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About- Caitlin Van Mol

Caitlin VanMol

Caitlin VanMol

Caitlin, or CVM, is our resident queen of pop culture. In fact the only way we were able to convince her to write for us was to bribe her with HBO Go access.

Posts By Caitlin VanMol

Pop Culture Week in Review 5/3-5/9

May 9, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Oh the Met Gala

It’s like the Oscars of fashion except there are no awards and the self congratulations comes only in the form of Anna Wintour not setting you on fire. Or in Madonna’s case, you might not even be allowed to go. I never thought I would say this, but thank you, Anna Wintour for sparing us all the sight of Madonna’s nipples.

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The MTV Movie Awards: Why Are We Doing This Again?

April 17, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

26-year-old me: I don’t really get the MTV Movie Awards.

16-year-old me: What? What are you talking about? What’s not to get?

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Pop Culture Week in Review 3/8-3/14

March 14, 2014 | 2

The Conversation I Had in My Head with Tristan About Writing This Week’s Review Me: Tristan, do I have to include Bieb’s deposition in my Week in Review?

Tristan: Yes, CVM. It’s the Week in Review.  It happened during the … Read More

2014 Spring Movie Preview

March 6, 2014 |

The polar vortex, amiright?  The weather has kept me locked up in my apartment trying to pretend the world isn’t freezing to death outside.  But you know the problem with my apartment? Windows. There’s no way to completely escape the … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 2/15-2/21

February 21, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

What has been happening this week? I mean, seriously, other than the Olympics. TGI time for a Pop Culture Week in Review with Caitlin!

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Pop Culture Week in Review 1/25-1/31 Grammys Edition

January 31, 2014 |

The Grammys Happened

Here is my summary of the event in two videos:

That’s all you need to know that you might not have heard about already.

Prince and the Paupers

Prince is suing 22 fans for a … Read More

Top 5 Things to Watch While Sick

January 23, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If your office is anything like mine, when one person gets sick, the germs sweep the whole company like wildfire. No one is left unscathed. Everyone in the department stocks up on airborne and hand sanitizer in a feeble attempt to escape the inevitable. I recently got caught up in an epidemic—fever, chills, sweating uncontrollably, cough, runny nose … the works—and found myself having to stay home two full days in a row. But my loss is your future gain as I have now compiled the “Top 5 Things to Watch While Sick.”

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Pop Culture Week in Review 1/3-1/10

January 10, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

2014 is here, and there is already plenty going on in the pop culture scene.

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CVM & Drew’s Holiday Movie Drinking Game

December 24, 2013 |

I recently watched a holiday film where Santa Claus rode down a river pulled by alligators. It made me want to drink. So I made up a drinking game with my buddy Drew.

 

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Pop Culture Week in Review 12/14-12/20

December 20, 2013 |

Hey Mrs. Carter

Beyonce really dropped a bomb on us last Friday when she sneak attacked us all with her new self titled album complete with videos for each song.  My brain about exploded when I got to work on … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 11/23-11/29

November 29, 2013 |

Happy Black Friday everyone!  Hope your food coma wasn’t too harsh and no one brought up politics at the dinner table.  Or the fact that you’re still not married.  Or that your job sucks.  Or that time you crashed the … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 10/26-11/1

November 1, 2013 |

This week, in unnecessary sequels…

This is a real two-for.  First, we have that movie about old people you never saw, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring all the elderly and Dev Patel as “the Indian.”  Well they are making … Read More

Hear Me Out: Why I’ll be Watching CW’s Reign

October 17, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

I know, I know.  A period drama on the CW?  Sounds like a horrible idea that will be (or should be) cancelled immediately.  But I will be watching and I am not even the slightest bit ashamed.  First, if you are for some reason unfamiliar with a show that hasn’t premiered yet, here is the trailer. Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 9/27-10/4

October 4, 2013 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

These are pop culture happenings for September 27 to October 4th. Now pay attention.

 

 

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Pop Culture Week in Review 8/30-9/6

September 6, 2013 | 1

True Blood will end at seven seasons

I’m going to be honest with you bro- I jumped off TB when Sookie was suddenly a [SPOILER KIND OF] fairy.  I was pretty into the show but when she went into that … Read More

Bender: A Time Travel Short Film

August 28, 2013 |

You know when you go out with some friends and you have a little bit too much to drink and then you end up waking up in the park several years in the future? We’ve all been there right? Hello- … Read More

What I Learned from ‘Orange is the New Black’

August 22, 2013 | 1

By now, you have hopefully binged through all of the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.  Hopefully from the title of this post, you can tell that this is chock full of [SPOILERS].  I’m a big fan … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 8/2-8/9

August 9, 2013 |

And the new Doctor is…

Exactly who everyone thought it was going to be!  In an extremely dragged out special on BBC Sunday, Matt Smith’s replacement was revealed at The Thick of It‘s Peter Capaldi.  Everyone seems super excited about … Read More

Dear Emmys…We need to talk

July 19, 2013 |

Dear Emmys,

We need to have a talk.  You announced your list of best everything nominees today and I have some questions. I understand that with cable TV producing more and more original content, it becomes harder and harder to … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 7/5-7/12

July 12, 2013 |

Donald Glover Has Made His Choice

God love Childish Gambino, but I love Troy Barnes more. On the fifth season of Community, Glover will only appear in 5 of the season’s 13 episodes. Glover will be using his new found free … Read More