MOVIES THAT INSPIRE US TO MUSCLE THROUGH WINTER TO THE MAJESTY OF SPRING
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Misery (1990) Jimmy Caan gets trapped in a blizzard with Kathy Bates and her ankle smashin’ sledgehammer of love.
Nobody’s Fool (1994) Paul Newman continues to drink and steal Bruce Willis’s snow blower as winter drags on in Upstate New York.
30 Days of Night (2007) Well dressed vampires head to Alaska during the perpetual darkness of winter to chow down on the locals 24/7.
Freakin’ Groundhog Day (1993) Because winter feels like the same day over and over and over again!!!
Dead Snow (2009) Norwegian med students look to neglect their responsibilities by drinking beer in the mountains, but unwittingly anger some Nazi zombies. Doctors: 0 Zombies: 9
Fargo (1996) Jerry Lundegaard’s Seasonal Affective Disorder leads him to kidnap his own wife and try to dodge entrapment by North Dakota’s pregnant, cold weather Sherlock Holmes, Marge Gunderson.
Frozen (2010) Three dopes cheat their way into a free chairlift ride as the ski mountain closes for a long weekend and strands them 30 feet in the winter sky.
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The single camera glory that was Barney Miller can probably never be reproduced. There’s heavy debate in the office whether it should be or not. It was essentially a 22-minute, 3-act play with minimal characters and only one set (after Season One that also featured Barney’s dining room at home). The thing is, the writing [...]
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This Weekend is legendary Indy 500. Please don’t think geekdom is limited to cosplay and app programming. Oh no, my friends. Two years ago our Mid-West correspondent, Billy D, and I watched those car dorks jump a humongous Hot Wheels truck over a bunch of school busses and twice as many drunks while Florence Henderson [...]
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