You'll get no argument from me when I say that fans of Tori Amos' work are nothing short of dedicated. Borderline obsessive? Maybe. Regardless, I know that there are a lot of happy fans right now who are in possession of the new Tori Amos box set, A Piano: A Collection. While not Amos' first box set (she's previously released a collection of live CDs), this is her first … [Read more...] about Tori’s All Boxed Up
When they announced the merger of The WB and UPN, I was surprised but gave it little thought. I knew both netlets had been struggling with ratings, and a joining of the two for a potentially competitive network made decent business sense, even if it came with a crappy name: The CW. But it wasn't until The WB signed off with a five-hour block of pilots -- Felicity, Angel, Buffy … [Read more...] about The WB Bows Out
Pleased to be making your Bollywood acquaintance. First, let's define the term "Bollywood." Clearly referencing the heart of the American (or "Amrikan") film industry, "Bollywood" comes from the "B" in "Bombay" and refers to the corresponding cradle of Hindi-language film, which puts out over 600 full-length feature films a year. Since the city has been stripped of its British … [Read more...] about PopGurls Guide to Hello, Bollywood!
It irritates me that in our culture a book or story isn't truly great until Hollywood bestows upon it the highest of all honors: turning it into a movie. So before the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy came out I refused to get excited, and declared them irrelevant and unnecessary. The books are amazing and they don't need to be legitimized by anyone, thank you very much. As far … [Read more...] about LoTR: One Nitpickers Guide
Inevitably, every single time I told someone I was going to go see the movie How To Deal with Mandy Moore, someone would ask me, "Is it going to be the same as that OTHER Mandy Moore movie?" What they meant was, "Is it going to be a weepy, teen-angst-ridden drama where someone dies of an incurable disease?" This makes me feel bad for Mandy. Even though she turned in a … [Read more...] about The Deal With Mandy Moore