In his latest editorial at the end of Friday's Real Time, Bill Maher put out a poignant plea for the public's understanding and sympathy toward Hollywood's big, self-promoting pat on the back that's known as the Oscars. That one,...
Music has always been a part of film, even while running silent movies a pianist would play in the theater to enhance the drama, comedy or action that was being shown on the big screen.  From the 40's to...
There's been a big kerfuffle lately about cigarette smoking in Avatar. This issue has a long history. Hollywood and cigarette smoking simply go hand in hand -- more than you might ever imagine. It goes way, way beyond Humphrey Bogart...
Putting the day's frustration behind me, I am kicking off a Friday night trivia game thread which I hope you'll all feel free to join in and give both questions and answers. Here's the rule I've come up with...
The Republican Academy Awards will air on Fox News and will be hosted by a fully armed Ted Nugent offering his brand of rapid fire wit. Dress is black tie and bulletproof vests.
Here we are now, entertain us! - Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Just look at Bob and Judy, they're happy as can be inventing situations, putting them on TV - Talking Heads, "Found A Job" About six weeks ago, the world was introduced to...
In Dineesh D’Souza’s newest (and awful) “psuedo-documentary”, on September 11, 1777 (yeah! 9/11) General George Washington is gunned down by a British assassin and in the next few moments we see the Statue of Liberty and the Faces of Mt. Rushmore crumble like dust into the air
The “Oldies But Goodies” Friday night at PPOV post last week got me recollecting about a neat thing that happened this summer. It was something that showed me how music can speak through the generations – when you least...
The Little Golden Guys shine on a night with a few surprises, including the "natural" pairing of Jack Nicholson and Michelle Obama.
In honor of Oscar Night, which has just passed, and for all the newcomers, I reprint this, my first ever Live from The Chicago Municipal Opera House, bequeathed to the city by Charles Foster (Citizen) Kane, it's Oscar Night! Tonight...

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