Remembering Director Mike Nichols Through His Movies

Meryl Streep's recent reception of a The Presidential Medal of Freedom got me thinking about my favorite films of hers, including one directed by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) — a filmmaker far beyond my generation but still beloved by many of us nonetheless. Image: 20th Century Fox ...more

'Mockingjay' Takes Katniss to the Heights of Leadership

I probably don't have to remind you that Mockingjay, Part 1, opens this weekend. You are either more than ready for this third film in The Hunger Games adaptations (in which case you've probably already purchased your ticket), or you just aren't into The Hunger Games.  ...more
You are so, so correct! Everything about this is spot-on. I loved the movie and was so pleased ...more

RIP 'Selfie:' Are TV's Rom-Coms an Endangered Species?

I’ve felt a burning desire to re-watch The Office, or at least its second season, lately. I’ll give you two guesses why. If you guessed Jim and/or Pam, you’re absolutely right. ...more
WhitneyD Interesting perspective, Whitney. I've certainly heard that in terms of Sci-Fi shows, ...more

Finding Love "Beyond The Lights": A Conversation with Writer-Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Love is a comfort. Knowing someone loves you gives you courage and confidence in yourself. I want to share what I have with others so they know that it is possible. – Gina Prince-Bythewood...more

You Know What Goes Best with Turkey? Peanuts!

The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without Peanuts. With a capital P. You can have your honey-glazed and sweet-and-spicy varieties, I’ll take mine with a dose of Charlie Brown and the gang. From Halloween straight through Yuletide, there is a trifecta of wonderful memories: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. And though Charlie Brown with his furrowed brow and ceaseless misfortunes was the underdog in need of good cheer, Linus was the guy I sympathized with....more

Full House: The Miracle of Thanksgiving

It is Thanksgiving morning and Danny’s mom is snowed in and can’t make it out of Tacoma. This leaves the Tanner’s without any Thanksgiving food, so the men decide to take the girls out to a restaurant. But DJ will have none of it.She’s all like Thanksgiving should be spent at home!...more

Remembering Director Mike Nichols Through His Movies

Meryl Streep's recent reception of a The Presidential Medal of Freedom got me thinking about my favorite films of hers, including one directed by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) — a filmmaker far beyond my generation but still beloved by many of us nonetheless. Image: 20th Century Fox ...more

Favorite Moments of The Walking Dead Crossed Ep 507

We had a nice change on The Walking Dead’s, “Crossed” episode this week . Instead of focusing on just one of our separated groups, we actually got a glimpse of all of them. Some are fishing, others are planning their escape, and our Seal Team Six is making some silly mistakes. Let’s break down the favorite moments of The Walking Dead’s “Crossed” episode....more

America's Addiction to Horror

First off, I'd like to apologize for not posting any blogs in the last couple of most. With some crazy events taking place in my life, it's been very difficult to get time to sit down and write a blog worth reading. But I'm here now, so lets pick up where we left off.Now, I'll start with what I intend to speak about today; what I believe to a cultural addiction to one of the most nortorious genres in American film making, the horror movies that shock us and leave us shivering in our theatre seats in fear. ...more

My Own Show

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Happy Days: The First Thanskgiving

I haven’t watched Happy Days in years and my how I have missed it. The cozy living room, the breakfast nook, the hair scarfs, and how wonderfully Henry Winkler managed to pull off the greaser look with just a brown bomber jacket and a ton of hairspray....more