Category Entertainment

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 […]

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 […]

Vote

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Fan-Voted Polls

Hello! Sorry I’ve been slacking! I know you’re ready for the 2014 Bobby James Awards for television and movies. You’ll be happy to know that I’m posting my “Best of Television” selections Wednesday, February 4, 2015! My nominees for cinema (or movies, if you’d rather) will be posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – and then … drum roll please […]

Sam Smith (Album of the Year, Male Pop Artist, 2014)

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Music + Top 50 Songs

Welcome to the third installment of the 2014 Bobby James Awards. This post will serve as a celebration of music – so get your comments ready (for below) and pull up your iTunes or Google Music account, because I have a feeling there will be a great deal of music in my Top 50 that […]

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World (2015).

Why Jurassic World will be the best “Jurassic” since the original

For months we’ve been teased by Jurassic World (coming June 12, 2015). From the San Diego Comic Con poster – to the trailer that arrived two days early – it’s become clear: Jurassic World is going to be the best entry in the franchise since the original Jurassic Park (in 1993)! Before I begin, here’s the […]

Mockingjay Part 1

Lawrence soars as the Mockingjay in Part 1

Is there anything Jennifer Lawrence can’t do? It’s no secret I love The Hunger Games franchise and Lawrence’s work as Katniss Everdeen. In this franchise I believe she’s been her strongest, ever. Forget Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle – neither movie has given us the emotional range, character depth, or beautiful restraint The Hunger Games has. I honestly believe the Academy gets […]

Coconut Shrimp from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

#ThanksMichelleObama: Why it’s a stupid trend.

I wasn’t going to bother writing something people probably weren’t going to read anyway – that’s how it goes with political opinions or comments – but I just couldn’t resist. For two days, I’ve noticed the trending hashtag “#ThanksMichelleObama.” Behind the hashtag are pictures, of school lunches that look less than appetizing, backed by sarcastic commentary about […]

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