Kenneth Branagh On Binge Watching Television And ‘The West Wing’ Love

Murder on the Orient Express
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!

 

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Dream Factory: A Movie A Day Keeps Reality Away

Me And Earl and the Dying Girl
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!!

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Flipping the Script on ‘The Golden Compass’

The Golden Compass

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!

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‘Glee’ Vets Darren Criss And Heather Morris Celebrate Saint John’s 75th Anniversary Gala

Darren Criss - Heather Morris
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.

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Renée Zellweger Talks “Easy Yes” Of ‘Same Kind of Different As Me’

Same Kind of Different As Me
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.

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Susan Kelechi Watson Remembers Oxford Summer And Praises Phylicia Rashad

This Is Us - Susan Kelechi Watson
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.

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FYS Spotlight: Canoga Park’s “Next Chapter Books” Is Worth Reading Into

Next Chapter Books

 

It’s a great idea to support your local, independently owned bookstore, and that notion turned into a reality several weeks ago. Thanks to my brother-in-law’s  Angels in Seven reading, I actually left the house for a bit of socialization and fresh air. The gathering took place at Next Chapter Books, and I was immediately hooked.

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‘Flipping the Script’ on ‘Storks’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. 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!

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