New York City,
Love Is Strange,
Gay Voices News
As a director, Sachs evokes the masterly Robert Altman, as in an extraordinary sequence that takes us from George and Ben's quietly majestic wedding back to the Manhattan apartment that they share, and where their loved ones gather to marvel at the strength of their bond.
Fountains Of Wayne,
Mother Love Bone,
I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.
The contestants will probably once again take a back seat, awkwardly watching the continuation of the Adam-Blake bromance while awaiting meaningful feedback (which may or may not even come) that could help steer them toward a career as a famous singer. Which, don't forget, is supposed to be the premise of this whole thing.
Americans With Disabilities Act,
'm in a wheelchair and though I can stand, I wouldn't waste even half a breath of energy standing up for you.
Brian Astro Bradley Phillip Marlowe,
Steve Mc Queen,
In this bestselling mystery written by Lawrence Block , Neeson plays a retired NYPD detective Scudder haunted by demons who has been manipulated in solving the kidnapping of drug king pin Kenny Kristo's (Dan Stevens) wife.
Bill O'Reilly Fox News,
World War II,
While I plan on reading O'Reilly's take in Killing Patton, I also expect to find the rehashing of older speculations in a "bold and fresh" O'Reilly-Dugard style. An approach that can once again land O'Reilly -- God bless -- with more books sold, but very little new truth revealed.
Hector And The Search For Happiness,
Healthy Living News
It takes courage to let our enthusiasm shine through, and courage to respond with wonder in our expressions of appreciation for the simple and natural magnificence of it all. And this seems to be at the crux of recruiting happiness; curiosity, courage and appreciation.
MasterChef Season 5,
Masterchef Joe Bastianich,
Masterchef Fox Recap,
Masterchef Gordon Ramsay,
Masterchef Graham Elliot,
Masterchef Season 5 Recap,
Masterchef Top 3 Compete,
Masterchef Top 3 Compete Recap,
Usually, MasterChef exaggerates: most extreme pressure test ever, or biggest cooking competition in the world!" but this finale was super real.
World War II,
Stone's confrontation with myth should be embraced, yet I don't think this simplistic Left vs. Right dichotomy, while making good drama, is helpful. Nor is limiting evil to capitalism, when the bloody saga of state Communism has been condemned prima facie by 20th century history.
Pixar Movies Feminism,
Pixar Movies Gender,
Pixar Movies Masculinity,
The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.
Rae Sigman, Carl's strong-willed mother, was proud of her son's ability to navigate Beethoven sonatas and improvise pop tunes at the piano. But when he turned 21 and declared his intention to make a living as a songwriter, Rae gave him two choices: doctor or lawyer.
The very-pregnant Mila Kunis may be ready to pop, but that didn't stop her from selling off her Los Angeles property this past week for $3.825 million.
Whitey Bulger Documentary,
Whitey Bulger Trial,
There was always talk that the fibbies looked the other way when it came to Bulger because he was an informant. But was he really? Based on what I saw in this documentary, the answer was no... or at least more no than yes.
The latest experimental epic from My Brightest Diamond, entitled This is My Hand, is an album with really only one problem: I have no idea what to say about it. Breaking down the fourth wall here: I'm stumped.
There are some good ones coming this fall, that shake-up formulas, feature incredible actors and, if you give them a chance, might just become your new must-sees.
Ali F. Mostafa,
Dubai International Film Festival,
European Film Screenings,
From A To B,
Front Row Filmed Entertainment,
Paris Je t'Aime,
The Great Beauty,
Abu Dhabi Film Festival,
I love what Quentin Tarantino says, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, no, I went to films." It's so true, just as art is only learned by looking at paintings and then drawing, doing, so filmmaking can only be achieved by watching the masters at work, and then trying to capture their essence.
Marshall Fine Movie Review,
All Is Lost,
Tracks Movie Review,
In Tracks, Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman who decides to do what no woman has done before her: She will walk halfway across Australia, beginning in desolate Alice Springs and traversing 1,700 miles of desert and wasteland, walking to the ocean on the island continent's west coast.
I'll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. But I'm afraid this latest example of alleged racism and discrimination by the LAPD plays more as a reenactment of the boy, or in this case, girl who cried wolf.
Disney Studio Store,
Disney's Hollywood Studios,
Jennifer Lee. Disney Princess,
Kristen Anderson Lopez,
Peter Del Vecho,
S R Labs,
The Little Mermaid,
Walt Disney Animation Studios,
Once Upon a Time,
If you dropped by your local Disney Store during the 1989 holiday season looking to purchase some The Little Mermaid -themed merchandise, you'd have learned that what little had been ordered in advance had long since been sold out. Most likely, the only item that would have been left in stock was an Ariel doll with long blonde hair.
What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.