Open Mic

Not Your Grandparents’ Sandman: ‘Inception’ is the Talk of the Town. One Major Critic Confesses He Doesn’t Get the Film; and What That Says About Shows Such as ‘Lost,’ ’24’ and ‘Twin Peaks’

I’ve never met Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, but I’ve always considered him a smart and thoughtful movie critic. Gleiberman published an intriguing blog yesterday (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) entitled “ ‘Inception’: Am I the only one who didn’t get it?”…

Jul 21, 2010

This Year’s Emmy Awards Telecast Could Be One of the Best in Years; Will ‘The Good Wife’ Score?

Some fresh, new blood has been injected into the races for this year’s Emmy awards and some interesting additions and omissions make this one of the most appealing Emmy competitions in years. And, it will be a short one with…

Jul 13, 2010

That Awfully Funny Looking Bottom Line: Is That Some Sort of Vaudeville Joke?

[Just this week both Disney and Rysher Entertainment lost lawsuits to profit participants who said they were owed money. But the system was designed to discourage these kind of lawsuits. Which reminds us of this story. It’s a conversation between an Executive Producer of…

Jul 9, 2010