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Entries Tagged as 'Thoughts and theories'

Bechdel Test Month is in the bag

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

In the month of September, I looked at ten recent movies that pass The Bechdel Test. Like a segment for The Daily Show, the “test” is a goof illustrating a real problem: the shortage of visible roles for women in film. What did I learn? Charlize Theron is underrated. Her beauty sells magazines but what […]

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Bless This Mess

November 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

My inner quirk now resides somewhere between Amy Adams and Emily Blunt from Sunshine Cleaning (2009). After a seven month layoff, I’ve gone back to work. While this means I will no longer have to eat Apple Jacks for supper or wait on Sacramento to shake some loose change out of the sofa for my […]

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The Class of ’84 Blogathon arrives

October 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

There was probably no better year to be a kid going to the movies than 1984. It seems like I might have spent most of the year at two theaters in northwest Houston: the AMC North Oaks 6 and a six screen General Cinemas theater at the gargantuan Willowbrook Mall. Willowbrook featured countless retail stores. […]

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