Happy Golden Globes Sunday!
The time has arrived for us to put forth our predictions. Hollywood’s biggest party will have a decidedly sterner tone than usual as actresses (and we expect most actors too) will take to the red carpet in black in recognition and support of #MeToo and #TimesUp.
While quickly scanning the nominees, the Golden Globes may not appear to have quite caught up with the need for broader representation (particularly in the director category), there are signs of hope. Read the rest of this entry
Maybe it’s the presence of a “Frozen” short at the beginning, or perhaps it’s the addition of original songs. Whatever it is, something feels off in Pixar’s latest endeavor, “Coco.”
This colorful feast for the eyes does not fail to entertain, but it lacks that Pixar punch. You know, that swift blow to your emotional gut that had you diving for the tissues during the opening of “Up.” Instead, it feels a lot more like a standard Disney story, with a clearly outlined agenda and a lack of depth.
What “Coco” does have going for it is stunning animation, a wealth of talent in its cast, and a look at a world outside of the usual Pixar fare. Read the rest of this entry
Today, crusaders, we find ourselves between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a crucial point in the holiday shopping season.
The pros have, I’m sure, been finished for weeks, while the rest of us are now realizing we should probably start thinking about starting.
But this Sunday, which is apparently Shopping Reminder Day, I think we could all benefit from taking a moment to remember the reason for the season… Read the rest of this entry
Happy Sunday, fellow crusaders.
As I’m sure we’re all aware. There’s been a bit of a parade of revelations of the truly awful variety. For some they’ve been soul-shaking shocks, for others they’re confirmation of long-known but hidden truths.
They’re also a reminder to cherish the good. That’s not to say that we should do anything but support the bravery of those coming forward and continue to work for actual change. I mean only that we can’t let the bad consume us because then the bad wins. Read the rest of this entry
As we all settle into our jingle bells and one-horse open sleighs…or turkeys and pilgrims for those who insist on celebrating the holidays in order, we find ourselves at the start of another important month of the year.
Today marks the second day of National Novel Writing Month. You may recognize it better as its hashtag — #NaNoWriMo. As you can see, it’s compact because nothing matters more to writers than character(s). Read the rest of this entry