How To Train Your Dragon 2

The fictional Scandinavian town of Berk is a pretty cool place now that dragons and humans live in harmony. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless are still free spirits who are trying to map as much of the world as they can; something that may have to fall to the wayside now that Hiccup’s…
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The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review

Last night, I thought I’d casually go out with couple of friends and see The Fault in Our Stars, based on the bestselling young adult novel by John Green. “Casually.” Was I ever wrong. I thought getting to the movie 20 minutes early would give me plenty of time to get good seats, but when…
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How Kids’ TV Can Do It Right: Gender In Avatar And Korra

As a masters student finishing up my thesis on the childhood media role models of current adults, I find myself constantly analyzing current kids’ shows and movies in terms of gender, race, and overall equality. What are our kids watching now and how can this affect the way they perceive gender—in present day and in…
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Fargo Film Festival 2014: Thursday Afternoon Favorite Picks

Another afternoon of all-access to the Fargo Film Festival brought on yet another round of short films. There was a great mixture to be had, from a relationship seen from the view of a computer screen (Noah) to a story about robots being replaced by humans (Shelved). Here’s the ones I liked the most and…
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Fargo Film Festival 2014: Bending Steel

This year’s Fargo Film Festival kicked off tonight with a documentary called Bending Steel. All I can say is that I might never complain about doing something difficult again. The documentary focuses on Chris “Wonder” Schoeck, a New Yorker who struggles to find his place in the world or connections with people. He also harbors…
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