Rich Monetti

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'The House Arrest Rooneys' Confines Dysfunctional Family and Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
2 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'
2 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'
2 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
3 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...
The Screen Going Black Was 'The Sopranos' Only Option
3 months ago
I didn’t have HBO when The Soprano’s ended, but I certainly heard about the outcome. So I wasn’t that jarred by the screen going black and was pretty accepting of the climax. Now binge-watching the se...
Jordan Peele Makes Sure We Take the Cue in 'Get Out'
4 months ago
Black people finally got themselves in a horror movie as the center of attention. In 2017's Get Out, they match previous wits with their whiters in this mix of social commentary, comedy and suspense b...