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March in Music: Playlists for lions and lambs

I’m sitting here on the last day of February, watching the snow come down. It’s supposed to fall well into the day tomorrow, the first of the new month. I am not a fan of cold, winter and greyness, so I am holding tight to the old adage about...

February in Movies: Your Oscars Cheat Sheet

It’s time for the gowns, the speeches, the snubs and the bets. It’s Oscar time. Let’s say up front that, yes, the Oscars are problematic. The Academy’s voting base is largely white and largely male…not to mention, largely, well, mature. So the movies they vote for tend to be...

February in Music: 3 Playlists for Different Valentine’s Days

Here at Gimme Some Oven, we never shy away from a celebration. Even if that celebration is fraught with complexity, controversy, and conflicting points of view. So, we’re diving head (and heart) first into February madness with three playlists for three different ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day

Jennifer Aniston in Daniel Barnz's Cake.

January in Movies

Welcome to movie watching in 2015, everybody! January is sometimes a quiet release month because the studios try to take advantage of holiday audiences in December. But this January we have three powerhouse performances by talented women on our must-watch list: Three actresses nominated for this year’s Golden Globes are...

January in Music

Inspired by Ali’s new #GimmesomeDares, we created two playlists to get you moving (in the morning, if you dare). One is pop-ish, for those of you who prefer your motivation in dance-party form. The other is rock-ish, for those of you who need a little more aggression to get...

December in Music (3 Playlists!)

Hey everyone!  We’re a little late with our December In Music post this month.  But to make up for it, my friend Sarah and I teamed up to bring you not just one, or two, but three (free!) Spotify playlists for your holiday listening pleasure. For those of you who love Christmas...

Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild. Photo by Anne Marie Fox - © 2014 - Fox Searchlight

December in Movies

We’re hurtling toward the end of 2014, and you know what that means: All the big, heavy-hitting movies come out! In December, studios try to take advantage of holiday movie-going crowds and enter the Oscar race at the last minute. So that means we’ve got some watching to do....

Christopher Nolan's Insterstellar | November In Movies | Gimme Some Oven

November in Movies

It’s time for our monthly movies report!  Our film writer, Sarah, is here today to share with you about some great films to check out in the month ahead.  If you have any recommendations, too, be sure to share those in the comments below! This month, I’d like to...

November in Music

Hey everyone!  Ali here.  I’m really excited to be testing out a new feature with you all here today — a monthly music playlist!  Music is one of my favorite things in the world, and I have wanting to share more of that with you on the blog.  So my...

October in Movies

Hey everyone!  Our movie friend, Sarah, is back today with recommendations on what films to see this month.  We’d love to have you join in the conversation, and share any of your own recommendations or reviews or thoughts in the comments below! It’s October, and my to-see list is...

September In Movies

How many of you went to see a movie on Labor Day?  See anything good??  Well if you’re looking for more good films to see as the weather cools down this month, our film contributor Sarah is sharing some great recommendations today. Other countries. Other conflicts. Other characters. Other...

August in Movies

For a nice palette cleanser between action flicks, here are four iconoclastic sleeper hits not to miss in the glare of the blockbuster season.