…dive in

To say there was pressure for this latest iteration of “A Star is Born,” would be a gross understatement. Since the project was first announced, many have wondered what in the world Bradley Cooper’s version of this story (yes, he directed and co-wrote the screenplay) would look like. When Lady Gaga was brought on board,…

…Play Along

Tonight, the 61st Grammy Awards will take over the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While most of us won’t be attending in person, we do get to watch from the comfort of our own couches…so, there’s that. Some of the performers you can catch (while rocking your slippers) include Cardi B,  Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes,…

…Keep on Fighting

Welcome to Monday. In case you weren’t aware, we now live in a world where “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. In case that isn’t hitting quite as hard as it should, let me remind you it beat the favorite “A Star is Born”, the Spike Lee film “BlacKkKlansman”,…

…round ’em up

Happy Golden Globes Sunday! Today we all celebrate our shared love of movies, television, and the many (many) differing opinions on both. Of course, it’s those differences that make the world of entertainment exciting. They’re what make the same film or series a completely different experience for each and every person. They’re what make storytelling a…

…Rise

From the first moment of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born,” you know it’s going to be a wild ride. Jackson Maine (played by Cooper), a music artist straight out of a bygone era downs his drug addiction with a tall glass of alcoholism before staggering on to stage in front of a…

…Come and Go

It’s hard to put a finger on what precisely is wrong with Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha.” It might be the title, or the script, or the director, or the casting, or more than likely, a combination of all four. By description alone, it should be amazing. It has everything going for it.  A tale of redemption…