D.R. Scott

I'm a open-minded skeptic who sees the glass of beer as half full. Other than pontificating on TV, Movies, Sports, Politics, and Everything Else, my goal is to graduate from The Big Schoolhouse of Life with a passing grade.

  • Entertainment
    Bill Murray In “Ghostbusters 3?” Will Believe When I See It

    Although it’s a phenomenon that’s rarer than sightings of Haley’s comet, there are a few sequels that are superior to the original movies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. It’s really not surprising that Ghostbusters II: We Only Did It For The...

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    Mel Gibson Rehabilitates His Image With The Quirky Comedy-Drama “The Beaver”

    Sure, Mel Gibson might be a crazed, bigoted, foul-mouthed, misogynistic boozehound, but hey, he’s not all bad. Jodie Foster certainly thinks so. Ms. Foster has stayed stubbornly loyal to her friend, even as the rest of Hollywood turned their backs on Mel. Ignoring the disgraced Australian star’s controversial and well-publicized meltdown, the...

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    The Joss Whedon-Free “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Movie Is A Bad Idea

    Not only is Hollywood a creatively-challenged dead zone where good ideas go to die, the bloodied carcasses of ideas are dragged behind a woodshed and shot in the back of the head. O.K., maybe it’s not that bad, but it seems that way sometimes. For example, there’s the upcoming reboot of the...

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    Heath Ledger’s Joker Won’t Be In “The Dark Knight Rises”

    Uh-oh. Before it was proven to be false, there was an ugly, persistent and disturbing rumor going around that the studio guys at Warner Brothers were thinking about using some leftover footage of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker in their upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Holy Zombie Resurrection, Batman! Didn’t...

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    George Lazenby Was A Great 007 In The Underrated “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

    After years of being unfairly maligned as the Pete Best of the 007 film series, George Lazenby finally gets to tell his side of the story in The Other Fella, an autobiography due to be published in 2012. Personally, as a long-time James Bond fan, I believe Mr. Lazenby never got the...

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    Catherine Hardwicke, The Director of “Twilight”, Gets Another Chance With The Upcoming “Red Riding Hood”

    In spite of Twilight‘s incredible box-office success, Catherine Hardwicke wasn\’t given the opportunity to direct the sequel New Moon. Why? Insiders called Ms. Hardwicke “irrational” and “uncooperative”, and said that the studio “didn’t like her.” The public statement said it was a “timing” issue. But Catherine Hardwicke did a great job, and...

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    “Seven of Nine” was Jeri Ryan’s Greatest Role

    Although it makes me feel like a stalker, I try to keep up on what the actress Jeri Ryan is doing. So far, meh. After Voyager ended, Ryan landed a temporary job on the forgettable legal drama “Shark”, where she tried not to be devoured by the crazed scenery-chewing of James Woods....

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    Reality TV “Stars” Like Heidi Montag Are Annoying But Temporary

    I hate reality TV shows. As documentaries, they’re dishonest, amateurish, and shamelessly manipulative. Because reality TV shows are so cheap and easy to produce, garbage like The Bachelor, Survivor, and Hell’s Kitchen keep good television programing off the networks . But what I find most appalling is how the genre celebrates the...

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    Julianne Moore Isn’t Just a Prop in a Bulgari Ad, She’s a Great Actress

    Julianne Moore has been taking off her clothes a lot lately. As a model for Bulgari it’s her job. Honestly, I can’t figure out what gratuitous nudity and lion cubs have to do with overpriced handbags, but Julianne is very good at it. However, even though I’m sure the Italian jeweler and...