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…

LaLa Land

  Being a Broadway Baby, I live for a good musical movie!  LaLa Land is it!  Whiplash director Damien Chazelle takes the endearing old-school Hollywood musical, modernizes it with a Los Angeles back drop and drops in the vocal/dance stylings of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling to add the cherry on top. As an actress,…

Birdman Takes Off Leading 2015 Oscar Nominations and Surprises

Well, it suffices to say that this awards season has kinda like being a bride and the day before the wedding the groom changed his mind.  It’s been a real roller coaster ride and there don’t seem to be any real frontrunners in sight. Let’s begin with the obvious.  It’s been no surprise that I’m…

Review: Birdman

What happens when an actor playing a superhero falls on hard times and reverts to Broadway in order to revive his stalled career?  In 1989, Michael Keaton played Batman and since then has been relegated to mostly voice-over gigs in animation hits like Jack Frost, Cars and Toy Story 3. So, it would suffice to…

Update: Venice Film Festival

Since obviously, I am at Warner Brothers filming the 4th and final season of the CW’s Dramedy Hart of Dixie, I have attached an abridged report of the Venice Film Festival from Deadline Hollywood’s…Nancy Tartaglione.  Thanks diva…I owe you one… Underway since August 27th,  is the 71st edition of the world’s oldest international film festival…The…

Review: Magic In The Moonlight

Have you ever been a skeptic of those who claim to be gifted mediums?  You know the one.  They claim to be talking to your loved ones or claim to predict what lies in your “future”? Set in the Roaring 20’s, Woody Allen delves into this subject from a completely comical point of view, while…

Coming Attractions week of July 25th

We literally have one more month left to summer…can you believe it?  Whew….2014 is just flying by!!!  With that, here is the list of films coming to a cinema near you this week on July 25th and 26th… Hercules – Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire…

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2

…and the summer blockbuster season is officially in full swing with the opening of The Amazing Spiderman 2 starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, reprising their roles from the first film two years ago of the same title.  In this installment, we’re introduced to Electro (Jaime Foxx), the Green Goblin is back in the form…

COMING ATTRACTIONS

  There are quite a few films coming out this week, so let’s get to it… May 2nd The Amazing Spiderman 2 Sequel deals with the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) return.  Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common – OsCorphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbp3Ra3Yp74 Walk of…