Interview: Director Brett Morgen on Creating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

In 2007, Courtney Love gave filmmaker Brett Morgen the keys to the kingdom — the kingdom of Kurt Cobain. Cobain’s clothes, toy collection, journals, artwork, videos, recordings, and other possessions were all being kept in a non-descript storage facility. Now Love, who’d been impressed by Morgen’s documentary about film producer Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, wanted Morgen to use Cobain’s artifacts as the basis of documentary about him. ...more

The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
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Dealing with the WTF of 'Grey's Anatomy' Grief

The problem with recovering from the grief of a death of a major character in a Shondaland show is that you have many, many emotions to calm. Sadness and the pain of loss, of course.  The ache of nostalgia overtakes you in the inevitable cascade of flashback scenes. You've known this character for years! ...more
Omgoodness people...it's a tv show!more

Interview: Director Brett Morgen on Creating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

In 2007, Courtney Love gave filmmaker Brett Morgen the keys to the kingdom — the kingdom of Kurt Cobain. Cobain’s clothes, toy collection, journals, artwork, videos, recordings, and other possessions were all being kept in a non-descript storage facility. Now Love, who’d been impressed by Morgen’s documentary about film producer Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, wanted Morgen to use Cobain’s artifacts as the basis of documentary about him. ...more

What We Loved About GoT's High Sparrow Episode

Game of Thrones High Sparrow Episode Rundown  No Book Spoilers Please Psychos rule the world of GoT, Ramsey Bolton marriage proposal and we meet the new leader of the Sparrows, which I assume by Cersei's reaction they smell pretty bad?! My first take on High Sparrow underwhelmed me at first, except for the two ‘oh crap’ moments, finding out Sansa’s intended, and Jon Snow’s 'no mercy’ tenure. But, watching it a second time through I couldn't be more wrong. By the way I apologize for posting the recap so late this week, so let's get right into our favorite Game of Thrones rundown....more

Are You Afraid of AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), what does this term bring up for you?My first thought is that bad after taste you get from artificial sweetener. But when I examine what it really is, lifelike interaction by a computer, robot or machine, then I think, it's pretty cool....more

From Steve Harvey To A 12 Gauge: The Life and Death of Merlin Santana

 Original post date: 3/12/2013 via theopinionatedtv.wordpress.com...more

What Robin Williams and Albert Einstein Tell Us About Right of Publicity

By Francesca Catalano, Faculty Director in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public UniversityUnless you are famous – like rock star famous – you may not have heard of the right of publicity or personality rights. A lot of time and effort goes into establishing the brand of a celebrity – the recognition factor for a name, image, and likeness. The right of publicity protects the commercial use of these personal and recognizable aspects of identity. ...more

I heart The Evil Dead

When I first heard mutterings of The Evil Dead coming to television via Starz in the form of a limited series, my left eye began to twitch. I mean, it's not like I'd gotten wicked psyched for the is it a reboot, is it a sequel movie a couple years ago....more

The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
The "it's a jokemore

Dealing with the WTF of 'Grey's Anatomy' Grief

The problem with recovering from the grief of a death of a major character in a Shondaland show is that you have many, many emotions to calm. Sadness and the pain of loss, of course.  The ache of nostalgia overtakes you in the inevitable cascade of flashback scenes. You've known this character for years! ...more
Omgoodness people...it's a tv show!more

ADULT BEGINNERS in Theatres!

In theatres from director Ross Katz and Radius-TWC comes a look at the changes in life when trying to start as ADULT BEGINNERS. The film tells the story of Jake (Nick Kroll), an entrepreneur who seems unaware until the last minute that his company sank faster than the Titanic. As his life falls apart right before him, Jake runs as far away from Manhattan as he can get, well, that is until he lands right back where it all began – at home. ...more