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Dissecting the Dark Years in Music Between the Alternative Boom and the Indie Revival
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Last week, Perry Eaton of BDCwire asked me to contribute to this piece on post-9/11 rock music. Today, we continued the conversation, widening the scope to that period in rock that followed the alternative boom of the early-to-mid 90s and preceded the indie rock bloom of the early-to-mid 00s. Then we tied it all in to the present-day, and the recent announcement of the Jay Z-backed streaming music service Tidal. More

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SNL in Review: 20 Years Later, How ‘Tommy Boy’ Captures Its Cast In Time
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At the end of Planet Waves, Bob Dylan sings “Time is all I have to give/ you can have it if you choose.” That’s always seemed like an apt description for the relationship between a film and its audience. When you commit to watching a movie, you’re agreeing to forfeit a small fraction of your life. And the filmmakers themselves – they’re bound, as well. Whoever they were when they made a movie, wherever they were in their lives, the film preserves those moments for posterity. More

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Aliens Send Classic Video Games to Destroy the Planet in ‘Pixels’ Trailer
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A new trailer for Adam Sandler vehicle Pixels was released last night, teasing scenes of mass destruction from the likes of PacMan and Donkey Kong. It’s up to the summer film’s protagonists Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage to save the world so…looks like we’re in trouble. More

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Investigation Surrounding Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Progresses
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When representatives for 88-year-old To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee announced the release of long-lost novel Go Set a Watchman last month, literary fans everywhere rejoiced, then revolted. Was the famously reclusive author being manipulated into publishing the work as a cash grab for those involved, or did she genuinely want to see her other manuscript in readers’ hands? More

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Happy Birthday, Barbie: Here Are All of Your Dead Friends
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With a major film franchise on the horizon and a birthday to celebrate this week, Barbie has plenty to celebrate in the year ahead. But she gets all of the press – give it a rest, Barbara Roberts. Let’s focus on the more intense mystery surrounding her “discontinued” friends.

Were they the victim of poor marketing, or something far more sinister? We take a look at the big-busted ingenue’s incriminating record of friends, ahem, mysteriously falling off the grid, and call into question her extensive experience as both a cop and a detective. Seems like someone would know how to get rid of a plastic body. More

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Why Diablo Cody Is The Best Thing To Ever Happen to Barbie
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Diablo Cody has proven herself as an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno and leading mind on projects like The United States of Tara and Young Adult. But she wasn’t the first person to spring into a producer’s mind when seeking a writer to reboot the Barbie franchise, and that’s a good thing. More

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th Birthday With 11 of His Life-Affirming Quotes
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It is no secret that Dr. Seuss is a master of the written word. So anything we write in comparison would sound absurd. Today is his birthday so here we attempted to rhyme. But trying to imitate his work should be a crime. Dr. Seuss was more than just a writer. He was a teacher that taught every generation to be a fighter. Cheers to his life lessons ’cause now we know how to shine. Here are some of the author’s best story book lines.
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The Secret Word is ‘Netflix': Pee-wee Herman to Star in New Film
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Fans of Paul Reubens and Pee-wee Herman, feel free to scream – the secret word is “Netflix,” and there’s plenty of reason to say it. Reubens, along with producer Judd Apatow and writer Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang! and Arrested Development) have signed on to produce Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a feature film that will begin production next month and premiere exclusively on Netflix (AHHHHH!). More