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Tag Archives: Shameless Editorial

Catching Fire

The Shameful Truth About The Oscars

Did you wonder why Catching Fire wasn’t nominated for an Oscar? So did we. In fact, let’s take it even further and consider why none of the Harry Potter movies, though nominated for cinematography, etc, ever won anything either. The Oscar selection committee is rather consistent in disregarding most book-to-silverscreen adaptations. Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings trilogy cleverly circumnavigated this trend (his trilogy won 17 of 30 Academy Award nominations).  But it all begs the question: why are so many YA book…

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Twitter Snark Causes Fandom War

Justin Bieber and fans just tried to get Supernatural canceled, and accidentally earned the show its best ratings in three years — Humble Pie, anyone? By now, most people have heard about the most recent scandal surrounding Canadian Pop Sensation Justin Bieber. [Brief summary: cops search Bieber’s home looking for  evidence related to the egging of a nearby house, instead they find cocaine, among other things, (woops!) and the popstar’s friend, rapper Lil’ Za, takes the fall and gets arrested on the spot]. In response,…

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Catching Fire

This Character Development Gave Me Chills

No question, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson brought their A-Game to film Catching Fire I think it’s safe to assume that most of us have seen Catching Fire already and it’s also a pretty safe to say that the adaptation exceeded every expectation from fans of the book (I know I was impressed)! Now, I realize not everyone is an “Everlark” fan but let’s take a moment to bask in the impressive acting of the brilliant Jennifer Lawrence and the wonderful Josh Hutcherson. These moments…

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Nerdculture

The Only Show on Television to Accurately Portray Nerdculture — Are You Tuning In?

I know that Big Bang Theory, now on it’s umpteenth season (just kidding guys, they’re on their sixth- er…seventh season), is a huge hit and yes, Jim Parsons is fantastic but let’s be honest here: if you want to watch a show about nerd culture, Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation is the only way to go. Is this a hotly contested opinion? Maybe. But let’s consider the facts: Parks and Recreation (now on it’s sixth season), hosts a wide variety of “nerds,” in a number of…

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