How Amazon is Changing the Ratio with Great Shows for Women

According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media, only 31% of speaking roles are given to women.  The problem is even worse when you look beyond roles given to young, predominantly white, women in their twenties. It is hard for women to get meaningful roles and remain consistently working in the entertainment industry, and that goes for behind the scenes as well. ...more

Speak Jamie's Language and Peek Behind the Scenes with 'Outlander's' Gaelic Expert

How could anyone not love Jamie Fraser? The abs, the chiseled face, the adorable accent—and the almost indecipherable language he sometimes speaks. Àdhamh Ó Broin is Outlander's Scottish Gaelic consultant, tutor, translator, and on-set advisor. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and learn more about his work with the show, his favorite moments with the cast and crew, common Gaelic used in the show, and his event tour of five U.S. ...more
Patricia Arlin Bradleymore

Why Glee Matters To Me

The television series Glee is quietly exiting, its series finale shoved away on a Friday night, seemingly just moments after its last season began in January. I can't say I know many people who will publicly admit to watching the show anymore, especially a 37-year-old mother of two with an MBA, but I am a loyalist: once hooked, I tend to stay with things to the bitter end. I don't feel that way about Glee though; I am truly, truly sad to see it ending, though I know it's definitely time to move on. ...more

SERENA

Coming to theatres from director Susanne Bier based on a book by Ron Rash and Magnolia Pictures is a life with SERENA. This film tells the story of George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper), a timber man who wants to expand his empire. He meets Serena (Jennifer Lawrence), a free spirited woman who clearly knows the lumbering business. Swept off his feet he marries her and they begin their life in North Carolina. ...more

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Spring air can really help de-fog your senses, make things fresh and new again, and unwittingly create something inside of us. A sense of newness, but also a sense of nudity. Where ever did such feelings come from? At least for myself they come from embracing that change, and that newness. It's really hard to strip yourself down to nothing and bring yourself back up. They say learning is difficult in any environment, but have you ever tried learning yourself? I would say a 70 hour work week, and maintaining a home life is a million times easier at times than learning oneself....more

How Amazon is Changing the Ratio with Great Shows for Women

According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media, only 31% of speaking roles are given to women.  The problem is even worse when you look beyond roles given to young, predominantly white, women in their twenties. It is hard for women to get meaningful roles and remain consistently working in the entertainment industry, and that goes for behind the scenes as well. ...more

Dorks will be offended by this post. Consider yourselves warned.

The other day, while out for coffee, my friend uttered a sentence that should never have been uttered.“Ooh! The new Hobbit movie is coming out on DVD!”I think the look I shot her was akin to the following:Um… What?Just… NO.What about my personality suggests I would have any interest what-so-ever in the new Hobbit movie?...more

INTO THE WOODS Emerges on Bluray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24th: Talking with James Lapine

Stage director, filmmaker, playwright, and screenwriter – James Lapine clearly is a man of pure talent. The musical Into the Woods began here in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 from the book by James Lapine and included lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Combining the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella and others take viewers on a music journey with songs like “Hello, Little Girl” sung by the Big Bad Wolf, “A Very Nice Prince” sung by Cinderella and “Giants in the Sky” sung by Jack to name a few. ...more

INTO THE WOODS comes to Bluray: Talking with Lilla Crawford

Coming to Bluray this week packed with amazing bonus features comes the wildly fun INTO THE WOODS. Lilla Crawford portrayed Little Red Riding Hood and is also known for her 2012 Broadway revival of ANNIE. From commercial to theatre, Crawford has kept herself busy but also supports the Broadway Cares Equality Fights Aids and Broadway Barks. I had the opportunity to speak with Lilla about the Bluray release of INTO THE WOODS, performing in an all star cast and what’s next for the young star. Hi Lilla, thanks for joining us today. Hi, thank you so much. ...more

Screwball Comedy and Hard-Fighting Heroines: Korea's "Protect the Boss"

I wasn't watching Korean TV dramas in 2011 (that was my anime and manga era), so my window to the "old days" has mostly been the archives at DramaBeans. That meant it took me a long time to discover 2011's  fun Protect the Boss....more

Speak Jamie's Language and Peek Behind the Scenes with 'Outlander's' Gaelic Expert

How could anyone not love Jamie Fraser? The abs, the chiseled face, the adorable accent—and the almost indecipherable language he sometimes speaks. Àdhamh Ó Broin is Outlander's Scottish Gaelic consultant, tutor, translator, and on-set advisor. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and learn more about his work with the show, his favorite moments with the cast and crew, common Gaelic used in the show, and his event tour of five U.S. ...more
Patricia Arlin Bradleymore