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…

SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING

SPIDERMAN:  HOMECOMING REVIEW by Carla Renata  – The Curvy Film Critic   Spidey is back and with a new best friend…Tony Stark!  That’s right Robert Downey, Jr. aka Ironman is a mentor for the young Peter Parker, who is trying to figure out how to make good use of his special gifts.  The last time…

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…

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…

CARS 3

I think if I had known about a female race car driver, I could’ve probably been the 1st African-American chick to blaze NASCAR!!! Naw, not really, but in Disney/Pixar’s latest in the Car franchise – Cars 3, there is some serious female empowerment going on! ​ ​ In this installment, our favorite hero Lightning McQueen…

LA FILM FESTIVAL: THE BOOK OF HENRY

Saw the book of Henry and my family was alarmed at my actual sobbing in the theater How many times do we watch an injustice happen to a compete stranger or even a next door neighbor and run a blind eye?  Better yet, what if a loved one passes on and has a final wish…

ILLICIT FILM REVIEW

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.

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.

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…

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…