The Star Gives an Old Tale a Hip, Fresh Twist from the Animals POV

Everyone knows the story of how Baby Jesus came to Joseph and Mary…right?  But, what if the way the story was told was from the point of view of the animals.  That’s right, camels, donkey disciples and birds are just the tip of the iceberg sharing this historic fable voiced by Patricia Heaton, Tyler Perry,…

Darren Aronofsky Tackles Bible, Humor and Horror in mother!

Darren Aronovsky films always leave me asking a zillion questions when the film is over!!!  As many of you know, I am not a fan of the horror genre.  Look, I’m still having very vivid memories and nightmares over Black Swan:) mother! is a different type of film.  It unabashedly attacks Christianity, the Bible and…

Fireside Chat with Daddy’s Home 2 – Linda Cardellini

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are at it again and this time they have thrown their Dads (played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) into the mix.  Sequel to the 2015 smash Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) are on a mission to give their kids the experience of the perfect Christmas when their…

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Brings Home Tradition and Family for the Holidays

If someone had told me, a grown woman, that I would be in the ugly cry over a snowman, I probably would’ve bet you’re wrong.  I mean, let’s face it…the last time I shed a tear over a  snowman it was for my main man Frosty!  Well, Frosty make have to take seat,  because there…

Finding Dory Makes A Splash in Disney on Ice

Record-Breaking Animated Hit Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory Makes a Splash as part of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart Plus Riley and the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Take the Ice for the First Time in the New Skating Production Coming to the Southland December 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Tickets On-Sale To the…

Cate Blanchett is Hella Fantabulous in Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Chris Hemsworth in all his glory and kitchiness is back as Thor and it is a riotous roller-coaster ride from start to finish.  Complete with lines like “safe passage through the anus”, holograms and a spectacular fight sequence with Thor and The Hulk reckoning back to a little Mad Max Thunderdome action, I couldn’t help…

Richard Linklater Delivers Perfect Grief Rollercoaster Ride with Last Flag Flying

  Semper Fi…Do or Die is a phrase I have heard my entire life, as were the lyrics to the Halls of Montezuma My father is what they call in “the corp” a lifer.  He spent more than a quarter of his life in the United States Marine Corps and when he left my Mom…

Melissa Leo Giving Nurse Ratched Goodness in Novitiate

Growing up in the midwest,  you were either Baptist, Pentecostal or Catholic.  I grew up practicing two of the three.  As a devout Catholic, we were told to revere and respect the Nuns and the Priests, as they were to have “Jesus On The Main Line” type of capability. Little did my 12 year-old self…

Fonda and Redford Reunited for Our Souls at Night

  One of my fondest childhood memories was watching Robert Redford and Jane Fonda late night on television in Barefoot in the Park.  They seemed like an on-screen match made in heaven.  Needless to say, I was right. Nearly 50 years later, the two reunited for the Netflix drama, Our Souls at Night about two…

Mario Van Peebles’ Talks Superstition, Phenomena and Family Values

  Halloween and Horror are not my thing.  I am a self-proclaimed wuss when it comes to anything scary…lol But, I’m always down for a thriller and Mario Van Pebble’s Superstition fits the bill in that lane for me.  Premiering on  they SYFY Channel on October 20th, Mario Van Peebles sat down to chat about…

Why ALL Politicians Scream GET ME ROGER STONE

Just yesterday, I was sitting at a light and what seemed to be a off-kilter middle-aged white man veered out of the crosswalk lane heading straight toward my car window.  We locked eyes. It was immediately clear this man hated me for my color and was about to do something unsavory.  I rolled up my…

WONDERSTRUCK YOUNG STARS BRIDGE THE WORLD OF SILENCE

    Loneliness.  Confusion. Regret.  These are emotions we rarely, if ever, associate with children.  But, due to the age of social media and cyber bullying, it has become more of the norm.  In Wonderstruck, based on the Brian Selznick novel of the same name, we are infused into the world of Ben and Rose….