Month: May 2014

The Normal Heart: Heavy on Topic, Light On Story

HBO’s The Normal Heart stands strongest as a statement of purpose than an actual narrative piece, and considering the topic of choice, the burgeoning AIDS epidemic of the early 80s, that makes perfect sense. Thirty years after the first cases were reported, and largely ignored, HIV and AIDS are still major health concerns worldwide, with

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Maya Rudolph’s Valiant Variety Show Effort

Back in the 70s, there was a genre of television that was enormously popular, the kind of program you would gather around the television set in the living room for: the variety show. It was a genre dedicated to song and dance and comedy sketches, requiring people with a wide range of talents to helm it.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should’ve Been A Romantic Comedy

It became clear early in my viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that I was going to be annoyed whenever Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone weren’t on screen. It’s a testament to their acting abilities and insane chemistry that they would upstage all of the CGI web-slinging and explosions promised in a comic book movie such as this.

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The Michael Jackson Hologram at the Billboard Music Awards Was A Disaster

I won’t bother recapping the 2014 Billboard Music Awards because, frankly, they don’t matter much. I figure the only reason why most people were watching was because of the much-hyped Michael Jackson “experience”, as it was promoted by ABC. It turns out the “experience” was a holographic image of Michael Jackson performing “Slave to the

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Two Sailor Moons? The Original Series Is Back and Uncensored, But What About The Remake?

Viz Media announced today that they will be licensing the original Sailor Moon franchise in North America for the first time in nearly twenty years. Sailor Moon will be dubbed with a brand new English cast and released online via Neon Alley and Hulu, completely uncensored. The original English dub, done by DiC in the mid-90s, was infamous for

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