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Golden Globe 2019 Winners

1.7.19 Hello all! Awards season is starting early this year. I was surprised that the Golden Globes was announced to air on the first Sunday of 2019. I didn’t get to see it, but I was on top of who won and here is the full list of those who won last night. Congrats to all the winners! Credit source: Vox Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America Jim Carrey, Kidding Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method **WINNER** Donald Glover, Atlanta Bill Hader, Barry   Best Motion Picture — Animated Incredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse **WINNER**   Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama Jason Bateman, Ozark Stephan James, Homecoming Richard Madden, Bodyguard **WINNER** Billy Porter, Pose Matthew Rhys, The Americans   Best Television Series — Drama The Americans (FX) **WINNER** Bodyguard (Netflix) Homecoming (Amazon) Killing Eve (BBC America) Pose (FX)   Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method Kieran Culkin, Succession …

Best of 2018: Film

12.26.18 I’m really pushing it this week! There has been great films and some not so great films for 2018. I haven’t put any reviews in a while but bear with me on that. This list is based on the films I liked, what moviegoers liked, and critic reviews. I’m even adding a few that I haven’t seen yet, but look really good. Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther A Quiet Place A Wrinkle in Time Aquaman Isle of Dogs Hereditary Incredibles 2 Sorry to Bother You BlacKkKlansman Crazy Rich Asians Susperia Halloween Destination Wedding The Predator The Hate U Give A Star is Born Bohemian Rhapsody Creed II Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald Bumblebee Widows If Beale Street Could Talk Random Acts of Flyness Birdbox Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Vox Lux Can You Ever Forgive Me? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mary Poppins Returns Green Book Tully Support the Girls That’s it. An eclectic mix of good films you may or may not have seen. Enjoy the rest of your evening, be blessed! …

MidWeek Update: New York Film Academy Open House 2019

12.19.18 Humpy Hump Wednesday! Thinking about doing something in film, media, performing arts, or digital arts? New York Film Academy can help with that! They are having an open house for 2019 in New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, and Australia. Was able to obtain…well sneak a peek at their website and found this… Credit source: New York Film Academy Open House Battery Place Location:17 Battery Place, 1st Floor, New York City, NY, 10004Tel: 1-800-611-FILM, +1-212-674-4300     Click Here to RSVP SaturdayJan. 19th, 2019 Future Dates: Feb. 16th, 2019 Mar. 23rd, 2019 Apr. 13th, 2019 May 18th, 2019 Jun. 15th, 2019 Jul. 20th, 2019 Open House12:00pm Adult Workshops and Conservatory Programs Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, 3D Animation & VFX, Editing, Documentary, Cinematography, Photography, Broadcast Journalism, Screenwriting, Producing, Game Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, VR. Camps Open House2:30pm For Teens (Ages 14-17) & Kids (Ages 10-13) Hands-on Intensive Summer Camps inFilmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, Photography, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Game Design, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Graphic Design. Auditions or Portfolio Review This …

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Amazon Prime Members…Early Screening of DC’s Aquaman

12.5.18 Yes, you read it right. If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you can get tickets for an early screening of DC’s upcoming superhero film, Aquaman. December 21 is the release date, you can see the film a week early before that time. Here’s a snippet from an article from The Wrap by Umberto Gonzalez.  Due to popular demand, Amazon has added over 100 additional venues for Prime members to experience its upcoming exclusive early showing of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, a week before the movie’s wide release. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Ticketsfor the showing at more than 1,120 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas and National Amusements theaters.   Isn’t that cool? So click on the link above to get the ticket information you need. This film is getting positive reviews already and that’s a good sign!   Image source: Cleveland.com

Something to Tide You Over for Halloween

10.31.18 Hello again! Just wanted to do something for Y’all who love Halloween. Found some clips from some films that I and those of you that grew up with. Take a look…   HELLRAISER (1987) Who doesn’t remember this film?    THE HOWLING (1981)   THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)   DRACULA (1931)     My favorite! PSYCHO (1960)   Another favorite of mine…JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING (1982) Enjoy the rest of your evening…be safe…Happy Halloween.   Image source: Bloody Disgusting 

Scary Saturday: Short Scary Films pt.2

10.27.18 Well, this is the last Saturday for October and I’m doing another scary short film for today. Take a look at these gems…   Good but so sad.     This is one is very creepy!           This last one made my hairs stand up! Literally! Hope you liked the short films and I also hope it didn’t give you too much of a scare! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!   Image source: designtrends

Favorite Scary Film: Sorry, Wrong Number

10.24.18 Hey there, time for another favorite film of mine. A classic one at that. Sorry, Wrong Number. It’s not a scary film per say, but it does give me a bit of the chills, especially the last fifteen minutes! Who doesn’t love old school movies?   Due to a telephone glitch, Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck), a controlling heiress confined to a wheelchair, overhears a conversation about a plan to kill a woman. Unable to leave her home or reach her husband (Burt Lancaster), and written off by the police, Leona struggles to uncover the truth through a series of phone calls that only lead her deeper into a mystery, which may involve her college rival, Sally (Ann Richards), and a scheme to sell pharmaceuticals on the black market. Released on September 1, 1948, this film noir thriller delivers. With great performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster, the film based on a 1943 radio play, has become a classic for me.  The film is available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and on and on. Just …

Favorite Scary Film: When A Stranger Calls

10.17.18 Hey! Another favorite scary film of mine, When A Stranger Calls. I discovered this old gem when I saw Bravo’s 100 Scary Moments several years ago. After seeing that scary moment in the film, I was anxious to know more about it. I bought the DVD and I wasn’t disappointed.  A young high school student babysits for a very rich family. She begins to receive strange phone calls threatening the children. When she finally realises that it’s not a joke, she calls the police, only to find that the calls are coming from inside the house. Starring Carole Kane and directed by Fred Walton (who directed the short film, The Sitter, which this film is based on) those 20 minutes of the film gave me chills! I used to babysit and this film would’ve cut short my babysitting career immediately. In fact, according to Wikipedia (my best friend), the film received a bit of a cult following because of those 20 minutes, which made it the scariest openings in horror history. Released on October …