Tag: Hollywood

Virtual Golden Globes ceremony celebrates TV and film

Photo courtesy of Rob Young, Flickr The 78th Golden Globes aired on Sunday, Feb. 28, hosted by four-time returning comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Though different from the Globes' tradition of red carpets, an audience of entertainment’s top celebrities and cheerful hugs of support to the night's winners, […]

#FreeBritney trends after release of Spears documentary

Photo courtesy of Eva Rinaldi, Flickr   The #FreeBritney movement began in 2019 after the podcast “Britney’s Gram” expressed concern for the safety of Britney Spears. On Feb. 5, The New York Times released the documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which gives an in-depth look at the heartbreaking struggles the pop […]

Film and Television Continue to Whitewash Asian Roles

Photo courtesy of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Wikipedia Several recent films featuring white actors in Asian roles have generated controversy, as critics point to the casting decisions as evidence of whitewashing. “It's problematic,” said David Oh, a professor of media and communications at Ramapo College, “because it […]

TV and Film Draw Profit from the Past

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Over the course of the last few years, pop culture has centered on nostalgia, as classic movies and television shows have been remade or rebooted in order to draw in fans both old and new. Game shows of years past, such as the “$100,000 Pyramid” and […]

Nostalgia in Creative Arts Promotes Lack of Originality

Discussions on artistic pursuits, or the prevalence of clichés in popular culture, are often met with eye rolls toward the person complaining. Likewise, a person who speaks out against Hollywood film remakes is often pictured as a snobby aspiring artist who wears a beret and sits in a café. However, […]