Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

In anticipation of director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," my neurotic mind drifts to last year's "Before Midnight" press conference. The "Before" stories, which detail the lifelong romance between Jessie (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) bears a spiritual kinship to "Boyhood," a project Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013. Clocking in at 160 minutes, "Boyhood" gives … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

C.J. Harris Reflects On “Amazing” American Idol Journey

On last night's "American Idol," we said goodbye to C.J. Harris, and even though he tried to finish his rendition of "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band, his emotions got the better of him as his fellow Idol colleagues took to the stage and hugged him. "This whole journey has been amazing," said … Continue reading C.J. Harris Reflects On “Amazing” American Idol Journey

‘Salem’ Sneak Peek: “The Stone Child” Walks On Sunday

Last week's "Salem" pilot was a rather bewitching debut, especially if you love the manipulative tendencies of the show's main character, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery). During the narrative's opening moments, we're on Mary's side as she essentially mortgaged her own humanity to ensure lover John Alden's (Shane West) return to Salem. Their reunion, however, is … Continue reading ‘Salem’ Sneak Peek: “The Stone Child” Walks On Sunday

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Bares Documentary Soul On DVD

Documentary filmmaker Mark Mori met Bettie Page through his entertainment attorney back in 1996. After reading the biography Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend, Mori was inspired to shoot a documentary on Page's troubled yet ultimately triumphant life. Now out on Blu-ray and DVD (it's also available as a VOD rental), Bettie Page Reveals All … Continue reading ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Bares Documentary Soul On DVD

‘For No Good Reason’ Delves Into Ralph Steadman’s Artistic Journey

"For No Good Reason's" main selling point as a documentary is the interaction between Johnny Depp and Ralph Steadman, the British artist who's best known for his collaboration with author Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman's expressionistic, larger than life images of an America gone mad, coupled with Thompson's gonzo journalism swagger, made for an iconic pairing. The … Continue reading ‘For No Good Reason’ Delves Into Ralph Steadman’s Artistic Journey

Kate Upton Forms Bikini Bond With ‘The Other Woman’ Co-Stars

Even though she's one of the world's top supermodels, Kate Upton must have felt a twinge of intimidation after landing a co-starring role in "The Other Woman." With Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann leading the way, Upton had to show she could bring something valuable to the table. I watched the film several weeks ago, … Continue reading Kate Upton Forms Bikini Bond With ‘The Other Woman’ Co-Stars

Kristin Cavallari & Orly Shani Talk ‘The Fabulist’ & Orange Lipstick

When you're a middle-aged sap like me, a show like "The Fabulist" is informative and, if I ever decided to look presentable in public, highly educational . Hosted by Kristin Cavallari and Orly Shani, the E! series has the pair checking out the latest trends in fashion, lifestyle, and health. The telegenic Cavallari, who received … Continue reading Kristin Cavallari & Orly Shani Talk ‘The Fabulist’ & Orange Lipstick

Taylor Kitsch Goes Fishing With ‘The Grand Seduction’

Former Friday Night Lights actor Taylor Kitsch, after starring in such high profile projects as John Carter, Battleship, and most recently Lone Survivor, will next be seen in the comedy The Grand Seduction. Kitsch plays a city slicker doctor who moves to a small fishing village for a trial residence. The townsfolk are on their … Continue reading Taylor Kitsch Goes Fishing With ‘The Grand Seduction’

Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Invisible Woman’ Is A Tale of Two Dickens

Recently released on Blu-ray, The Invisible Woman (111 minutes, Rated R) centers on the life of Ellen Ternan (Felicity Jones), an 18-year-old woman who enters a love affair with a married Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes). Directed by Fiennes, the narrative is mainly told from Ternan's point of view, as she starts off as a wide eyed … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Invisible Woman’ Is A Tale of Two Dickens

‘Heaven is for Real’ Journey Inspires Thomas Haden Church

Signs are supposedly everywhere, but sometimes we need a few life events to push us in certain directions. If our antennas are just tuned into to the right moment, and we will pick up certain signals which could send us off into an entirely different and unexpected direction. For Thomas Haden Church, taking part in … Continue reading ‘Heaven is for Real’ Journey Inspires Thomas Haden Church