Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#FemalesinEntertainment: Sofia Coppola Wins Director's Prize at Cannes; Only Second Woman To Do So

Sofia Coppola   From IMDB
Sofia Coppola is to be congratulated for winning this tremendous distinction. She took home the award for Best Director at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Only one other woman, the Russian director Yuliya Sointseva took it home in the festivals's 70 year history.

This begs the question, why? Is is simply a numbers game because there are so few films directed by women than make it in to Cannes? I certainly hope that this starts a trend. There are a growing amount of women directors making a name for themselves and hopefully this will create larger numbers of films increasing the odds for larger numbers at Cannes.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Exclusive Photos: See Tainted Dreams At the 2017 Emmy Awards

Tainted Dreams' Natalia Livingston
Tainted Dreams went to the 2017 Emmy Awards  in sunny Pasadena, California. Tainted Dreams received 5 Emmy Nominations in the Digital Programming category which were given out at the Creative Emmy Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 30th.

The sun was hot that day and the winds were blowing, but nothing could stop the excitement nor the glamour of the Red Carpet at one of the biggest events in the daytime world.

Starting at 4:30 pm the stars and teams lined up for the Red Carpet outside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Anxious reporters including all those from well-known soap and other media were there to take photos and chat with the stars and producers, including those from Tainted Dreams.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Movie Review: James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Tries A Little Too Hard To Mimic The First One But Features Hilarious Performances From Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper

Movie Review by Landon Funk

If you were to ask my ex-boyfriend from college whether or not I liked Marvel films, he would spit out his drink and laugh in your face while repeating “no” over and over again. One time, we went on a date to New York City and saw IRON MAN 3, which is arguably the worst movie that I have ever seen in my entire life. After that, I stayed away from Marvel as best I could.

But then, Marvel started to make good movies. I, of course, did not realize this until this same ex-boyfriend begged me to watch GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY with him. I was shocked at how good it was, and the self-sacrifice of Groot is one of the best executed scenes in all of cinema. Having seen a Marvel film that I actually liked, I was naturally super excited to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Movie Review of Snatched: Jonathan Levine’s SNATCHED features a Hilarious Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn

Review by Landon Funk

Okay, so I have to admit that I went into SNATCHED thinking that it was going to be complete and total garbage. It has been getting ripped to shreds in the reviews, but it also looked like it would be mildly entertaining. I mean Amy Schumer can always deliver some laughs. Which is exactly what my friend and I kept in mind as we decided to go see Jonathan Levine’s film about a mother and daughter’s misadventure in Ecuador.

Maybe it was because my friend that I saw the film with has the same mannerisms as and kinda looks like Amy Schumer. Maybe it was because there were a plethora of random actors like Joan Cusack and Christopher Meloni making casual cameos. Maybe it was because I actually thought it was funny. Regardless, I found myself laughing my sides off at the Mother’s Day flick.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Interview - Meet Stephanie Little from Amazon's The Other F Word: "There's SO Much More Wisdom in This Stage of The Game".

Actress Stephanie Little has found a home in Caytha Jentis' The Other F Word, an Amazon Video Directo Star show. I met Stephanie on the set while filming Season 2 of this hit series, which takes a comedic look at life for Generation X. If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth watching. Think Sex in the City all grown up. 
SBTS: Tell me about your character in The Other F Word.
Stephanie Little: I play Amy, a recent-empty nester and now “emotionally widowed” after my husband’s mid-life crisis triggers him to join the Peace Corp for a year. After having a very fulfilling life as a suburban stay-at-home Mom, Amy is at a mid-life crossroads. She has no choice but to make a significant life-pivot and starts her new chapter by joining her sister Diane in New York City. Amy is like a modern day Dorothy on this new adventure and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead (although I don’t know if she’s fully aware of all that yet!!).

Friday, May 5, 2017

Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Gives A Monstrous Performance In Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL

Review by Landon Funk
Anne Hathaway is either really on point or really not. There is no in between. Starting with her star-making performance as “Mia Thermopolis” in Disney’s THE PRINCESS DIARIES, Hathaway ranges from not her-best-work like her leading role in THE INTERN or quite literally Academy Award winning gold like her turn as “Fantine” in LES MISERABLES. Like I said, there is no in between.
So when I read that Colossal was a film that finally put Hathaway back on the map after her post-Oscar-win downfall, I knew that I had to go see it.