Some of the best segments on The Daily Show are when host Jon Stewart talks to ‘Senior Black Correspondent’ Larry Wilmore about current issues involving race. Those chats are both funny and provide pretty good insight into how America deals with race.
Category Archive: Films and TV
May 05 2014
This is the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman and has the same cast headed by Will Farrell. I enjoy most of Farrell’s films. There is something appealing about the eternally clueless, vain, insecure, and socially inept doofus persona that he adopts.
Apr 28 2014
As long-time readers know, I am a sucker for parodies and if there was one set of films that were just begging to be mocked in that way, it has to be the Matrix series. I saw only the first one and while the special effects were fun, the story made little sense and its …
Apr 27 2014
With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will leave his current show and replace David Letterman as the host of CBS’s The Late Show, there has been speculation of what he will do in his new venue and what Comedy Central will place in his time slot. Of course, Colbert going on broadcast TV, the supposedly …
Apr 25 2014
While I was watching American Hustle I was surprised to see Robert De Niro appear in it since he was not listed as a cast member anywhere. One occasionally sees well-known actors appear in films without any billing and I wondered about why that was the case since their presence would usually make the film …
Apr 23 2014
Today is reportedly the day when William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago in 1564. There is no actual record of his birth date but he was baptized on April 26th and this makes people think that today was the likely day, which also happens to be the day he died in 1616.
Apr 22 2014
Like Philomena that I reviewed yesterday, this film was also up for multiple Academy Awards this year, though it too did not win any. It was nominated in 10 categories, including the grand slam of the seven major ones (film, director, actress, actor, supporting actress, supporting actor, screenplay).
Apr 21 2014
Over the weekend I watched this film that was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture, actress (Judy Dench), adapted screenplay, and music score, although it did not win any. It is an excellent film, one of the best that I have seen in recent years, and one that I can strongly recommend to …
Apr 17 2014
Aaron Sorkin is the creator of popular shows such as The West Wing and The Newsroom that have his signature style such as the walk-talk in which characters in positions of importance are moving around and talking over each other at times of crisis, behaving with a great sense of urgency, mixing the personal with …