Melissa McCarthy is the Coolest Mom in Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy is the Coolest Mom in Life of the Party

When I tell you I haven't laughed this hard in a minute...I do not exaggerate!!!!  This is Melissa McCarthy's funniest film to date.  Written alongside her husband Ben Falcone (who has a cameo as a Uber driver), Life Of The Party is witty realism at it best.

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Gabrielle Union Is Ultimate Mama Bear in Breaking In!

Gabrielle Union Is Ultimate Mama Bear in Breaking In!

What I mostly love about Breaking In is that Shaun Russell never appears as a victim.  She's in control every second under the most stressful of circumstances.  She never wavers in her determination to protect and keep her family safe. Produced by Universal Pictures Breaking In opened Mother's Day weekend and is in theaters now!!!

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PBS Launches Poetry In America to Inspire Americans Through Poetry

PBS Launches Poetry In America to Inspire Americans Through Poetry

Poetry in America features Shaquille O’Neal, Cynthia Nixon, Frank Gehry, Bono, Nas, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, and more exploring poems on subjects close to their heart in twelve visually stunning episodes

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Joaquin Phoenix Plays Troubled Hit Man in You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix Plays Troubled Hit Man in You Were Never Really Here

Say what you want about Joaquin Phoenix, but the boy can act his buns off. In the new psychological thriller You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix is a former soldier turned FBI agent, no nonsense hitman-on-a-mission who now devotes his time rescuing kidnapped young women from a sex traffickers.

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Robin Williams:  Come Inside My Mind

A few years ago, I attended a live-taping of "The Odd Couple" in which the creator Gary Marshall loved to interact with the audience during taping breaks.  He shared tale after tale of all the now famous people he discovered from Julia Roberts to Henry Winkler to Robin Williams.  Williams had just passed a few weeks before and Marshall gleefully spoke of how Williams' character of Mork was born on "Happy Days" because his son wanted to see a martian on the show.   Mork from Ork was only the beginning for the shooting comet we knew as Robin Williams.

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Chadwick Boseman Revisits History in MARSHALL

Chadwick Boseman Revisits History in MARSHALL

When Chadwick Boseman utters this line as Thurgood Marshall , it sent chills down my spine.  Especially knowing not a whole lot has changed between this time in American history and the world we wake up to every day in 2017.

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DETROIT

DETROIT

The old adage  - "the more things change...the more they stay the same" have never been more true than during the 21st century.  Living in a time when people of color are being knocked off like a mob hit has sadly become a reality.  A reality that beyond the onset of the Civil Rights movement, we thought our quality of life had improved and a sector of society was well on their way to becoming equals in America. We indeed believed that a change had come.

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GIRLS TRIP

GIRLS TRIP

Girls Trip had me laughing so hard that I could hardly catch my breath.  The last time I laughed like that in a movie theatre was when I watched Bridesmaids.  This movie works for one reason and one reason only...Tiffany Haddish.  If the character of Dina doesn't work, the energy of the entire film would be off and you could create less about the characters..  Thankfully, Haddish's take on Dina is right on time.

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OKJA

OKJA

Okja is a super pig.  Not just any super pig, but one that has been genetically mutated and cloned for the pure purpose of turning into jerky for profit.  Sounds disgusting, right?! The way science has advanced, the possibility of this on the horizon is greater than not.  But, Okja isn't just about a super pig or a contest or even the greed of humanity to make a buck at any cost. It's about bringing attention to the cruelty of animals in slaughter houses and in this case, that bond is unbreakable for Okja and her loyal, beloved caretaker Mija (An Seo Hyun).

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SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING

SPIDERMAN:  HOMECOMING

Spidey is back and with a new best friend...Tony Stark!  That's right Robert Downey, Jr. aka Ironman is a mentor for the young Peter Parker, who is trying to figure out how to make good use of his special gifts.  The last time we saw theses two in the Avengers flick, there were rumblings that this relationship would be on the horizon.  Not to mention that we had a teaser of our current Wonder Woman - Gal Godot as well.

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BABY DRIVER

BABY DRIVER

When I tell you that this is the best action movie I've seen in awhile...I do not exaggerate! The car stunts in this flick make the Fast and Furious franchise look like a movie about bumper cars.

From the first frame to the last, I was riveted by the acting, stunts and overall story line.  It sort of has a little Godfather quality in the respect of "...every time I try to get out...they pull me back in."

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