As loyal viewers know, Game of Thrones is, to paraphrase Buffy, all about the power: who has it, who wants it, how to get it and how to keep it. With the deaths of Joffrey and especially Tywin Lannister, the struggle for power is greater than ever in Season 5. Suddenly, alliances that were unthinkable last year may be on the brink of reality....more
My husband and I decided to go see Furious 7. This is the last movie that actor Paul Walker appeared in before he tragically died. I was anxious to see the CGI effects used to finish the film to see if I could tell which parts were the computerized versions of him and which parts were his final performance.
The horror film It Follows opened to a wider theatrical release last weekend, and I could not be more thrilled. I attended the premiere screening at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and this film was by far my favourite from the Midnight Madness program.
During the Q&A, the director said the inspiration behind the film was based on a recurring nightmare he had as a kid, where he was being slowly and incessantly followed by something that looked like different people.
Ann Imig is a very funny force of nature, the blogger behind Ann's Rants and the founder of Listen to Your Mother, the spoken-word show that has taken the U.S. by storm and inspired Ann's latest project, her book: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now, which will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on April 7, 2015....more
Mad Men is back with the long-awaited, final seven episodes of this meditative series, and death is around every corner. Don has always had a weakness for ghosts and brunettes who remind him of the women of his childhood, and "Severance" was as stuffed with both as L'eggs eggs are stuffed with scratchy pantyhose.
This new episode cycled us back to season one, where Don memorably told Rachel Katz:
What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons.
I am all about a life that includes Lip Sync Battle. Jimmy Fallon's new show on SPIKE is a nugget of perfection and salvation for the karaoke weary. Fallon took one of the most popular segments from The Tonight Show and stretched it to fit a show of its own. Both the bit and the show function as factories for viral Internet content of the best kind: a few minutes of your favorite celebrity hamming it up to a catchy tune. Lucky, lucky us.
In a recent Mysteries of Laura episode, Debra Messing's character throws herself together with a magazine perfume sample wipe down after sending her twin boys off to school by reminding them that farting doesn't count as show-and-tell. She greets Tony — she's dating again post-divorce — for a rushed morning rendezvous in her kitchen, because they can't get their schedules to align otherwise. Laura is ready for action, but of course she's interrupted: first by carpool, and then by homicide.
We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight....more
BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed has had a busy year: in addition to being one of the main team members of the We Need Diverse Books campaign for more inclusivity in children's and Young Adult literature, Aisha has just published her first novel, Written in the Stars....more