As I close my eyes before I go to sleep, the hours of footage I studied earlier that day replays in my head over and over again. The interview sound bites are imprinted in my mind as I piece them together on an imaginary timeline.
"War Dogs" is a curious breed. The movie is self-consciously anti-war, full of enough cautionaries about greed and profiteering from international conflict to stand as a moral tale.
One of my favorite things to do on my TV show and podcast, The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, is to invite people who don't know each other and who seemingly have nothing in common to sit down to dinner together.
One of my favorite things to do on my TV show and podcast, The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, is to invite people who don't know each other and w...
All in all, it was a fine evening. I'm glad I hold a small piece of responsibility for putting it together. But just a heads up: In 30 years there's no way in hell I'm making 400 laminated badges. That's on you, Malibu!
Inspired by a stellar review in the New Yorker of David O. Russell's new movie, "Joy," I headed out for the theater. The script, the New Yorker's (unnamed) film critic reported, "captures the magical moment when Joy's private inspiration finds public expression," and, "the core of the film is Joy's mastery of the killer instinct and her deft plotting of bold confrontations." My kind of flick.
It's a great story: Joy took a risk, faced some obstacles, never gave up, and eventually succeeded. For a movie, however, it seems somewhat thin. Dramatic license would need to be taken. Additional obstacles would have to be created.
Joy lags until Bradley Cooper enters and sparks fly between him and Jennifer Lawrence, then they fizzle and the film snores on.
"Joy" was anticipated to be a product which would have the same amount of success, but having viewed the film I beg to disagree. It is a joyless movie composed of a series of vignettes rather than a cohesive storyline, and the acting on display is not exceptional.
A gun is an option for solving the soap's operatic greed. In Joy's story, life follows daytime drama. Joy's menagerie includes her mom Terry (Virginia Madsen), dad Rudy (Robert De Niro), half sister Peggy (Elisabeth Rohm), her ex (Edgar Ramirez) and her kids.
Entrepreneurship imbued my childhood with its autonomous magic. Did I hear my father boast about being his own boss? Probably. In college, my lover was a much older man who taught me that people would buy anything for a buck, sight unseen.
There are a few moments in your life that instantly cement themselves as core memories, ones you'll remember when you're 90. Your first kiss, the birt...
Simply stated, millennial women (and men) are rewriting the rules of business and as a business leader you better be ready for it.
Bradley Cooper plays a smoldering chef in the new film "Burnt" but somehow the makers of the movie just didn't make him or the movie hot enough.
Working with Bradley Cooper on Burnt was an unprecedented experience. Bradley put on his chefs whites and I thought he'd just hang out for a bit in the background, but what really surprised me after spending the time together was just how inquisitive he was.