90th Oscars And They’re Still Stupid About Film Fans

By |March 4th, 2018|

90th Oscars And They're Still Stupid About Film Fans “I was very moved and touched by the feedback of all the people that were disappointed that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated,” Gal said. [BuzzFeed] THE ACADEMY of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still doesn't get it and there's no signs of change coming. Great [...]

History as Thriller, ‘The Post’ Gives Katharine Graham Her Due

By |January 13th, 2018|

History as Thriller, 'The Post' IF THERE is a film better timed for a moment in history, I cannot think of one. And it's not only the history it tells that rivets the audience. Just when you think Meryl Streep cannot possibly give a career-topping performance, she does. The poignancy, vulnerability, and conflict [...]

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinstein

By |October 6th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Harvey Weinsteinphoto via Deadline In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle [...]

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 [...]

Podcast: Cover Reveal, Free eBook, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

By |January 18th, 2017|

Podcast: Cover Reveal, Free eBook, 'Fifty Shades Darker' IT'S TIME to reveal The Beltway Series - Book 2, which will happen on January 28, 2017. You'll find out the title and get to see the cover. Enjoy this book now. People who stop by on January 28th will have the opportunity [...]

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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, [...]