Articles Archive for 2 January 2009
Okay, so 2008 was kinda bad–like $700 billion bad, and the recession has left you sleepless and counting your coins to see if you could even afford the dollar menu at Mickey D’s let alone a Big Mac Value Meal. Everyone knows the economy is weak, and according to this article by Bloomberg, things seem [...]
If you’re a fan of “Gossip Girl,” have you ever wondered why the show is so appealing? Really probed that dark matter between your ears for an answer that goes beyond the rote answers of hot girls, hot guys, and hot parents; lots of money, nice cars, and, did I already mention, hot guys? Beyond those superficial aspects, have you ever considered the philosophical reasoning behind your seemingly explicable fascination with New York City prep school opulence and precocious yet starving sixteen-year-olds? I know the answers abound, and I don’t assume to know all the different shades explaining why we love this salacious show, however, after much reflection and rumination, I think I’ve stumbled across a reason that is both controversial and different enough from other “Gossip Girl” explications to warrant a close read of this article.
Everything about film producer Effie T. Brown exudes confidence. Little details from her casually tied-back dreadlocks, to her enthusiastic smile and animated hand gestures make you feel like you already know her…and the interview only started ten minutes ago. At 36 years old, Brown has worked with big names like director Tim Burton and HBO Films. She’s worked on sets with talent like Holly Hunter, Kate Hudson, Mark Ruffalo and America Ferrera. She’s even started her own production company, Duly Noted, Inc.
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I‘ve always been a sucker for a Christmas movie, but this had all the trappings of a good Holiday film: parties, family drama, and everyone coming together with Christmas fever. The film focuses on happily unmarried couple Kate (Reese Witherspoon) and Brad (Vince Vaughn) as they make their way to Fiji to, yet again, avoid their respective families on Christmas. However, the thick San Francisco fog prevents them from leaving and they are forced to visit their families. Four of them, to be exact…