Unfortunately, 2014 brought about the end of The Queen Latifah Show, but thankfully, Queen Latifah won’t be away from television for long! The rapper/actor/singer/producer has been cast as blues and film star Bessie Smith in an HBO biopic written and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah).
“Here we are again—that old familiar place, where the winds will blow…” I think this, lyrics from Whitney Houston’s spectacular “Don’t Cry for Me” is an appropriate way to start out this post, seeing how a lot of Sleepy Hollow fans might feel like they need to start mourning the rest of Season Two.
If you follow my writing on Entertainment Weekly’s Community blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge black-ish fan. I recap the show regularly for the website and just last week, I was able to talk to Andre Jr. himself, Marcus Scribner!
So, how do we feel about that Sleepy Hollow midseason finale? I know there’s a lot of fans dealing with emotional bruising right now.
Say it ain’t so! Why did it have to be him! “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday!”
It’s time to pour some out for our homie, Capt. Frank Irving. He fought the good fight. He bested War and significantly weakened him. However, why’d he have to die!
This recap is was written a day after the initial airing of “Magnum Opus,” because of the verdict coming out of Ferguson, MO. Needless to say, my mind (and the minds of many others) wasn’t focused on what Abbie and Ichabod was fighting that day.
Another Interview Rewind! I mentioned in my IR post about Craig Bartlett that I’d also interviewed Hey Arnold! composer Jim Lang. I thought it’d be cool to republish both this and the Bartlett interviews to celebrate the release of Hey Arnold!: The Complete Series on DVD from Shout! Factory.
This month, the box set of Hey Arnold! : The Complete Series came out thanks to Shout! Factory and it is literally the best thing you could buy. Of course, it’s great if you grew up with the show and you want a nostalgic look back at your childhood. But it’s also a great buy if you love poignant storytelling and fun animation.
For better or worse, I am a huge fan of Disney’s original 1950s animated classic, Cinderella. It’s a masterpiece of simple, effective animation, natural humor, and a lack of time-specific fashion (this story is set sometime in the 1800s, I assume, yet Cinderella and other characters have silhouettes and hairstyles specific to the ’50s).