Regardless of what your kind-hearted family and friends and teachers have taught you to believe--life is not a marathon or a sprint, or a journey. It's a hunt. And hunting season has just begun. Congratulations. I hope you're hungry.
Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.
Bollywood glitz met Hollywood glamour at the 15th Annual International Indian Film Academy's Weekend & Awards April 23-26 in Tampa. It was the first t...
Sprinkling his talk with the "F" word, Kevin Spacey recounted the wellworn story of how his idol Jack Lemmon encouraged him when Spacey was a 13 year ...
To watch two concurrent, high-profile dramas about the presidency and the government and have both as fixated on the darkest, most vile, unscrupulous, and cynical versions of that place, those jobs, and most of the people populating them, is to reflect a culture at odds with itself. Certainly its government.
The trouble with journalists appearing as themselves in entertainment is that the public already has difficulty discerning fact from fiction in the news. When real reporters allow themselves to be part of fiction, it costs them their credibility.
I have enjoyed the Netflix series House of Cards, but I fear it is about to lose its appeal.
While virtue may evoke admiration, evil excites. The Underwoods are like power porn. They flesh out our fantasies. They are a trip into the forbidden in us all.
It's as if Pete Peterson and his anti-entitlement crowd got control of Netflix and used its streaming power to create a fictional universe where elite interests not only win, but are widely popular.
If you are looking for pain, dramatically portrayed with aplomb and irony, catch up with season one or start downloading and consuming season two of House of Cards. It is a tragic feast.
Netflix's "House of Cards" Season 1 is quickly summed up by our own Shira Lazar, in case you missed anything or just need a refresher. Catch up soon...
In Season 2, premiering this Friday, February 14 -- a perfect Valentine from Netflix to us -- someone new might get in the way of Francis' relentless thirst for power. Enter Jacqueline Sharp, played by Deadwood's Canadian actress Molly Parker.
Since the dawn of storytelling, good guys with strong moral compasses were glamorized, while bad guys with wayward moral compasses were vilified. But a slew of recent films and shows have turned gray to black.
Frank Underwood may have gotten what he wanted because he knows how to push and intimidate people. That very trait could be behind the fall of Chris Christie.
We have become individual broadcasters and marketeers, amplifying the voices of creators whose stories we deem worthy to be seen and heard (even those, like Mr. Burgundy's, that are blatant promotions!). Think about that.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Over the summer actor Kevin Spacey, riding high on the Emmy campaign for his Netflix series "House of Cards," made w...