SHOWCASE: My Letter to Fear by Patricia Steffy

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When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 (Doors open at 2:30pm, Show at 3:00pm)

WhereMACHA Theatre (1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA)

To Reserve Your Free Tickets:  Showcase tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

If you could address your fears, obstacles, and expectations directly, what would you say? Does the life you currently lead look anything like the one you thought you’d be leading back on those day-dreamy teenage afternoons?

Those questions became the jumping off point for a collection of essays in Writer/Producer Patricia Steffy’s “My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming.”

“My Letter to Fear” is based on Steffy’s own experiences, as well as the experiences of a variety of women she interviewed, telling stories about aging, abuse, addiction, confidence, relationships, beauty myths and practices, and since we’re in Los Angeles, celebrity.

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Published as a book in 2014, the pieces provide the perfect showcase for Steffy’s writing and work and will be featured in a one-night only special showcase event.

Patricia Steffy’s Showcase will be directed by Danielle Turchiano and feature readings from Nikki DeLoach (Awkward.), Lesley Fera (Pretty Little Liars), Jen Lilley (Days of our Lives), Roma Maffia (Pretty Little Liars), Julie McNiven (Supernatural), Carla Renata (Hart of Dixie) and more to be announced soon.*

 

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Come join in the discussions and celebrate this new writer!

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Coming Attractions week of August 22

sincity

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Directors:  Frank Miller | Robert Rodriguez

 

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if i stay

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
Director:  R.J. Cutler

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are you here

 

Two childhood best friends embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his recently deceased estranged father.
Director:  Matthew Weiner
Stars:  Owen WilsonZach GalifianakisAmy PoehlerJay Gates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMtNpu6xBvU

 

standstall

 

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Director:  Thomas Carter
Stars:  Jim CaviezelAlexander LudwigMichael ChiklisLaura Dern

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT0aE4iAnJo

 

lovis is strange

 

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
Director:  Ira Sachs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfA5Ff5e78

 

the one i love

Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.
Director:  Charlie McDowell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCOvhojlZzQ

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Coming Attractions for weekend of August 22nd

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A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.
Director:  Jennifer M. Kroot  Stars:  George TakeiBrad TakeiWalter KoenigWilliam Shatner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyuYSaUp-2E

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Coming Attractions week of July 25th

We literally have one more month left to summer...can you believe it?  Whew....2014 is just flying by!!!  With that, here is the list of films coming to a cinema near you this week on July 25th and 26th... Hercules - Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.  Director: Brett Ratner  Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes

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Lucy -A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  Director: Luc Besson Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

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The Fluffy Movie -A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.  Directors: Manny Rodriguez | Jay Lavender Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Brillon, Alfred Robles

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Magic in the Moonlight -A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.  Director: Woody Allen Stars: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden

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A Most Wanted Man - A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.  Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi

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And So It Goes -A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Director: Rob Reiner  Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse

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Very Good Girls - Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.  Director: Naomi Foner  Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore, Peter Sarsgaard

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Happy Christmas - Irresponsible 20-something Jenny arrives in Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff, a young film-maker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly and their two-year-old son. Jenny's arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family's baby sitter-cum-pot dealer. Director: Joe Swanberg  Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

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My Man Is A Loser - wo married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages. Director: Mike Young  Stars: Sean Young, John Stamos, Tika Sumpter, Diane Guerrero

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Emmy Nominations, Outfest & Coming Attractions...

Orange-Is-The-New-Black-season-2-SophiaIt may have taken 21 Centuries to happen, but a record number 11 nominations rolled in for African Americans in ALL categories for the first time in history on July 10th for the 2014 Emmy Awards.  Of the 11 this year, there’s Kerry Washington in Scandal (lead drama actress), Joe Morton also in Scandal (guest actor drama), Don Cheadle in House Of Lies (lead actor comedy series), Braugher for Brooklyn Nine-Nine (supporting comedy actor), Chiwetel Ejiofor in Starz’s Dancing On The Edge, Idris Elba for Luther (both in movie/miniseries actor category), Cicely Tyson in Trip to Bountiful (lead actress movie/miniseries), Angela Bassett in American Horror Story: Coven (movie/miniseries supporting actress), Reg. E. Cathey in House Of Cards (guest actor drama), and Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox in Orange Is The New Black (both guest actress comedy series-making history as the first LGBT person to be nominated).  A full list of the nominations can be seen at http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominations Orange-Is-The-New-Black-season-2-Sophia1079The Outfest Opening Night Gala upheld its reputation as LGBT L.A.'s summer highlight, with an evening featuring everything from tasty bites from the city's best restaurants to a photo booth to beverages from Absolut and Stella Artois to a whole lot of flirting and schmoozing.   The festival runs through July 20th and for more information log onto:  www.outfest.org/

