With Rory Gilmore and Matt Saracen in lead roles, ‘Post Grad’ is easy to like (Movie review)

“Post Grad” isn’t the movie where Alexis Bledel breaks out of her Rory Gilmore mold and shows her range. But I’m not complaining. I’ve pretty much been in love with Rory/Alexis since the first episode of “Gilmore Girls” aired in 2000. Bledel basically plays Rory again here, and she is just as gorgeous (only a bit more freckly) on the big screen as on the small.

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A ‘True Blood’ primer for ‘Buffy/Angel’ fans: 10 differences between the vampire mythologies (TV commentary)

I’ve watched most of the first season on DVD, and I can safely say I’m a fan of “True Blood.” Being a huge “Buffy/ Angel” fan, I have trouble liking other vampire stories because I compare them to Joss Whedon’s work.But I like Alan Ball’s “True Blood” because it’s its own thing — the iconic vampire show of the late-Oughts is quite different from the iconic vampire franchise of the late-’90s.

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Entertainment I discovered after getting a tip from someone: A top 15 list (Commentary)

Part of the purpose of this blog is to let you know about cool stuff in the entertainment world. The blog’s main purpose, of course, is it gives me something to do. But also, it’s nice to think that I might encourage someone to look into a good TV show or movie or band or book every now and then.

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The ugly truth: Hollywood’s marketing strategy lets us down (Movie commentary)

I have the day off. Here are my movie-going options. I can drive an hour to see “(500) Days of Summer,” which I really want to see. Or, at the local googolplex, I can see “A Perfect Getaway” or “Time Traveler’s Wife” or “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” or “The Ugly Truth” — none of which I want to see.

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Don’t you forget about John Hughes, whose influence is still being felt (Movie and TV commentary)

Here’s how influential John Hughes was: I’m writing a blog post about the late writer-director (he died on Thursday of a heart attack at age 59) and I wasn’t even a huge fan. But he played an indirect — though easily traced — role in shaping my movie and TV tastes.

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