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place your bets: oscar picks of 2011

I desperately wanted to do a special Oscar prediction video for you guys but believe it or not, it takes me longer to record and edit a video than it does for me to write what I was going to

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the inevitable oscar nod snub(s)

The Oscar nominations are in. (How cliché is that phrase today?) And closely followed is the “snubbed” list. Surely you can find the nomination list anywhere, and they probably have their own list of snubs and in a day or

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originality: an original origin story about an original originator

With a title like that, I really set myself up, didn’t I? Well I will spoil the ending now: there’s nothing new under the sun. Yet one can argue that there are no original stories left to tell, which might

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can m. night shyamalan redeem himself?

I’m writing this while still being caught up with Inception and its crucial last scene ending. I want to call it a “twist-ending” but I think it’d be more correct to call it an ambiguous ending, since so many people

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inception: film review

There was some hype built around this movie months before it was released. Very few people knew about it, and the few that did, had no real clue as to what it was about. And that’s exactly how Christopher Nolan

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  • 119. the BAMF awards February 19, 2020
    Sterling reviews the Oscars (and the Super Bowl halftime show despite already discussing it last episode but failed to mention Shakira, J Lo and Janet Jackson). Kortney gives an update on the status of her novel. Reviews for Sonic the Hedgehog and They Will Have Us followed by BHF: Claudette Colvin, Leontyne Price and Pam Echols & the Fair Housing Act of […]
  • 118. remembering the good place February 6, 2020
    Sterling attempts to spook Kortney about aliens but ends up talking about a documentary about an internet serial killer. As for happier topics, the question on what to do with birthday cards post-birthday, soft pants, Hamilton in theaters, Negro History Week, and The Good Place finale. Spoilers are between 51:10-1:02:30 Read the rest of the alien invasion st […]
  • 117. falling from grace January 22, 2020
    A critique of Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace and why/how it could have been better. Also, Sterling had the flu.