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Jennifer Garner in Men, Women and Children

Men, Women and Children: internet alarms ring

Men, Women and Children showed up as new on Prime Video and I liked the cast so I gave it a watch. I didn’t realize it was from 2014 and not particularly great until it was going, but I stuck with it.

Alisha Weir in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical review

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical was a complete surprise to me. I was expecting music, dancing, and a happy, cheerful children’s story. There was music and dancing, but Matilda’s story turned out to be a dark fantasy about child abuse and neglect.

Glenn Close in The Wife

Watch This: Trailers for The Wife and The Children Act

The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce will be released in August. The Children Act, also in theaters in August, stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in a legal drama. I’m combining these two teasers into a single post because of the fact that they are both movies for grown ups and feature outstanding women 40+ in the lead.

Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Watch This: Trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby is the third in the Bridget Jones saga starring Renée Zellweger. Bridget Jones’s story is significant because it has been a woman-fronted comedy success story for 15 years. 

Boyd Gaines as Dr. Thomas Stockmann in An Enemy of the People.

Go Read a Play

My book club just read An Enemy of the People, an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It’s about a doctor who knows his town is about to open a spa using water polluted by a tannery upriver. The night before this discussion about a whistleblower, I watched Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower. The combination gave some depth to …

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Meryl Streep on the Ellen Show

The World’s Greatest Actresses on The Ellen Show

What happens when Ellen gets her hands on the imagination of an Academy Award winning actress? Some really amazing actresses known for awesome performances show up on The Ellen Show. They sit down and talk about the latest film they worked on and have a nice chat with Ellen. But that isn’t enough for Ellen. See what Ellen does with …

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