BLOOD ROAD

Like so many in the U.S., my father was a Marine who served his country in Vietnam.  While he was away, he sent letters and reel-to-reel tapes to me, My Mom and my brother letting us in on his adventures, his fears and his never-ending love for us.  Daddy was one of millions of men…

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

In 1983, very few gay organizations were making progress when AIDS hit.  AIDS shattered the silence about Gay people’s lives and many were uneducated about what caused the disease, how it was contracted and what could be done to eradicate it or stop it from spreading and killing millions of lives. Around that same time,…

POLITICAL ANIMALS

POLITICAL ANIMALS Prop 13 continues to be in the forefront of the LGBT community for some states.  Why?  There are just some people on this earth who think same-sex marriages should not be allowed.  These are more than likely the same people who thought interracial marriage was a fate worse than death. However, four openly…

WONDER WOMAN

  Wonder Woman is a badass superhero in the form of Gal Godot making this energetic, beautifully shot action-adventure flick the highlight of the summer blockbusters thus far! This prequel, which delves into the origins of this strong-willed amazon,  is a rollercoaster ride from first frame to the last.  Taking place roughly a century earlier,…

Sophia Coppola Makes History at 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival Winners

  Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola made Cannes Film Festival history  becoming the second woman in the event’s 70-year history to win best director for her Focus Features release The Beguiled. Previously, Soviet director Yuliva Solntseva won for her 1961 war drama Chronicle of Flaming Years about the Russian’s resistance to the 1941 Nazi occupation. Coppola wasn’t the only woman winning…

ILLICIT

Marriage is can be tricky. Most enter into the union with the mindset that their mate will be their one and only for the rest of eternity. I’ve never been married, but I had a male best friend who had been married and told me once that he believed one woman or man can’t be everything all the time. You would be surprised how many other feel exactly the same way.

Beatriz at Dinner

It’s safe to say that no one and I mean NO ONE expected Donald J. Trump to be elected as President of the United States.  I mean this was some one who bragged about grabbing hoo-ha’s, disrespected outgoing President Barack Obama and every ethnic group living in the US. Even as I type and his…

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…