With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part guest commentary. See the conclusion in the Nov. 22 AFN, where one porn user shares his journey and mental health experts struggle over what to call this problem).
After spending a few years as a reporter and bartender, Kathleen Madigan dove into comedy and has found consistent work as a comedienne for 25 years. She’s made frequent appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and earned multiple accolades and much praise for her routines.
TiVo Inc. wants to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet as the pioneer of digital video recorders unveils its fifth-generation devices.
You ever hear the saying, “This is about as much fun as watching snails race?” Well “Turbo,” the latest flick from DreamWorks Animation, is literally about a racing snail. It’s also about as fascinating as watching paint dry or watching grass grow. Sitting in the theater, you never feel like you’re observing an animated feature from the edgy, satirical, pop-culture savvy folks at DreamWorks. You feel like you’re watching a cartoon with a thin premise on Nickelodeon. In other words, save your time, save your money, and stream it for the kids when it’s on Netflix in several months.
Editor’s note: Follows is a one-on-one interview with Joshua Sasse, of the movie “The Big and I,” and Leah Gibson, from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Both are playing key roles in “Rogue,” DIRECTV’s first original series.
Much like recent arthouse films “Weekend” and “Keep The Lights On,” “North Sea Texas” is a realistic portrait of gay life and romance – not the frequent clichés one may find on TV’s “Modern Family” or “The New Normal.” Adapted from the novel “This is Everlasting” by Flemish writer André Sollie, the film follows a young teen growing up along the Belgian coast as he falls in love with a neighborhood boy. Unlike the star-crossed lovers at the heart of “Brokeback Mountain,” this story luckily has a more hopeful ending for its burgeoning protagonist.
Few recent documentaries have stirred audiences quite like “How to Survive a Plague,” with its harrowing yet inspiring look into an oft-forgotten period of American history: the early years of the AIDS epidemic that rocked the nation in the 1980s and '90s. In his powerful filmmaking debut, journalist David France explores the ACT UP and TAG movements as they fought for change against an indifferent government and health care system, primarily told through activist-shot footage from those years.
Sometimes, something’s so bad you can’t help but watch. Take any number of reality or competition TV shows, or highlight reels of grotesque sports injuries that should make your stomach turn but instead have you rewinding to watch again in slow motion.
In Netflix’s bid for a flagship original drama of its own — a “Sopranos” to its HBO — the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political thriller offered up all at once, with its first season immediately ready for TV-viewing gluttony.
“That movie would have been infinitely better if it had been shown in 3-D.” I cannot speak for the rest of the movie going population, but this is one sentence I will never utter walking out of a cineplex. That is not to say 3-D technology is completely expendable. With the right movie, 3-D can be effectively exploited and have an enriching impact on a cinematic experience. In a majority of cases though, 3-D merely acts as a shameful method for the studio to increase the ticket price. Some people buy into the assumption that 3-D makes a movie appear more realistic and integrates the audience into the action. When not properly executed, however, 3-D can have dark, dreary and distracting consequences on a film originally shot in 2-D. In that sense, 3-D not only robs the audience of an extra $3, but also takes them out of the motion picture.
I’m willing to bet that, if you’re a new parent, you’ve lain awake some nights hearing that first little cry over the baby monitor, and prayed that Li’l Bundle o’Joy will just snortle himself back to sleep.
In this Jan. 6, 2012 photo, attendees check out the unveiling of
4G devices at the Verizon booth during the Consumer Electronics
Show, in Las Vegas. Challenging Netflix, Verizon said Monday, Feb.
6, 2012, it will start a video streaming service later this year in
cooperation with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. (AP Photo/Isaac
FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a Netflix subscriber
turns on Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif. Netflix's streaming-video
audience of more than 20 million subscribers has led many to label
it a kind of digital TV network, and one that may grow into an HBO
rival _ if it's not already. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
It's entirely possible that a certain very hot place has indeed
frozen over. At least, that's my husband's theory for the
unfathomable thing that has happened in our house. Mom has agreed
to get a dog.
It's entirely possible that a certain very hot place has indeed frozen over. At least, that's my husband's theory for the unfathomable thing that has happened in our house. Mom has agreed to get a dog.