Britney Spears Builds on Objectification of Men Trend/Stays Generally Cheesy in “Make Me” Video

Though some might have thought Britney Spears lost her knack for showcasing a bit of cheesy flair when it comes to her music, the pop star returned to a schmaltzy form not seen since the interlude before her cover of “Satisfaction” on Oops…I Did It Again. For the video for …

Barry Munday Can’t Quite Turn the Dramedy/Quirky Rom-Com Genre Into Gold

For as strong of a start as Chris D’Arienzo’s Barry Munday gets with the introduction of its aloof, womanizing protagonist (played by Patrick Wilson), its inevitable conclusion is what leads to an ultimately prosaic feel, veering unavoidably toward the cliche rom-com ending. While the film starts out interestingly enough as the anti-hero …

Songs About Not Needing Money To Be Happy & Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”: A Complex Saturation in A Hyper-Capitalist World

There has long been a thematic trend in music–one that espouses the notion that you don’t need money in order to be happy. In fact, you’ll probably be more miserable when you have it. Starting around the time The Beatles assured us, “I don’t care too much for money/Money can’t …