Rich Monetti

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Director of 'Teen Beach Movie' Receives Directors Guild of America Award and Reflects on His Career
15 days ago
Jeffrey Hornaday first arrived on the scene in providing the choreography for Flashdance. He went onto orchestrate Dick Tracy, the film version of A Chorus Line, and laid down the numbers for Michael ...
'Father Goose' Notches Another Fairytale Ending for Cary Grant
23 days ago
When does it become too much to watch Cary Grant make forlorn look easy and lore in the girl with his patented reluctance. In a word, the consensus says never. But for those who may somehow tire, Fath...
'The House Arrest Rooneys' Confines Dysfunctional Family and Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
4 months ago
All marriages require sacrifice and contain many challenges—especially when children are involved. But in Peter Welch's new family oriented sitcom, The House Arrest Rooneys, the storyline takes us way...
Nothing Said Censorship in America More Than the Cancellation of 'Soap'
4 months ago
In my opinion, the 1970s were the Golden Age of situation comedies. Barney Miller, All in the Family, WKRP, MASH and the Odd Couple were all unforgettable and still hold up today. But my favorite may ...
Once Again, Spike Lee Goes Over the Top in 'BlacKkKlansman'
5 months ago
I just went to see BlacKkKlansman. I had high hopes. But let’s first talk about Spike Lee. I’m well aware of how his films get in your face. Drawing both criticism and praise, he’s a cultural lightnin...
My Oscar Winners Would Man-up the Whole Affair
5 months ago
Ordinary People, Dances with Wolves, Forrest Gump—we've all sat with disappointment as the wrong picture ends up with Best Picture. It's not something that would easily be fixed by shaking up those wh...