I have to admit, the hype got to me with Mary Poppins Returns. Hearing Emily Blunt talk about how she couldn’t try to be Julie Andrews but instead had to just do her own version of Mary Poppins piqued my interest. It’s not like there were really any competing movies out this week. Another Transformers movie and another superhero movie? Pass. Truth be told, the original 1964 Mary Poppins filled my little gay heart with joy. How could I resist having a look? Could they make a successful sequel? Maybe, but I had my doubts before the film even began when some of the actors came out and thanked us for coming to their film. That never bodes well. Read more
Heroes come from all sorts of places and some of them come from the field of journalism, where reporters and various employees at media outlets seek to bring the truth to light and give their audiences the information they need. And given the current state of the country, we could certainly benefit from members of the media giving us a clearer picture of everything. History tends to repeat itself, and from time to time, freedom of the press has come under assault. That being said, who better in Hollywood than acclaimed director Steven Spielberg could show audiences a time in history where the fourth estate was under fire. Spielberg’s latest movie, The Post, looks at the release of the Pentagon Papers in the early 70s. No question the year’s most timely movie, The Post is a stirring, race-against-the-clock drama that is among the best movies of the year.
The 74th Annual Golden Globes were handed out last night January 8th, 2017 and Netflix’ drama series The Crown shocked many by upsetting favorites like Game of Thrones or This is Us after winning Best Drama Series, while Meryl Streep’s stunning Anti-Trump speech stole the evening as she accepted her life-time achievement award. Read the full list of winners HERE! Read more