Write what I know, they tell me, and this week what I know is that spending vacation time over New Year's with a 72-hour stomach virus is no way to celebrate.
OK, that's not exactly a revelation, but it did inspire this week's list of faves, which I like to call:
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Impressed with 'Wild'
No film caused more of a stir in 2014 than Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's "The Interview," a ribald comedy revolving around a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.
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As far as the movie world is concerned, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which things ended with an international bang and a corporate whimper.