MV5BMTk3OTM5Njg5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzA0ODI3._V1_SX214_AL_Being an avid reader, Nick Cassavetes is one of my favorite authors.  Mostly because he always conveys the hope and joy that comes along with love in his stories.  To my knowledge, one of his first novels to be adapted for the screen was The Notebook.  In this fabulous film, a poor, passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences, but become reunited.  What happens next is not to be believed... the pairing of Gena Rowlands/James Garner and Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosling was pure genius.  Bring your tissues for this one.  It is a guaranteed tear jerker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemLsTG5fX8


MV5BMjE1ODcyODYxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjA1NDE3MQ@@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_On June 30, 2004, Spiderman was played by Tobey McGuire and his love interest Mary jane was played by Kirsten Dunst.  In this version, Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.  I love action adventure and Spiderman, so I thoroughly enjoyed this film.  Spiderman is now being played by Andrew Garfield.  check out my review on the latest Spiderman sequel here at Carla Renata's Corner...


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!!!