Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry ‘In The Heights’ ‘fell short’ on representing dark-skinned Afro-Latinos


Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera in the musical ‘In the Heights.” By: Sandra Gonzales\Cnn Lin-Manuel Miranda is asking for some paciencia y fe, saying in a note posted to social media on Monday that he will do better representing Afro-Latinos in his future projects.vMiranda’s statements come days after “In The Heights,” a musical about a vibrant and diverse LatinxContinue reading “Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry ‘In The Heights’ ‘fell short’ on representing dark-skinned Afro-Latinos”

When Beavers mom, June said “I speak Jive” I lost my mind!


It was 1980. Word of mouth about a low budget movie, quickly spread across the country, making “Airplane” the fourth highest grossing flim of the year. There were no big stars on the marquee. Airplane ,was a parody of the 1957 flim, Zero Hour starring Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell. with much of the orginialContinue reading “When Beavers mom, June said “I speak Jive” I lost my mind!”

The Very Worst Movies of 2020: From Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ to Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle


It’s been a good year in film overall—but there have still been plenty of stinkers. Our Marlow Stern and Kevin Fallon break down the worst of the worst.Marlow SternSenior Entertainment EditorKevin FallonSenior Entertainment Reporter Marlow: Well, we’ve discussed our holiday movie and TV recommendations, you’ve gifted us a comprehensive rundown of the best TV shows of the year,Continue reading “The Very Worst Movies of 2020: From Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ to Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle”

Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis


Bill Smith/Theadvocate.com The recently released movie Uncle Frank gutted me. It’s the story of Frank Bledsoe, the cool uncle to his teenage niece, Beth, who Frank encourages to find a world bigger than the repressed society where they grew up in rural South Carolina in the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Closeted to his family and battling addiction,Continue reading “Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis”

Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons


If you are of a certain age, you likey know one or all of these classic cartoon characters. While most of us were introduced to these cartoons on our televisons. The majority of the cartoons, apperared in theaters as animated shorts, often shown before the feature film. The time between 1928 and 1963 was consideredContinue reading “Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons”

Tyler Perry Joins the Billionaire’s Club


By: Biba Adams/The Giro In a detailed profile on the mega-talented ‘Madea’ creator, Forbes magazine says Perry has earned more than $1.4 billion in pretax income since 2005. In a detailed profile on the actor, writer, director and producer, Forbes reports that Perry has a net worth of $1 billion. The magazine notes that Perry has earnedContinue reading “Tyler Perry Joins the Billionaire’s Club”

India: Why does Bollywood use the offensive practice of brownface in movies?


Monica Sarkar/CNN Bollywood may be best known for its glamorous casts, glitzy costumes and energetic dance routines. But it also has a far less flattering reputation — for promoting the offensive practice of brownface.  “It’s actually racism,” said award-winning film director Neeraj Ghaywan. “Let’s not mince our words.” In the United States, the concepts of blackfaceContinue reading “India: Why does Bollywood use the offensive practice of brownface in movies?”

The Hollywood Con Queen


Photo: Google She tormented studio executives, actors, makeup artists, security guys, photographers, screenwriters, athletes, even bobsledders and scuba divers for years—until corporate investigator Nicoletta Kotsianas was put on the case. By K.J. Yossman\MarieClaire It was a warm, overcast afternoon in August 2019, and Joe Scarnici was pumped. A talented photographer who has gone on tourContinue reading “The Hollywood Con Queen”

Joker Sequel Is in the Works With Director Todd Phillips


WARNER BROS. It’s rumored he’ll also be developing another villain origin story movie for DC. By: Josh St Clair/Men’s Health In an interview with Vanity Fair last month, former bro-comedy director, Todd Phillips ( The Hangover, Old School )  recounted his rationale for pitching the R-rated, anti-superhere, CGI-free hole of nikillism, Joker,  to Warner Bros.  “Woke ”Continue reading “Joker Sequel Is in the Works With Director Todd Phillips”

Is the movie you want to see sold out tonight? Try these two Theaters in Sacramento


Its Friday night, and the “Block Buster seems to be sold out at every theater in town.  So you choose another movie. Not so fast! There are two theaters in town that few people know about and one is completely invisible A few years ago the Century @ Downtown Plaza was closed and renovated.  ItContinue reading “Is the movie you want to see sold out tonight? Try these two Theaters in Sacramento”