TV

Once Upon a Time we were LOST

A long, long time ago in a faraway land filled with TV pilot ideas, writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz dreamed up a concept for a show filled with beloved fairy tale characters. The two young men got sidetracked though by another little show called “LOST”, where they spent many years honing their writing skills and weaving intriguing mysteries for their viewers. All good stories, even ones told on TV, must eventually come to an […]

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TV

Television Reboots: Anything Could Happen!

Get ready Marshmallows, March 14th is almost here!! If you’re sitting there scratching your head wondering what the heck white, puffy confections that top hot chocolate have to do with anything, then you probably aren’t a fan of the UPN/CW show Veronica Mars. Even though the smartly written show about teenage detective Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) had a cult-like following, ratings weren’t great and the network axed the show back in 2007. Fans tried to […]

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Music, TV

Grammy Predictions: 2014

My favorite awards show of the year is just a few days away! I’m not as excited about it as I have been in the past, mainly because most of the nominees are so mainstream. It’s great that the Academy is noticing current trends in music and making some more “hip” selections, but a lot of really deserving artists got shut out in favor of artists we heard over and over on the radio for […]

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Books

Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor is the new girl in town, which automatically means she’s lumped in with the unpopular crowd. And that would be OK if she could just blend in with the rest of the kids at school, but it’s kind of hard to miss someone with bright red hair and a kitschy sense of style. Park has lived in Omaha his whole life. But as a half-Asian, comic book nerd, […]

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Movies

Movie Review: American Hustle

On the surface, American Hustle has the makings of a great movie: an all-star cast, early Oscar buzz and the promise of a fun romp through the 1970s world of glitz, glamour and the underground world of political scandals. What we get though, is a dark dramady loosely based on a FBI sting operation-turned-scandal from the late 70s/early 80s called Abscam. The story centers around con-artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy […]

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Books

Book Review: The Returned, by Jason Mott

The Returned, by Jason Mott Harold Hargrave was in his twenties when his eight-year-old son Jacob drowned in the river behind his house. Now in their 70s, Harold and his wife Lucille are stunned when they answer a knock at their door and find Jacob alive and well on their front porch – and exactly as he was in 1966. But the Hargrave’s aren’t the only ones welcoming deceased family members back into their homes […]

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