Shameless – “Pilot” and “Frank the Plank”

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Season One, Episode One

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Grade: B+

So everyone has been telling me about this Showtime series that I “really have to check out because it’s awesome.” (No, not all of my friends are stoners) So with a bunch of shows on some kind of hiatus and my constant cough and cold keeping me in bed most nights these days, I decided to check out Shameless. To recap: I know Shameless is about to start its third season, but I’m going to talk about it now because it’s the first time I’m watching it.

The Pilot episode was very good, presenting us with the Gallaghers, a large and dysfunctional family raised by the oldest sister, Fiona. Their dad, Frank, is an alcoholic who drinks all day and passes out somewhere on the floor every night. Lip and Ian are the second and third oldest, share a room and have a…

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Portlandia Season 3: SPOILER

Essence Refined

Recently, I’ve been getting into watching Portlandia which is a satirical comedy based out of Portland, Oregon. On the surface, the show is crude and can get a little dull at times. If you pay attention to the skits and satire associated with them, you can appreciate the genius of Portlandia, created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Their skits make fun of of American obsession. Americans have a tendency to be obsessed over certain things for a short period of time. If you don’t believe me think about iPhones, Gangnam style, and cats. So far I’ve only watched season one and I loved it. The skits about books, the technology loop, and bikers really say a lot about American culture in a nutshell. I personally haven’t watched the spoiler above, but I will when I’m ready.

If you get the chance, check out Portlandia on your Netflix instant que.

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‘Portlandia’

Butlers I Have Known

After a wonderful preview episode last month, the quirky comedy starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen is back for a third season with funny back-to-back new episodes. There’s a guy who proclaims that he’s “never owned a TV” discovering the current state of MTV; great musical numbers (“Change the world, one party at a time”); commercials for “natural” deodorant; and Portland “missionaries” sent to Seattle on a quest.

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Kathryn Bigelow And Mark Boal Defend ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ At NY Film Critics Circle

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130108_BigelowBoalEven as the U.S. Senate continues to inquire about what it says are misrepresentations of the use of torture in the successful hunt for Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden in 2011, filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal defended their Oscar hopeful Zero Dark Thirty at the New York Film Critics Circle Monday night.

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Jessica Chastain Stuns In Two Glam Beauty Looks In One Night

Hollywood Life

The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star looked beautiful in red lipstick with her red tresses worn down and changed up slightly for two appearances in NYC January 7, 2013. Which look was your fave? Vote below!

Jessica Chastain, 35, always looks so beautiful wherever she goes. The red-headed beauty did a quick change for her Mama film premiere and then later for an appearance on  Late Show With David Letterman. For the first event, the star wore her luxe locks down and parted in the middle. For the later appearance, she parted them to the side and added Old-Hollywood curls. The one common denominator: luscious lips.

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‘Mama’ Featurette Builds The Anticipation

Landing at number 8 on my Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2013 list is the Guillermo del Toro produced, Mama. By now we’ve all seen the trailers, stills, and even the short film that inspired the feature. As we are only just a little over a week away from its January 18 premier, Universal has unleashed this great featurette for the film that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Mama. Watch the featurette below with interviews from Del Toro, Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau along with a bit of new footage.

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WordPress.com: Our Labor of Love — 2012 in Review

The WordPress.com Blog

For us, WordPress.com is our labor of love — we’re continually releasing new themes, upgrades, and features to help you create the best website and/or blog you can. In addition to great tools, we publish articles, prompts, and writing and photo challenges to inspire you to start posting and keep posting. While we’re never, ever done making WordPress.com better, we wanted to look back at some of the goodies we brought you in 2012.

We’ve got the look: 65+ new themes in 2012

We released themes at a rate of more than one a week in 2012. These beautiful themes look great no matter which device your visitors use to see your content. What’s more, if you’re a musician, restaurateur, bride-or-groom-to-be, or a civil servant looking for a simple way to share information with your audience, we’ve got you covered.

Custom Design puts you in…

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