Grown-up Musicals Most musicals are for the kids, or at least billed as fun for the whole family. But when you can’t quite identify with High School Musical anymore or are in the mood to sing along with something other than “Let it Go” for a change, maybe one of these will speak to your…

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TV Characters Who Went MIA Judy Winslow – Family Matters Before Urkel’s influence made it all about experiments with cloning and nerd hormone, this TGIF staple focused on the Winslow family and their three kids…and Grandma…and Aunt and adorable baby Cousin. Youngest daughter Judy wasn’t old enough for romantic or rebellious subplots like Laura and…

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TOP TEN – RABID FANDOMS Doctor Who/Whovians In its 50 year history Doctor Who’s evolution has gone through some interesting phases; what was originally considered a silly sci-fi clunker by the BBC became a beloved Saturday night tradition for generations of British families before traipsing across the pond to rise as an underground cult hero…

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TOP TEN – TOTALLY MESSED UP KIDS MOVIES E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) While it’s touted as a magical family adventure, this right here is the movie that taught me not to trust the government. What’s the point of befriending an Alien if it means a bunch of faceless, evil HazMat suits can just seize your…

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TOP TEN – MOVIES THAT DEFINE SUMMER   STAND BY ME (1986) The very best summer movies explore what kind of hijinks kids used to get into when they had an entire season of freedom stretched out ahead of them. You think a group of 12-year-olds could go have an amazing adolescent journey of self-discovery…

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Top Ten Musical Numbers in Non-Musicals Because sometimes life is a musical..but usually it’s just awkward.  As usual in no particular order. Day-0/Beetlejuice (1988) It’s easy to forget that everyone’s favorite scene lasts less than 2 minutes of the entire movie because it’s so damn good it permeates the whole thing like one big reggae…

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Cartoons That Are Better When You’re High      He-Man: Masters of the Universe/She-Ra: Princess of Power   I hadn’t watched this in forever and was so focused on putting my mind at ease once and for all about whether or not He-Man and She-Ra were brother and sister or an item that I completely forgot the…

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Ten [of the] Top Cult Movies I struggled as much with this list as I do every time someone asks me what my favorite movie is. ( I’ll give you my favorite blockbuster, my guilty pleasure, my favorite to watch over and over, my childhood favorite and my top pick in every genre…but don’t ask…

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