Wednesday, June 17 2009
With attempted justifications of military torture on our minds, Retro Remote heads back to the '50s TV Western to find a surprisingly tough moral stance on the U.S. military's destruction of human dignity and dehumanisation of 'enemy combatants'.
Sunday, June 7 2009
Still cute, funny and entertaining, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears holds up remarkably well on every level.
Tuesday, May 26 2009
Explorations of the outer limits of the patient/ therapist relationship titillate viewers with the possibilities of what could happen.
Monday, May 18 2009
What better way to soothe modern worries than by taking in classic country music with a side of hillbilly humor?
Thursday, May 7 2009
As things start getting a little steamy, Retro Remote 'sinks into nothingness' trying to mix Gidget and some serious film theory.
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Imagine a 'Seinfeld' episode on a boat with rods in Jerry and Kramer’s hands … you get the picture.
Thursday, April 16 2009
HBO’s dedication to quality parts for women gallantly shows through and has even changed the landscape of television as we know it.
Sunday, April 12 2009
The road to Grammy-winning rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr.'s positive outcome may be paved with good intentions, but self-interest fuels the journey.
Monday, March 16 2009
For someone who wouldn’t know my mortars from my pestles, I seem to spend an awful lot of time observing chefs in action.
Sunday, March 1 2009
Going to Nashville to become country at this point is a little like going to New York City to become the Velvet Underground.
Thursday, February 19 2009
My qualifications for discussing actresses and the Oscars? I’m gay and have watched the awards for more than 25 years now. If that doesn’t make me an Oscar expert, clearly nothing does.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.
Sunday, February 8 2009
Are CNN journalists writing news headlines these days, or t-shirt slogans?
Thursday, January 15 2009
Slumdog Millionaire's Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture/Drama is like a flare warning Hollywood about its future in cinema.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
The small screen is no longer for small personalities or those without ambition or washed up has-beens.
Monday, January 12 2009
Miriam Makeba, Odetta and Eartha Kitt both fully represented and completely transcended their moments in time
Monday, December 8 2008
This year's CMA winners point to a future where the only thing necessary to be classified as country is a desire to join in and sing.
Monday, November 17 2008
Although "hip-hop" means different things to different people, everyone seems to be confident that they know what "it" is. Through this subjective lens, there is also a unique brand of investment and ownership in the meaning of "hip-hop".
Monday, November 10 2008
Even though the presidential and vice-presidential candidates didn't win the posts they were gunning for, Americans have a lot of women winners, this election.
Thursday, October 30 2008
The 20th anniversary DVD release of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is less a greatest-hits package than a reminder of simple joys, like mocking lousy movies.