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James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington in NBC's The Blacklist About six months ago, I wrote a post ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing One of the most interesting things about art is how it can serve as a cultural milestone, and in many ways art proves the truth of ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
When I became old enough that I started talking to girls, the best advice my mother ever gave me is "be yourself." Now that sounds like the sort of trite, fortune cookie saying that is deep and ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 68 comments on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice There's a story that before the first Iron Man film, when the executives at Marvel Studios were searching for financing,
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 84 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Showtime's Masters of Sex Sex and expressions of sexuality are aspects of American culture and society that are both ever-present and that usually make people ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The ruins of San Francisco in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As long as there have been movies, there's been an audience to watch things blow up. Sometimes it's laughably unrealistic, and ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 89 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Three Flags, a 1958 painting by Jasper Johns, which currently resides at the Whitney Museum of American Art For a while now I've wanted to write a column about American pop culture, soft power and ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Amy Brenneman as Laurie Garvey in HBO's The Leftovers There's a great quote from the author Douglas Adams about perspective, in which he wondered why we as a species think ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
In almost every medical drama that has ever existed, at some point a patient's heart will stop (aka asystole ), the monitor (ECG) will flatline and the doctors will reach for paddles to shock said ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
What could go wrong with a movie built around the love story between a duck and Lea Thompson? In the arts, "bad" is mostly relative. The entire genre of cult classics is predicated on the idea ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 203 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black Someone much smarter than me once observed that life is a series of rooms inside a giant building called Earth that's ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
The title of this piece comes from a quote attributed to newspaper editor Horace Greeley, with it being a popular expression of westward expansion and Manifest Destiny in the 19th century. ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 151 comments on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Jess Weixler, Matt Czuchry and Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife When you mention politics to most people, they make a "eww" face and regard it as a concept they neither want to be a part of or ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
There's a tendency in life to think that because "A" is good and "B" is good, if we put "A" and "B" together in one package that will equal awesomeness. But this sort of thinking is how we end up ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Dr. Virginia Johnson in Showtime's Masters of Sex Every so often, I'll watch Korean dramas. Some are pretty good, and many times seeing the ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Ever notice the sound a galloping horse makes in films and television shows? According to Hollywood, horse hooves make a clickety-clack noise of coconuts being banged together. Anyone who's ever ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 232 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
"I hope you take the job. Change happens one person at a time." Earlier in the week I reviewed HBO's Veep , and it's a nice contrast to this series. Both are comedies centered on female leads in ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Sola Bamis as Shirley and Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson There is a comfort in childhood innocence. The world seems huge, everything seems to make sense and there's an order to it, if only because ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
When FX announced they were creating a series based on the Coen brothers' Fargo , there were more than a few raised eyebrows. Even people involved with this adaption have said their ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep The basis of all fiction is conflict . There are always dangerous quests against dark forces, impossible ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends