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Songs of the Summer Mixtape Draft, Part 2

Read Part 1 Dan We’re halfway through our summer songs fantasy draft, and I have to say my thoughts on my roster are a mixture of delight and disappointment. Curiously, it seems our early picks were the least competitive, most strident with each other: You certainly could have waited several rounds to nab “Let Me…

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2015: The Year in Superlatives

Most Overrated Movie: Spotlight Grant says: The kind of movie that always gets overpraised. Chronicling the exposure of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the early 2000s, Spotlight is a ‘talky’ without particularly good dialogue, which is a bit of an issue. It also feels dated (imagine if ‘Margin Call’ or ‘The Social…

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Ranking the Gifts of the 12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas!  If you’ve been wondering what to get your True Love this year, this listicle should help immensely.  I’ll carefully review the merits of each of the gifts presented in the classic carol and rank them according to how much an average American in the modern day would appreciate receiving them on Christmas morning.…

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5 Things New to Me in 2015

As the year draws to a close, I find it natural to reflect on all of the things I’ve done. For me, this year in particular, that means consuming various types of media. Movies, TV Shows, Graphic Novels, and Books in particular. One thing that I did this year that I found particularly fun was…

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Brian’s Top 5 Fruit Candies

The following is part of a (still ongoing) series of Halloween-themed lists which I’m transferring over from my Brian Terrill Movie Night page. Any chronological inconsistencies are the result of this fact. It wouldn’t be Halloween without a nuanced discussion of the comparative merits of various confections. I’m now officially tossing in my two cents.…

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Ranking The Seasons of How I Met Your Mother

9. Season 8 (My review) Ugh, this show got bad towards the end of its run. There was a lot wrong with it — unfunny stories, character development ranging from goofy to garish, narrative spinning wheels — but the most troubling thing about the show in its wretched penultimate season was how little it seemed to care…

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The 10 Most Aggressively Futuristic Things About 2015

“It’s gonna be the future soon I won’t always be this way When the things that make me weak and strange Get engineered away.” -Jonathan Coulton Welcome to the future. With Marty McFly’s official “arrival date” behind us, Back to the Future joins the likes of Lost in Space, The Terminator, and Looking Backward in depicting a…