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#620: See In Your Eyes

“I think the hopeless romantic in you would appreciate Joss Whedon’s new In Your Eyes,” a friend texted me.

He was right.  Because if the cynical side of me may have cringed at the all-too-obvious metaphor of how meeting someone with whom we have an electric connection can feel like they’re a part of our souls, the side that defends impossible situations despite their reality-defying nature had me cheering for the main characters throughout.

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Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Movies

 

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#402: The Giant Mechanical Man

I shouldn’t have liked this movie.  It seems like it was created specifically to cater to women’s silly, romantic sensibilities just as much as typical romantic comedies do–maybe even more so because it presented itself as a quirky, “different” kind of movie and so it wasn’t immediately obvious (or maybe I just assumed that because it’s from the Tribeca Film Festival, which I’ve never actually attended).

The main idea of the plot for the main character is (SPOILER ALERT! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Movies

 

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#393: Attend a sing-along

I’m anti-cliche, but, perhaps surprisingly, not anti-Valentine’s Day.

I know it’s turned into a commercial holiday where women have collectively decided to become appreciative of generic flowers, chocolate, stuffed animals, and jewelry as if these things required more than 2 minutes of thought or 10 minutes of effort on the part of the giver.  I cringe to see women walking around clutching their roses as if they are a signal of their worth.  I physically react to see men walking around clutching their roses as if they are a signal of their love (I mean, maybe they are; maybe these men really do only love these women a rose-worth).

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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Music

 

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