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: 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…

An Oscar Note.

The Oscars (the 86th Annual Academy Awards) are finally here! This is the night (most – okay, maybe half) movie lovers look forward to.  We’ll watch with anticipation, hoping our favorite movies and actors go home with a little golden man named Oscar – and let me tell you, that Oscar is one desirable dude – he’s flawless, and he’ll…

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…