Movie Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Going to see this movie on Saturday!

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teenagegirlposterBased on the autobiographic graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a brutally honest movie that shows that a film based on a comic can honor its source, but take itself seriously. The film may be the best movie based on a comic… ever.

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

Going into the film I was aware of the topic at hand, but I was somehow still unprepared for the raw and honest portrayal I was about the witness. Running at 101 minutes…

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Watch The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pop Culture Supercut That Debuted At Comic-Con


Game of Thrones is the latest show to host a panel at Comic-Con, and during it they debuted this superut of people discussing or referencing the show throughout all forms of pop culture. You’ve probably seen most of them already, since if the Internet loves anything it loves sharing clips of shows that aren’t Game of Thrones talking about Game of Thrones (guilty), but it’s still pretty cool to see so many of them rounded up in one place. As cool as the time they set a death montage from the show to Boyz II Men at Comic-Con? No, not that cool. But what is, really?

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MDM’s Top 15 Vampire Movies Since 1985

LeMar McLean

Behold the Bella and the Edward, in their natural habitat of horrible movies, as they stare in awe at vampire movies that are actually worth anyone's time. Behold the Bella and the Edward, in their natural habitat of sh*t movies, as they stare in awe at vampire films that are actually worth watching.

Horror fans never hesitate to air grievances when the mainstream disrespectfully co-opts their most cherished subgenres. And considering how often the entertainment industry compromises quality for safe-bet trends, those grievances are justified. For example, the liberties taken by properties such as Twilight and Being Human call into question whether the minds behind them value vampire lore much past their commercial viability. And when the business of art trumps its integrity, the likelihood of cheap and/or shamelessly derivative knockoffs rises.

Of course, all is not lost for mavens of the fanged undead. Streaming services provide access to scores of deep cuts from their vampire libraries to counteract the angst-ridden bloodsuckers, who eat pizza and walk around in daylight with narrative impunity. But as Amazon or…

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I truly am lost now. 

Mom passed away on Thursday. We’re in the middle of preparing the final arrangements now. My heart is broken. I hate that disease so much!  


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NOC Recaps Game of Thrones: Arya Gonna Go My Way?

Awesome! They even used my tweet in here about Brienne.

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Last week on Game of Thrones, we witnessed various examples of people dealing with their demons, either literally (as with Dany and her dragons) or figuratively (Tyrion dealing with his new role as Dadslayer). This week’s episode, “The House of Black and White,” continues the first episode’s pacing and purpose: we pay visits to the characters we hold dear, but we also get treated to new glimpses of new countries and cultures.

If I had to guess at one overarching theme of this episode, I would say it was the struggle for female empowerment. Arya, Brienne, Cersei, and Daenerys took huge steps this episode into taking a seat at exclusively-male-dominated tables. Ellia Sand seems eager to lead an army to war. Even Gilly is learning how to read! It is becoming very apparent that the future of Westeros, no matter who comes out on top at the end, can very well rest in…

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Jayma Mays Joins Tom Cruise’s ‘Mena’; Tessa Thompson Cast In Indie ‘War On Everyone’


Jayma Mays (Glee) has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in Mena, Doug Liman’s drug-pilot drama from Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. It’s a fact-based tale about Barry Seal (Cruise), a pilot who was a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel during the 1980s. The title refers to Mena, AR, where a lot of the illegal activity took place under the noses of Presidents Reagan and Bush and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Mays will play Dana Sibota, the Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. Foul-mouthed, unreasonable, demanding and the kind of boss everyone hates, she desperately wants to take Seal down. Mays voices Dulcinea in The Adventures Of Puss In Boots. Repped by UTA and Framework Entertainment, Mays next appears in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp and Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

Tessa Thompson (Dear White People

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Reviewing the Latest Films & Documentaries About Alzheimer’s and Caregiving – Join Us!

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio believes it’s critical to raise everyone’s voice who is dealing with or interested in all types of dementia.  We love when our audience joins the conversation, so please feel free to use the chat box and or call in live to talk to us.

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For Our Next Show – Tuesday March 10th

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031015 ASR tryn rose seleyClick_above_to_listen_buttonToday we are lucky to have Tryn Rose Seley, founder of Caregiver Heart with us to review the Latest Films & Documentaries About Alzheimer’s and Caregiving.  Come and join the conversation!  We would love to hear your thoughts.  Her is the list of films we plan on talking about.

“Still Alice”
“The Genius of Marian”
“I Remember Better When I Paint”
 “Alive Inside”

Do you know of other great films?  If so please share with us.

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