Monthly Archives: December 2010

1980s Christmas: Cheers

Guest blogger Joanna Wilson writes: Everybody’s favorite work-place family sitcom (or drink-place family sitcom) from the 1980s is Cheers. This popular show has several holiday episodes but my own favorite is the one entitled “Christmas Cheers” from 1987. In this…

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Black Swan Movie Review

Black Swan Movie Review Natalie Portman has come a long way from playing laser-blasting royalty for George Lucas—now capturing the leading role in one of the most anticipated films of the year, director Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan. A potent mix of showbiz melodrama…

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What’s Taboo in the Movies Today?

The movies’ distinguished history of breaking taboos started right away. The Kiss, an 1896 short filmed in Thomas Edison’s Black Maria studio, was considered scandalous and “absolutely disgusting.” Edison’s company, perfectly anticipating the marketing strategies that would long benefit future…

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