Mel Brooks Gives Hollywood the Finger

Mixed Feelings About the Freaks in American Horror Story's New Season Trailer

American Horror Story released an extended trailer for the new season, and I am full of mixed emotions. I am a huge fan of the show, and especially the way it gives powerful women (including superstars Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson and Emmy winners Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates) thrilling roles. Inventive concepts and writing by showrunner Ryan Murphy bring decidedly campy, queer, stylish trends to television, and I looked forward to weekly doses of his mad brilliance last season. ...more
It's taken me ALL week to get over Episode 1 (sort of) I'm really trying to work up the courage ...more

Adding New Fall TV Shows to the Returning Favorites On My Tivo

I love TV. I don’t understand how people can live without a television, because I love the feeling of getting lost in a show and yelling at the characters. I get invested in the storylines and am super sad over the summer when there is NOTHING new to watch besides a million episodes of House Hunters. New Fall TV Show "Red Band Society" Image: FOX Current Favorites To give you an idea of what I like, here’s what my current Tivo list looks like: ...more
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So there was Friday when we were held up in the house over the rain, followed by Saturday morning and early afternoon where we were held up in the house because I was sick. Then there was Saturday late afternoon while it was still light out that my migraine began to diminish....more

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Lessons learned from Frozen During a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studio this past summer, we took part in one of the Disney Animation Studio classes. I had no idea who the character was that we drew – it was just some snowman named Olaf....more

The First Movie I Saw Twice: Star Wars in the Summer of '77

In the summer of 1977 the biggest movie of the summer was Star Wars. I had been eagerly tracking the progress of the film's opening through various fan magazines, and was not disappointed when we finally went to see it, on Long Beach Island (at a theater in Beach Haven, which alas, is no more). My family were all big science-fiction fans and loved the movie, from the corny crawl-titles at the start to the space battle at the end. ...more
I think Star Wars was the first movie I saw twice. And Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first ...more

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy continues to be the feel-good film of this summer (and rule the box office). It is colorful, funny, and not afraid to be silly. The kid and I saw it twice while we were on vacation. It wasn't that there weren't any other movies that piqued our interest, it was just that we had so much fun the first time around we figured what the heck, let's see it again. That sort of devil-may-care, in search of a good time attitude  permeated the film. It was infectious....more

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Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more
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ICYMI: Our Idiot Brother

Paul Rudd at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards (Photo credit: ...more