Almost a week in, my “A Movie A Day” quest is still alive and kicking, and I’ve decided to devote an entire column to this lifelong mission. I’ll be giving weekly updates on my progress and also lead with my favorite film of that given period. First up, Blade of the Immortal!!!
Director/actor Kenneth Branagh’s latest film, Murder on the Orient Express, is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel. Branagh, an avid reader himself, explains why he doesn’t binge watch television shows and prefers to stick to reading a good book or watching a movie. Check out the Branagh audio below!
Every month Allyson Gronowitz pens Flipping The Script, a monthly column which has her spotlighting films she feels are underrated (her latest entry takes a look at The Golden Compass). I’ve tried to do a cinema column myself, and considering my last Dream Factory post was in July, I’ve been failing miserably (or is it miserably failing). Henceforth (is that the correct usage?) I’m turning my DF column into a weekly thing powered by my “A Movie A Day” idea. Details (and I hope you help me on this journey) are below!!
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!
Former Glee cast members Darren Criss and Heather Morris were among the attendees at Providence Saint John’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Hosted by Saint John’s Health Center Foundation and the Irene Dunne Guild, the event raised a record breaking $1.4 million on Saturday at Culver City’s 3Labs.
Now playing nationwide, Same Kind of Different As Me is the true story of the friendship of arts dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless man Moore befriended at the behest of his wife Deborah (Reneé Zellweger). Read below for info on how this movie helped make a difference in Jackson, Mississippi and why Same Kind of Different As Me was an “easy yes” for Zellweger.
This Is Us actors Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown are absolutely believable as Beth and Randall Pearson. Part of that believability may come from the foundation that both actors built over the years. For Watson, a pivotal summer for her was during a trip abroad to study the craft (with an emphasis on Shakespeare) at BADA. Check out the video below as Watson explains how Phylicia Rashad and Denzel Washington helped sponsor her educational experience.