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Rae Earl and Mindy: A Review on Two Shows

Lately I’ve been catching up on My Mad Fat Diary and The Mindy Project. Aside from the coming-of-age entertainment (for the former) (and I suppose the latter as well, because even people in their thirties are still coming of age in many ways), and the banter┬áthat I look forward to at the end of each day, the two shows offer more than the laughter I hoped they would. This much shows aren’t needed to distract me from my post grad school interview nerves, but I can almost never resist a peek into the lives and minds of interesting characters. Be warned: Spoiler alert.

A Premature Batman Evaluation

Seven things: As I type, Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) are downloading. I haven’t read the comics (and still have no intention to) so I don’t know everything there is to know about Batman more than the movies I’ve watched. Hence, this is a premature evaluation because a better one would be for when I’ve seen Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises (again). In sequence. The Dark Knight Rises was a richly detailed masterpiece by Christopher Nolan. I appreciate the portrayal of a broken down, cynical Bruce Wayne along with the portrayal of his human limitations. (and inhuman biceps). Not enough for me to offer my future firstborn offspring to the director, but enough to know it was money and time worthily spent. Michelle Pfeiffer is still the only Catwoman. (see video snippets of Batman Returns below. Better yet, watch the movie.) The kiss between Batman and Catwoman looked forced, with too little sexual tension riding on it to make it even necessary. Marion Cotillard would be perfect …