Weekend pop culture fun – picking out L&O actors in ‘Lincoln’

By: Sunday December 9, 2012 3:28 pm

I’m sure you can find dozens of reviews of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” an accomplished, brilliant film written by Tony Kushner. This post won’t be one of them. I will agree with this bit of Jackie K. Cooper’s review of the film: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is one of the best acted, best written, best directed movies [...]

So, should I go to see the Avengers? UPDATE: I saw it – my 2 cents.

By: Friday May 18, 2012 9:54 am

I ask this because these days it takes recommendations to actually go to out to a movie for the “theatre experience.” Most flicks you can wait for them to come out on DVD, cable, Netflix, etc. Of course theatre owners have to work to get adults into the seats (ones not dragged by their kids). [...]

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 10:00 am

There’s a frenzy surrounding the blockbuster film and book The Hunger Games. But the fan attention around the movie has taken a decidedly different turn from the fervor the book caused. The schism originates from the difference between reading ­— where one’s visual images of characters can be both personal and individual — and watching — [...]

A sister outsider in “Pariah”

By: Sunday January 15, 2012 7:00 am

Seldom do I see my image anywhere, especially portrayed in non-stereotypical and non-heterosexist ways on the silver screen. As a matter of fact, if you Google “black lesbians” or “black lesbians in film” you’ll get a plethora of porn sites to visit. But writer-director Dee Rees’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama “Pariah” gives me a glimpse of [...]

8: The Mormon Proposition screens tonight in Seattle

By: Monday June 7, 2010 10:53 am

Today and tomorrow (M, Tu), the documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition will be screening at the Seattle International Film Festival.  From the SIFF page: When California voters narrowly approved Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, people from across the country questioned how this could have happened. While the public was aware that the [...]

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