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Media Worth Watching in 2013 | The Gustavian Weekly

By Chelsea Johnson Features Editor | March 15, 2013 | Features

Top websites for getting your daily dose

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A common landing place on stumbleupon under the humor section, cracked.com is known for its satirical and hilarious articles that span from subjects like ‘weird world’ and history ‘shocking facts’; these articles will do more than just cure your boredom. Our previous calendar editor and graduated Gustie James Freetly has even written articles for this site. With titles such as “The 25 Secret Perks of Being an Astronaut” and “21 Social Situations Explained via IKEA Instructions,” this site is a surefire way to both learn things and be endlessly entertained.

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We make funny videos with famous people. Will Ferell is our boss. We like to laugh and watch kittens do adorable people things. Funnyordie.com’s Twitter biography explains it all—a site with a colection of pictures and videos that will make you laugh until your stomach hurts.

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Buzzfeed.com has subcategories to fit all your moods—whether you want to laugh until you cry or scroll through ridiculous photo ‘fails’ for entertainment, this site has everything. The site is not only funny business,  it also has links to recipes, updates on politics, and editorials on music. It defines itself as a website that combines a technology platform for detecting viral content with an editorial selection process, to provide a snapshot of “the viral web in realtime.”

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If you’re looking for a collection of the most timely and entertaining online videos, wimp.com is a place to visit. The subject of the videos have no limit-they span from sledding pugs to musical cover videos. Don’t be fooled by the site’s bleak appearance—its definitely a good resource for relevant media.

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As the website title states, this site is perfect for college student type humor. Collegehumor.com has videos, pictures and articles on regular college topics and jokes—such as alcohol, memes, and parodies. You can also upload any of your own writing, pictures or funny videos. Unfortunately, you can’t submit that embarrassing photo of your roommate dancing to Spice Girls … you need their consent to post.

Faces to watch out for: movies coming out this month

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The Call

Coming to theaters March 15, 2013: This thriller is about a veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

 

 

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Coming to theaters March 22, 2013: This comedy is about straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey), who is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that his student might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago.

 

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The Host

Coming to  theaters March 29, 2013: This film is about an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about—Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

 

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Coming to theaters March 22, 2013: This drama is about Dalton Joiner (Austin Stowell), who is fighting for his country overseas when he learns that his girlfriend Jane has decided to move on. Dalton decides to return home to try and sweep Jane off her feet. Meanwhile, Dalton’s war buddy Mickey (Liam Hemsworth) decides to tag along. With only one week, they make their way to the University of Michigan, where they find that Jane (Aimee Teegarden) has changed her name to Juniper, and fallen headlong into the counterculture movement that wants American troops out of Vietnam.

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Coming to theaters May 24, 2013: Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

 

TV Series to Get Hooked On

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The Following:  The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following?

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The New Normal: Two gay dads and a baby mama create a totally new kind of family comedy.

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The Americans: “The Americans” is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies, who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C.. The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jenning, whose two children, 13-year-old Paige and 10-year-old Henry, know nothing about their parents’ true identity, are constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control.

Favorite TV Shows that are ending in 2013

Dirty Jobs

What Not to Wear

Private Practice

The Office

Dexter

Gossip Girl

Breaking Bad

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  1. Leta Leitze says:

    Berry was born Maria Halle Berry, though her name was legally changed to Halle Maria Berry at the age of five. Berry’s parents selected her middle name from Halle’s Department Store, which was then a local landmark in her birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio.