I have a long history with the children’s story A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve been excited to see the new Disney film based on the book directed by Ava DuVernay ever since it was announced. Continue reading “Review: A Wrinkle in Time”
Wonder Woman set records at the box office and is the topic of conversation everywhere. Critics loved it. Today I want to talk about just one thing. The personality and character of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman. Continue reading “Wonder Woman: When a Fictional Character is the Character We Need in Reality”
Perhaps you are aware that I loved Wonder Woman. Let talk about why. I have reasons. Continue reading “10 Things I Loved About Wonder Woman”
Wonder Woman is awesome. Patty Jenkins, the director, did a masterful, awesome job. Gal Gadot was perfect and awesome. Chris Pine was above average awesome. Here’s my review: AWESOME! Continue reading “Review: Wonder Woman (Spoilers)”
Patty Jenkins directed Monster in 2003. A big hit. After that success, she should have gotten an opportunity to direct another top movie. Instead, she had a few gigs directing TV shows. She’s a prime example of what’s wrong with the sexist situation for women directors in Hollywood. Continue reading “Director Patty Jenkins Talks about Wonder Woman”
Z for Zachariah is a 2015 film about the meager remains of life after a nuclear disaster that is never explained. The film stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine. These 3 make up the entire cast. Continue reading “Review: Z for Zachariah”
There is so much news and hype coming out of the San Diego Comic Con. I’m not interested in most of it, but I’m very interested in some of it. Here are some of the things I’m watching happen in San Diego. Continue reading “Trailers and News from Comic Con SDCC”
Into the Woods opens on Christmas Day. The prospect of seeing another musical directed by Rob Marshall, who directed Chicago, makes me quite excited. And this one has music by Stephen Sondheim!
Into the Woods is based on a Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. The story is a mash up the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. These classics are wrapped with an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish for a family and their interaction with a witch who put a curse on them.
I caught a glimpse of Christine Baranski in the previews. Her vocal talents landed her parts in Mamma Mia (with Meryl Streep) and Chicago. This time she’s playing Cinderella’s stepmother.
And, my, doesn’t Johnny Depp look fabulous as The Big Bad Wolf?
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I grew up in the heyday of musicals with stars like Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, and Shirley Jones. Musicals make me happy! Let’s all sing and dance, shall we?
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