Author Archives: Bobby James

At the Waters Edge

Book Review: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

At the Water’s Edge | by Sara Gruen | 368 pages | rating: 3.5/5 The brief: Set in Scotland against the backdrop of World War II, Gruen’s story follows three upper-class characters (Madeline, Ellis and Hank) on their quest to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. Despite its initial intrigue, the story itself […]

Jupiter Ascending

Movie Comment: Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending | The Wachowskis | 127 mins. | PG-13   The Wachowski siblings follow-up their wildly underrated sci-fi venture Cloud Atlas (2012) with Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. When Jupiter was first announced, I’ll admit, I was very intrigued – mostly because I’m a big fan of Eddie Redmayne as an […]

Sometimes the darkest places ignite a fire. Burn bright! "Burning Desire." Bobby James. (c) 2015.

New Art in February: “February Joy” to “Burning Desire”

Happy last day of February! At the beginning of this month, I presented a piece of art titled February Joy, which was extremely well-received (the piece even fetched a couple purchase offers – will it sell?). Designed after pieces titled Moondust, I’ll Keep Loving You and Falling (see those pieces – and more – here), February Joy was supposed to represent my return to bright, bold […]

Nightcrawler

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Film

The time has come. This is the moment you’ve all been [passively] waiting for – the announcement of the 2014 Bobby James Awards for “Best of Film.” The awards go to… …first, let’s start with one of the fan-voted awards, shall we? Blockbuster Character of the Year: “Emmett Brickowski” (Chris Pratt) – The LEGO Movie […]

Fifty Shades

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the […]

Dawn of Apes 2

The 2014 Bobby James Awards Film Nominations: “Dawn of Apes” leads with 10 nods

  It’s time. Here are my film nominees for 2014! I also hope you’ve voted for the fan-voted Bobby James awards, polls are set to expire! Now, on with the announcements: NOMINEES Cinematography  The Way He Looks – Pierre De Kerchove Nightcrawler – Robert Elswit Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Michael Seresin […]

The Americans

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Television

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Bobby James Awards. This edition will celebrate the characters, actors/actresses, people and shows that made for compelling television. I’m interested to know your reactions. Please, leave your comments below. Now, may I have the imaginary envelopes please: Reality Television Personality or Host: Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Olympians American […]

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