Movie Review: MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

MALEFICENT MISTRESS OF EVIL movie poster | ©2019 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Riley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay, David Gyasi, Jenn Murray, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Warwick Davis Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster and Linda Woolverton, story by Linda Woolverton Director: Joachim Ronning Distributor: Walt Disney Release Date: October 18, 2019 MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL is a sequel to 2014’s MALEFICENT, the revisionist version of SLEEPING BEAUTY. Angelina Jolie stars in both films as the title character, a dark faerie who, in the first movie, took righteous wrath a little too far. In MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Director Reed Morano on the Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

THE HANDMAID'S TALE - Teaser poster | ©2017 Hulu

The ten-episode first season of Hulu’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE, now available its entirety, has been nominated for eleven primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series (update: it won). Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, THE HANDMAID’S TALE takes place in a near-future where no women have autonomy, and those few who are fertile are forced to be “handmaids,” childbearers for sterile upper-class couples. The story is seen through the eyes of June, played by Elisabeth Moss (who also won an Emmy for her work here), who outwardly complies but is ever hopeful for an opportunity to break free. Reed Morano directed […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BEGUILED

The cast of THE BEGUILED | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Oona Lawrence, Emma Howard Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the novel A PAINTED DEVIL by Thomas Cullinan and the screenplay by John B. Sherry and Grimes Grice Director: Sofia Coppola Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: June 23, 2017 The new film THE BEGUILED, directed and written by Sofia Coppola, is not the first film adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s novel A PAINTED DEVIL. In 1971, Don Siegel directed a screenplay by John B. Sherry (the pen name of Albert Maltz) and Grimes Grice (the pen name […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MALEFICENT

MALEFICENT movie poster | ©2014 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Tom Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Brenton Thwaites, Kenneth Cranham, Isobelle Molloy, Michael Higgins Writer: Linda Woolverton, based on Walt Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY and Charles Perrault’s story LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT Director: Robert Stromberg Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: May 30, 2014 Almost everyone who saw Walt Disney’s animated SLEEPING BEAUTY as a child, regardless of when that childhood was, had the crap scared out of them by the villainess Maleficent. An evil fairy who cast a death spell on an innocent baby, had green vapor surrounding […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 – The Guests

THE HOST cast - Jake Abel, Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons at the World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 | ©2012 Sue Schneider

November 12th, SUMMIT Entertainment held the World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Now the guests that walked the black carpet and joined the stars on this special night: Bella Thorne, Alexa Vega, DJ Qualls, Paul McDonald, Molly Sims, Justine Wachsberger, The Boom Circuits, Sterling Beaumon, Nancy O’Dell, Frank Marshall, Brent Smith, Sarah Habel, Jared Kusnitz, Mayim Bialik, Max Burkholder, Willow Shields, Olivia Holt, Luke Benward, Inbar Levi, Shar Jackson, Brandon and Savannah, Aramis Knight, Amanda Stenberg, Jaleel White, Jacqueline Emerson, Shaun Robinson, A Boy […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Christina Hendricks talks MAD MEN Season 5

Christina Hendricks in MAD MEN - Season 5 - "The Other Woman" | ©2012 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

MAD MEN has its fifth-season finale tonight on AMC. Created by Matt Weiner, the series about the careers and personal lives of Madison Avenue advertising executives has won Emmys and viewer loyalty One of the other things MAD MEN has done is made a sex symbol and fashion icon of Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan Holloway Harris. Over the seasons, Joan has risen from being a secretary to, this season, a partner in the firm. Hendricks, born in Tennessee and raised in Idaho, acquired a cult following for her role as the many-named con woman Saffron on FIREFLY and was […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

WE BOUGHT A ZOO movie poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Macfadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo, J.B. Smoove Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe, based on the book by Benjamin Mee Director: Cameron Crowe Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: December 23, 2011 There really is a gentleman named Benjamin Mee who wrote a book with the title WE BOUGHT A ZOO about his experiences with the wildlife park in Dartmoor, England, where (according to the film’s credits) he still resides with his two children. The movie entitled WE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from Super 8 Blu-ray/DVD release celebration

J.J. Abrams and Elle Fanning at the SUPER 8 celebrates the Blu-ray and DVD release | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Recently Paramount Home Entertainment held a celebration for the SUPER 8 release on Blu-ray and DVD debut at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Elle Fanning, Joe Courtney, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, Ben Gavin, Riley Griffiths, Zach Miller, David Gallagher, Amanda Michalka, Glynn Turman, Joel McKinnon Miller, Jessica Tuck, Britt Flatmo, Beau Knapp, and J.J. Abrams (Director/Writer). Joining them were guests, which included: Abigail Hargrove, Jon Mack, Emily Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, Jeffrey Pierce, Ed Lautner, Caroline D’Amore, Bobby Alt, Sterling Beaumon, Anna Basso, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SUPER 8

SUPER 8 movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Glynn Turman Writer: J.J. Abrams Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Paramount Release Date: June 10, 2011 SUPER 8 is so uncannily like the kind of movies Steven Spielberg used to make in the late ‘70s and ‘80s that it’s easy to suppose he made this one too – except we’re now in 2011, and Spielberg hasn’t made a movie like this in a good long while. To be fair, Spielberg indeed is a producer here and SUPER 8 comes sailing […]Read On »

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Exclusive: Photos from the SUPER 8 Los Angeles Premiere

Kyle Chandler at the Los Angeles Premiere of SUPER 8 | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Amblin Entertainment Productions held the Los Angeles Premiere of SUPER 8 at the Regency Village in Westwood June 8th. It’s the summer of 1979, and a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. Soon though they suspect the crash was not an accident. Unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town and as the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth they discover something more terrifying than any of them could imagine. J.J. Abrams wrote and directed SUPER 8, and […]Read On »

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