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I had a lazy weekend—well, lazier than usual—and ended up watching lots of TV and movies. Good thing they were mostly entertaining. Here are some brief thoughts on the ones worth mentioning.
Killing Eve

I’ve been salivating …

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Nerdies for Best & Worst of 82nd Annual Academy Awards

March 8, 2010 – 3:05 am | 29 Comments
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Oh, man, I didn’t do so well this year in my predictions. Usually, I miss only 2-4 categories but this year I tanked by getting 7 wrong (17 right). I thought Avatar would win more …

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Nerdy Oscar Predictions 2010

March 5, 2010 – 11:01 am | 13 Comments
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I know, I know, everyone’s doing Oscar predictions so what makes mine special, right? Well, I didn’t say they were, but I slogged through all the 10 best picture nominees (the Coens are going to …

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Top 10 Actors Robbed of Oscar Nominations

March 2, 2010 – 1:06 am | 22 Comments
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Last year, during Oscars week, I wrote about 10 performances I felt were robbed of an Academy Award. This year, I put together a list of actors who didn’t even get nominated despite turning in powerful …

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Keeping Her Head in THE CRAZIES

February 26, 2010 – 12:16 am | 17 Comments
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It’s Friday—has your week driven you mad? Well, a friend of mine, actress Christie Lynn Smith, knows all about crazy. She’s here to discuss her latest movie, The Crazies, which opens today.
In the remake of …

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Susan Jane Gilman’s Hell in HEAVEN

February 23, 2010 – 11:28 pm | 8 Comments
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It’s with pleasure that I welcome author Susan Jane Gilman to Pop Culture Nerd today to discuss her memoir, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, recently released in paperback. It’s the tale of Susan’s adventures …

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One Cool DRINK

February 23, 2010 – 2:01 am | 12 Comments
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Reading a good book is always a pleasure, but there’s something extra exciting about discovering a new author and his smashing debut, a PWA winner for Best First Private Eye Novel. Thomas Kaufman‘s Drink the …

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Events I’d Like to See in the Olympics

February 21, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 13 Comments
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Like the rest of the world, I’ve been watching and enjoying the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I must admit, though, that I don’t get some of the sports. Curling? The Biathlon, which involves shooting & …

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Shut-Eye ISLAND

February 20, 2010 – 1:03 am | 9 Comments
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Saying this might make me seem insane, but Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island bored me silly. Having loved Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name (read my review here), I thought I’d at least enjoy the …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: Meet the Top 24 (Spoilers)

February 18, 2010 – 1:30 am | 16 Comments
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FOX unveiled their other 24 tonight (the kind without Jack Bauer) and there were few surprises. Starting next week, when American Idol goes live, the following will be vying for your votes:
GIRLS

Didi Benami
Katelyn Epperly
Janelle Wheeler
Ashley …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: 7 of Top 24 Revealed

February 17, 2010 – 1:31 am | 14 Comments
AP/FOX, Michael Becker

I watched this two-hour show in about 40 minutes because it was so annoyingly full of filler. Yes, I know that’s how they always do it, but this ep seemed more padded than usual. A …

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WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI Video

February 13, 2010 – 9:50 am | 21 Comments

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new version to raise money for Haiti. Love the little kid waving his hand in the air in the beginning. Babs still got it. So moving to …

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Movie Review: VALENTINE’S DAY

February 12, 2010 – 11:54 am | 20 Comments
VALENTINES DAY

The marketing for Valentine’s Day makes the movie look like a shiny, pretty gift for those looking for a little romance come February 14. In reality, it’s like a box of candy that’s already been …

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