Weirdly, this year’s Oscar nominees involve snubs in nearly every category, and films, mostly of a certain type, driven by successful marketing campaigns.
Why can’t the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admit that blockbusters such as “Skyfall,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers,” and comedies including “Bernie” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” were among 2012’s best of the year rather than so-called important dramas? Read More
With an assignment botched and a cyberterrorist unapprehended, 007 and longtime boss M must save the world and their own standing as modern and efficient agents in the new James Bond thriller, “Skyfall.” They demonstrate that the James Bond franchise, however hoary an institution, remains relevant and vital. Read More
Now that season four of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” draws to a close, let us carefully digest the implications.
First, we have the revelation of Melissa Gorga’s alleged stripper past. Bada-bing! Then, we found out that Jacqueline Laurita’s son has been diagnosed with autism, which will still make him better behaved than her spoiled brat daughter, Ashley. Read More