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Pittsburgh, PA
What do you do with a B.A. in English? Start a blog!
Interests: Drinking wine while watching Christian soap operas
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Valentine's Day weekend is coming, which means it's romantic comedy season, and this year's rom-com of choice appears to be How to Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, and Anders Holm. However, when this movie arrives in theaters February 12, HTBS will be going up against other box office... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Mego's blog
I have a vivid memory as a child of crying after the Oscar nominations were announced. It was in the early '90s, and my beloved favorite film The Cutting Edge (about the relationship between a figure skater and hockey player) had not been nominated for anything. Instead, strange-sounding films like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Mego's blog
I'm going to make a few enemies for saying this, but since it's a new year, I feel like it's time to come out with it. *Deep Breath* I didn't like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the so-called movie that saved the franchise (although I didn't know Star Wars needed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Mego's blog
Summer of 2015 is coming to a close, and it’s been a good one for bands like Walk the Moon, Fetty Wap, and Omi, whose hits have been dominating radio, Spotify, and iTunes downloads. But given recent history, these up-and-coming artists may not be as fortunate in the summer of... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 4, 2015 at Mego's blog
The TV spots for Cameron Crowe's latest film Aloha have been saying hello and goodbye to TV viewers recently (it's out on May 29). Here's a recent spot: "This is going to be a topic of conversation." Every time I hear that line, I think two things. One, that's Kenny... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Mego's blog
While watching the Oscars Sunday night, I had little to say or tweet. For the most part, it went rather smoothly (although host Neil Patrick Harris' ballot thing at the end kind of slowed the momentum building to Best Picture---not his fault). I assumed Monday morning I'd be reading about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Mego's blog
Hello. My name is Megan. And I didn't love Selma. Just like when Elaine Benes dreaded talking to Peterman about her hatred for The English Patient on "Seinfeld," I have dreaded addressing the fact that I didn't love Ava DuVernay's MLK biopic (although I don't have any disdain for it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Mego's blog
In 2013, Lake Bell's film In a World. . . addressed sexism in the movie voice-over business, specifically citing Melissa Disney as the only woman ever to do narration in a movie trailer. But with the trailer for Inherent Vice, singer-songwriter (and wife to Andy Samberg) Joanna Newsom's vocals permeate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Mego's blog
Most recently, I started watching "Twin Peaks" for Awards Daily (stay tuned for the podcast we'll be doing on it!). While watching it, I discovered that strangely enough, "Laura's Theme" sounds like a slowed-down version of the score from Nancy Meyers' film Baby Boom from 1987. Here's "Laura's Theme": Here's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Mego's blog
I've watched a lot of movies in 2014. There have been some that infuriated me (don't see: Interstellar), some that have not aged well since seeing them (see: Foxcatcher), and others that came so close to being powerful but sort of fell short (see: Wild). Here are my top 5... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Mego's blog
I saw Wild over the weekend, and aside from a few anachronisms (Clif Bars in 1995 that look EXACTLY as they do in 2014?) and weird set choices (why did Cheryl's college look like a junior high school?), I found it deft in showcasing Reese Witherspoon's talent as an actress.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Mego's blog
If there are two things I've taken away from the Sony hack, it's which celebrities are dicks and how terrible Hollywood's ideas are. For example, here's the actual Powerpoint on Grown Ups 2. But now here's yet another bad idea leaked---only this one hasn't happened. . .yet. Paul Feig's Ghostbusters'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Mego's blog
I've been pretty excited about Pixar's Inside Out ever since I read that it was going to be about the brain of an adolescent girl (we're so complicated at that age!). Then, I learned that Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and a slew of other high-profile names were attaching themselves to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Mego's blog
It's been a banner year for Lifetime biopics. Brittany Murphy. Saved by the Bell. Aaliyah. Grumpy Cat. And now there's this Whitney movie from director Angela Bassett. This actually doesn't look terrible, and I wish this wasn't going to be on Lifetime. The story definitely seems intriguing, something fans have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Mego's blog
Starting on January 1, "Friends" will be streaming on Netflix, which is quite the big deal (Vulture is doing a countdown). As someone who watches the Central Perk gang on TBS daily, I'd like to address something that has always bothered me when it comes to the show. Somewhere from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Mego's blog
Somehow, beyond all that is good in the world, TBS' "Ground Floor" was picked up for a second season (which premieres tonight). While the voices in the incessant TBS promos try to remind you that the lead was in Pitch Perfect ("more singingggggggg"), these advertisements also tend to remind you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Mego's blog
What doesthe movie Old Fashioned have in common with Fifty Shades of Grey? They both come out Valentine's Day, look frustrating, and involve a Christian. Sync up the trailer with our podcast when we talk about it and get Joey's live reactions. Chapter 10 has been my favorite chapter to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Mego's blog
It's official. Jennifer Lawrence is a triple threat. She can act (obviously), dance (see: Silver Linings Playbook), and now sing, per her hit song from Mockingjay. This could be interesting for her burgeoning career. Could we see a movie musical in her future? Here are some suggestions for J.Law: A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Mego's blog
This State Farm ad has been making the rounds on TV, about a man who says he'll "never" do something---only to do it. But while the message is a cute one, there's an underlying tone that bothers me. My interpretation: It's about a gay man who decides to pretend to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Mego's blog
Yesterday, I wrote about a serious podcast. Today I'm celebrating a wonderfully idiotic one, in the same vain as the Fifty Shades of Grey podcast. The Worst Idea of All Time follows two Australian dudes watching Grown Ups 2 on a weekly basis. This type of analysis has been done... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Mego's blog
The Serial podcast, the pod-phenomenon, is getting a second season after securing enough donations (you can't solely rely on Mail-kimp---god bless the poor woman who mispronounces MailChimp in the intro). And given that the podcast is often described as like HBO's "True Detective," who would you cast in the movie/HBO... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Mego's blog
I feel like J.J. Abrams is making a statement in the teaser for the new Star Wars. In the opening scene, audiences are treated to a view of the desert and then the fresh face of John Boyega---an African American character. No, it's not Han or Leia or that bastard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Mego's blog
"Mystery Science Theatre 3000" is spending all-day today (starting at 9 a.m.) showing six hand-picked episodes of this wisecracking series that makes fun of bad sci-fi movies. Check out the live stream here, you turkeys. Related articles The Spiderman-less 'Aunt May' movie is kind of insulting to women. Is Eminem... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Mego's blog
The Jurassic World trailer dropped early yesterday, and aside from a very hunky Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle amid dinos, another revelation was that once again Bryce Dallas Howard is playing someone everyone will hate: the bitch who created that scary part-shark/part-dinosaur and tried to play God. This is yet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Mego's blog
Peter Pentrice, played affably by Adam Pally, joined Fox's "The Mindy Project" last season, adding to the increasingly dude-centric cast. But now there's going to be one less dude on set, with news of Pally ending his time as a regular cast member. This is kind of surprising, since "Mindy"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Mego's blog