HIRED GUN:  Out of the Shadows – Into The Spotlight

A few years back, the Morgan Neville directed documentary 20 Feet From Stardom won an Academy Award and single-handed lay revived the careers of R&B legends Darlene Love and Merry Clayton. Now, in 2017, shines the spotlight on the industry’s best musicians or “hired guns”.

OKJA

I’m an animal lover…pure and simple.  The animal I have the most love for is my little mischievous Maltese…Spanky.  As of late, my furry best friend has been having several medical issues ranging from allergies to skin infections to heart issues.   As costly as all of this is, I would do anything to make…

Los Angeles’ First Environmental Film Festival Free to Public July 29 at Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre

Los Angeles’ First Environmental Film Festival Free to the Public Launches July 29 at Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre Presented by KCET and Link TV In Partnership with D.C.’s Renowned Environmental Film Festival Saturday July 29 Festival Features Full Day of Screenings and Panels Including  ‘Water & Power: A California Heist’, ‘Rise: Sacred Water- Standing Rock’,…

Winners Announced for the 2017 LA Film Festival

  Well, that was fast! Handed out June 22 by LA Film Festival Director Jennifer Cochis, the awards brunch celebrated jury prize honorees from the Festival’s U.S. Fiction, World Fiction, Documentary, Nightfall and LA Muse categories. Audience Awards were also presented for Fiction Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film and Web Series. The U.S. Fiction Award went to…

LA FILM FESTIVAL 2017: WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME

  Once upon a time, I was a music publicist and had the distinction of meeting Whitney Houston.  The Whitney Houston I met , was a fun-loving kind generous home-girl from New Jersey , who loved her friends and family hard.  She was a loyal as they come.  This particular day, Whitney came out to…

HAPPY SUMMER FROM THE EMOJI MOVIE

Happy First Day of Summer brought to you by THE EMOJI MOVIE!! School’s out for summer, so attached is a super cute EMOJI activity book for your kids to enjoy in this good weather! Feel free to share their creations on social #EmojiMovie     THE EMOJI MOVIE Genre: Animated Release: July 28, 2017 The…

BOY ERASED TO STAR NICOLE KIDMAN, LUCAS HEDGES AND RUSSELL CROWE

FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA BOY ERASED;   NICOLE KIDMAN, RUSSELL CROWE, LUCAS HEDGES TO STAR WITH DIRECTOR JOEL EDGERTON IN ADAPTATION OF GARRARD CONLEY MEMOIR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOS ANGELES, June 21st, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from…

THE BEGUILDED

What is the best thing about this film other than the fact that it boasts a very impressive roster of women in front of and behind the lens?  Two words – Colin Farrell.  I swear he could make a lesbian straight with those dark eyes and rugged, charming sensibility.  When his character takes a dark turn, I found myself still feeling a little empathy for him.    He’s like that lady boy you know you should run away from, but you just can’t help being intrigued and sucked into his web.  Now, that’s what I call an actor!

LA FILM FESTIVAL 2017: Two – Four – Six

Russia has been in the news more than we care to think about these days and mostly associated with an administration that is slowly but surely garnering less and less respect for our country as the seconds tick by.  However, one thing I bet you would never associate Russia with – young basketball players from…

SHOT CALLER

It’s bad enough to be incarcerated, but it’s even worse when you realize your life ceases you know it.  The humiliation, the fights, the struggle just to start alive or not be physically violated is a reality many inmates across the country deal with as routinely as brushing one may brush their teeth.  But, here…

OUT OF STATE

When most people think about the island of Hawaii, thoughts of hula dancers, exotic drinks, sparkling oceans and sprawling beaches come to mind.  When I think of Hawaii, I remember a time as a young child on the island of Kailua playing with my Mom and Dad on the beach, awaiting the birth of my…