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Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume One

Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume One

| March 18, 2011

Every generation has its teen idols. Nickelodeon tapped into an old formula to create their newest teen idols. The 1960s brought teenagers The Monkees, a music group created from a group of actors with musical ability, and created a whole genre of well-loved music. While Nickelodeon hasn’t quite found the same success with the music […]

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Fagbug Update: Car Owner Receives Death Threats

Fagbug Update: Car Owner Receives Death Threats

| March 11, 2011

Last summer I reviewed the very thought-provoking documentary, Fagbug. Erin Davies had come out to her Volkswagen Beetle one day to find someone had painted “u r gay” and “fag” on it because of a small rainbow sticker she had on the car. While waiting for several days for the insurance company to view the […]

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Character Approved: Honoring 12 Cultural Trailblazers

Character Approved: Honoring 12 Cultural Trailblazers

| March 8, 2011

A few years back USA Network started recognizing their niche in the entertainment world. They tagged their entertainment efforts as “characters welcome.” The network realized what their own brand of entertainment across shows such as Burn Notice and Royal Pains had character as well as interesting characters. Through this, the network created the Character Approved […]

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ER – The Fourteenth Season

ER – The Fourteenth Season

| February 5, 2011

ER has always been marked by two things, relationships and compelling camerawork. By this, its fourteenth and penultimate season, the camerawork was no longer revolutionary, but the relationships of the doctors and nurses were still everything they were in that very first season. The relationship that had us all spellbound throughout the season was that […]

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Interview With Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains

Interview With Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains

| January 20, 2011

There are two really great aspects of Royal Pains that for the most part are unexpected. One is some really shocking cliffhangers, and the other is the very subtle relationships that are shown between all the important characters on the show. Recently I had a chance to take part in a conference call with star […]

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Nanny for Christmas

Nanny for Christmas

| December 9, 2010

I spent half my time watching Nanny for Christmas thinking I was watching a Hallmark movie. It just has that “feel” to it. Definitely PG if not G-rated. It has the typical Hallmark trademark of a strong heroine lead who struggles with her job, then falls in love when she’s not looking for it, and […]

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Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition

| November 24, 2010

It’s not easy to create new Christmas movies, to be just as beloved as classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, etc. These are so beloved and if we don’t already own them on DVD, we search for them on the TV dial every December. Yet somehow, Will Ferrell […]

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16 Wishes

16 Wishes

| November 21, 2010

If there’s one day a sixteen year old girl looks forward to since the day she’s born, it’s her sixteenth birthday. It’s seen as such a magical day that the plans for that day tend to take on a life of their own. With the film 16 Wishes, there hasn’t been a girl that had […]

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

| November 20, 2010

It’s not even Christmas yet, and Hallmark is rolling out the holiday made-for-TV movies. This weekend they’re rolling out the premiere of their newest movie The Night Before the Night Before Christmas starring Jennifer Beals. If you’re looking for a fun, cheap way for the family to spend a few hours the weekend before the […]

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The Lightkeepers

The Lightkeepers

| November 19, 2010

I’m not normally a “period piece” person, so I’m not even sure what originally attracted me to The Lightkeepers, other than a great cast with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner no less. Yet despite the stellar cast, there was a lack of warmth in it, which is especially odd coming from those actors, and I […]

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