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(Writer's note: I took advantage of Vocal's Deal with Sonix so the following text beneath was pulled from our podcast.) Welcome to season 2 of Blerdin Out!! Season 1 was kind of short order. I am the person to blame for us not getting more episodes in season one. I decided to pack up and move across country and start a new life and new career in the good, old Virginia DC area. So I'm in the DMV area, but we're here because we kind of felt like starting the year off. We thought this would be the perfect time for us to come back. Listen to Shay and Gary count down the biggest things to look forward to in 2019.
For most of my teen years and four years of college, I was a Gryffindor. I was Pottermore sorted and full of house pride. I didn't care that Gryffindor was considered the mainstream house that everyone was in. I loved it and was proud of my sorting. To this day, I own the following Gryffindor merch: a scarf, a crest blanket, a t-shirt, a Head Girl pin, a Prefect badge, several decorations and pieces of wall art, the 20th-anniversary edition of the Philosopher's Stone, a house crest necklace, and a house crest keychain. I spent the majority of my fandom career wearing Gryffindor red and keeping the lion face at the top of my frequently used emojis.
Stage 284 presents To Kill a Mockingbird, the critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Harper Lee. Performances will be held at The Community House in South Hamilton, Massachusetts from January 19 to 27. Come and join Scout in Maycomb, Alabama where she witnessed the compelling trial of 1935.
The ageless Taye Diggs hosts the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night. The awards show, for which I am one of the voters, awards the best in film and television. It's the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards and it is as unpredictable as ever with the Broadcast Film Critics bucking the recent trend toward Green Book and Vice by making The Favorite with the most nominations.
The Christmas TV special is an American tradition. But they have changed over the years, and sometimes, not for the better.
Christmas is coming early this year! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Anticipated Releases of December 2018."
Stage 284 presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Performances will be held at The Community House in South Hamilton, Massachusetts from December 14th-22nd, 2018. What better way to enjoy the holiday season attending a show filled with laughter and a heartfelt message!
"You have never seen Harry Potter?!" I hear this all the time. No—nor have I sat down and actually read the books either. People are so blown away by this fact about me. I like the reaction because I think it’s funny I’m an abnormality. I was in 6th grade when Harry Potter came out. I was not interested for some reason. I never cared about it. The funny thing is, I love anything fairytale related. Witches, monsters, and unicorns—right up my alley. I think I was dealing with anxiety and being made fun of because I had a "big nose"—oh and my parents were in a nasty divorce. I was escaping to reading books more like horror/ biographies and stories about space. I loved writing poems and short stories about anything and everything. I would mostly write about what was around me or what I saw. I had a great teacher that did read some of the beloved Harry Potter books to our classroom and I would listen very intently when she did. We all did—she was a great teacher. She was one of my favorite teachers. This particular teacher made the voices of the characters when she would read the books to our class and I would love it, even look forward to this part in my day—but I was still not into reading the books myself or even watching any movies. It was so weird to me that I just didn't care. I had no interest at the time. I had a grandfather that was into space, UFOS, and aliens. I spent a lot of my time with him and my grandmother so this was also a huge factor into my lack of Harry Potter interest. I was watching the skies with my grandfather at night and we would talk about the stars and the planets a lot. He was a good man, just into things other than magic and unicorns. I think when you’re a kid you don’t realize what you’re missing out on when it’s in front of you!
Young Adult Literature is no stranger to screen adaption. With shows like Thirteen Reasons Why, The Vampire Diaries, and The 100 flooding our smaller screens, and Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and so, so, so many more blowing up our big screens, the genre has a knack for making hits for all ages.
Move over, Miracle on 34th Street; the twenty-seventh season of Dancing with the Stars just witnessed a “mirrorball miracle” ending! Be a Scrooge or be Buddy the Elf about it, but odds were seriously defied in this season’s win. Finishing big like the show always does, the studio crowds filled the shopping center next door to the ballroom where the intro sequence was performed and a handful of live performances were given throughout the night. Meanwhile, the finalists gave two performances for competition: one was a revisit of a memorable dance to improve original scores, and of course the other was the freestyle routine. Here is more about how Dancing wrapped up:
Recently it seems like Netflix has been on a war path of cancellation. It seems rather bold and unpredictable for a streaming service that was almost sure to hand out a season 2 to all original content. Netflix lately seems to be off course with both their decisions of renewal and cancellations. I will hereby examine a few cases.
The heat was on as the competition entered the semi-finals week! This was the night to determine who would be in the final four, and who would ultimately become the next champion of the show. No more pressure added with two dances on the slate—one of them being a judge's choice with some rehearsal coaching for improvement. But to say the season was winding down was a gross understatement, as this week’s double elimination had everyone wound up! Here’s what happened: