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Christmas Classics Countdowns Past – #1 (2011)

Those of you who followed my “100 Film Favorites Countdown” may remember that the posts were updated versions of mini-reviews which originally appeared on my “Facebook pseudo-blog,” Brian Terrill Movie Night. That page in turn initially grew out of a Phi Mu Alpha fraternity event of the same name, which the brothers instituted just to…

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Five for Five: Kevin’s Picks

To celebrate our fifth birthday, each Earn This contributor is selecting his five favorite things from the past five years. Here are Kevin’s picks (all related to trends in animated movies). 5. Charming Comic-Relief Characters My list will be all things animated, and something that has impressed me over the past five years is all the…

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Five for Five: Brian’s Picks

To celebrate our fifth birthday, each Earn This contributor is selecting his five favorite things from the past five years. Here are Brian’s picks. 5. “Thneedville” – The Lorax soundtrack, John Powell (2012) God I love this song. I’ve mentioned previously how fiendishly difficult it is to produce a good, feature-length adaptation of a Dr. Seuss…

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Five for Five: Grant’s Picks

To celebrate our fifth birthday, each Earn This contributor is selecting his five favorite things from the past five years. Here are Grant’s picks. 5) Parks and Recreation There’s not much more to be said about PnR, but for me, the biggest takeaway is the possibility of creating memorable characters in a conventional, network-produced sitcom. The…

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Five for Five: Dan’s Picks

To celebrate our fifth birthday, each Earn This contributor is selecting his five favorite things from the past five years.Here are Dan’s picks. 5. Community, Season 1 (2009-10) The #5 spot came down to two seasons of NBC sitcoms that aired during 2009-2010, starting within a week of each other: Parks and Rec, Season 2…

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Five For Five

Earn This hit another big milestone recently: our fifth birthday! We used that as an inspiration to put together a retrospective on the past five years of entertainment. (Of course, it took us two months to actually get our acts together… but better late than never!) What we decided to do was each pick our…

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Five for Five: Colton’s Picks

To celebrate our fifth birthday, each Earn This contributor is selecting his five favorite things from the past five years. Here are Colton’s picks. Rap Genius (October 2009) First, there were lyrics.  Skip ahead a bit.  In 1999, the confused masses rejoiced at the creation of Urban Dictionary, an online reference point that, through community…

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Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Kyurem vs. The Sacred Swordsman – Keldeo (2012)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #15: Pokemon the Movie – Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice “That’s a fine sword.” – Kyurem (Japanese dub) Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice, titled 「キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ」(lit. “Kyurem VS Sacred Swordsman Keldeo”) in the original Japanese release, is the 15th entry in…

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First Impressions Album Review: 1989 – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift dropped her much-hyped fifth album, 1989, today, and as one of the millions who professes himself a fan of Tay-Tay, I’ve already made a few listen-throughs. I wanted to share my thoughts here. Let’s start by going back two years. Taylor’s fourth album, Red, put me off a bit when I first heard it. I had…