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Five New Indie Movies to Out-Hip the Hipsters

Every group has that one hipster friend that knows all the latest trends: the newest gastropub, the hottest thrift store and the latest indie movies. You’ve probably never heard of them, but some of the coolest, new movies out now are “Boyhood,” “Frank,” and “Cavalry.” Collectively these three movies are about a mysterious musician who moonlights as a priest involved in a murder conspiracy, shot over 12 years. That was easy. Thank Gene Block that Mojo is here to help build your hipster movie cred. But wait, there’s more. Here are five unreleased indie movies you can catch opening night in L.A. throughout September. With these you will be weeks ahead of even the hardest micro-brew drinking cardigan with glasses you know.

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Real College Checklist

I don’t know about you, but I sure have gotten a lot of catalogs in the mail lately. Target, Ikea, and Bed Bath & Beyond all have their own extensive checklists of things you absolutely must buy at their stores to be prepared to move on campus. Their “essentials” include plants, a pizza cutter, a scale and a broom, none of which I have ever used (let alone had) living in Sproul Hall for the past two years. To help the class of 2018 figure out what to pack for move in, I compiled a real college checklist of my dorming essentials:

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A Shortcut to the Common Book

Are you an incoming freshman trying to soak up the last bits of summer before officially becoming a Bruin? Is your copy of the Common Book collecting dust, completely untouched ever since you haphazardly shoved it into your orientation bag? Do you like poorly drawn stick figures and mediocre voice-overs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I’ve got you covered.

This year’s Common Book is “I Never Had It Made” by Jackie Robinson, his autobiography documenting his full and historic life. If you don’t have time (or are just too lazy) to read it, check out this video of my original web series called “Bastardize English,” where I quickly draw and explain the plots to stories that you’ve neglected to read. It’s kind of like SparkNotes, only visual and slightly more entertaining. Just slightly.

What did you think of “I Never Had It Made?” Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.

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12 Thoughts You Have Before Meeting Up with Your High School Bestie

If you live close to UCLA, you might be lucky enough to have seen your high school bestie recently before summer  over spring break or a weekend, perhaps. But for those of us who live too far away to go home on the reg, meeting up with old friends can prove more challenging, especially if they are on the semester system. Here are 12 thoughts that run through our minds before meeting up with our high school BFF after months of separation.

“I can’t believe I’m finally going to see him/her again!”

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