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Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Okayplayer’s Mixtape Mondays feature has opened me up to a whole new world of mixtapes. I am Jasmine, they are Aladdin and this particular mixtape is RUH RUH LIKE A DUNGEON DRAGON. DJ Young EZ describes Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1 as such: “An hour of classic 90s hip-hop shit cause Dipset is what’s ‘old school’(…)

I’d Watch That: Obvious Child

I’d Watch That: Obvious Child

I was sad when Jenny Slate got the boot from SNL – presumably for dropping the f-bomb. She provided me with many lulz, especially as Tina Tina Charneuse: So…I was v. excited to hear that she was starring in the new film Obvious Child – which looks to be quite awesome (and has great reviews).(…)

LULZ & Broad City

LULZ & Broad City

I was pretty sure this post was going up late, but I just couldn’t help myself. Then I started asking around and realized that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t yet watched Broad City, despite the fact that the season finale aired over a month ago. Regardless of whether you think(…)

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

I’ve been aching to write posts about the films I’ve been watching in my African film class this semester, but I’ve held back because a lot of the movies worth writing about are hard to get here in the US. This week, though, marks the start of the 21st New York African Film Festival, taking(…)

Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star. Thanks, ’90s.

Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star. Thanks, ’90s.

Ahh, the halcyon days of ’90s lulz – Kids in the Hall, priiiiime SNL, Beavis and Butthead and Mr. Show. I wish I had remembered this in time for Easter/420 AKA #WEEDSTER, because it’s basically the perfect accompaniment to that day, but I didn’t! OK? I didn’t! Nonetheless, I urge you to spend a few(…)

Suspiria: Classic Horror for the Horror Hater

Suspiria: Classic Horror for the Horror Hater

I do not typically like scary horror movies and I do not like movies that involve a lot of blood/guts/fear/suspense/torture porn/etc. I do, however, like movies that are visually beautiful and surprising, such as Suspiria, the 1977 horror classic about an American ballerina making her way through a dance school run by witches directed by(…)