Author: Kelly Stitzel

After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.
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Soundtrack Saturday: “With Honors”

Whenever I think of With Honors (1994), I think it’s Robin Williams who plays the homeless character, Simon Wilder, not Joe Pesci....

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Secretary”

I’m a James Spader fan from way back. I would say as far back as Tuff Turf (1985), but I technically didn’t see that movie...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Desperately Seeking Susan”

The latest installment of Kelly Stitzel's Soundtrack Saturday series revisits a kinder, gentler time of bangles and bustiers -- yes, that's...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Valley Girl”

So, I know I normally write about films with soundtrack albums that are out of print or hard to find. I’ve avoided writing about...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Legend”

Pull up a carpet square, kids — it’s story time. Today I’d like to tell you a tale about one of the most frightening...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Grace of My Heart”

If you regularly read this column, I guess you noticed that there was no Soundtrack Saturday last week. I had a technology meltdown a...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

“What is so dangerous about a character like Ferris Bueller is he gives good kids bad ideas.” So says Principal Ed Rooney...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Big Night”

I love a good movie about food and chefs, and I fell in love with Big Night (1996) within the first five minutes. At the time of the...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Breakin'”

I would like to begin this week’s post by asking you a few very important questions. First, how could anyone not love a movie that...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “A Walk on the Moon”

Have I featured a film in this column that was made after 1995? I don’t think I have. I know you kids like it when I post the older...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Sixteen Candles”

When I started the Soundtrack Saturday feature in 2006 on my old blog, I did so because I’d discovered that most of the movies that...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Making Mr. Right”

Happy Valentine’s Day! I kind of don’t really mean that since I think this is a stupid commercial holiday. Am I a bitter,...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Four Rooms”

In my experience Four Rooms (1995) is one of those movies people either love or hate. Or, more precisely, they love some of it and hate...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Party Girl”

I first saw Parker Posey on As the World Turns somewhere around 1991. I remember that her character, Tess Shelby, was annoying as hell, and...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Weird Science”

Robert Downey Jr. received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor this week for his role in Tropic Thunder. I haven’t seen it...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Modern Girls”

When I wrote about Just One of the Guys (1985) last year, I mentioned my love for actor Clayton Rohner. A lovely commenter named Jill...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Adventures in Babysitting”

“Don’t fuck with the babysitter.” There were many occasions during my short stint as a teenage babysitter when I wanted...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Less Than Zero”

Well, here we are in 2009. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and didn’t kick anyone in the face or anything. I know I was...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Staying Alive”

There are a few things about this week’s post that will probably disturb most of my friends who end up reading it (though I’m...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “The Idolmaker”

I’ll be honest — I watched The Idolmaker (1980) because of Prince. I had read in a couple of biographies that the film partly...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Summer School”

This week’s post comes to you by request from my friend Dan. I’ve actually been wanting to write about Summer School (1987) for...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Just One of the Guys”

You’re a female high school student and an aspiring journalist who enters into a contest sponsored by a local newspaper, hoping to...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “One Crazy Summer”

So, we’ve already discussed one of my favorite John Cusack movies, Better Off Dead. This week I thought we’d talk about the...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “The Legend of Billie Jean”

“Fair is fair!” I don’t think that’s the official tagline of The Legend of Billie Jean (1985), but it’s...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Hiding Out”

Inspired in a screwed-up way by the economic crisis and the chaos on Wall Street, this week’s pick is about a stockbroker pretending...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Pump Up the Volume”

I had a hard time deciding what soundtrack to offer you this week, and went through about five different ideas before time ran out and I...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Empire Records”

Just so you don’t think I only watch films from the 1980s, this week I thought I’d step into the ’90s with Empire Records...

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Soundtrack Saturday: “Real Genius”

Well, hello, Popdose! My name’s Kelly and I’m the new kid on the block. A few of you might know me as the writer of the...