Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Julia Verdin's MAYA the Film Now in Theaters and Online - Isabella Feliciana, Patricia Velasquez, Rumer Willis Star in this Thriller - Where to Watch

 a film by award-winning writer and director Julia Verdin, is an engaging, eye-opening social impact thriller about a young girl lured into a human trafficking scheme that was released January 26, 2024. The film will have a limited theatrical release around the country and will be available on most major online platforms to buy/rent. 

Viewers will be taken on a roller coaster ride to find out if Maya (Isabella Feliciana) will be forever lost to the dark world she has fallen prey to. This film highlights the cycle of abuse and is a mother-daughter story at its core. To find the strength needed to get her daughter back and conquer her addictions, Camila (Patricia Velasquez) will have to find the determination to stand up to her abuser and get into recovery.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Stories to Inspire: The Lizette P. Parker Memorial Foundation Celebrates People Making a Difference in the Community for Black History Month

African-American History Month kicks off with a celebration of some amazing women, all in honor of a local mayor in NJ, Mayor Lizette P. Parker. This year marks the 15th year of the foundation honoring women and men who make a difference in the community. This year's honorees are: Rev. Donna West, Ms. Zonie LeSane,  Mr. Shae Lewis, Ms Mia Nelson and Mr. Charlies Warren. The event will be held at the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, NJ on February 3, 2024.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor/Musician Constantine Maroulis Of American Idol, Rock of Ages and More ... 6 Things to Know About this Tony-Nominated Performer

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist 
Constantine Maroulis is a Greek-American actor, rock singer, and "American Idol" alum. He finished in sixth place in Season 4 of "American Idol," and he subsequently scored a Tony nomination for "Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical" for "Rock of Ages" on Broadway. 
He also starred in "Jekyll and Hyde" on Broadway, where he played the lead roles, and for which he earned a Drama League Award nomination for "Distinguished Performance."
On January 15, 2024, he performed in the vampire rock popera musical "Blood/Love" at Joe's Pub in New York City. He shares six interesting things about him.

Feel Good Interview Series: Charlie Weber of "How to Get Away with Murder" and "The Painter" - 9 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Charlie Weber is actor and former model. In 2014, Weber starred as Frank Delfino in the ABC legal drama series "How to Get Away with Murder" opposite Oscar winner Viola Davis. Most recently, he starred in the new film "The Painter" alongside Madison Bailey and Academy Award winner Jon Voight.  Weber shared nine interesting and exciting things about himself.

Review of Maya the Film starring Patricia Velasquez, Rumer Willis, Atiana De La Hoya, Cherie Jimenez - Thrilling and Engaging with a Message for Young Women

By Allyson Schiller

The story of Maya feels at first like one we’ve heard before. Girl has a difficult home life, girl uses the internet to escape home life, girl puts her trust in someone untrustworthy, and we all learn from her mistakes. What this particular telling of the story does differently though is it truly puts you in the shoes of the lead character, Maya, played by Isabella Feliciana, and makes you think, would I have done the same?

I found myself asking this question multiple times throughout viewing this film. Maya is the story of a young girl with a difficult home life who uses the comfort of a man she meets on the internet to escape it. Though this man starts by coming across as her savior, he eventually abuses her and trafficks her out.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Feel Good Interview: From "General Hospital," "The Bold and Beautiful" and "Power" - Oh So Much to Learn about Actor and Producer Adam Huss

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Adam Huss is a film and TV actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for playing Josh Kantos in the Starz TV series "Power," as well as Lance in "The Bold and The Beautiful" and most recently, he plays Nikolas Cassadine on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital." He also produced and starred in the short horror film "Let It Kill You" opposite Adam Bucci.
Huss grew up in Islip on Long Island, and went on to share nine interesting and fun things about himself.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Review of Trinity's Triumph Film - Written by a Father Stephen Fichter, This Emotionally-Charged Narrative Explores the Dynamics of Friendship, Faith and the Pursuit of a Higher Calling

By James Ryan Salazar

Trinity's Triumph is a movie written by a priest. That alone caught my attention. The priest, Father Stephen Fichter who leads a parish in NJ and has many other credentials - takes us on a captivating journey that follows three seminary students. They are played by Adriel Irizarry (Mike), Young Mazino (Tom) and Joshua Wills (Joe).  All are guided by the venerable Monsignor Gregory Heck, portrayed by Joe Morton. Beyond the academic challenges, the film intricately dissects the complex interplay between friendship and the profound hurdles of answering the priestly calling. 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Feel Good Interview: Actor Bruce Greenwood of "Fall of the House of Usher," "Star Trek," "Gerald's Game" and more.... 8 Things To Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Bruce Greenwood is an acclaimed Canadian actor and producer. He is known for his acting work in such movies as Being Julia, Thirteen Days, where he played President John F. Kennedy, Double Jeopardy, and Gerald’s Game.
He also played Captain Christopher Pike in the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Most recently, he starred in the Netflix miniseries The Fall of the House of Usher. With over 153 acting credits listed on IMDB, you are sure to recognize this prolific actor from one of your favorite shows or movies.
The esteemed actor went on to share eight fun things about himself.

Feel-Good Interview: Model/Actor Adam Senn of Hit the Floor & A Cowboy Christmas Romance - 8 Things To Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Adam Senn is an actor and model. He is known for his starring role as professional basketball player Zeo in Hit The Floor on VH1. He shared eight interesting facts about himself.

Most recently, he starred in A Cowboy Christmas Romance opposite Jana Kramer and Max Ehrich. This new Lifetime movie got a little controversy due to a steamy scene between Senn's character and Jana Kramer's character, which made it the first in a Lifetime Christmas movie. 

As a model, Senn has modeled for such brand as Gucci, Tom Ford, Versace, Dsquared, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nautica.