There is an avalanche of films opening within the next week, so let's get right to it...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJTct8eHKYE

 

MV5BMjE2ODMxMTk1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDEzNjEzMTE@._V1_SX140_CR0,0,140,209_AL_A couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, Leo goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.  Director: James DeMonaco

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MV5BMjI1MTM5NTY2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODE4OTk4MTE@._V1_SY209_CR0,0,140,209_AL_Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.  Director: Zach Braff  Stars: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Kate Hudson

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MV5BMTcwMjY4NDM4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDIxNDU2MTE@._V1_SY209_CR0,0,140,209_AL_When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire.  Director: Roberts Gannaway  Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong

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MV5BMjk0OTU1MzM2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzY4MjQ4MTE@._V1_SY209_CR1,0,140,209_AL_Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  Director: Michel Gondry  Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy

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MV5BMTQzNjg2MTY4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzE1NDc3MTE@._V1_SY209_CR0,0,140,209_AL_An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.  Director: Daniel Lusko  Stars: James Remar, Dean Stockwell, Raoul Trujillo, Bruce Davison

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MV5BMTkxOTYzNzc5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTI5NTIwMjE@._V1_SY209_CR0,0,140,209_AL_Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.  Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett  Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

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MV5BMTQ0MTAwMDI1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjUwMTA2MTE@._V1_SX140_CR0,0,140,209_AL_A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.  Director: Mike Cahill  Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

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Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Coming Attractions...Weekend of July 11th

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Here are the latest and greatest opening over the weekend>>>July 11th Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 20140710-152729-55649981.jpgA growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StyPr_OO80

 

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A self-centered realtor (Michael Douglas) enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed.

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Road To Paloma

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ollows Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he’ll discover that justice has a cost – Wolf’s search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns.

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A disgraced TV presenter (Pierce Brosnan), a foul-mouthed teen (Imogen Poots), an isolated single mother (Toni Collette) and an aging pizza delivery boy (Aaron Paul) – decide to end it all on New Year’s Eve. When this disillusioned group of strangers unintentionally meet at Topper’s Tower, a trendy jumper hotspot, they agree to call off their plans for six weeks. Their written pact inadvertently binds them together and sweeps the public up--transforming them into unwitting media sensations—as they discover that even accidental families make life worth living.

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The film follows rap superstar JAY Z through the planning of an unprecedented concert event and features world famous musicians including, Drake, Pearl Jam, Run DMC, The Hive, Passion Pit, Calvin Harris, Janelle Monáe and Skrillex.

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Land Ho

Follows a pair of retirees who set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites.

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Paul Maguire (Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) is a respectable businessman and loving father living a peaceful life…until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her…by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Danny Glover (the Lethal Weapon films), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) co-star in this heart-stopping thrill ride that shows no mercy.

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Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Karyn Parsons and SweetBlackBerry.org

photo-littleYou may know Karyn Parson as Will Smith's sister Hillary on the hit NBC sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".  What you don't know is that Karyn has founded SweetBlackberry.org, which is dedicated to bringing African-American history alive through animated shorts narrated by Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah and Chris Rock. Impressed at a young age from stories shared by her librarian Mom regarding Henry "Box" Brown ( a slave who shipped himself to freedom), she has noticed the increasingly absent history of African-Americans in our society.  Through SweetBlackberry.org, Karyn is taking the torch from her Mom and making sure that our history stays vibrant for many generations to come.

Her Kickstarter campaign for her next story on ballerina Janet Collins is 53% funded and ends on July 19th.  Please donate or share to the masses!!!!  Educate yourself and your little ones.

For more information go to www.sweetblackberry.org and to donate to the kickstarted go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/798791271/the-janet-collins-story-presented-by-sweet-blackbe/

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

COMING ATTRACTIONS through Memorial Day Weekend

Alright kids...the summer movie season has officially begun with the openings of Captain America and The Amaing Spiderman 2 already in a theatre near you...  Here are just a few more added that should keep you busy past Memorial Day Weekend...

