4 items from 2016
Chicago – The key moment in “Equity” is early in the film. The main character was asked at a seminar why she got into high level finance. She paused for a second, and said “money.” The gals can be just as greedy as the guys, and their stakes in that greed can be just as exploitable.
But this isn’t about greed as much as the madness of financial pursuit. It is portrayed as an addictive high, hard to let go of no matter how much has been added to the bank account. And there are always rivals, and at that level they’ll stop at nothing to get advantage. This is a human story created by women, and not so much a cautionary tale but a lesson in the status quo. The pacing of this story is deliberate, to a fault, yet the humanity is true. There is no evolution in competition, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It was always going to be a tough task to reboot the Ghostbusters as an entirely new franchise. Basically, you had to please fans of the original while opening it up to a whole next generation of potential audience members. This week, the product of that experiment opens in a reboot of Ghostbusters, which is co-written and directed by Paul Feig. Continuing a trend he’s had throughout his career, Feig opted to make this new film stand out by casting an all female main quartet. Of course, that led to some bizarre rage on the internet, but that’s just nonsense. I’ve seen the movie and really enjoyed it, so I’m all for his new take. Hopefully you will be too, since this flick deserves to be a hit! The film follows a similar sort of plot to the original, though this works as more of an »
- Joey Magidson
If you’d told me that the worst thing about a new Ghostbusters film would be Bill Murray, I would have laughed in your face. And yet… here we are. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is, above all else, a real Ghostbusters movie. If you’re a fan of the 1984 original (as most comedy fans are), one of the things that’s interesting as you watch this one is the way it echoes off of that film. It is no simple remake, but neither is it a radical reinvention of the core idea. It’s simply a different riff on the same idea, with a solid dose of fan service thrown in to help make the transition from the old to the new. The script, by Feig and Katie Dippold, does some big things different, and the choices they make are intriguing. First and foremost, though, Ghostbusters is a big fat slice of silly summer entertainment, »
- Drew McWeeny
Last season, Mom was one of the few shows on CBS to see its ratings grow rather than fall. Will they continue to climb in season three? Is the Chuck Lorre sitcom all but guaranteed to be renewed for a fourth season because potential syndication profits or, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
On Mom, a single mom in recovery (Anna Faris) returns to live with her single mother, who's also in recovery (Allison Janney). The cast of the show includes Sadie Calvano, Garrett Rosenthal, Matt L. Jones, French Stewart, Nate Corddry, Spencer Daniels, Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, and Beth Hall.
The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. New ratings data will be added as it becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.Read More… »
4 items from 2016
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