Bond, Bourne, and then came SALT.

By |August 1st, 2010|

Female action heroines have arrived. Angelina Jolie rocks and delivers as Salt. From "bitch is the new black," to exactly what I've been talking about when it comes to women talking tough on national security (original essay here). Ladies, we've arrived. Strong men will welcome the shift. It's not kumbaya, but maybe it's a bridge [...]

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Sophisticated ‘Sex and the City 2’ Takes on the World

By |June 19th, 2010|

originally published on Huffington Post The reactions to "Sex and the City 2" so far have been perfectly predictable. How could it be otherwise in a country that doesn't like to see women age, er, I mean, grow up? Roger Ebert, my favorite reviewer, as well as other reviews, proved people haven't begun to get [...]

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Tough Gal, Kathryn Bigelow, Makes History

By |March 8th, 2010|

"Now we need to elect a wom(a)n to the US presidency!" - Margot Grimmer (via Facebook) Well, it's not the presidency, but it's history none the less. The Academy tired of giving it to the guy with all the muscle, choosing a female who built her machine one brick at a time against all odds [...]

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‘Mad as Hell’ Oscar Weekend

By |March 5th, 2010|

It's Oscar weekend and everyone could use some relaxation. TCM has been doing great programming as this weekend approaches, with Robert Osborne doing a spectacular interview with Lauren Bacall last night. Seriously, what would we do without the movies? ...especially with Obama and the Democrats flailing around like they lost the 2008 election and are [...]

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Roger Ebert’s Story Hits Home

By |February 18th, 2010|

Roger Ebert's interview in Esquire magazine has caused quite a commotion, as has Mr. Ebert's response, especially to the cover photo of the movie critic. Boy, did it home for me. When I was a little girl, after we'd moved to St. Louis, I remember one ordinary day I was playing in my room with [...]

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What Did They Pay You To Give Up Your Dreams?

By |January 2nd, 2010|

A girl follows a boy, setting a course away from her own opportunities. A man loses a job that pays him big bucks, simultaneously being reminded where the road once headed, which had all to do with heart and his soul's code, not simply cash. Someone so in the moment forgets that an impetuous decision [...]

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