The Nose: On Loving The Zombie Apocalypse & America's Fickle Taste In Celebrity

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The Nose: On Loving The Zombie Apocalypse & America's Fickle Taste In Celebrity
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The Nose: On Loving The Zombie Apocalypse & America's Fickle Taste In Celebrity

On the Nose today: Have you seen so many post apocalyptic movies and read so many books like "The Road" and those Justin Cronin novels, that you're almost too exhausted to participate in your actual dystopian future?

There’s a website called Post Apocalyptica -- of course -- and it collected 23 movies for 2013 that fit the category -- many of them involving A-list actors and directors. Will Smith, for example, will be in his second major end of the world movie, After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. And don't get me started on "The Walking Dead" whose popularity has broken every rule of the modern television business. 
 
But to what set of underlying insecurities is all this stuff connected? Our panel, the Nose, broke it down today and moved on to some ruminations about what you have to do to be a popular bombshell these days. 
 
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