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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

Certificate R 111 min   -   Drama | Romance

Metascore: 54/100 (5 reviews)
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
Director:

Biyi Bandele

  Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xrdaf2pq3Q

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

86 min   -   Documentary | Drama

World-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei is under house arrest and restricted by the Chinese authorities in everything he does. But he does it anyway.
Director:

Andreas Johnsen

  Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/lth2L8-Xhsw

 

 

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Chinese Puzzle (2013)

Certificate R 117 min   -   Comedy | Drama | Romance

A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Director:

Cédric Klapisch

Watch the Trailer:  http://youtu.be/T9qM-ADXzaM
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The Immigrant (2013)

Certificate R 120 min   -   Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Metascore: 63/100 (9 reviews)
On the mean streets of Manhattan, Ewa falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
Director:

James Gray

Watch the Trailer:  http://youtu.be/7MsJYEIiIfs
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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Certificate PG 124 min   -   Biography | Drama | Sport

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
Director:

Craig Gillespie

Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/lEtNIoPxcq8

 

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Godzilla (2014)

Certificate PG-13 123 min   -   Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Director:

Gareth Edwards

Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/4sI-wDkEBS0
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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Certificate PG-13 131 min   -   Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Director:

Bryan Singer

Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/pK2zYHWDZKo

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Certificate PG-13 117 min   -   Comedy

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Director:

Frank Coraci

Watch the trailer:http://youtu.be/8MuWt2X59fo
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Cold in July (2014)

109 min   -   Drama | Thriller

In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth.
Director:

Jim Mickle

Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/XkyuV69YZcM
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Words and Pictures (2013)

Certificate PG-13 111 min   -   Comedy | Drama | Romance

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
Director:

Fred Schepisi

Watch the trailer:  http://youtu.be/EkHrVw-cDmU

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

COMING ATTRACTIONS - MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

It's the weekend where we honor our Mom's...yaay!  These are the films on the skid for this weekend... neighbors

NEIGHBORS - A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Lisa Kudrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL5c2szf3E4

 

chefCHEF - A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.  Starring Robert Downey,Jr., Scarlett Johanson, Dustin Hoffman and Jon Fever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIqLqTaBczs

 

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MOM'S NIGHT OUT - All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong? Starring Patricia Heaton, Trace Adknis, Sean Astin and Sarah Drew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2gnLXW7X-0

 

 

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GOD'S POCKET - When Mickey's crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction 'accident', nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay.  Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins and John Turturro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMTdOwyrWzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

COMING ATTRACTIONS

  There are quite a few films coming out this week, so let's get to it...

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May 2nd
The Amazing Spiderman 2
Sequel deals with the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) return.  Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common - OsCorphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbp3Ra3Yp74
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Walk of Shame w/Elizabeth Banks
A resourceful reporter has a one-night stand with a handsome stranger who leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown LA w/o a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTHZEFo7JsY

 

 

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A LEADING MAN - When a young and talented Chinese American actor is fired from a starring role on a television show, he attempts to salvage his career by entering into a romantic relationship with a successful casting director.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVJDI7i0lWk

 

 

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Coming Attractions

Looking for a great date movie, chick flick or just something that will scare the pants off of you?  These films are scheduled to be released this week: APRIL 25TH:  THE OTHER WOMAN

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman accidentally meets the wife  her boyfriend has been cheating on,  When yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WImSro0x9w

THE QUIET ONES

Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets.  What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GNyQusclgw

BRICK MANSIONS

Being touted as one of Fast & Furious star  Paul Walker's last film.  Brick Mansions puts an entertaining twist on the action film genre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CzcsN4k9FM

 

LOCKE is a uniquely thrilling experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_METW96TAFw

THE MACHINE

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity, when things go terribly awry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIuT4HT8IMg

 

BLUE RUIN

A classic American revenge story that won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the film follows a mysterious outsider who quiet ice is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYpuju1NGdA

LAST PASSENGER

A small group of passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle the sociopathic driver who has a dark plan for everyone on board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKwjSE4jZtg

 

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is inspired by a true story.  Set in Hungary during the final months of World Ward II,  a young man sets out to find his displaced family by stealing a Nazi uniform and posing as an officer.  In re-routing his family and other Jews to safety, he disrupts the activities of the German occupiers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oioWMBfHaNA

 

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!