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Why CBS’s Nancy Drew Adaptation Is All Wrong

CBS just announced they’re developing a drama series based on the iconic Nancy Drew novels. It will be a contemporary take seeing Nancy in her 30s working as an NYPD detective. Please excuse me while I go throw up. In elementary school I read the shelves of our library’s Nancy Drew section dry. Then I… Continue reading Why CBS’s Nancy Drew Adaptation Is All Wrong

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Film Review: In Your Eyes

The red string of fate is an East Asian belief, where, according to myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another. These two people, connected by thread, are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.   … Continue reading Film Review: In Your Eyes

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Film Review: Dear White People

Satire is the weapon of reason.  Dear White People is the first feature film from writer/director Justin Simien. Funded partially by Indiegogo, the film was released in the States on Oct. 17th, but only made it to Vancouver, Canada last Friday. If you haven't been following my myriad anticipatory tweets, please click here to watch the… Continue reading Film Review: Dear White People

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Why A to Z deserves renewal. (Listen up, NBC!)

NBC announced at the beginning of this month that it would not be ordering any more episodes of A to Z. The trades quickly reported that it, along with its timeslot partner and fellow NBC non-orderee, Bad Judge, had been cancelled. Reports that were immediately followed by pangs of regret slicing through the hearts of millions of viewers, "Great," we… Continue reading Why A to Z deserves renewal. (Listen up, NBC!)

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The Power of Your (Bad) Words

Jonah Hill has come under fire this week for yelling homophobic remarks at the paparazzo who was stalking him. While it appears relatively unprovoked, I do believe that he was being followed and harassed for a long time. As such, I support Jonah in his right to tell this guy to "Fuck off." (Although, if… Continue reading The Power of Your (Bad) Words

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Why I’m not going “makeup free” on Facebook

Let me start by saying that when anyone looks at themselves in the mirror and is happy with what they see, that is a beautiful thing. And when a woman chooses not to wear makeup because she's happy with her face the way it is, that's great too. But what is this whole "no makeup… Continue reading Why I’m not going “makeup free” on Facebook

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This was supposed to be about wedding dress shopping but it turned into a long rant about shitty romantic movies.

Another day came and went and I only took two photos: this one for Instagram, extolling the beauty that is cheap, American-bought alcohol and this one: Oooh, so impressed. NOT. It's kind of timely actually as last night we were driving around and we stopped at a red light next to a poster of A Winter's… Continue reading This was supposed to be about wedding dress shopping but it turned into a long rant about shitty romantic movies.