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Nothing unites Americans in quite the same way as standing around the water cooler, saying, “Did you see Lost last night? That was so cool.” Or debating whether Adam Sandler can actually, you know, act. (Our conclusion: not much.)


Judy Garland

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Actor, Featured, Singer | 1 comment

Need an object lesson on what the tawdriness of Hollywood can do to a person? Read a biography of Judy Garland. Multiple affairs,...

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George Lucas

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Director, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s be honest here. What George Lucas has done to his own Star Wars franchise almost disqualifies him from this list. And yet, the...

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King Kong

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Construction of the Empire State Building had only recently been completed when Hollywood realized how to romanticize it —...

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Jeff Bridges

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Jeff Bridges is now in the fifth decade of his acting career – the sixth, if you count a few appearances on his dad’s show Sea...

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Finding Nemo

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Film | 0 comments

Pixar has never made a bad movie. (Brave and Ratatouille are forgettable, but not bad.) And when the studio is on top of its game, no...

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Duck Dynasty

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

Duck Dynasty is definitely an acquired taste. When friends first mentioned it, I thought, That sounds way too redneck for me. Which is also...

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Julia Roberts

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Julia Roberts has been at the top of the A-List in Hollywood ever since Pretty Woman, and not just because she has one of the best smiles...

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Back to the Future

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Rev up your DeLorean time machine, take it up to exactly 88 miles per hour, kick in the 1.21 gigawatts of plutonium power, and let’s...

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Natalie Portman

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

It’s not often that I can remember the first time I saw an actor or actress, but I remember watching Natalie Portman in the movie...

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Warren Beatty

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Oh sure, Warren Beatty has made a clunker or two. Ishtar is usually prominently featured when critics discuss the worst movies ever. But...

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