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Patricia Scott's Writings

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Mar.31.2014
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"American Gods", the book by Neil Gaiman, was optioned for development into a TV series in 2011 by HBO and Playtone.  The show didn't materialize as promised, but Gaiman's blog has shed some light on its whereabouts and offered new hope to his fans.
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Mar.25.2014
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The Muppets present a very specific type of humor. It's one that I have grown to appreciate as I get older.  There's acknowledgment that there are a wide variety of ages sitting in the audience, therefore, the jokes play on several levels. "Muppets Most Wanted" reminds me more of the original "Muppet Movie" more than any of the Muppet movies between. ...
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Mar.25.2014
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I've been growing increasingly more frustrated with science depicted on television, especially as more and more of the so-called science networks move away from their original branding to offer mockumentaries and speculation from an ever more colorful cast of "experts".  "Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey" has been remarkable thus far.  It's not only been...
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Mar.03.2014
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Television is evolving, not just because of how content is delivered, but how it's generated. Reality tv might have been the first stepping stone towards a slightly more egalitarian model for which shows are made, but these days, the internet is taking over and it's not just through pulling videos from youtube. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRECord site made a TV...
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Feb.26.2014
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"The Arsenio Hall Show" was the late-night talk show that I watched growing up.  I had pretty fond memories, so, when it returned to the late-night lineup, I was overjoyed.  That joy has turned out to be short-lived. As of February 13, 2014, I'm pretty sure that I don't need to watch his show anymore.
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Feb.23.2014
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At first, I felt a little bit ashamed at how much I wanted to see "The Lego Movie", but I got over it very quickly after I not only admitted I wanted to see it, but followed through. From the style of the animation to the vocal cast, "The Lego Movie" shows that even what could have been a movie-length commercial can be elevated far above its corporate...
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Feb.06.2014
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"American Horror Story: Coven" takes on oppression and marginalization as its Big Themes this season, tackling them with typical, unflinching harshness. While the story kept me interested, it was really what the cast did with their roles that kept me riveted.  
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Feb.04.2014
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"Sailor Twain" is a beautiful graphic novel.  The artwork is perfectly suited to a story that is both elegant and haunting.
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Feb.04.2014
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"London Falling" presents a mix of urban fantasy and crime thriller that may not be the newest idea to be published, but it's certainly handled well. It makes for a fast-paced, engaging read.
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Jan.28.2014
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Disney released "Frozen" during Thanksgiving weekend.  Toonbox Studios released "The Nut Job" only a couple of weeks ago.  After watching both, I weigh in on which one I liked better. The answer may be surprising.