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James Franco and Bradley Cooper Are More Perfect Than You

James Franco and Bradley Cooper Are More Perfect Than You

A wonderfully insightful article by Carina Chocano in The NY Times Magazine, “Our Imperfect Search for Perfection,” using, among other things, the two recent Hollywood releases “The Adjustment Bureau” and “Limitless” to discuss our profoundly troubled relationship with perfection. Certainly the first time I’ve ever seen Pelagius in the Times (and certainly in conjunction with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). I was only disappointed she gave the Christian understanding of human fallibility such short shrift. Weird, almost – because fashionable or not, what she’s describing here is nothing less than the unshakeable and inherent religiosity that plagues all of…

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Beers and Weirs and Disco and Dragons and Freaks and Geeks

Beers and Weirs and Disco and Dragons and Freaks and Geeks

“We’re all unhappy. That’s the thing about life.” — Lindsay Weir

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than ten years since Freaks and Geeks was on the air. Time has been kind to the show, the freaks in particular – James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segal having become superstars and co-creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig now dominating the Hollywood comedy scene. Feig directed Bridesmaids after all (not to mention numerous episodes of Arrested Development and The Office), and Apatow’s name has become ubiquitous with potty-mouthed man-child dramedies (40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and the…

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