Saving Mr. Banks review: Two movies in one, and one ain’t bad


It’s difficult to watch a film that’s sure to be on plenty of people’s — if not everyone’s — best-of list for 2013, perhaps a shoo-in for the Academy Awards next year, too, and just think well that was fine. In reality, author of Mary Poppins P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) was a stubborn and snobby person who thought (perhaps rightfully so) that her story was much darker than what Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and Co.

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The Vampire Diaries ‘Fifty Shades of Grayson’ review

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You guys, whatever.

Is that an appropriate reaction? I hope it is, because that’s sort of what The Vampire Diaries feels like sometimes, right? Like, a lot of stuff happens, but when it’s over you’re just like, “OK.” Right? Right? This wasn’t a particularly awful episode of The Vampire Diaries, but it was sort of like, “Sure.

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Lost Girl ‘Let the Dark Times Roll’ review: Line in the sand

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You guys, honestly, last time I’m tardy with this. The semester is officially over!

You already know how I feel about last week’s installment. It was perhaps the best episode of the series ever… or at least in a really long time. The problem with having such a good episode, of course, is that it’s difficult to follow that up.

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Golden Globes 2014 nominees I’m most excited about!


The Golden Globes nominations announcement is always one of the highlights of the year in television. Everything that seemingly got snubbed at the Emmys seems to get a nod during the Golden Globes. That’s what is so great about the Golden Globes: they like to recognize new names, take a few more risks.

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The Mindy Project: ‘Christmas Party Sex Trap’ review

Grade: A

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There are a few reasons that The Mindy Project is better than New Girl this season and ‘Christmas Party Sex Trap’ is one of them. Great writing, sharp delivery, sexual tension; and best of all, it all feels fresh and new and exciting.

The episode starts out with a great line from Mindy: “Christmastime in New York City… snow on the ground, lights in the trees, and so many tourists that it’s nearly impossible to return a bra to a department store.”

Then this happens:

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The entire opening was brilliant.

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Lost Girl ‘Turn to Stone’ review: The Bo is back

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I know that I am quite late with this update. I even contemplated forgoing it entirely, but I definitely wanted to write something about this episode of Lost Girl, because I think it’s one of the strongest of the series’ run.

For the first three episodes of this season, I wanted all of the characters back together in their normal dynamic.

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Film review: Disney’s Frozen surprises and warms hearts


You’ve seen the trailer, and you’ve most likely been dreading taking your little ones to this movie during the holiday weekend. But in truth, there is nothing to dread. Frozen is a nod to Disney classics while subverting expectations; it’s surprising and, of course, it will warm your heart.

Kristen Bell recently had an interview on The Tonight Show where she said she always wanted to play a Disney princess, but not a dainty one.

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Lost Girl ‘Lovers. Apart.’ review: Elemental whisperer

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Welcome back, Bo. We’ve missed you! Anna Silk’s bigger presence in this episode just confirmed what I believe most of us felt during the past couple of episodes: We need Bo. Yes, the supporting characters are great, but ultimately this is Bo’s show — and I’m certainly glad that she’s back.

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The Michael J. Fox Show: Thanksgiving Recap

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It’s been a month since I reviewed The Michael J. Fox Show, so I figured I would look at it with fresh eyes. While reviewing the show is no longer the bane of my existence, I didn’t come out of The Michael J. Fox Show’s Thanksgiving episode finding it remotely interesting.

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America’s Next Top Model recap: The winner is announced!

Finale Part 2: The Guy or Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model

This week, in part two of the season finale, we were supposed to find out which of the three finalists has already been taken out of the running for the grand prize.  We know Jourdan has to be safe, because there has to be a guy and a girl in the final two, and Tyra announces that her competitor is Marvin. 

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