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On April 26th, 2014 a group of corporate-backed excavatorsand a horde of journalists gathered in the town of Almogordo, New Mexico to digup a landfill which reportedly contained thousands of unsold copies of E.T. TheExtra-Terrestrial for the At.. Read more

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This week on the OpVac Cast: Shawn, Miros and the Steves talk Ant Man and Trainwreck before taking a deep dive into the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. Read more

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Trainwreck has plenty of laughs, but it never quite fulfills its potential.  Read more

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When Arnold uttered those famous words "I'l be back," we expected something better than this.For more articles, videos, and weekly podcasts, check out OptimismVaccine.com Read more

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If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is great. It’s a really great album. I’m sure it will sustain its status as one of the best records of 2015. Surely, the album I’ve given the most spins. But its release cemented a worrisome change that has bee.. Read more

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Last weekend, Luke Bryan came to Minneapolis. “Hey, Stephen,who the hell is Luke Bryan?” you might ask. Others of you might ask, “Hey, Stephen, how in the hell do you NOT knowLuke Bryan?” That’s an intriguing question, because Mr. Bryan r.. Read more

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Sitting inside the BMO Harris BradleyCenter, I silently waited to see who would be facing off against Curtis Axel,an intentionally delusional wannabe Hulk Hogan. The lights all but went out andsome electronic rock reminiscent of early 2000s mov.. Read more

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Is this the best Jurassic Park sequel? Maybe, but that doesn't mean it's any good. Check out the Optimism Vaccine's 60 second take below.For more 60 second reviews, as well as weekly podcasts and columns, check out OptimismVaccine.com Read more

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After two decades of rump shaking in Earth, Wind & Fire’s Boogie Wonderland, marketing firms acrossthe nation became convinced that the public would no longer stand for threemeager elemental forces. Fortunately, water was standing by as nature’s.. Read more

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Last Sunday, the "MadMen" series finale was met with divisive discourse. Go figure. In a recentinterview with Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men’s" creator said ending a televisionshow is “unnatural.” That a show we come back to every week, engaged in.. Read more

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Latelast year, when Hannibal Buress brought Bill Cosby’s long-neglected predatorypast to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, he turned a paragon of theAmerican Dream into a mere palimpsest. And we were all forced to confront theugline.. Read more

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Paul Blart 2 is a film so bad that it's not even worth seeing to enjoy how bad it is.Our 60 second review:For more from the Optimism Vaccine, including podcasts, columns, and more 60 second reviews, visit optimismvaccine.com. Read more

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The Optimism Vaccine presents a 60 second review of the found-footage evil technology horror film Unfriended . It plays like an overlong student film, but is it at least more enjoyable than Paul Blart 2?For more from The Optimism Vaccine, incl.. Read more

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With The Next Step, Optimism Vaccine writers Shawn Glinis and Stephen Kohlmann areattempting to take a magnifying glass to that precarious moment when a bandmust acknowledge their new-found popular and critical success and negotiate theheavy bu.. Read more

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This list was inspired by one posted on aVillage Voice blog last year. While perusing that list, I was struck by howtired all the choices seemed. Sure, a lot of their picks are really pretty sad (JoyDivision, Elliott Smith, Billie Holiday), but.. Read more

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In the new podcast "Shotgun Wedding," the Optimism Vaccine crew starts with a central film. Then, much like a wine and cheese pairing, they debate what would make for the best double feature pairing with that central film.Each guest chooses a c.. Read more

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This week on the Opvac Podcast (try to say that five times fast), the boys give their feedback on the underwhelming Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the underperforming Chappie and much more.Content Advisory- Explicit LanguageFor more from The Opt.. Read more

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It seemed unfathomable to me that Tina Fey had so muchtrouble selling a pilot post-"30 Rock".Sure I was disappointed when FX passed on Charlie Kaufman’s "How and Why," but that was probablydoomed from conception. But this was Tina Fey! "30 Rock.. Read more

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This week on the OpVac Cast: Shawn, Miros and the Steves talk Ant Man and Trainwreck before taking a deep dive into the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. Read more

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In the new podcast "Shotgun Wedding," the Optimism Vaccine crew starts with a central film. Then, much like a wine and cheese pairing, they debate what would make for the best double feature pairing with that central film.Each guest chooses a c.. Read more

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This week on the Opvac Podcast (try to say that five times fast), the boys give their feedback on the underwhelming Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the underperforming Chappie and much more.Content Advisory- Explicit LanguageFor more from The Opt.. Read more

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This week on the OpVac podcast, the boys discuss Kevin Spacey's career in detail, including his current role as the dastardly Frank Underwood on the Netflix original series House of Cards.For more from Optimism Vaccine, including features, art.. Read more

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Steve Cuff reviews 50 Shades of Grey.  Let's get one thing out of the way - it's truly horrible. Read more

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With “TheNext Step,” Optimism Vaccine writers Shawn Glinis and Stephen Kohlmann are attemptingto take a magnifying glass to that precarious moment when a band mustacknowledge their newfound popular and critical success and negotiate the heav.. Read more

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