmy nominations (as most WB/CW programs were...
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Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:29 pm
When two cinephiles realize they’re in the company of a fellow addict, it’s hard to shut them up. They compare favorite movies, quote lines of dialogue, reenact scenes. And then the moment invariably comes when one is forced to admit having not seen a particular movie; he’s been meaning to, he just...
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Jul. 01, 2016 - 4:51 pm
Finding the right book is always a challenge, especially if you’re a tween trying to find a good, fun read. With the lazy days of summer come books, so why not try these light reads for all ages? Smells Like Dog, Smells Like Treasure and Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors This trilogy follows...
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Jun. 28, 2016 - 6:27 pm
You can never truly know another person’s interior life, and once a suggestion has been planted in your brain, whether it be fact or fiction, it cannot be unthought. These are the deep ponderings of 45 Years, a film that wraps its lofty intentions in a seemingly simple package. Recently released...
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Jun. 02, 2016 - 9:53 am
If you’ve seen the recently released film The Nice Guys, you were treated to a clever, funny, and offbeat tale of a couple of sad sacks (one a hired enforcer, the other a private eye) navigating the bizarro land of 1977 Los Angeles. And while this twist on the buddy-action-comedy is a good time, it...
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May. 19, 2016 - 3:57 pm
It was recently announced that prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens) will be adding another anthology series to his roster.  Feud will air on FX, and will focus on famous clashes. The first season will explore the infamous no-love-lost dynamic between...
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Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:11 am
As the year comes to a close, I'm sharing my favorite albums of 2014. Between comeback records and notable debuts, it's been a great year for music. I've linked albums available in Anythink's catalog, as well as the occasional YouTube video for an introduction.  What are your favorites from the...
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Mar. 10, 2014 - 10:53 am
Spring has many poets. I hear birds, wordless and articulate, building nests among new leaves. I listen to people, speaking with delight about warmer winds and greener trees. Here, I hope to add a slightly different note to the seasonal chorus – not as resistance to the emerging season, but in...
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Jan. 28, 2014 - 2:14 pm
Imagine the worlds of CSI, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Killer Women – but with vampires, ghosts, wizards or werewolves. Congratulations! You now have an urban fantasy. Urban fantasy is a very popular subgenre of fantasy where the setting is a real city, but the action revolves around the presence of...