Flipping the Script on ‘The Mummy’ (1999)

The Mummy
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will 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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It Was All A Dream Or So It Seemed (‘It Comes At Night’)

It Comes At Night - Dream
Dream Factory, as I’ve stated in a previous column, started during my UCLA Bruin days and centered on my obsession with cinema. Twenty three years later, my rotund, balding self is grasping at straws (or in my case, another slice of pizza), but the goal of the column is to discuss movies that have really embedded themselves in my itty bitty brain. This week that feature is It Comes At Night.

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‘Street Food Cinema’ Serves Up ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ & ‘Aladdin’

Street Food Cinema - Los Angeles
Last Saturday’s “La La Land” was a successful sixth season opener for Street Food Cinema, as the event attracted over 5,000 attendees. Cinema and food go hand in hand like PB&J, and tonight’s serving includes outdoor screenings of “Singin’ In The Rain” and “Aladdin.” Details below!!

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Raquel Welch Talks Life Changing Aspects Of Yoga

Raquel Welch - Eugenio Derbez

 

Raquel Welch co-stars in How To Be A Latin Lover as Celeste, a rich elderly woman who becomes the latest seduction target of a faded gigolo named Maximo (Eugenio Derbez). During the roundtable sessions for the film, Welch was refreshingly candid about her life and career, and during the chat i asked her about her lifelong passion for yoga.

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Rey & Jyn Erso Among Heroines Spotlighted In ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’

Daisy Ridley (Rey), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren) Photo: John Williams for Lucasfilm
One of the great aspects behind these new installments of Star Wars films is that heroines are front and center, proving the journeys of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) are just as memorable as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature more adventures of the aforementioned protagonists. Details on the Star Wars Celebration event and action figure surprises below!!

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TV Pick: Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Jamaica Inn’ Airs On Cohen Film Classics

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 film Jamaica Inn airs tonight on KCET as part of its Cohen Film Classics program. I attended a Tuesday screening of the film that was held at the SilverScreen Theatre in West Hollywood. Cohen Media Group and Cohen Film Classics host Charles S. Cohen served as the evening’s host. More details on the film and the event is found after the jumpl

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Emma Watson Talks College & Life: “Go Out There And Find Your Tribe”

Emma Watson - Beauty and the Beast

There are many ways to proceed in this world, and for a sheltered human being like me, I’ve mainly clung to immediate family, friends, and the cinema. During the Los Angeles press conference for Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson gave an eloquent answer when asked how one deals with entering college when feeling like an outsider (Watson graduated from Brown University in 2014). Audio is found after the jump.

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Wrapal Connects Filmmakers And Properties With $150 Offer

When you’re shooting a movie in Los Angeles, location, as well as a good deal, is key. Film-tech startup Wrapal.com‘s main objective is to connect filmmakers and properties, and now the company is offering both parties a $50 bonus towards their next three books (for a total of $150).

Since opening its doors on May 2016, Wrapal has linked up with close to 1,200 residential, commercial and industrial properties looking for more revenue streams.

For more info, check out the video below!

Producer America Ferrera Gets ‘Gente-Fied’ At Sundance

America Ferrera, Ben Feldman - Superstore
As evidenced by her impassioned and pointed speech at the Women’s March on Washington, America Ferrera is focused on empowering voices that may be or have been silenced through the years. On Monday, Gente-fied, a digital web series Ferrera co-produced with Macro, is debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. The actress/producer talks about the project after the jump.

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Flipping the Script on: ‘The Book of Life’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will 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!

Note: A previous version of my piece on The Book of Life appeared on The Fake Fangirl.

 

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