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  • Rock n Roll High School
    Throwback Thursday: The Top Teen Comedies of All Time, Part Three (20-11)

    It’s that time once again! As we inch ever closer to the top ten, things are definitely heating up, with a lot of films that may well rank among some readers’ all-time favorites, but for various reasons,...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Sex Tape
    Sex Tape

    The latest stab at a romantic comedy intended for adults, à la much of Judd Apatow’s oeuvre as of late (This is 40, Knocked Up), Sex Tape is the story of what happens when a married couple...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • The Purge
    The Purge: Anarchy

    Last year’s The Purge was an unexpected sleeper horror hit that grossed almost $90 million worldwide- not too shabby for a film that only cost $3 million to make. So, naturally, a sequel was commissioned, resulting in...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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  • Altered States
    Flashback Friday: Altered States

    Hello, all! Welcome to another new column I hope to do on a regular basis: “Flashback Friday,” in which I clue you all in on a movie I love that is either relatively unknown or underappreciated in...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Not-Another-Teen-Movie
    Throwback Thursday: The Top 40 Teen Comedies of All Time, Part Two (30-21)

    Last week, we delved into some of my all-time favorite teen comedies, starting with number 40. If you haven’t already, be sure and check out the first installment here. This week, the countdown continues, with another 10...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • MandatoryFun
    “Weird” Al Yankovic Demands ‘Mandatory Fun’ on his Latest Album

    “Weird” Al Yankovic is back! Everyone’s all-time favorite song parodist’s latest tackles such heavy issues as world hunger, the economic disparity in the United States, and…oh, who am I kidding? It’s songs about the likes of aluminum...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Dawn_of_the_Planet_of_the_Apes
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    By the time “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” premiered in 2011, I’d had quite enough monkey business, but the film just went to show you can’t keep a good ape down. After the disastrous Tim...

    • Posted July 12, 2014
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  • Emmy_statue
    2014 Emmy Nominations Recap

    The Emmys ceremony takes place on August 25th on NBC and will be hosted by late-night funnyman Seth Meyers. The nominations for the show were announced Thursday morning by actress Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”) and “The...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Courtesy of Miramax Films
    Throwback Thursday: The Top 40 Teen Comedies of All Time, Part One (40-31)

    Hello, and welcome to a new feature we’re trying out here at the Kaleidoscope! Every Thursday, I’ll be tackling a list of my all-time favorites in a particular genre, be it movies, television, literature or music. As...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Snowpiercer

    Every now and then a film comes along that’s a game-changer in its respective genre. “Snowpiercer” is certainly one of those films. Post-apocalyptic/dystopian future-themed films and television shows are all the rage right now, with a reboot/continuation...

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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