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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host the Golden Globes from opposite coasts (Image copyright: NBC/HFPA)

This year’s Golden Globes were utter chaos from start to finish. We all knew that the telecast was going to be rocky due to the fact the show was being broadcast from separate venues for the first time, virtually all of the nominees attended remotely via videoconferencing, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that hands out the awards had numerous recent controversies to address. I also suspected that the unprecedented challenges that the pandemic brought to the entertainment industry would make for one of the more unpredictable awards season in recent years.

But I certainly didn’t expect the ceremony…


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What are the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globe Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the year’s best in film and television. This year’s ceremony will be held at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Sunday, February 28th and air live on NBC. There are 25 categories, with 14 for film and 11 for television. The voting body is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a collection of 87 journalists and photographers who cover the U.S. entertainment industry for foreign publications. …


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Last Friday, the classic variety series from Jim Henson, which premiered nearly 45 years ago and has never been commercially available in its entirety, made its debut on Disney+. The streaming debut of the series is obviously an exciting development for fans of the Muppets, but it is also a cause for celebration for those who could care less about the witty, wacky puppets. Here’s why.

A Brief History of The Muppet Show

Jim Henson first brought the Muppets to the screen all the way back in 1955 with Sam and Friends, a series that aired locally in Washington, D.C…


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Nine years ago today, one of the most talented and beloved performers in American history tragically died. Rather than relive the sensational details of her decline, I revisit the remarkable gifts she bestowed upon the world. Here, I reflect on her life and rank her greatest albums, films, live performances, and remixes.

[Note: This article is the second part of a two-part article about the legacy of Whitney Houston. Click here for the first article, which discusses her chart achievements and counts down her best songs.]

A Brief Biography of Whitney Houston

It is almost insulting to try and pack…


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Nine years ago today, one of the most talented and beloved performers in American history tragically died. But rather than relive the sensational details of her decline, I want to revisit the remarkable gifts she bestowed upon the world. Here I discuss her recording career and count down her greatest songs.

[Note: This article is the first part of a two-part article about the legacy of Whitney Houston. Click here for the second article, which discusses her life and lists her best albums, film performances, remixes, and live performances.]

A Few Highlights of Whitney’s Recording Career. From the time she…


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Promotional material from Oscar frontrunners “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Copyright: Netflix), “Mank” (Copyright: Netflix), and “Nomadland” (Copyright: “Searchlight Pictures”)

One year after the Academy Awards had their earliest ceremony ever, they are now having their latest ceremony ever. The COVID-related delay of awards season combined with the massive disruption to Hollywood’s production and release calendar has made this one of the most chaotic and unpredictable Oscar seasons ever. We are finally getting some clarity, though. After several weeks of minor critics groups weighing in with their votes for the best in film for 2020, the Oscar race really started to really take shape over the last two days with the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice Awards…


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Clockwise from top left: Emerald Fennell, Frances McDormand, Carey Mulligan, and Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland” image copyright: Searchlight Pictures, “Promising Young Woman” image copyright: Focus Features)

Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland are remarkably different films in terms of genre, tone, aesthetic, and subject matter. But they do have a few things in common. For example, they are both masterpieces that challenge long-held and destructive beliefs that are deeply ingrained in the American psyche.

[Author’s Warning: The following article reveals key plot points and themes of two movies currently in wide release. Although the endings are not revealed, readers are strongly advised that if they intend to see either of these filme they should no read this article until after doing so.]

It…


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Earlier this week, Hollywood lost one of its most enduring and celebrated talents when Cloris Leachman died at the age of 94. She won an Oscar for her role in The Last Picture Show, started her record-shattering run at the Emmys as Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and proceeded to turn in decades of unforgettable performances up until shortly before her death. Here, I briefly celebrate her iconic career.

The Late Career Resurgence of Cloris Leachman


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In these turbulent and divisive times, there are precious few thing things that most Americans can agree on. The fact that Betty White is a national treasure is one of those few things. As the iconic actress celebrates her 99th birthday, I take a look back at her illustrious career, examine the qualities that made her an icon, remember the extraordinary moment that I got to meet her, and list ten classic moments from her career that are readily available to stream.

A Brief Summary of the Legendary Life and Career of Betty White

She may have been born in…


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In April 1994, a modestly budgeted, Christmas-set romantic comedy starring Hollywood up-and-comer Sandra Bullock became a surprise success. After 25 years and dozens of viewings, I can confidently argue that it should be a perennial Christmas classic — not to mention the fact that it is perhaps the perfect Christmas movie for this tremendously challenging year.

A Brief History of While You Were Sleeping

When While You Were Sleeping was released 25 years ago, Oscar-winning film icon Sandra Bullock was just breaking out. A key role in the surprise blockbuster Speed the year before had made her one of Hollywood’s…

Richard LeBeau

Passionate cinephile. Music junkie. Classic TV lover. Awards Season Blogger. History buff. Social justice advocate. Avid traveler. Clinical psychologist.

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