Eunice does Safety Not Guaranteed

safety-poster“Listen to me. You come to that launch site at 5:00, you take my hand, and I’ll show you who can’t time travel.”

The Scoop: 2012 R, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni

Tagline: N/A

Summary Capsule: A magazine intern gets drug along to get the story on a personal ad about time travel put up by some kook… or is he?

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Just Like Heaven

just-like-heaven-poster“God gave us alcohol as a social lubricant—to make men brave, make women loose.”

The Scoop: 2005 PG-13, directed by Mark Waters and starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder

Tagline: It’s a wonderful afterlife

Summary Capsule: Following a car accident, Dr. Reese Witherspoon finds herself haunting the new tenant in her apartment… but since he’s cute, she refrains from going all Beetlejuice on his ass.

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Ghostbusters timeline

With Ghostbusters 3 filming in 2015, it’s time to look back at the long, strange journey that this franchise has taken over the years!

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1984: Ghostbusters

The quirky “supernatural comedy” of a trio (later a quartet) of scientists who go into the blue-collar field of ghost extermination was a smash hit at the box office and quickly became one of the most popular films of the 80s.  It made $291 million worldwide, got two Oscar nominations, and its theme song spawned a number one hit on Billboard’s Top 40 for three weeks in a row.

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Community season 3 review

communityThe world’s weirdest and certainly wackiest community college hit its stride early on in the series, but by season 3 it was sprinting with a manic grin on its face.  You really never know what you’re going to get with any given episode, as Dan Harmon would graft different pop culture formats each week while ripping them away the next.  From a Civil War-style documentary on an epic pillow fight to an anime foosball showdown, the unusual is what’s usual here.

Despite being a serious underdog in the ratings, Community certainly didn’t sell out to try to become more palpable to the masses in its third season.  The “Greendale Seven” — a study group-slash-surrogate family — is just as messed-up as they enroll together in biology.  Their shared class actually takes much more of a backseat to the group’s adventures than in the previous two seasons, and multi-episode story arcs are brought to bear.

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Louise does Cloud Atlas

cloud-atlas“From womb to tomb, our lives are not our own.”

The Scoop: 15 2013, directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski and starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving.

Tagline: Everything is Connected.

Summary Capsule: Fifteen actors, six stories, three directors, one film. Continue reading