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I Wanted to Be Rory Gilmore Growing Up. Watching Gilmore Girls Now, I Cringe.
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Back to the Future Gets Time Travel Wrong. The Terminator Gets It Right. Here’s the Difference.
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Meep Meep! The Surprising History of Classic Cartoon Sound Effects.
Sports in Movies Always Look Fake. How I, Tonya and Battle of the Sexes Got It Right.
The Hidden Formula Behind Almost Every Joke on Late Night
How to Tell If a Singer Is Lip-Syncing
Why Does Every Hollywood Fantasy Character Have a British Accent?
The Disturbing Racist History of Cartoons
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