Author Archives: Paige Polesnak

Made In Manhattan: ‘Harry Potter’ Midnight Screening Madness

Made In Manhattan: 'Harry Potter' Midnight Screening Madness

Potterphiles get a bad rep for being overly passionate about The Boy Who Lived and his friends. But if you think of some aspects of the book and movie series, dressing up as a house elf and waiting in line for six hours doesn’t seem all that weird. Just to prove it, I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to meet superfans, learn Potter trivia, and try a vomit-flavored Every Flavor Bean. More »

Video: Meet the Harry Potter Fans Who Camped Out to Attend the NYC Premiere

Video: Meet the Harry Potter Fans Who Camped Out to Attend the NYC Premiere

On potentially the hottest and stickiest day of the year, thousands of people from places as far as Japan gathered at the Lincoln Center for the Harry Potter Part 7.2 red carpet premiere. There was chanting, screaming fans, and more broomsticks and drawn-on scars than you could shake a wand at. I was in the midst of this insanity and was able to speak to some of the fanatics about their experience there. More »

Crushable Mad Libs: Celebrity Pseudo-Apology Edition

Crushable Mad Libs: Celebrity Pseudo-Apology Edition

Through my online perusing, I stumbled upon (stumbleupon.com) this formal apology letter.

It sounded a lot like the celebrity apologies that have been floating around the media lately. So to save you the time, I’ve taken it upon myself to fill these out so you can get the gist of what Snooki, Anthony Weiner, Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson have said (or should have said) in the public eye. And all for much less than the cost of hiring a publicist. More »

Movie Trailer Deja Vu: Comparing ‘Footloose’ 1984 to ‘Footloose’ 2011

Movie Trailer Deja Vu: Comparing 'Footloose' 1984 to 'Footloose' 2011

What should you do when you have a famous iconic movie that everyone has seen? Make it again with new people, obviously. Footloose came out in 1984. It had great success at the box office, but that isn’t stopping Hollywood from remaking it in the least necessary way. Taking apart the trailers from the soon-to-be-released 2011 version and the original 1984 version, we find that they are almost the exact same movie (but the new version has grinding! lots of grinding!) despite the attempt at modernization. More »

Made in Manhattan: The New York City Bucket List

Made in Manhattan: The New York City Bucket List

Hey everyone! This is a video about me, Paige. I’m from Pennsylvania, and I go to a small-town college there (you may have seen that in my previous series, Paige Presents). This summer, I have an internship with b5media (the company that owns Crushable and its sister sites), and have moved out to New York City. Throughout the rest of the summer, I will be producing videos about making it in The Big Apple on my own. More »