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Movie Remakes: Recasting 7 Classic Films

(7) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 2:48 PM

One of the great pleasures of watching movies is seeing perfect casting in action--no one else could have played James Dean's part in Rebel Without a Cause, or Marilyn Monroe's in Some Like It Hot. Imagining another actress as Auntie Mame? Blasphemy! Casting, like any other part of the Hollywood...

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Kindness Really Does Count

(21) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 11:09 AM

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming compliments all over Twitter about other people’s books/blogs/outfits/faces. I do all this because I get pleasure out of it, and...

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