Saturday, May 25, 2024

Giants Win, But So Does Madonna- Big Time


Her movie is a dud, she’s involved in a crazy cult, but listen–Madonna is a show person. Her half time show at the Super Bowl was just perfect, from the opening of “Vogue” to the closing of “Like a Prayer.” Give her credit–she knew she was playing to a conservative audience. There were to be no lesbian kisses or wardrobe malfunctions. Did she sing live? Sometimes. Whatever. It didn’t matter. And bringing Cee Lo in for “Like a Prayer” was magic. It’s her best song, and you can’t beat a gospel choir. Otherwise, there’s not much to say about the new song, which isn’t very good. “Music” sounded like a cacaphony. But all in all, it was upbeat, ebullient, entertaining. So, you see, even Madonna’s naysayers can find something to love in her. But all the women at our Super Bowl party thought she looked uncomfortable in those boots. Madonna, it’s a win, grade A. And the Giants– god bless each and every one of them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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