Wild Hip Hop Primetime Soap Opera Started as a Hot Mess But It's Getter Better

I was excited just like anyone else when FOX decided to launch a new show with a diverse cast. Set in the worlds of hip hop, drugs, and centered on the African American community, Empire premiered with amazing ratings.  But after viewing ...more

We All Lost When Ava Duvernay Was Snubbed

Hey there, what are your weekend plans? I'd like to propose that you hijack them and direct a few hours of your time where you will be immensely rewarded in personal and political ways. Go see Selma. President Obama's doing it, and you should too. ...more

Would You Try a BDSM Scene From '50 Shades of Grey'?

While many of my friends binge-read Fifty Shades of Grey, pausing long enough to cook up a box of organic mac and cheese for their kids’ dinner, up until now, I'd only managed a handful of pages before tears of laughter blurred out the words. I’m no ...more

Tina, Amy and Margaret Cho with the North Korea Joke That Wouldn't Die

The Golden Globes threw a perfectly Golden Globes awards night. A few rambling, perhaps tipsy speeches here, a few few earnest, perhaps self-involved speeches there, and a lot of inspiration to view the films and shows the Foreign Press Association ...more

Phoebe, Ross, Monica, and the Rest of Our Friends: Where Are They Now?

Friends first aired just over 20 years ago. To celebrate the recent release of the series for streaming on Netflix, let's take some time to speculate where each character might be now. Rachel, the youngest of the group, would be 43. Ross and Phoebe, ...more

Five Reasons to Binge Watch Transparent This Weekend While It's Free

1. The price is right. While you may be saving a buck not paying for Amazon Prime, you are also not watching Transparent, and that makes us sad. We do not like to be sad. But before you feel profoundly guilty for depressing us, you should know that Amazon is offering access to view Transparent for FREE this Saturday for 24 hours via their streaming app or online! If someone offers you something for free, you take it. Well, not if it’s herpes or something illegal, but a series all the people are talking about? Yes! ...more

Preparing to Say Goodbye to the Bravermans and 'Parenthood'

My dear, kind and loving fans of Parenthood. I'm worried about us all. Are you okay after the "We Made It Through the Night" episode? Have you stopped weeping yet? Here, just sit still on this luncheonette stool for a moment, dry your eyes with this Braverman plaid shirt, and let's address the tender, beautiful, about-to-collapse souffle in the room. There's only one show left. ...more
No! Say it isn't so :-( Why does it have to end? It's one of my favorites.more

Who Wore It Weirdest in the Miss Universe National Costume Category?

Are we really still having Miss Universe competitions? Apparently, we are. Thank God there aren't any demeaning costumes. I mean, well, wait. Oops. Just look....more
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It's Monday and the Books Are Calling!

This past week's reading was a bit slower than the previous one. You might remember I finished a honkin' three books last weekend, but this week I only managed to finish one and some comics. Great reading, though, so I can't complain! ...more

Movie Version of Silent Separation Starts Filming with Yang Mi and Huang Xiaoming

The currently airing C-drama My Sunshine is beyond addicting. It’s like tasty empty calorie fluffy drama popcorn. Adapted from the popular C-novel Silent Separation (He Yi Sheng Xiao Mo 何以笙箫默), the C-drama stars suitably cast...more

But Honestly...

I am sorry to say that honesty appears to no longer be a valued virtue in our society.  Many of us stretch the truth to the breaking point or even make up outrageous stories to get what we want, whether it be some type of advantage or just to avoid the consequences of a previous misdeed.  The illegality of fraud seems to have been reduced to little more than a technicality....more

Movie Review: The Boy Next Door

Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

Heart to Heart: Episode 5

Look at that face — that’s a lovestruck boy if ever I saw one! Last week, we were treated to adults acting like adults in bed, and this week we get to see adults acting like adults OUT of bed, which is just as refreshing. This episode is all about frank talks and honesty, and finding out that sometimes the fear of something is a thousand times worse than the reality ....more

Movie Review: Strange Magic

Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating:...more

‘Galavant’ Season Finale Recap – My Cousin Izzy (1×7), It’s All In The Executions (1×8)

In episodes ridden with plot holes and wasted moments, “Galavant” concluded its first season on an absolutely horrendous cliffhanger. READ: All “Galavant” News & Recaps Look, we all know this show wasn’t the best. From technical finesse to writing to casting, it lacked ....more

New Movies in Theaters: Kevin Costner in ‘Black or White,’ Karl Urban in ‘The Loft’ & More!

New movies in theaters this week feature Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in a touching drama, Karl Urban and James Marsden in a psychological thriller, and Sam Lerner and Jonny Weston in a time-traveling shocker. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s opening wide in theaters this week. Also, if you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan and have an IMAX theater near you, they’re playing season four’s episodes 9 and 10 from Jan ....more

Who is REALLY Iron Man?

If you would’ve told me on Friday when I left work that I would have a 29 year old man and a 9 year old boy battling over who is going to be Iron Man, I would’ve thrown some mad side-eye. This was my reality on Saturday afternoon as David, my nephew, and I piled into the car heading to Fair Park for the Marvel Experience Tour....more

Sungkyunkwan Scandal Screenwriter’s New Drama Dr. Frankenstein Confirmed for June Airdate on KBS

It’s a testament to Kim Soo Hyun‘s star power these days that the media was buzzing about upcoming K-drama Dr. Frankenstein when he was offered the role, despite the drama having no confirmed broadcast network or time slot at that … Continue reading → ...more