One of the biggest problems with the film industry’s gender gap — some estimates say female directors account for just 5 percent of films — is a lack of female perspective in the stories that are told.
ABC’s new series, “Black Box,” is attempting to mash-up a handful of TV tropes we’ve seen before — medical drama plots, soap opera histrionics, a mental illness-plagued protagonist — and none of them work. “Black Box” is essentially the tale of brilliant neuroscientist Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly), who also suffers from bipolar disorder. Catherine is the leader in her field and even more gifted when she’s manic, but her disorder is ruining her life (and threatening her professional career).
This week’s interview with Dan “Dragon” Spohn, who is competing for a UFC contract on “The Ultimate Fighter,” has us thinking of who we’d like to see face-off in a fight. Let’s ring the bell on these 10 killer bouts.
It’s been nearly four years since “The Boondocks” was on television, and this will be the final season of the series. Unfortunately, creator Aaron McGruder isn’t involved with this season, which makes for uneven episodes. I screened the second and fourth episodes of Season 4 — it’s odd the premiere wasn’t made available — and while there are some good moments, something is missing.
Through only two episodes, this season of “Game of Thrones” has already been epic. Season 3 was the best so far, but I’ve got an inkling Season 4 might exceed it. MAJOR TV SPOILERS — I HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS — AHEAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE, STOP READING NOW.
When I asked my friend Dan if he wanted to join me for the new Kevin Costner movie about the Cleveland Browns, he declined saying, “They probably come out on top in the end, which would require me to suspend way too much disbelief.”