Sex, Motherhood and Rock 'n' Roll in 'Ricki and the Flash'

Lucky for me I'm not a critic. It seems to me that the main job of a critic is to watch a fun and enjoyable movie or TV show and find things wrong with it so as to make it unenjoyable for anyone else to watch. Which leads to my point: Ricki and the ...more

'Magic Mike XXL' Is Really About the Magic of Women

You need to see Magic Mike XXL.Before you prepare to type a 300-word dissenting opinion, hear me out. Yes, of course Channing Tatum’s body melts even the coldest Ice Queen’s heart and nether regions, but perhaps you’ll consider some things you’d not ...more

My Love/Hate Relationship with Drake

I have a love/hate relationship with Drake. “I’m more than just an option..hey hey hey.. refuse to be forgotten…hey hey hey.. I took a chance with my heart…”  The lyrics to this song gave me the sentiment that Aubrey and I ...more

Why Kelly Osbourne's Comments About Latinos Were So Offensive

Some people are asking why they should be offended by Kelly Osbourne's comments about Latinos on The View, and my question is why not?"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" ...more

How Charles Schultz Almost Quit Over His First Black Peanuts Character

When I read the fantastic story in the Washington Post about how Franklin -- the first character of color -- in the Peanuts strip changed comics history nearly 50 years ago, I felt heartened, hopeful, for the first time in a long while.  ...more

The 4 Worst On-Screen Births

One of the unexpected downsides to having a baby is that I can no longer watch Grey's Anatomy without wanting to throw my coffee at the screen. The same goes for Private Practice, Offspring or any other show that involves a lot of babies being born. Image: Warner Bros. Television ...more

All Hail Serena Williams on Her U.S. Open Journey to a Calendar-Year Grand Slam

We are not worthy, but all eyes are on superstar Serena Williams as she heads into the U.S. Open ready to make history. If she wins, she'll attain a calendar Grand Slam (winning all four major titles in one year), which hasn't been earned since Steffi Graff did it in 1988.  The draw was announced Thursday and play begins next week.   ...more

The Problem with Hollywood Father Figures

There is nothing quite like a good dad. We are interested in their stories, praise their body type, sing their praises in cheesy Instagram posts on their very own national holiday, and even use the term as a term of endearment for our favorite celebrities (dad AF, amiright?). ...more

Why Last Night’s VMA’s Were the Absolute Worst Ever

 Still trying to wrap my mind around everything I saw last night on the #VMAs.— Princess Gabbara (@PrincessGabbara) August 31, 2015...more

Movie Review: No Escape

Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>Reawakened</i>, by Colleen Houck

This week's Book Giveaway is Colleen Houck's novel Reawakened, the first novel in a "multibook series". (Note: this means I have no idea how long we'll have to wait for actual plot resolution. Sorry!) Reviewers keep favorably comparing Reawakened to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, so I'm excited ....more

Monthly Wrap – August 2015

August!!! Look at you baby! I thought we weren’t going to get along this year, but you surprised me ....more

Frida Kahlo at the Bronx Botanical Gardens

A couple of weekends ago, I went with some pals to see a beautiful exhibit currently running at the Bronx Botanical Gardens, called Frida Kahlo- Art, Garden, Life.The exhibit shows several Kahlo paintings and a floral exhibition inspired by her life and work. The art consisted of several paintings, maybe a dozen or so, including Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, as well as a collection of photos and sketches. We were not allowed to take pictures of the art, so you will just have to take my word that it was stunning ....more

When I See You Again Episode 14 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 14 Recap Showing up at You Qian's house, Yong Qing does her best to put on her "friendly" face towards Grandpa Xiao but fails quite miserably. Dismayed to come home to see Yong Qing ordering An Xi around like a housemaid, You Qian pulls Yong Qing aside and rejects her again even when Yong Qing offers him the house deed to Grandpa Xiao's old house....more

Yoo Ah In is Royally Sexy as an All-black Clad Warrior Prince in Six Flying Dragons

This dangerous amounts of smexy hotness should be illegal, or at least come with a warning on it. SBS released the first two official stills from upcoming long sageuk Six Flying Dragons, featuring of course the younger leading man Yoo … Continue reading → ...more

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