Love Triangles, From Infamous to Edgy Modern Romance

By |March 28th, 2017|

Love Triangles, From Infamous, to Sassy Modern Romance IN Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara pines over Ashley Wilkes. How could she allow her fears to keep her from succumbing to Rhett Butler's magnetism? "Tomorrow is another day," Scarlett says. The eternal optimism of lovers who have lost everything through phantom fantasies. The [...]

Romantic Suspense Novels, Fifty Shades Box Office

By |February 13th, 2017|

Enter to Win Free Romantic Suspense Novels IT'S ROMANCE WEEK, in case you didn't know, and there's a big reason we celebrate it and it's not just because of Valentine's Day. Here's your chance to win romantic suspense novels and more. [TM Note: The contest is now over.] Romance is a billion-dollar business, [...]

Oscar Snubs Women Directors Yet Again

By |January 24th, 2017|

Oscar Snubs Women Directors Yet Again La La Land leads with 14 noms, tying the record previously set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997. [Hollywood Reporter] NO WOMEN are nominated for best director. Again. The fact that a woman hasn't been nominated for the best director Oscar in seven [...]

Meryl Streep Takes on Trump at Golden Globes

By |January 9th, 2017|

Meryl Streep Takes on Trump at Golden Globes NO FILM has ever won so many Golden Globes as La La Land, but that's not what everyone is talking about. Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes stopped the show and it was so momentous that when actor Chris Pine came out after she [...]

The Magnificent ‘Miss Sloane’

By |December 11th, 2016|

THE MAGNIFICENT MISS SLOANE. JESSICA CHASTAIN owns Miss Sloane and it's the strongest character she's played since her Oscar-nominated performance in Zero Dark Thirty. But it's the strength of her character's commitment to her career over everything else, including a personal life, that is making reviewers a little crazy. She doesn't smile and [...]

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Trump’s World View Hits Elites Over the Head with Reagan

By |April 28th, 2016|

Trump's world view. screen capture via Trump Instagram But Trump is also trying to broaden his electoral support, and some analysts said that the views of elites matter less than the populist sound bites about U.S. military and economic strength repeated on cable television Wednesday afternoon and evening. [Politico] THE REPUBLICAN neoconservative bandleader, [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ Powerful Melisandre Reveal *SPOILER ALERT*

By |April 26th, 2016|

HBO's Game of Thrones opens the new season with Melisandre reveal. gif via Vanity Fair EVERYONE seemed to be suckered into thinking something big was going to happen with the character John Snow. The big reveal from the first episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones was even better than the [...]

Historic Panama Papers Whistleblower Exposes ‘Legal’ Corruption *Updated*

By |April 4th, 2016|

Bombshell Panama Papers whistleblower exposes "legal" corruption. “This is pretty much every document from this firm over a 40-year period,” ICIJ director Gerard Ryle told WIRED in a phone call, arguing that at “about 2,000 times larger than the WikiLeaks state department cables,” it’s indeed the biggest leak in history. - Andy Greenberg [...]

Chris Rock’s “Whitewashed” Oscar Night

By |February 28th, 2016|

Chris Rock's "Whitewashed" Oscar Night graphic via AFP on Twitter To my mind the biggest oversight in this year's nominations was the lack of broader support for Ryan Coogler's "Creed," which managed to nab only a single nod, for supporting actor. The film was both respectful of the history of the characters and [...]

Cruz Gets Weird, and Other Video Delights

By |February 12th, 2016|

TV ads, web videos, candidates making their case in multi-media. Amy Lindsay has appeared in films such as Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires. “Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad,” a Cruz campaign spokesman told [...]