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Retro: Just the Ten of Us Remixed

In Movies & TV, Music by ashbydodd

What does a forgotten tv sitcom, the X-Men and Santa have in common? They’re all just doin’ it the best they can! If you were paying attention to cheesy family sitcoms at the end of the 80’s, you might (maybe) remember Just the Ten of …

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Broadway Karaoke with James Corden

In Movies & TV, Music, Theater by ashbydodd

Picture this: Broadway veterans Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Corden, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski are all in a car together, traveling to the Tony Awards, singing Broadway show tunes at the top of their lungs.  No, it’s not a crazy dream, it’s the …

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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”  ― Emma Donoghue, Room I started Room by Emma Donoghue a very long time ago, not long after it first came out. At the time I remember being too busy for books so when it …

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Thoughts: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)

In Movies & TV by ashbydodd

From the moment the animated Disney castle began to fade behind the jungle trees, I was hooked on the new, live-action update of Disney’s The Jungle Book.  The 2016 film version attempts to better incorporate Rudyard Kipling’s original stories, making the entire experience very different …