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…

The 2013 Bobby-james Awards: Best of Television

Let’s get the obvious out of the way, 2013 was a great year for television.  From online subscribers and original programming (ex. House of Cards on Netflix) to big networks and premium cable programming (ex. Masters of Sex on Showtime), television was sexy, bloody, edgy, fun, dark, and thrilling  – after all, everyone’s competing for advertising revenue,…

Fall TV Preview! What’s on my radar?

Let’s face it – we all have goals.  I have two in particular – 1) to get fit, 2) to finish some projects (a.k.a. books). That said, it’s hard to deny my urges to watch compelling television or movies.  After all, I am a “master” of communication – and was a student of media.  It’s my job…

The 2012 Bobby-james Awards: Television

In 2012, you may have entered an asylum run by deranged nuns and encountered a blood-thirsty psychiatrist, or maybe you became a family member of the new normal gang, or perhaps you shed blood upon the sands of ancient Rome.  Maybe you prepared delicious dishes, or designed exquisite clothes – or maybe, just maybe, you sang…