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It is crazy that we are already down to the top 10 here. Last week, we lost Dareian, Matthew, Janelle, and Amelia. This week starts out with a tribute to Gene Kelly, who would have been 100 years old when this aired. In the audience is Gene’s widow, Patricia Kelly who looks like she is not a day over 60. WTF? Yikes, the internet tells me that she was 47 years his junior, and that there was bad blood between her and at least one of his other wives. Interested. Tell me more, world.

This week we have the All-stars coming in, thank goodness. Judges are Nigel, Mary and guest judge Benjamin Millepied (responsible for choreography in Black Swan), which is hcore.

Tiffany and Brandon are doing a disco routine by Doriana Sanchez. I should preface this with the fact that I have never enjoyed the disco routines on this show. I don’t see the draw. For their part, both Tiffany and Brandon bring a ton of energy to the routine. It is a big glittery, tricked out dance, which is actually really fun. This dance

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Top 16 contestants Dareian Kujawa and Janelle Issis perform a Cha Cha routine to "Call Me Maybe" choreographed by Pasha Kovalev on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Wednesday, July 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Rose

Smell ya later, Janelle. 

Major apologies for how behind we are here. I have been away. We pick back up after a two week hiatus for the Olympics (and my absence on top of that). I miss the Olympics, y’all. Four weeks ago, I thought that Janelle deserved to be in the bottom, and I still do, of course. Tiffany and George also had to deal with a crappy NappyTabs routine. We will find out who gets ousted from those performances at the end of this show, which is ENDLESSLY CONFUSING. Cat introduces some nonsense that I don’t care to talk about, and then shows us a pretty cute picture of NappyTabs’ new little baby. She also shares that this entire episode is a tribute to Mia Michaels, who has choreographed some of this show’s most beautiful routines. Mama Mia is in the audience (with her crazy hair), and we learn that tonight’s show will feature 7 recreations of Mia’s most famous routines. This should be fun.

The guest judges tonight are two founders

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You Think You Can Dance: Top 16

Last week (okay, four weeks ago, so sorry about the delay here), four dancers we didn’t really care about were eliminated. Who will go home this week (based on last week’s dances, it is still a bit strange)? We start the week off with another pre-taped performance, where all of the dancers are dressed like Charlie Chaplin, and the whole thing is in black and white, save for one bright red umbrella. The style of the dance isn’t super interesting..it is sort of slow and rhythmic. I really just stared at the red umbrella the whole time, wondering how it was filmed and processed. The look of the routine was fun, but I really didn’t take in much of the dance.

Cat Deeley looks particularly gorgeous tonight. She has really fun old Hollywood glam hair, a deep burgundy lip colour, and a sleek black dress. Judges tonight are Nigel and Mary, as usual, along with guest judge Christina Applegate. This is exciting, Applegate was a strong judge last season, and she used to be a dancer (she co-founded the Pussycat Dolls, strangely enough).

Tiffany and George

Oh my lord, these poor dancers. They have to dance a truly horrible CrappyTabs hip hop routine

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I’ve already written 1000 words on this picture, so it’s a little ridiculous that we find ourselves here again. Ah, well, I have a lot more thoughts and reactions to the movie as a whole, which will now take the form of bullet points as I am all essayed out. This probably goes without saying but, just in case it doesn’t, SPOILERS.yorke_dark-knight-rises-christian-bale3

  • I must be the only person alive who loves Hans Zimmer’s score. I love the tribal beat of Bane’s theme and the way it goes crashing up against Batman’s bombastic horns. I love the sneaky switcheroo when you realize that Bane’s theme is like Bane himself — not at all who you (or even he) thought but something entirely different. Above all, I love that when Bane and Batman come head to head for the first time, there is no score whatsoever. Just bone crunching and breathless anticipation in one of the most knock-down, drag-out fights I have ever seen on screen.
  • My best friend’s already made remarks to the extent that she is over Christian Bale, but I think he’s my mafia: just when I think I’m

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