Golden Globe Musings

By: Mary Fran Bontempo Last Sunday saw the Golden Globes, the Oscars' drunken cousin, again assaulting the airwaves with its annual public Hollywood A.A. meeting airing on NBC. As an awards season junkie, yes, I watched, and as always, I have some thoughts and opinions, which will never be taken into account by anyone but me, to share. The Globes always make me feel better about myself, especially because it's the one awards [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:01-04:00January 14th, 2016|2 Comments

Classic Dance Mash-Up to Uptown Funk–Amazing Video!

One of my absolutely favorite songs is Uptown Funk, with Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. It's impossible not to dance to. Turns out, that's true for some classic performers as well! Check out this video matching dance moves from classic films to the modern hit. Such fun! Happy Monday! --Mary Fran  

2018-10-30T09:40:05-04:00November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

What to Say to Trick or Treaters Dressed as Elsa from “Frozen”

By: Mary Fran Bontempo I first wrote this column last year, but it still rings true. If you doubt, do check out the video of little Elsa transforming into sexy, vampy Elsa. Those Disney guys clearly get bored with mice and animals. In a Halloween column, mom of young kids, Katy, who writes at her site "Experienced Bad Mom," offered some cute tips as to how to greet the coming onslaught of Trick [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:09-04:00October 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Better Than New–“The Intern”

by: Chrysa Smith Just when you're feeling out-of-touch with newfangled technologies like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and the like, I recommend a good dose of the new Hollywood release: The Intern. Starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, I came away from it with a great take on an older person's worth within a younger person's world. As a retired widow, DeNiro is looking for meaning in his life. Work is gone. His spouse is [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:12-04:00October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The Oscars–Recap and Ruminations

By: Mary Fran Bontempo As usual, I loved watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Until, also as usual, I started to complain about pretty much everything around 90 minutes in. Here are a few thoughts.... 1.  Neil Patrick Harris: Awesome Tony host, super Emmy host, meh Oscar host. I'm pretty sure you need a comedian to host this show, not someone who needs to have his words written for him. The best Oscar [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:51-04:00February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

This Sunday–It’s the Oscars!

By: Mary Fran Bontempo The Oscars will air this Sunday, February 22nd, starting at 7  p.m. on ABC, and I'll be on my couch, glued to our new 50-inch TV. (A gift from our kids at Christmas, and can I just say that we rarely leave the house anymore.) I'm an awards show freak, not always because of the medium being honored, but more for the fashion and star watching. Yet all of [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:54-04:00February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Truth Be Told

By: Chrysa Smith As a writer, I'm always amazed at what comes out of Hollywood. Taken, X-Men, Star Wars, Meet the Parents, Madagascar, etc, etc, etc. What do they have in common? Sequels. Makeovers.  Lots and lots of sequels and makeovers. Now, while I have actually headed out to the theater for a couple of them, I have to beg the question: Where are all of the new stories? What about all of [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:32-04:00January 15th, 2015|0 Comments