Downton Abbey Recap: Season 5, Episode 3

By Julia Ricci The drama in this week’s episode revolved around the ladies of the house. Here’s what went down: Wedding bells? Not quite. The episode begins with Mary and Tony Gillingham wrapping up their sex-cation in Liverpool. The whole point of this escapade is for the two to get to know each other so Mary can be sure Tony is the one, but Mary still … Continue reading Downton Abbey Recap: Season 5, Episode 3

‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season 5, Episode 1

By Julia Ricci After the deaths of two major characters in the third season and a dull fourth, Downton Abbey was in serious need of a pick-me-up and with this week’s Season 5 premier, however, the show appears to be back on track. Quite a lot happened in this episode, so take off your hat, pour yourself a cup of tea, and let’s get to … Continue reading ‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season 5, Episode 1

George Clooney Takes Over ‘Downton Abbey’ in Hilarious Spoof

By Julia Ricci George Clooney, ahem, George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood, has finally arrived at Downton Abbey in a hilarious spoof for ITV’s “Text Santa” charity fundraiser.      In the It’s A Wonderful Life-inspired sketch, Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) loses the family fortune (again) and wishes he’d never been born. With the help of an angel (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous), he sees how life … Continue reading George Clooney Takes Over ‘Downton Abbey’ in Hilarious Spoof

‘The Monuments Men’ Review

By Julia Ricci It has been a while since the world has seen a war film without somberly leaving the theater. Enter George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, a film that hearkens back to classic war movies like The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, and the patriotic morale boosters of the early 1940s, proving Hollywood can still make ’em like they used to.       The film is the … Continue reading ‘The Monuments Men’ Review