The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug review: Adventure time!

An exciting continuation — even more fun than the first installment!


Middle films in a trilogy are always difficult. They don’t have introductions; they don’t have epic final battles. They don’t begin and don’t end. They are movies where there is only ongoing conflict and no resolution. This was difficult in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, and most critics still consider The Two Towers the weakest of the three.

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Chastity Bites and so does Valentine’s Day: Interview with horror-comedy star Sarah Stouffer


Are wrinkles getting you down this Valentine’s Day? Wish there was a way to turn back the clock and remain a youthful beauty forever? Well, we’re fresh out of virgins today (all of them are getting lucky because unlike me, they have boyfriends, girlfriends, or even a stranger named Steve) so instead we’re going to focus on this titillating interview with my favorite Virginity Action Group member, Sarah Stouffer.

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Reign ‘Inquisition’ photo recap: All the Queen’s Men


I totally meant to recap the episode of Reign that comes before this episode. I even watched it, too! I don’t know where the time went. I used to be much better about time. But since there’s no new episode of Reign this week, I decided that I would have to recap the latest episode.

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Paul Wesley is going to direct an episode of The Vampire Diaries


Paul Wesley shadowed a carousel of directors for a year in order to prepare for one of his scariest roles yet — directing an episode of The Vampire Diaries! Apparently, he’s always wanted to direct, and told the executive producers about that early on the series’ run, but they told him that he had to go through the process before he was ready.

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Veronica Mars season one rewatch: Lil’ gumshoe

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I first watched Veronica Mars in the summer of 2006. Before then, I would see promos for the show and dismiss it as some cheeky teen girl drama. I was wrong. Before UPN and The WB merged into The CW, UPN was airing reruns of the show all the time. I was watching season two episodes, without context, and loving it.

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100 episodes: What are your favorite Vampire Diaries moments?

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These days, we don’t treat The Vampire Diaries as nicely as we possibly could. But there was a time when The Vampire Diaries was on my list of favorite television shows. I think it’s also safe to say that there was also a moment in time when The Vampire Diaries was one of the best shows on television, completely un-ironically. 

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Reign ‘For King and Country’ recap: Mary, marry, and murder!


I’ve watched only about five minutes of Reign in total, so I’m going to be honest with you: I have no idea what is happening. Don’t expect me to have an accurate recap of what’s going down. I also have no conception of history, but maybe that’s a good thing when it comes to this show.

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Lost Girl ‘End of the Line’ review: Siren’s swan song

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Don’t say they didn’t warn you: Hale’s bloody ear as soon as he and Kenzi solidified their relationship, creepy-under-the-graveyard lady telling Bo someone will die, and the absolutely rushed engagement. Hale has bit the almighty bullet. But did it feel earned to you?

In some ways, I want to commend Lost Girl for going there.

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Lost Girl ‘Waves’ review: The Nutty Mermaids

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OK, I’m just going to say it: What? Right? Like I’m not the only person who is at all confused about all this, am I? Before we get into all of that, let’s talk about the mermaids and merman first.

That was a lot of fun! But what a coincidence that in my review of the previous episode, which you can read on mehlsbells, I mentioned that Kenzi had a complete Little Mermaid moment.

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The Vampire Diaries ‘500 Years of Solitude’ review: Raise a glass

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Can you believe we’ve gone through 100 of these? I started reviewing The Vampire Diaries during the tail end of season two. Ah, season two. Good times. That was back when I, and everyone else, was trying to convince people that The Vampire Diaries is a show that is worth watching unironically.

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