PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Its’ been a minutes since we have seen Captain Jack Sparrow or the film franchise that was spawn from a Disneyland ride in 2003. Now, 14 years later, if you love the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, you won’t be disappointed with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. Back in his Oscar nominated, unforgettable role of Captain Jack Sparrow, actor Johnny Depp performs this character as though he were a second skin. It’s so organically natural for him and the jokes never cease to amuse.

LEGO® MONUMENT TOUR AT GLENDALE GALLERIA

As the only venue in California to host The LEGO® Monument Tour, I got to see up-close and personal American’s famous landmarks recreated using thousands of LEGO® bricks.  The one-of-a-kind, large-scale models of American landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks by LEGO® Master Builders takes over Glendale Galleria and is visually stunning with  fun facts….

The Mummy Live Event

Universal Pictures launched The Mummy Day, inspired by the upcoming action-adventure this past Saturday, May 20. Audiences of all ages were invited to visit the enormous 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus, which was revealed at the Hollywood & Highland gateway in Los Angeles.  The Mummy star Tom Cruise was joined on stage by his fellow co-stars and director…

I AM HEATH LEDGER

Sometimes people break through because of one thing….their voice, masculinity or body.  Heath Ledger had all this things in spades. Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, I Am Heath Ledger chronicles the young Oscar winner’s brief life in his own words through home movies and the testimony of those closest to him. Described…

Snatched

  Most mothers and daughters are notorious for having complicated relationships?  Why?  As someone who is on the daughter side of this issue, it’s endearing and annoying all at the same time  But, no matter what the praise or criticism is from our mothers, the bottom line is you only get one mother who will…

Comic Books Made Into Movies for Summer 2017

As a kid, I would run to the corner store and buy my favorite comic book – anything Archie!  I know it’s corny, but you know I’m a nerdy geek…right?! Well, this summer has proven to be a comic book smorgasbord when it comes to summer releases.  A brand new trailer was revealed last night…

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

  The Guardians of the Galaxy are back and this time they are slaying Dads AND planets! Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl) “What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl) But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea These lyrics are spoken by Ego (fantabulously played…

HELP Spotlight Make Dreams Come True!!!

On April 8, 2017, I watched 15 high school students excitedly await their turn to audition for a panel of world-class performers at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Feeling the nerves; hearing the repetition of lines; and frequent words of encouragement like “break a leg” couldn’t help but make me proud of how far…

Tribeca Talks: THE GODFATHER and GODFATHER II

It is no secret that The Godfather Trilogy is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert De Niro were among my first movie-star crushes.  I learned about abortion and domestic violence from Diane Keaton and Talia Shire.  Of all the things I learned and was entertained by with The Godfather…

Am I Blue or Am I Black – Special Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fox’s hit sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been rewarded for it out of the box approach to the traditional sitcom formula by winning a Golden Globe.  Their tradition continues with a special episode that airs tonight in which Terry Crews’ character Sergeant Jeffords, has a very personal, racially motivated encounter with a fellow police officer while…