Justin does The Little Mermaid

mer1“I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad. “

The Scoop: 1989 G, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and starring Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, and Rene Auberjonois

Tagline: Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.

Summary Capsule: Mermaid sells voice for legs in order to get a boyfriend.


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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!


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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