Duets: I, Frankenstein and Only Lovers Left Alive

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Here we go again! Got another Duet for you guys! This one tackles a couple of recent DVD releases. Correction: one is recent and the other I thought was recent, yet I discovered it was released in May. Haha. But it works out because both of these movies address classic monsters, though one does a better job than the other. Continue reading

The Best of the Ice Bucket Challenges

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’ been sweeping the internet and making its rounds with a ton of folks. Benefiting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), the Ice Bucket Challenge is pretty straightforward: you dump a bucket of ice water on your head to raise awareness for the disease. Or you can simply write a check. Or you can do both! Continue reading

Thor: The Dark World: one of Marvel’s best yet

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Can I make a confession? As a nerd, I feel kind of guilty saying this, but…I don’t love the first Thor film. I think Chris Hemsworth does a solid job as the title Norse god/superhero, and Tom Hiddleston, of course, absolutely eats up the role of Thor’s angsty, mischievous brother, Loki, but I feel that the film as a whole is very meh. So my first impression of Thor was not dazzling. However, after Continue reading