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Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Varner’

11 Jun. 2013

Craig Robinson talks new comedy horror flick, THIS IS THE END


Expecting the call from Craig Robinson put a grin on my face.  However, when I answered the phoned poised for our interview, I heard a man singing, and it sounded good.  It was Craig and my conversation with the stand-up-comedian-turned-film-star began. We talked about his role in the new film, THIS IS THE END. I […]

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16 May. 2013

VENUS and SERENA documentary May 24


What you haven’t heard or seen about the top stars of tennis One of my favorite picks from 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival An unrestricted view of siblings and tennis greats, Venus Williams and Serena Williams, makes its way into theaters May 24 from Magnolia Pictures.  What we’ve imagined, heard tidbits of, speculated […]

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13 May. 2013

The new POTUS is…?


What box-office draw is getting their star turn as President of the United States? The one-and-only Samuel L. Jackson as POTUS, according to industry reports from Cannes. Jackson takes the lead in Big Game, Jalmari Helander’s English-language directorial debut.Reportedly, the film tells of a shy, 13-year-old boy who’s destined to mature quickly after finding the […]

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10 May. 2013

Diahann Carroll, exclusive interview


“Life is an awful lot of colors and situations to be handled…” Neither ashamed nor embarrassed to admit that I was giddy and nervous at the thought of a one-on-one conversation with the one-and-only Diahann Carroll, she made the few minutes spent, worth the years of anticipation. Every little brown girl in America who grew […]

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12 Apr. 2013

“The Bereaved” is anything but grief!


Recently introduced to the works of Thomas Bradshaw, my jaw dropped.  As I looked further into his celebrated portfolio, I discovered that he is poised to be Oprah’s next best thing, negotiating a deal with the Harpo TV maven. Winfrey has designs to bring Bradshaw’s plays from the theater to HBO. I’ve read several of […]

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09 Apr. 2013

“42” is a Masterpiece!


“42” is a great American epic– BRANCH RICKEY I want a player who’s got the guts not to fight back… Your enemy will be out in force, and you cannot meet him on his own low ground… JACKIE ROBINSON You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, and I’ll give […]

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26 Mar. 2013

The $300 Million Dollar Man!


Having some $300 million in box office receipts to his credit, filmmaker Antoine Fuqua shares insight The political action thriller, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, bowed with a strong box office in its debut weekend with $30 million in receipts, the single largest first weekend opening for director Antoine Fuqua, among his string of successful films, among […]

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25 Mar. 2013

JERSEY BOYS’ Justin Lonesome


“JERSEY BOYS” gives hope to those who love to sing! A lesson in perseverance led to a path of victory for a determined young man It’s just good to bob your head, clap your hands and sing along with the sounds of yesteryear that bring back treasured memories.  This is the experience I recently enjoyed […]

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20 Feb. 2013

Personal Pick: “Bless Me, Ultima”


BLESS ME, ULTIMA is based upon the controversial novel by Rudolfo Anaya. It is a turbulent coming of age story about Antonio Márez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. Six year old Antonio is reunited with elderly and wise Ultima (Miriam Colon) who has come to stay […]

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13 Feb. 2013

Viola Davis talks beauty, new movie


Beautiful Creatures’ Viola Davis, stunning love story Nominated in 2012 for her formidable role as Aibilene in Tate Taylor’s “The Help” and in 2008, as the unrelenting Mrs. Miller in John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt,” Viola Davis costars as Amma, an all-knowing librarian in “Beautiful Creatures” from Oscar® nominee Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,””P.S. I Love […]

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