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Film favorites to pass the Occupation with — no matter what side you’re on

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By MICHAEL NEEL  |  December 7, 2011


BLUE CRUSH | $17.97 | AMAZON.COM  |  It's December, and you've been Occupying for what seems like forever. This was easy in September, but winter in the Northeast is a different beast entirely. "Why," you ask the jobless young lawyer next to you, "can't we protest in a warm, sunny place like Orlando? Occupying Splash Mountain sounds divine." The lawyer replies, "I may be in massive debt for the rest of my life, but I managed to find the cash for this - it's just what we need." He hands you the perfect escape from your cold, depressing environs: Blue Crush on DVD! This underrated escapist gem has sunny beaches, hot bods, and thongs-a-plenty. Cheer for Kate Bosworth as she attempts to defeat her inner demons and win the big surf-off! It ain't Shakespeare, but lighten up a little - you don't need to be all Howard Zinn-y and Noam Chomsky-ish 24/7. Sometimes a well-done formula film with good acting, gorgeous girls, ripped dudes, and exhilarating surfing is better than watching An Inconvenient Truth for the 50th time. You'll feel like you're hanging 10 and soaking up vitamin D - at least until frostbite sets in.


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