Side Effects of the Modern Romantic


We are a romantic generation of women. No, I don’t mean the literary or artistic movement that ran counter to the Industrial Revolution. I mean the generation of young women who grew up with the romantic comedy. You know what I’m talking about. Everything from The Notebook to How to Lose a Guy in 10 […]

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Tomorrowland: A Disney Masterpiece


The amazing power of the human imagination — and its ability to entertain and amaze us — resonates throughout Disney’s new film Tomorrowland. In today’s world, where we are inundated with the inherent troubles of modern life, the film reminds us of the need for adventure and exploration at all ages. As my two children and I approached […]

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A Unique Think Piece About “Gone Girl”


NO SPOILERS – DON’T WORRY. Look, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the first to come up with a think piece about Gone Girl, director David Fincher‘s recent blockbuster thriller based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. Most of those think pieces have focused on whether or not the film’s portrayal of Amy (Rosamund […]

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Stop Blaming Jennifer Lawrence


On Sunday, the latest, and perhaps most massive, naked photo leak of high profile celebrities showed yet again that in this age of the internet, violation of privacy is something people do just because they can. The master list included Jennifer Lawrence, Arianna Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Some were confirmed […]

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Guardians of The Galaxy: The Superhero of Superhero Films


The past decade or so has been saturated with superhero films. Evidenced by the blockbuster success of the Marvel franchise (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor), they are wildly successful and loved by audiences of various ages. Even with the litany of hero films with comic book origins increasing, we don’t seem to be experiencing superhero […]

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