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‘Steve Jobs’ Creates Its Own Reality, For Better or Worse

I’m not sure I can recall another mainstream, non-fantasy, non-scifi movie that has less interest in appearing real than ‘Steve Jobs.’  How much that bothers you will be a matter of personal preference. Even though there was another movie about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs a couple years ago, this has always been the most…

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Ranking the Seasons of “American Horror Story”

I’ve spent the last three days marathoning American Horror Story: Freak Show on Netflix, so I thought I might as well make the most of it. Believe it or not, I’ve actually done my best to AVOID spoilers in today’s post. The uninitiated can feel free to read away! For those unacquainted with the series, American…

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Brian’s Top 10 Costumes

In this list, I’ll once again be tooting my own horn: This is the season for donning rigmaroles, so I’ve picked out ten of my costumes from years past (Halloween and otherwise) which came together particularly well. A word before I begin: Many “cosplayers” invest considerably more time and money into their craft than I…

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Brian’s Top 5 Jack-O’-Lanterns

Carving jack-o-lanterns has always been a key part of my Halloween celebration. But particularly in the last ten years or so, I’ve gotten into it in a big way, to the point that it just might be my single favorite part of the season. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where just one a…

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Beach House Turn Up the Silence

Beach House are, mostly, well-understood by now.  We expect them to craft heavenly dream pop that’s less noisy than classic shoegaze but not as sparsely bleak as all-time mopers like Red House Painters.  As they’ve proved before on songs like ‘Myth’ and ‘Lazuli,’ they represent another in a long and distinguished line of bands who…

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Ranking the Monster Cereals

  Back in 2013, I addressed General Mills’ line of “Monster Cereals” in one of my October posts. You can read the whole thing here. My thoughts on the topic generally haven’t changed, but since the 2nd has already come and gone, I chose a list that wouldn’t take too much thought to put together.…

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The Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes No One Talks About

The Twilight Zone is one of my favorite television series of all time. If you’ve been following along with my “Small-Screen 66” series, you can expect it to earn a place of honor. Arguably the greatest anthology series ever made, the show is packed to bursting with creepy creatures, unforgettable twists, and man’s inhumanity to man.…