What I Watched Last Night: NBC’s The Slap

I do not normally have high expectations for the NBC network. The promo for their event series (“event series” is a story all in itself), The Slap, did nothing to change this. Read More What I Watched Last Night: NBC’s The Slap

Sort the Stars: Uma Thurman and Charlize Theron

An alternate title to this edition of this Sort the Stars is “Blonde Actresses of a Certain Age” (my age, for the record). Both Uma Thurman and Charlize Theron have been in the Hollywood spotlight for years, but at times I still have to do a double take before knowing who I’m looking at.  Read More Sort the Stars: Uma Thurman and Charlize Theron

The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy

Saturday, I enjoyed a popcorn movie I remember initially watching in high school: The Truth About Cats and Dogs. It’s Cyrano De Begerac, only instead of a big nose, our romantic hero is a petite, feminist vet played by Janeane Garofolo.

The movie has its problems. It certainly doesn’t pass the Bechdel test and I would have liked to have seen Uma Thurman’s character given a little more wit, but I finished the movie feeling both good about the way women were treated and questioning the romantic drivel we are given nowadays. Read More The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy