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Things I Learned from Watching Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue is a show that is on Spike TV. Jon Taffer is called to help out failing bars in the hopes that the bar can become successful again. After watching the first three seasons of the show, it seems to me that he is able to improve the finances of the majority of the bars he fixes.

I haven’t quite figured out exactly what all the “bar science” involves, but can confidently say that the show is entertaining. While I have no interest in opening a bar myself, I still was able to learn a lot about what not to do. There were certain big mistakes that several bar owners made that stand out.

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Princess Mononoke has No Desire to Marry a Prince

This was originally posted on Bitch Flicks as part of their theme week on Child and Teenage Girl Protagonists. They kindly gave me permission to crosspost it here.

Often, when an animated movie has the word “Princess” in the title, the storyline focuses on how she found, and married, her Prince. Princess Mononoke, however, doesn’t stick to that old, predictable, scenario at all. Instead, viewers are presented with several very strong female characters and a Princess that has absolutely no desire to marry a Prince.

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Fight Club – From Marla Singer’s Viewpoint

This was originally posted on Bitch Flicks as part of their theme week on Women & Gender in Cult Films & B-Movies. They kindly gave me permission to crosspost it here.

Fight Club was released in 1999. It has some spectacular quotes, a great deal of violence, and an awesome cast. When people write about this movie, they tend to focus on the Narrator (played by Edward Norton) and Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt) and the connection between the two.

I’m going to assume that everyone reading this has already seen the movie. For those that haven’t, be warned, there will be spoilers here.

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First Wives Club – Don’t Get Mad, Get Everything!

This post is one that I originally wrote for Bitch Flicks for their “Older Women in Film” week. I did it as a guest post. They kindly allowed me to cross-post it here.

The First Wives Club is the story of four women who became friends with each other when they were in college. After graduation, the friends ended up drifting apart. This is a situation that happens to a lot of women. Life gets in the way.

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Review

This movie review was originally posted on a website called Kernel Critic, which no longer exists.

Star Trek Into Darkness is the second movie in the “rebooted” series that is based upon the characters from the original Star Trek television series (and, in part, the movies that involved the original characters). I am impressed by how well the actors in the “rebooted” films have captured the essence of the characters that they are portraying.

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Evil Dead 2013 – Review

This movie review of the Evil Dead 2013 remake was originally posted on a site called Kernel Critic – which no longer exists.

Evil Dead (2013) holds absolutely nothing back! The film is extremely violent and gory in ways that take notes from the previous movies and expand upon them. Fans of the series will find several key elements in this remake, including The “Book of the Dead” and the visual of a creepy figure peeking out from under a door to the basement.

The movie introduces a brand new cast of characters who encounter the “evil dead” during a visit to a cabin in the woods.

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