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Monthly Archive: December, 2013

A Tribute to Actor Peter O’Toole

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Peter O’Toole, debonaire and daring actor of both film and the stage, died recently at the age of 81. He was one of the greatest and most prolific actors of the past 50… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon”

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Do you think competing in a triathlon is difficult? Try a Do-Deca-Pentathlon. In 1990 teenage brothers Mark (Steve Zissis) and Jeremy (Mark Kelly) competed in a 25-event competition to determine who was the greatest… Continue reading

Fast Food Review: Top 10 New Items of 2013

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As the days of 2013 tick away, we not only begin to dream about what the New Year has in store for us, we take the time to look back at what we… Continue reading

Must Watch Christmas Episodes

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For many shows, some of the best episodes they offer occur during the holiday season. This holiday, sit back with a heaping mug of hot cocoa and enjoy the season with some of… Continue reading

Snippets Winter Beer Guide 2013

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The idea of a Snippets Winter Beer Guide was conceived a few weeks ago, somewhere in the course of our gang’s (can we be a gang?) usual stimulating, Salon-like conversation. I can’t pinpoint… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for The Twelfth Doctor – Peter Capaldi

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A few short weeks ago, Doctor Who fans were all treated to something special — The Day of The Doctor. This spectacular 50th Anniversary episode featured something remarkable — a future Doctor. For a fleeting… Continue reading

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Review

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Spoiler Warning: I don’t consider Inside Llewyn Davis to be a movie one can spoil in any grand way, it doesn’t rely on plot all too much, be warned, I discuss much of… Continue reading

Celebrating 10 Years of “Battlestar Galactica”

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The 1990s were the heyday of science fiction television programming. The broad success of Star Trek: The Next Generation proved that there was a rabidly interested audience clambering for more programs in the… Continue reading

The Warmth of “Frozen” is Disney at its Best

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In a post-Tangled Disney, the House of Mouse has a lot to live up to. Tangled was a fantastic reinvention of the Disney Princess franchise that set the bar pretty high. Before Tangled,… Continue reading

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at Cable Car Cinema: Christmas Classic or Overrated Oldie?

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PROVIDENCE, RI — Bells jingle on the door as patrons walk in, and the scent of hot butter wafts over from a giant vat of popcorn at the center of the cafe. Artsy-looking twenty-somethings… Continue reading

Cath’s Christmas Playlist of Champions (Part Two)

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It’s December 16. Tell me: Are you positively BURSTING with Christmas cheer? As the holiday draws nearer, there may be the few among us who tire of Christmas music. But we, the stalwarts,… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Red Dawn” (2012)

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What’s the price of freedom? Well, it isn’t cheap. U.S. Marine Jed Eckert (Chris Hemsworth) returns to his hometown of Spokane, Washington to see his brother, Matt (Josh Peck), and their father. When… Continue reading

MUSIC REVIEW: bc likes you! – The Doctor Who EP

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bc likes you!, the solo pop/Chiptune project of Rochester-based Robert Mostyn, has released the Doctor Who EP of your dreams (if your dreams are anything like mine, that is). The three-track Doctor Who EP is an… Continue reading

“Three Ghosts” – Arrow Midseason Finale Recap

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In what I might say is the best episode of the series (for now) I am extremely excited to see what comes next. How will Slade confront Oliver? Will we see Barry Allen again (as the Flash maybe)? What’s next for Oliver as he renews his faith in his purpose?

Remembering John Lennon: 22 Songs, 33 Years On

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“I’m not afraid of dying…I think it’s just getting out of one car and getting into another.” John Lennon delivered the above statement in a May 8, 1969 interview with David Wigg on the BBC Radio-One program “Scene… Continue reading

Food Review: Olive Garden’s New “Italiano Burger”

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With this burger, Olive Garden successfully blends classic Italian flavors into the traditional burger structure.

10 Reasons to Watch: “Arrow”

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When I was growing up I was really into reading comic books, and watching The O.C. As you can imagine, I was a lady killer. For years, I thought the over-the-top melodrama of beautiful… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Missions: Impossible”

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Can you do the impossible? No, but Ethan Hunt can. The Mission: Impossible franchise, spanning two TV series and four movies with a fifth in the works, is clever and action-packed. Chronicling the adventures of… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: Preparing for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (Pt. 4)

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By now you should feel pretty damn prepared for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. For the final installment of this series, we shall have a battle of the doctors, as we set… Continue reading

Big Mustaches and Big Laughs: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” Review

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues gives us the long-awaited return of Ron Burgundy in a movie that is nearly identical to the first in everything except size, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Trailer Reaction

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Sony released the first trailer today for Marc Webb‘s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” starring Andrew Garfield today, and it packs a web-swinging wallop. The trailer itself was a little light on the specific… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”

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Can you find your purpose in life from your mother’s couch? Sure, if you follow the signs. Meet Jeff (Jason Segel). He is 30 years old, unemployed and lives at home. Drawing inspiration… Continue reading

New to Who? A “Doctor Who” Watching Guide

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After all the hoopla Snippets made about the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who I’ve gotten the same question from a few folks: “I’m afraid of Doctor Who! I have no idea where to begin!” Which is… Continue reading

Cath’s Christmas Playlist of Champions (Part 1)

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Have I ever told you that I love Christmas? I LOVE CHRISTMAS. It is all of the most magical things crammed into one glowy season that helps you forget about all the crud… Continue reading

Get Outta Town: The Charm of Naturalness in “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town”

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Is “complicated” a word you would use to describe your life? How about “hectic”? “Crazy busy”? When we use these descriptives, they suggest that we’d rather be using other words to describe our… Continue reading