Amanda Kusek

Amanda Kusek lives in a fantasy world made up of books, movies, and TV shows. She has a special affinity for lost movies of the 80's, and is generally embarrassed of her DVD collection. She lives and works in New York City.
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    Pop Advice: After Breakup Songs That Make You Stronger

    Q: You seem like someone that gets broken up with a lot. Kidding, of course. I’m going through a breakup and all I am doing is wallowing and listening to Adele. Can you please suggest some different music to get me out of this funk? A: I get it....
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    Pop Advice: Are Cassettes Really The New Vinyl?

    Q: Are cassette tapes really coming back like vinyl did? Should I start investing in some new decks? A: People are basically drowning in 90s nostalgia at this point, so I am not surprised that cassettes, like flannel, chokers, and neon, have started to come back in such a...
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    Pop Advice: What to watch in November

    Q: Dear Amanda, I am a holiday purist. I watch Halloween movies all October long and don’t start my Christmas festivities until after Thanksgiving. What movies can I watch in November that stick with my holiday theme, but don’t rush me into Christmas? –Hiding from Christmas A: Dear Hiding, I...
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    5 Great Drake Dance Moments Before Hotline Bling

    It’s only Wednesday and we can already tell that we will trolling Drake and his new “Hotline Bling” music video all week. The internet has exploded with so many memes and remakes of this thing that it is hard for us to put our phones down and get any actual...
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    Jeopardy Contestant Makes Trebek Say Turd Ferguson

    Talia Lavin won America’s heart this week when she used a famous SNL skit in her final Jeopardy answer. Lavin wrote down, “What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson”, as her answer to the clue: “This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored...
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    Bryan Cranston Leads Toronto Favorite, 'Trumbo'

    With Bryan Cranston starring in the title role, Trumbo premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday to the delight of audiences. The biopic follows the career of Dalton Trumbo, a successful screenwriter whose career comes to an end when he’s blacklisted for being a Communist. Screenwriter John McNamara was originally...
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    New Kill Your Friends Trailer Stars One Cold Nicholas Hoult

    The official teaser trailer for Kill Your Friends was released today, and it stars a stone cold Nicholas Hoult navigating the late 1990s music scene as Steven Stelfox. At its core, Kill Your Friends is a satirical look at the record industry and the distance people will go for success. The movie is...
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    Pixar Releases Another The Good Dinosaur Trailer

    Pixar released their second trailer for The Good Dinosaur yesterday and I am already planning to see it alone so I can openly cry. I’m not one to anticipate Pixar releases, but after two trailers I am already changing my tune. This time around we’re given a better glimpse...
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    Jennifer Lawrence Gets Oscar Buzz for First "Joy" Trailer

    Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell are back to take over the Oscars again… at least that’s what everyone is saying. The teaser trailer for Joy was released today and it already has people predicting wins for both Lawrence and Russell. Lawrence plays Joy, a character based on Joy...