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A Band Nerd’s Ode to “Band on the Run”

My sophomore year of high school, I decided to make a mockumentary about my experiences in marching band that fall. Somehow I convinced my good-natured band teacher, Mr. Moore, to let me film all kinds of footage during my down time and then show the

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Here’s to the Ones Who Dream: The Magic of La La Land

The world seems pretty dark these days but remember: It’s in darkness where we dream most vividly. And no film this year has captured the hearts and minds of weary audiences quite like the Technicolor musical La La Land. The movie follows two also-weary yet optimistic

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Why “Will & Grace” Needs to Come Back

“Honey, what’s this? What’s happening? What’s going on here?” Fans of NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace sounded just like beloved, boozy gazillionaire Karen Walker as mysterious pictures of the show’s cast hit social media towards the end of September. Predictably, the Internet collectively lost

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“Animaniacs”: The Wildest, Wackiest (and Smartest!) Cartoon of the 90s

For five years in the mid-1990s, Fox and the WB aired a strangely wonderful kids cartoon executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Peppered with adult jokes, pop culture references, slapstick humor, satire, and silly catchphrases, Animaniacs became a cult favorite for kids of a certain age and a surprising

To Boldly Go … Sci-fi’s Trailblazing Women

While Hollywood continues to grapple with gender equity, no genre seems more primed to help steer the conversation in the right direction than sci-fi where women are regularly flourishing of late.  For obvious reason, science fiction has consistently been a forward-thinking format, starting with groundbreaker