LIH Editorial: 10/15-10/20

15 Oct

Frequent and appreciated viewers,

Though you may have heard, aligning with the elections, we are doing a series on Hollywood and Politics. But you may have noticed the number of ads on this site is slim to none.  Why? As mentioned in some recent articles ad dollars equal ad representation.  Meaning any advertising dollars obligates us to present advertiser opinions on any range of issues.  You might think this is not a big deal but we think other wise.

Currently we can talk about any entertainment topic we want.  We don’t really attempt scoops and scathing exposé’s yet we still like our freedom to express ourselves.  Yes we have explored some taboo subjects but we are not challenged so no one has the leverage to make us stop.  For instance(s):

– Marvel Entertainment can’t write us and say “scratch the article on Robert Downey Jr. We don’t like  your posted article makes him look old and we’re invested in another 10 “Ironman” pictures with him.”

– Ford Motor Cars can’t write and say, “you should be focusing on “Skyfall” because our biggest product placement campaign is located there and we want people to go see that movie. 

– Exxon can’t insist we remove our article on a documentary dedicated to the wild life of the Gulf of Mexico because it reminds people to ask about our progress cleaning up that area. We’re not finished with that project…  Better yet tell them how much success we have had with that endeavor and that we should be finished in a month.

You may not think those kinds of interactions are likely yet we discussed how frequently that sort of media influence can occur when a web site depends on private funds.  Of course we might choose to advertise in the future but for now being independent serves us fine.  Please fill free to comment where you feel motivated.

Trivia: If you look at “Hollywood Take 2” you will hear some conversation about how different looks sell actors in romantic lead roles.  The actors chosen have played in a number of genres and some are most known as action stars.

Please select the photo that matches the film title. Plus, tell us why the costumes were believable for these three actors most popular romantic comedy roles.

Harrison Ford: WORKING GIRL (1988)





Keanu Reeves; THE LAKE HOUSE (2006)





Tom Cruise: JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)






MondayStephen King: The Master of Horror by Littlebells

Tuesday-article discussion

Wednesday2nd. Article in series on Hollywood Politics Inside & Out by Parisienne

Thursday-article discussion

Friday– Movie Buzz

Saturday-Hollywood Take 2

12 Responses to “LIH Editorial: 10/15-10/20”

  1. littlebells October 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM #

    It’s sad…I think because I know the answers. It’s either sad that I’ve watched too many movies or sad that I’ve seen too many KR films…either way, I’m going to let others have a go. You chillin in your mole shoes? 🙂

    • Open Book October 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM #

      LB-Yes the mole shoes are wonderful. Of course they are way too big but pair them with the perfect accessory and they look perfect.

      CR-I’m going to sit this trivia game out given this is my area and I would be cheating.

  2. Comic Relief October 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    Love the Mole shoes!!!!

  3. Comic Relief October 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

    LB and OB,

    No one likes a wall flower. You both need to get on the dance floor!

  4. Comic Relief October 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM #


    You wrote the article about advertainment, advertorials, etc. How do you believe this benign advertising relationship becomes a self-promotional relationship and influence over a websites begins?

    • littlebells October 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM #


      You always ask the best questions! I like that LIH isn’t obligated to promote one idea over an other or feel that we can’t discuss something because we’ve “contracted” ourselves.

    • Open Book October 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM #


      Wonderful question. IMO there is an issue of authenticity regarding reviews and opinions when sites depend on advertising. There really is a conflict of interest because u are no longer generating content for the consumer but for advertisers. For example rottentomatoes is owned by Warner Bros. and many believe their reviews are biased, so one has to question how much their reviews help inform the consumer?

  5. littlebells October 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM #

    ok, ok, here goes: in order B, D, A.

    • Comic Relief October 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM #

      CONGRATULATIONS LB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Yet I think this was way too easy for you or anyone familiar with the most successful actors and films of the last three decades. You’re a connoisseur that should not be trifled with. But be warned it will never be this easy ever ever ever again.

      Harrison Ford: WORKING GIRL (1988)

      STAR WARS (1977)
      Playing Han Solo

      WORKING GIRL (1988) ******

      THE FUGITIVE (1993)
      Playing John Book

      WITNESS (1985)
      Playing Linus Larrabee

      Kenu Reeves; THE LAKE HOUSE (2006)

      Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
      Playing Ted Logan

      The Matrix (1999)
      Playing Neo

      Speed (1994)
      Playing Officer Jack Traven

      THE LAKE HOUSE (2006) ********

      Tom Cruise: JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)

      JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) *********

      Mission Impossible (1996)
      Playing Ethan Hunt

      Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
      Playing Ron Kovic

      Rain Man (1988)
      Playing Charlie Babbit

      And your prize is…….

  6. Comic Relief October 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM #

    As you probably guessed I really like interactive presents. I also like to recommend gifts that cost you a minimal amount of financial investment. The spices should be in your spice drawer or cabinet. Collect all of these ingredients and follow the directions below;


    Find a common paper bag. Carefully place these ingredients in the bag in the order and amounts specified. Collect…

    1.Sage 5 0z.
    2.Rosemary 7 0z.
    3.Turmeric 3 0z.
    4. Chile Pepper 2 0z.
    5. Saffron 3 0z.
    6. Parsley 4 0z.

    …then shake the bag.

    Since you live on the west coast, like everything else the beach will be absolutely free of charge like all of the other spectacular present parts and attributes.

    Then find Mr. Bells for assistance; he’s going to be your dashing romantic present distributor. Ahhhhhh, the sacrifices for love.

    As the sun rises, he will release the contents of the bag into the wind. You need to stand down wind and take really deep breaths (try not to take your eyes off the sunrise). Please wear sunglasses, they are distributed free of charge at all California border crossings and highway check points. A scarf will keep you from taking some of your gift home in your hair.

    Please look at the description below to appraise the sensational benefits for your body.

    Here’s a preview:

    Ingredient FACTS:

    May help: Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.

    May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.

    May help: Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors.

    Chile Pepper:
    May help: Boost metabolism.

    May help: Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain.

    May help: Stabilize blood sugar.

    May help: Boost your mood, relieve symptoms of PMS

    May help: Prevent cancer

    Special thanks to Eating;

    • Open Book October 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM #

      Ahh! This is so sweet CR. How thoughtful. Congrats LB!!!! These cyber gifts are getting pretty intense. LOL!! I think u and LB have raised the bar on cyber gifting.

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