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Reel Quick: The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk, Kyle Chandler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Directed by: James Ponsoldt… 1,497 more words

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In Defense of Rotting Your Brain

Sometimes I feel guilty for watching so much T.V. I try to rationalize it. I tell myself I’m doing it to relax; I do work really hard after all. 1,351 more words

Breaking Bad

Every Man Has His Price

Did you know that in the Thai language, there’s no word for “corruption?”

Like some African languages don’t differentiate between “sing” and “dance,” and New Jerseyan dialects have no word for “shame,” corruption in Thai culture is so commonplace, so intrinsic to getting anything done that they don’t have a word for it. 413 more words

Deprivation, indulgence, and cable

Finally, finally last night we got around to starting Game of Thrones. My husband’s been wanting to watch it for a while, but I absolutely refused until I started reading the series. 625 more words

267 Lazy Sunday Confessions - 'The Wire' Spoiler

I have only recently started watching The Wire, and on a news site I frequent, someone spoiled an event in season 2 in the comment section of an article. 24 more words

Lazy Sunday

Audio: Brandy Burre Exposes Own Life Story in Robert Greene's Actress

It’s no secret show business can be a heart-wrenching industry. So why let the difficulties get documented for a film to let that agony be taken to the screen? 73 more words


The Sopranos and the Wire are not gods - Television as Art

Pointless lists abound especially in the information age and none are so prevalent as “best of lists” in the film and television world. In literature there is a canon and, liked or not, it exists less as a judgement of the good and the bad but rather as a hall of heroes that make up the most lauded and (allegedly) influential works of literature. 947 more words