Movie Review: AMMONITE

AMMONITE movie poster | ©2020 Neon

Rating: R Stars: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Fiona Shaw, Alec Secareanu Writer: Francis Lee Director: Francis Lee Distributor: Neon Release Date: November 13, 2020 AMMONITE has a protagonist not seen every day, in film or in life: an 1840s female British paleontologist. Ammonite is also a kind of prehistoric cephalopod, now found only as a fossil. Written and directed by Francis Lee, AMMONITE is also a quiet lesbian romance, set mostly on and near a rocky beach, with the pounding of the waves ever in our ears. Virtually the first thing we see is a fossilized […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LITTLE WOMEN

LITTLE WOMEN movie poster | ©2019 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Chris Cooper, Louis Garrel, Jayne Houdyshell Writer: Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Director: Greta Gerwig Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: December 25, 2019 This reviewer has long known of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel LITTLE WOMEN, and its multiple film, TV and stage adaptations without ever reading/seeing any of them. Therefore, this review of the new iteration, directed by Greta Gerwig from her screenplay, has been written with no basis for comparison. Strictly on its […]Read On »

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY | (c) 2013 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – One of the most popular family films of the last decade was MONSTERS INC. that introduced a whole set of characters centered on scaring little kids in order to power their world. So how do you follow up on such a monster of a […]Read On »

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THE HOST Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE HOST | (c) 2013 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: THE HOST – Not a big fan of the TWILIGHT franchise and this is indeed a better love story than that highly popular and well criticized films by Stephanie Meyer. But THE HOST is actually quite a bit better than the previous series she is more known […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from Stephenie Meyer’s book signing of THE HOST

Stephenie Meyer at the book signing of Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST | ©2013 Sue Schneider

On March 15th Barnes and Noble held a book signing with Stephenie Meyer for her new book THE HOST, which opens as a movie on March 29th nationwide. Fans lined up from the early morning hours and the line went through Barnes and Noble through The Grove and around the corner where the American Girl Store is and ended in front of the Wood Ranch Restaurant. It was quite a sight to see! Besides Stephenie Meyer, stars from the film Max Irons, Diane Kruger and Jake Abel joined in the signing. Saoirse Ronan was suppose to be there, but unfortunately […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE HOST World Premiere

The Host Cast: L-R Stephenie Meyer, Saoirse Ronan, Chandler Canterbury, Andrew Niccol (Director), Max Irons, Diane Kruger and Jake Abel at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE HOST | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Open Road Films held the World Premiere for THE HOST on March 19th at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome. Fans were across from where I shot, and on risers and over by the door of the theatre. Subway gave sandwiches out to all the media, fans, stars and everyone else that walked the carpet. T-shirts were handed out to the fans as they waited patiently to get a picture with their favorites and an autograph. THE HOST is a love story from Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the TWILIGHT SAGA, but this time it’s about an unseen enemy threatening mankind […]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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WonderCon 2011: HANNA director feels his new thriller works as a story of female empowerment

Saoirse Ronan in HANNA | ©2011 Focus Features

During the press event for HANNA (which opens April 8) at  WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, director of the film Joe Wright talked about whether political or social messages played a big part in his film about a young woman who is trained to protect herself by her former CIA father in the wilds of Finland. “I hope that the film works on different levels,” Wright says. “It can be taken on a pure action thriller, but also we wanted to work in that responsible aspect and so it will be enjoyable by many different audiences.” And Wright isn’t shy […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Saoirse Ronan reveals her rumored THE HOBBIT involvement

Saoirse Ronan in HANNA | ©2011 Focus Features

While promoting her new film HANNA at Wondercon 2011 in San Francisco, it was inevitable that Saoirse Ronan would have to talk about THE HOBBIT prequel. THE HOBBIT director Peter Jackson cast her in his THE LOVELY BONES and rumors have been swirling on the Internet for weeks that she’ll take a role in the anticipated LORD OF THE RINGS prequel. This is what Ronan had to say: “I would like to think that he would hire me for his next film,” Ronan says. “I love Pete, I really do. It would be great to be involved. But honestly nothing has […]Read On »

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