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Movies. Chicago Blackhawks. Music. Books. Pictures. Aubrey Plaza. Kristin Hersh.
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Hawks win Hawks win! In over time! Great goal by a great captain Jonathan Toews.

Blackhawks move to 3-0-1 with an OT win over Nashville…..

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Hawks win Hawks win! In over time! Great goal by a great captain Jonathan Toews.

Blackhawks move to 3-0-1 with an OT win over Nashville…..


 “We made the short and the feature in response to a bunch of romantic comedies that were about unplanned pregnancy and ended in childbirth,” she explains. “I liked Knocked Up a lot, and I liked Juno and Waitress. But they are the reason why we made this movie as a reaction. I enjoyed watching them, but it didn’t ring true to me.” 
The choice to terminate a pregnancy is rarely shown anywhere in our culture, she continues: “Especially in movies, they never let the woman make the other choice — or even say the word ‘abortion.’” (x)

“We made the short and the feature in response to a bunch of romantic comedies that were about unplanned pregnancy and ended in childbirth,” she explains. “I liked Knocked Up a lot, and I liked Juno and Waitress. But they are the reason why we made this movie as a reaction. I enjoyed watching them, but it didn’t ring true to me.”

The choice to terminate a pregnancy is rarely shown anywhere in our culture, she continues: “Especially in movies, they never let the woman make the other choice — or even say the word ‘abortion.’” (x)

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Obvious Child

Donna (Jenny Slate) is a stand-up comedian in Brooklyn with a bookstore job and a recently ended relationship. One night with a stranger (Jake Lacy) leads to a pregnancy and a choice that movies have been pretending doesn’t exist for a very long time. The decision to have an abortion is the central event of the winning Obvious Child, but the film isn’t about abortion any more than Gone Girl is about how smart Amy is. Donna’s whole life is considered - emotional, financial, and romantic - an Donna’s reproductive choices are bends in the road as opposed to plot points. Jenny Slate plays Donna as a woman we don’t see very often in movies. Donna is completely comfortable with her outsized personality and its effect on others, and her attraction to Lacy’s Max is a pleasant surprise and not something meant to give her life meaning. Director/co-writer Gillian Robespierre eschews politics, a decision both refreshing and ironic. The choices available to Donna are as much a fantasy for so many women as the idea of starring in a film, and that is the conversation that Obvious Child should be starting.


10/11/2014: after Hawks took a 3-2 lead.


Blackhawks to 2-0 with 6-2 defeat of Buffalo……

10/11/2014: after Hawks took a 3-2 lead.

Blackhawks to 2-0 with 6-2 defeat of Buffalo……

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I liked Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner. Review here. 

I liked Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner. Review here

Gone Girl is an entertaining movie undone by silliness. Review here. 

Gone Girl is an entertaining movie undone by silliness. Review here

A Walk Among the Tombstones is a Liam Neeson movie well worth seeing. Review here. 

A Walk Among the Tombstones is a Liam Neeson movie well worth seeing. Review here