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The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

Wonder Woman Kitty

Cute Overload reader Claire H. sent in this great picture of her little kitty playing dress up. Before you get too excited about how awesome it is to finally see some female feline empowerment, let me be the first to tell you this kitty’s name is Harold. Link

Movies You Saw More Than Once (in Theaters)

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. A few weeks ago we talked about rewatchable movies—films you’ll watch again and again on cable or DVD. But what [...]

Dear Blockbuster Member,

David Thorne is at it again. The guy who tried to pay a bill with a picture of a spider and suffered through a surprise apartment inspection now has overdue video rentals. The correspondence between Thorne and Blockbuster Video goes about as you’d expect (if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance…), but there is a [...]

Brain Game: Harold Has Class

Welcome to a new Brain Game for Monday! School has just started, and high school student Harold is getting accustomed to his schedule for the fall semester. Harold is taking six classes – English, History, Literature, Math, PhysEd, and Science. He has three morning classes, then lunch, and then three afternoon classes. Based on the following four clues, you’ll try to determine which class Harold attends during each [...]