For too long we've exclusively emphasized punishment for non-violent offenders over treatment and rehabilitation. The current system is unbalanced, unsustainable, and unnecessarily cruel. It's time to legalize or at the very least, decriminalize all drugs.
My biggest problem with Man of Steel is one that has kept me from liking Superman my whole life -- that a superhero with godlike powers and unimpeachable morals is very difficult to relate to or empathize with.
As two queer female filmmakers, we were interested in doing a series of interviews with queer women in the TV world. Over the next month we will be chatting with amazing women who have penned and directed your favorite shows. We decided to start with writer/director Jamie Babbit.
If I've learned anything from my experience shooting our show, it is that I much prefer the retouched facsimile to the unvarnished original. I could never do their job in real life; tight-rope walking on a razor's edge of endless moral ambiguity.
This past weekend, The White House hosted Pixar's filmmakers for a Father's Day screening of Monster's University. The White House movie theater has been the cinema-in-chief to Presidents for the last 70 years. If those walls could talk.
Two new films comment on issues of youth, identity and a mythological Los Angeles, where hopes and dreams are sorted, destroyed, or sometimes ironically realized by those who are infamous, photogenic, and troubled.
The Los Angeles Film Fest is in full-swing this week, turning the little corner of L.A. Live around the Regal Cinemas into a mini-Sundance -- albeit without the snow.
There is no political correctness in my rant. Just facts. Without diversity, there is no hip-hop, even if you choose to call it that. Hip-hop is not a reality TV show. Hip-hop is not a pair of pants sagging. Hip-hop has founders, innovation, and purpose.
In week 4, the dreams of eleven boys who are pretty came true in Atlantic City. That's right, readers. Our favorite reality show traveled to the birthplace of the Miss America pageant.
Like the majority of our generation, knowing that we feed into our own misery by engaging in the grown-up high school cafeteria known as Twitter and emptying our increasingly scant bank-accounts on a smorgasbord of Apple products, this man has an uncanny comfort with being a complete and total hypocrite, a quality that my mom, admirably if aberrantly, does not possess. So yes, Kanye West is perhaps morally reprehensible. But he is also the most perfectly polished mirror we have.
Lydia is planning a salsa party because she likes to "party and have fun" and believes that, as the self-appointed "Friend Whisperer," she can bring cast outcast Alexis to the event and unite everyone under the auspices of Latin rhythms and booze.
It's no different in any industry. Hunger is the key component to innovation. How well that Hunger serves you, though, relies heavily on a recipe of awareness, obligation, and strategy.
As summer heats up, our thirst for films about futuristic freedom fighters shows no sign of abating.
With Justin Bieber becoming the first person to reach 40 million followers on Twitter (nearly eight million more than President Obama), it has become appallingly obvious that we no longer judge people based on character, integrity or even their contribution to society.
Man of Steel opened to a triumphant box office take over the past weekend. Though there are still some questions lingering about the end of the movie. (If you haven't seen Man of Steel, this might be a good time to stop reading.) At the end of Man of Steel, Superman and Zod stage a long and very costly battle that leaves much of Metropolis in ruins. Here, to talk about what it was like in Metropolis on that day, we interviewed a resident of Metropolis, U.S.A.
Black history deserves to be regarded highly as well as we would anything else sacred in our society... let's please start treating it as such.
Loki will not be the Big Bad... John Hurt will probably not be the Doctor for long... KUNG FU PANDA 3 seeks harmony with China... YouTube live video capture seeks no harmony with Google Chrome (you'll see, sorry)..
Film producer Lynda Obst's career has had more twists and turns than a big-budget action movie -- which is not the sort of movie she makes.
No one, it is said, knows what goes on in someone else's marriage. Even more to the point, no one can know what's going on in another person's head.Those notions are among many at the crux of Ziad Doueiri's haunting, provocative The Attack.
Part stand-up comedy, part spoken word, Don't Tell My Mother! is a night of balls-out, shocking and wickedly funny storytelling that occupies a warm and special place in entertainment circles.
Sitting down on the bus carrying us out through the stunning Darbyshire countryside to a cavern where we would watch an Opening Night film for the Sheffield Doc Fest, little did I know what the woman sitting next to me would come to represent for me.
While most people were ready to commit to TV shows and loved them no matter what they did, I was breaking up with TV shows like a serial dater on JDate. Arrested Development was the one show that did not disappoint.