Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.
If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides breathes new life into the franchise not just with new characters, but with behind-the-scenes players as well, namely in the hiring of filmmaker Rob Marshall.
Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a weightless, thoughtless, undisciplined and juvenile bore. Unlike the first picture, it gives us no characters worth caring about and no story worth following.
I knew seeing Sophia Loren on the red carpet at the Academy Tribute was going to be a great, but I had no idea this iconic role model could still inspire me to feel good about being a woman now, at my age.