Jake Gyllenhaal is Boston Strong in Stronger

  Being a former dancer, runner and Bikram yoga enthusiasts, having knee replacement surgery was one of the most life altering experiences of my life.  The mental and physical torture of physical therapy was the price I  paid for years of wearing down cartilage.  Many a night, I sobbed mourning my former active self.  Until,…

EMMA STONE AND STEVE CARELL SLAY IN THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

With the recent US Tennis Open win of Sloan Stephens and the Ava Duvernay doc Venus VS, one can’t help but wonder if any of this would be possible without tennis legend Billie Jean King.  The fact that women  and the LGBTQ community are still trying to get equal pay and rights speaks to the…

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

When a paradise proposal turns into a nightmare, Mitch Rapp sets out for revenge.  American Assassin is a perfect example of how military opps are capable of creating monsters and domestic terrorists.  Just when you think you are safe in your own backyard and the comforts of everyday life are challenged, does one realize looking…

Dinner with a Dame Honoring Opening of VICTORIA AND ABDUL

I don’t know about you, but whenever I think about the British monarchy, I picture people who have no sense of humor and are stiff and cold at best. Well baby, apparently Queen Victoria was NONE of that!   Based on journalist Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul:  The True Story of the Queen’s Closest…

J.J. Abrams Replaces Colin Trevorrow as Director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX   J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle…

Toronto Film Festival: Focus Features Grabs Lady Bird

  FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO LADY BIRD TORONTO, CANADA, September 11, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired international rights to Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird, company chairman Peter Kujawski announced today. A24 and IAC Films are partners on the movie.  Focus will be handling distribution in all territories outside of North America. Lady Bird has emerged…

Toronto Film Festival: Brad’s Status

  Mike White is one of the most prolific cinematic voices of our time. He attacks the issues of America very candidly, with fervor and a touch of comedy that leaves us wondering what just happened.  His latest film, Brad’s Status is no exception. White says he was interested in exploring the surge in what…

Calling on Girls! Win a Trip to Marvel Studios Premiere of THOR

MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE   Calling on Girls to Channel Their Superpowers of STEM for Good and Get a Chance to Win a Trip to the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK and a Mentorship presented by Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Synchrony Bank   https://d2ubg9dxuo6u2p.cloudfront.net/site-assets/media/video/marvel-studios-thor-ragnarok-superpowers-of-stem-challenge-8BVXW1K7YS.mp4   BURBANK,Calif. (August 23, 2017) —…

Force Friday is Back!! Fans Reveal nThe Last Jedi Character Online

  Star Wars Fans Invited to “Find the Force” As Unprecedented Augmented Reality Event Sweeps the Globe for Force Friday II   Fans to reveal a new The Last Jedi character via social media New product line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi launches globally at 12:01 AM September 1 More than 20,000 retail locations worldwide…

“#FOCUSFRIDAYS” STREAMING ON FACEBOOK LIVE for 15TH ANNIVERSARY

  FREE LIVE-STREAMING OF CLASSIC FOCUS FEATURES MOVIES ON FRIDAY NIGHTS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER CONTINUES CELEBRATION OF COMPANY’S 15th ANNIVERSARY   LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2017 – A trio of film favorites from Focus Features will be streamed on Facebook Live over the next three Friday nights in August and September. #FocusFridays will take…

CROWN HEIGHTS Review by The Curvy Film Critic

Did you know that there are 24 million incarcerated men in the US and at least 120,000 of them are innocent. Before Kalief Browder there was Colin Warner.  Colin was a hustler. A young man who was doing whatever he needed to do to survive.  Does that make him a thug?  Does that make Colin…

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Review by The Curvy Film Critic

  Being a big kid at heart, I’m always down for an animated film.  Nothing entertains me more than talking animals and talking babies!!!  I know…I need some serious help! This time, my flick of choice was The Nut Job 2:  Nutty by Nature, is the sequel to the 2014 hit animated film The Nut…