The Trouble with Romantic Comedies

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth of Rom-Coms

SPOILER ALERTS: There are many in here. Be warned.

by Renée J. Lukas

 

As we say a final farewell to February, I wanted to do a blog in honor of this past month—the month of Valentine’s Day, Cupid (or just a man-baby in a diaper), and love and […]

February 28th, 2017|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|Comments Off on The Trouble with Romantic Comedies

Movies and Shows To Watch This Winter

by Renée J. Lukas

 

For me, going outside in the winter is like going outside on the moon without a suit. I don’t like to do it. When I do, I’m so bundled up, I walk like someone in a full-body cast as I take the garbage to the curb. To my neighbors, I’m Sasquatch, rarely […]

February 1st, 2017|Book, TV and Movie Reviews, Renee's World|Comments Off on Movies and Shows To Watch This Winter

Are the Movies Dead?

Why Netflix Original Series are Surpassing Standard Hollywood Fare

by Renée J. Lukas

 

It had to happen sooner or later. You can only have so many decades of telling the stories of straight white men when society is much more diverse than that. For Hollywood, it’s proving to be bad business. There’s been a steady decline in […]

October 13th, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|Comments Off on Are the Movies Dead?

Launching Southern Girl

I took a break from my blog this summer. Unlike Donald Trump’s campaign, it wasn’t a “shake-up,” although I did want to think more about what my blog should be. I’d like to give more glimpses into what it’s like to be a writer, and to take you along as I go on this crazy […]

August 21st, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments

‘Carol’ Left Me Wanting More

Rainy taxi windows and longing glances. . . if you’re looking for a romantic movie, Carol gives you that rip-your-heart-out angst that romantics like me love. However, parts of the story are problematic. But we’ll get to that.

First, let me confess that I haven’t yet read the book on which the film is based, The […]

March 29th, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Oh, No He Didn’t. . .Hillary and Bernie at the CNN Debate

 It’s not WHAT Bernie Sanders said, but the WAY he said it.

For years, women have gotten a lot of crap for the following words: “It’s not what you said, but the WAY you said it.” I’ll admit I’ve used that response a little over a million times. But like it or not, there is truth to […]

March 8th, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments