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the 83 most devastating ‘harry potter’ chapters, ranked

This (enormous) list originally appeared on MTV News. Emotions are a complicated thing. Have you ever been so happy or so, so sad that you feel like you just might barf? I have, and a lot of the times that I was sitting there trying not to emo-barf, I was reading “Harry Potter.” Author J.K. […] Read more…

the rules for watching scary movies, according to this scream queen

This interview originally appeared on MTV News as part of my coverage of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Just because you’re in a scary movie doesn’t mean you have the heart of steel required to watch a scary movie without flinching. Just ask Chloe Rose, star of “Hellions,” which screened at the Toronto International […] Read more…

here’s what the cast of ‘bring it on’ kept from the set

This article was originally published on MTV News as an extension of my oral history of “Bring It On,” celebrating the film’s 15th anniversary. In the 15 years (!!!) since “Bring It On” was released, the film has gained millions of fans and more than earned its hallowed place in the annals of iconic teen […] Read more…

7 life tips from joan rivers we should all take to heart

This article originally appeared on MTV News. It’s been less than a year since Joan Rivers passed away, and reminders of her wit and wisdom are especially strong this week. Today marks the fifth anniversary of “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” and earlier this week would have been the comedy and fashion icon’s 82nd […] Read more…

‘goonies’ never say die, except for these four times they said ‘die’

This article originally appeared on MTV News. This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the June 7, 1985 theatrical release of “The Goonies,” as well as the 3,847,640,239,535th time (roughly) I’ll watch “The Goonies” and mouth all the words along with the characters. It’ll also mark the nth time I wonder why, if Goonies never […] Read more…

all 76 deaths in ‘harry potter,’ ranked by sadness

This list originally appeared at MTV News. Warning: Major spoilers for all of the Harry Potter books and movies ahead. You’ve been warned. Over the thousands of pages of “Harry Potter” books and hours of their movie adaptations, funeral bells rang almost constantly. Hell, baby Harry’s first nickname is “The Boy Who Lived.” Where Harry […] Read more…

cinderella’s prince charmings, ranked by charmingness

This article originally appeared on MTV News. You’ve heard it since you were a little kid, that somewhere out there, there’s a prince or princess waiting for you, your perfect match. In no story is this more evident than Cinderella, a fairy tale so classic that it’s been retold time and time again — and […] Read more…

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