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28. The Dark Knight Rises

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WARNING: HYPERBOLE AHEAD! I SAW THE DARK KNIGHT RISES AND IT WAS GREAAHHHHAHAHAHHAHHHAAHGSJSLBLSBLURGHH!!

(Ugh. Get ahold of yourself woman!)

Ok.  Let me start by saying I don’t think my expectations or anticipation levels have ever been as high for any movie in my entire life as they were for this movie.  And let me tell you: I was not disappointed.  If it’s even possible, I think my expectations were exceeded.  I’m actually kind of freaking out right now because I want to see it again so badly (the movie ended at 9:30pm; it’s 10:15pm as I’m writing this—it’s been too long already!).  Seriously, you guys.  This movie blew my mind.  As a testament to its greatness, I saw it in a packed IMAX theater and only 2 people got up to go to the bathroom during the entire almost three hour runtime.  We all, as a collective unit, decided that we would rather pee our pants than miss even a second of what was unfolding.  And I would’ve sat there for another 3 hours to watch it again if that had been an option.  It was just so fucking spectacular.  

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(50) Days of Movies: 16. Dark Shadows

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Every family has its demons, you say? Well maybe they should’ve been exorcised a long time ago. Like before this movie was made. Ugh. This movie was not good, you guys. It’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen (that title will forever be held by Shark Boy and Lava Girl), but it’s also far…

(50) Days of Movies: 9. Friends With Kids

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I really struggled writing this post because I wasn’t sure what to say about Friends With Kids. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for quite a while. I am a big fan of Jennifer Westfeldt’s two prior movies, so I was pretty sure I knew what I was getting myself into and it would be both…

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Boy Scouts Are From Mars, Girl Scouts Are From Venus

How did this sharp division between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts come to be? Most adults remembering their own scouting days are only vaguely aware that there’s any difference at all between the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. What does it say about gender and child-rearing in this country that while the Girl Scouts foster a strong ethos of feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism, the Boy Scouts now embody a code of values Rick Santorum could endorse? Is the gender gap in electoral politics being replicated around our kids’ campfires?
To put it another way, are Boy Scouts from red states and Girl Scouts from blue?
Read more. [Images: Reuters] 

theatlantic:

Boy Scouts Are From Mars, Girl Scouts Are From Venus

How did this sharp division between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts come to be? Most adults remembering their own scouting days are only vaguely aware that there’s any difference at all between the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. What does it say about gender and child-rearing in this country that while the Girl Scouts foster a strong ethos of feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism, the Boy Scouts now embody a code of values Rick Santorum could endorse? Is the gender gap in electoral politics being replicated around our kids’ campfires?

To put it another way, are Boy Scouts from red states and Girl Scouts from blue?

Read more. [Images: Reuters]