Movie Review: JOY

JOY movie poster | ©2015 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Dascha Polanco, Elisabeth Rohm, Aundrea Gadsby, Gia Gadsby Writer: David O. Russell, story by Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell Director: David O. Russell Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: December 25, 2015 JOY is, in broad strokes, the story of Joy Mangano, though how closely this hews to actual history is an open question so far as onscreen crawls go. On its own terms, JOY works, and if it never exactly produces the title sentiment, it’s still a satisfying experience. JOY […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: RED RIDING HOOD Los Angeles Premiere

Amanda Seyfried at the Los Angeles premiere of RED RIDING HOOD | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures presented the Los Angeles Premiere of RED RIDING HOOD, An Appian Way Production A Catherine Hardwicke Film recently at the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Walking down the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Amanda Seyfried (Valerie), Gary Oldman (Father Solomon), Shiloh Fernandez (Peter), Max Irons (Henry), Virginia Madsen (Suzette), Michael Hogan (The Reeve), Adrian Holmes (Captain), Michael Shanks (Adrien Lazar), Kacey Rohl (Prudence), Brian Reitzell (Co-Composer/Music Supervisor), David Leslie Johnson (writer), and Catherine Hardwicke (Director). Joining the stars were guests, which included:  Rachel Fox, Ryan Newman, American Idol Season 10 Top 13 Finalists, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RED RIDING HOOD

RED RIDING HOOD teaser poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie, Lukas Haas Writer: David Johnson Director: Catherine Hardwicke Distributor : Warner Bros. Release Date: March 11, 2011 The Big Bad Wolf in RED RIDING HOOD is not the real villain of the piece, but the script itself by David Johnson – a messy, TWILIGHT-infused Tween disaster directed by TWILIGHT’s Catherine Hardwicke. So desperate to match TWILIGHT’s main beats (innocent girl enticed by a Big Bad), RED RIDING HOOD blows every opportunity to be its own movie. Hell, Shiloh Fernandez who plays Huntsman Peter opposite red riding hood Valerie (Amanda […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: from the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER

Mark Wahlberg at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER | © 2010 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER on December 6th at the Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood. As previously reported in the coverage of THE TEMPEST premiere, both were held the same day, and both across the street from each other. Heading over to the THE FIGHTER immediately after THE TEMPEST finished I was lucky not to have missed any of the stars attending THE FIGHTER premiere. THE FIGHTER is a true story of Dicky Ecklund, portrayed by Christian Bale, who was a former boxing hero that squandered his talents and threw away his shot at greatness. His […]Read On »

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