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…

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 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…

Angelina Jolie is wickedly enchanting as “Maleficent”

Being a fan of Disney and Angelina Jolie, I was predisposed to like this big-budget summer venture titled Maleficent.  A reimagining of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is told from the point of view of the title character by a mysterious narrator.  A pleasant, but predictable third-act twist continues Disney’s notable feminist fairytale trend (recall last year’s hit Frozen?), leaving audiences with fond…

Radio Bobby: Top 5 New Music Releases (1/27)

1.  “Once Upon a Dream” by Lana Del Ray (from Maleficent) – (soundtrack) After debuting stateside a couple years back and then tackling last year’s The Great Gatsby (notably with “Young and Beautiful”), Lana Del Ray moves on to lend her beautiful, harrowing voice to another soundtrack – for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent.  “Once Upon a Dream”…

ENTERTAINMENT news: The Magical World of Disney

Disney has been the talk of Tinseltown this past week – from the strong weekend opening of Oz, The Great and Powerful ($79 million) to the announcement that Disney is shutting down their 2-D, hand-drawn animation division.  This week, Disney is adding more fuel to their blazing wildfire: they’re “re-imagining” Beauty and the Beast.  The newest…