The Walking Dead Recap: You Know Why

The Walking Dead Recap: You Know Why

Mar 23, 2015

In the newly divided Alexandria community, the roles determine the rules. We see this clearly in The Walking Dead episode Try: Deanna, a lawmaker long after the death of law, is the one who builds the social order. Rick and Michonne enforce it — up to a point. And the one surgeon? Apparently, vicious Pete […]

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Matthew Weiner at the Museum of Moving Image said ALL THE THINGS (Or: What does Mae West have to do with Mad Men?)

Matthew Weiner at the Museum of Moving Image said ALL THE THINGS (Or: What does Mae West have to do with Mad Men?)

Mar 22, 2015

On Friday, March 20, 2015, the Lipp sisters attended an amazing event; a talk by Matthew Weiner at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. And we do mean amazing. We’ve seen Matt speak often, and he’s always among the world’s most engrossing speakers, but this was special. The evening started with Roberta’s […]

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Basket of Kisses Series Finale Party!!!

Basket of Kisses Series Finale Party!!!

Mar 22, 2015

Watch this space for details.

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Basket of News, Mar. 14-20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

The new Mad Men teaser trailer features The Alabama Shakes’ “I Found You”: Christina Hendricks and Matt Weiner took GMA on a tour of the Mad Men sets (pretty sure that’s re-upped footage), and GMA has pics of the exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan. And there’s more MM video in […]

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Outlander: Know Thy Enemy — a Review of The Garrison Commander, Episode 106

Outlander: Know Thy Enemy — a Review of The Garrison Commander, Episode 106

Mar 19, 2015

Writing these reviews months after the episodes’ premier dates gives me a certain latitude, but it’s not without its challenges. Sure, I have hundreds of blogs, podcasts, “behind the scenes” clips and deleted scenes at my disposal. I’ve also had this time to mull the show over in my mind, and I also have the benefit […]

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Mad Men Rewatch: The Runaways

Mad Men Rewatch: The Runaways

Mar 18, 2015

The title of the Mad Men episode The Runaways is ironic. This is the episode in which no one runs away.

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Mad Men Rewatch: The Return of Shangri-La

Mad Men Rewatch: The Return of Shangri-La

Mar 17, 2015

At the beginning of Season 7 of Mad Men, I noticed two quotes used in Time Zones that I thought would be important, thematic, for the season. In The Monolith, Roger refers to “Marigold”‘s commune as Shangri-La. It’s time to leave Shangri-La, he says, and return to reality. If you’re not familiar with Lost Horizon, […]

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Better Call Saul 1.07: Bingo

Better Call Saul 1.07: Bingo

Mar 17, 2015

He’s just got to learn, some rocks you don’t turn over. Better Call Saul episode 1.07, Bingo, opens with a slow pan over some nasty looking Wanted posters, down to Saul/Jimmy. The camera rests on his face for a moment, long enough to remind us that Jimmy, too, is a criminal at heart, although in […]

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week Wrap-Up

Jon Hamm Birthday Week Wrap-Up

Mar 16, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been partying like a rock star, as I do every year for JHBW. I’m exhausted!!! Not too tired to do a little home decorating though…. And hey, we ain’t too proud to beg. As we are behind the scenes planning our final season finale party, we could use […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: We've Lost Things

The Walking Dead Recap: We’ve Lost Things

Mar 16, 2015

Spend is a Walking Dead episode that asks some tough questions. What kinds of loss are the hardest? What’s worse: to suffer your first real loss, or add fresh losses to a long history of suffering? And what are the degrees of pain involved in losing someone you love? Your idea of yourself? Your mind?

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week: The Town

Jon Hamm Birthday Week: The Town

Mar 15, 2015

How are you celebrating Jon Hamm Birthday Week? Is there a parade in your town? Has there been the traditional exchange of gifts? Here at Basket of Kisses, we’re celebrating Jon Hamm’s movie roles. The first movie I saw Hamm in—after I’d heard of him—was The Town. Back in 2010, this was a Mad Men-only […]

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Sucker Punch

Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Sucker Punch

Mar 14, 2015

Happy Jon Hamm Birthday Week! Are you celebrating? This year, Basket of Kisses is celebrating Jon Hamm’s movie roles. Jon Hamm was featured in Sucker Punch in 2011. Here’s an interview he did about the film. I posted a little promo here, and anticipated reviewing it when they sent the movie. They never did. Oh […]

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Outlander: Like La bohème, but with Less Consumption and More Live Pigs – A Review of Rent (Episode 105)

Outlander: Like La bohème, but with Less Consumption and More Live Pigs – A Review of Rent (Episode 105)

Mar 13, 2015

Definition of Rent: 1: To grant or gain temporary possession and enjoyment of something in exchange for payment. 2: An opening made by or as if by rending. 3: A split in a party or organized group; schism. 4: A rock musical based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème. I wish I were clever enough […]

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