The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.
In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.
So, what is the message of Iron Man 3? That's a question with a multi-faceted answer. Even if it only refers to the political message. Be advised that there are major spoilers ahead, so proceed, or not, on your own hook.
A few weeks back, I read an announcement that the now white hot Colin Firth might be signing on for a re-make ofMy Fair Lady. Not since Steve Martin decided to put a new spin on The Pink Panther have I been so moved to ask, "Why?"
After nearly ten years as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, it's not very often that I see a drawing that effectively reflects the emotion of a trained dancer. But this morning, I was blown away.
If there's one thing we've learned in nearly four seasons, it's that Don is a survivor. He's good at making lemonade from a bitter helping of lemons. But not everyone is going to make it through as the past gives way to the future.