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...
Holi (pronounced ho-lee), also known as Phagwa, is marked at the transition from the Hindu months Phalguna to Chaitra. The Hindu calendar being lunisolar, this date changes every year. In 2010 it fell on March 1st. Besides India, Nepal...
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,...

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I came across this a little while ago; couldn’t keep it to myself. BEST IN HD http://www.vimeo.com/9679622  http://aerofilm.blogspot.com/2010/02/sandpit-short-film-by-aero-director-sam.html
I read an article the other day that Miyazaki is producing a film, called Karigurashi no Arrietty, due to come out in 2010. I can’t wait! You haven’t heard of him? That’s OK. A lot of people in the U.S....
    I am bothered by movies, such as "Saw" and "Hostel", that, to me, serve no purpose other than to depict the extremes of human pain and cruelty. I confess to having never watched a film from either of those...
The Razzies just announced their nominations for Worsts of 2009, among their nominees: For Worst Film: All About Steve G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Land of The Lost Old Dogs Transformers 2:  Revenge of The Fallen FYI, until Avatar came out, Transformers 2 was the...
I love quotes from great scientists, philosophers and even politicians because they give you a little insight into the mind of those people. Literature aside for a second I have to admit many of my favorite quotes are...
One thing that I've really been struck by is Hollywood's near-obsession with American Indians. I have very mixed feelings about it. The natives in "Avatar" were an extremely obvious allegory for the Indians of the America West. "Avatar" was very...
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...

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