February 22, 2017
Hollywood

Dear Richard Gere

February 11, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

Richard Gere is a good actor, and like many good actors, feels a need, a compulsion perhaps, to speak out on perceived injustices. But it might help if he got a few facts straight and avoided the gross hyperbole and falsehoods The 67-year-old actor — in town for the premiere [Read More]

Hollywood

Chelsea Handler proves how shallow and hypocritical the Left is

January 24, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

Priceless! Handler starts off saying this, which actually sounds reasonable “Divisiveness is not the answer,” she explained. “And I think to get that message, we have to reach across party lines, forget your party. I’m registering as an Independent. I’m not gonna be a Democrat anymore because it’s too divisive. This [Read More]

Debbie Reynolds
Hollywood

Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016

December 28, 2016 Bookworm 0

Carrie Fisher’s death at such a young age (sadly not surprising for someone with a lifetime of substance abuse) is tragic, but it did not resonate too much for me. I never liked the Star Wars franchise, so I haven’t seen her movies in decades and therefore did not feel [Read More]

Hollywood

Movie Review: Passengers (2016)

December 24, 2016 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel Passengers (2016) Director: Morten Tyldum Writer: Jon Spaihts Jennifer Lawrence: Aurora Lane Chris Pratt: Jim Preston Michael Sheen: Arthur Laurence Fishburne: Gus Mancuso You have a secret. It’s a secret that will deeply hurt the one you most love, for it is a betrayal, your betrayal, a betrayal you chose after long, careful deliberation. [Read More]

Christianity

Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

December 22, 2016 RAvrech 0

by Robert J. Avrech During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, through newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—assured its vast audience that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. My wife and [Read More]

Donald Trump

Drama Queens and Faux Fear on the Left

November 29, 2016 RAvrech 1

by Robert J. Avrech Endlessly and tediously we hear about the fear that grips the Hillary dead-enders. They are afraid that Donald Trump is a fascist demagogue. Which is quite weird because these are the very same people who are grief-stricken over the death of the fascist demagogue Fidel Castro.

Hollywood

Three Essential Streaming Movies

November 17, 2016 RAvrech 0

by Robert J. Avrech Zero Motivation, (2014) Israel. Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) are two young Israeli soldiers serving on a remote army base. Stuck in the Human Resources Division, the girls are bored pencil-pushers who spend their days playing video games, singing pop songs, flirting with handsome [Read More]

Hollywood

Dancing With The Stars, Week 8 review

November 1, 2016 Bookworm 0

Dancing With The Stars always goes all out for Halloween, and last night was no exception. Every single dance had a Halloween theme. I would be remiss, therefore, if I didn’t say that the dancers weren’t the only stars of the evening:  The people behind the scenes, the ones who [Read More]

Hollywood

Hidden Hollywood: Fay Wray, Beauty and the Beasts, Part III

October 31, 2016 RAvrech 0

In her disarmingly modest, and revealing autobiography, On the Other Hand, film actress Fay Wray (September 15, 1907–August 8, 2004), best known for her role as Ann Darrow in the classic film King Kong, unveils her life in a lovely, impressionist style that is at the same time sharply focused. [Read More]

Hollywood

Hidden Hollywood: Gloria Swanson’s Wedding Night

October 10, 2016 RAvrech 0

by Robert J. Avrech Between 1919 and 1921, Gloria Swanson starred in a series of wildly popular films for director Cecile B. De Mille in which the iconography of Hollywood glamour was formally codified. The titles of these films carry the whiff of scandal and decadence: Don’t Change Your Husband [Read More]

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Brangelina provides a lesson for Western immigration policy

September 22, 2016 Bookworm 0

If I do this post right, you will end up agreeing that there’s a very close relationship between Western immigration policies over the past twenty years and the way in which Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie allegedly have raised their children. With news of Brangelina’s breakup, the tabloids are rehashing [Read More]

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