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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Entertainment 
The Beasts of the Southern Wild was not the movie I expected it to be. I thought it would be an adventure film, full of wonder and challenge and incredibly unrealistic accomplishments by a young girl that would leave viewers feeling that their life had been affirmed. It was not just a fluff feel good film however, it was a statement, a commentary, a critical look at the world as it is and I am not at all disappointed by this. Leaving the movie theater, my feelings were intense and I had a fie...
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The Muppets: a Model of Community

Posted by Sarah McCann on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : Entertainment 
While visiting my family this weekend for Thanksgiving, we went to see the new Muppet movie. I hadn't realized that there was a new Muppet movie coming out until just a couple of weeks ago. I was really excited when I found out about it and even more excited that I got to see it with my entire family. I love my family and I love the Muppets so somehow it seemed right.

My family had mixed reactions to the movie. My dad thought it should have been better, he had secretly been hoping that it woul...

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The Other Guys Make Me Wish I Saw Any Other Movie

Posted by Sarah McCann on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : Entertainment 
I have never in my life walked out of a move, until tonight. This is my week off at home and I am having a hard time not working so I decided what I needed tonight was just some purely entertaining entertainment. I wanted to go to the movies and see something light-hearted, funny, a little bit stupid, and enjoyable. I checked the movie listings, decided against all the heavy sounding flicks at the independent cinema and went to see The Other Guys. I watched the preview and laughed and imaged ...
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A Puzzle for the Sake of a Puzzle

Posted by Sarah McCann on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Entertainment 
An ending that caused the whole theatre to gasp. I will not spoil it by giving any further details, but I must question whether the ending of Inception is just a puzzle for the sake of a puzzle. I suppose this kind of ending could leave one to posit that the movie is up for our interpretation, but is it true? In the creation of a movie, aren't we as viewers trapped in the structure of the director, screenwriter, cinematographer and all others who helped in its fabrication, much as the charact...
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What if Advertisements Didn't Make Us Fear Each Other?

Posted by Sarah McCann on Thursday, April 22, 2010, In : Entertainment 
I watch tv online so I have a different experience of commercials than the normal tv viewer.  I have found online ads focus on one product or theme for the duration of a show and that they are a little more intense than the quick succession of broadcast television ads. The most recent advertisement I have been bombarded with is one about HPV. It begins: What if this happens or that happens? "What if you meet someone? What if he likes you too? What if he gives you HPV? What if it never goes aw...
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What is How to Train Your Dragon Training Us For?

Posted by Sarah McCann on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, In : Entertainment 
I saw How to Train Your Dragon in 3-D. I enjoyed it, I don't get to the movies often, had been hankering to see something, and after the recommendation of both friends and my brother, I decided to see Dragon. The movie tells the story of a young Viking named Hiccup who, regardless of how hard he tries cannot seem to live up to the Viking ways of being a big, strong, dragon slayer. People keep telling him he needs to change all of "this" and he responds with, "You just gestured to all of me!" ...
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