Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21 Nov 18
Big Apple Reviews

ON THE BASIS OF SEX Focus Features Reviewed for Shockya.com by: Harvey Karten Director:  Mimi Leder Screenwriter:  Daniel Stiepleman Cast:  Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 11/20/18 Opens: December 25, 2018 In 1972 a single male caring for his disabled mother was denied a $296 tax […]

21 Nov 18
Scary Mommy

We need everyone to perform a slew of good deeds for strangers and share that shit with the world. There’s no way I’m the only person exhausted from all the hate in my newsfeed.

21 Nov 18
The Movie Boards

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that On the Basis of Sex will have its Australian Premiere at the Jewish International Film Festival on November 25, following its World Premiere as the Opening Night Film at AFI Fest in Los Angeles on November 8. On the Basis of Sex is the inspiring and uplifting true story […]

21 Nov 18
.Proof

“The Dawn Wall”“Free Solo”“Hal”“Into the Okavango”“RBG”“Three Identical Strangers”“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” THE DAWN WALL Producers: Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, & Peter Mortimer Official Synopsis: In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in […]

20 Nov 18
GoldDerby
Songwriter Diane Warren doesn’t mince words when it comes to how she views Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Warren declares, “She’s so powerful! Her mom taught her to not raise her voice but yet, with soft voice she speaks so loudly.” In our recent webchat (watch the video above), she adds that Jennifer Hudson is the perfect person to sing this anthem because she can use her voice loudly without the repercussions that Ginsburg might face if she were to raise the tone of her voice more: “It’s almost like Hudson is like her avatar as a diva.” “RBG” has been one of this year’s biggest documentaries, telling the life story of Justice Ginsburg from her time as a law student at Harvard and Columbia, to the groundbreaking work she did fighting gender discrimination and eventually her tenure on the nation’s highest court. Warren adds that while she did know of Ginsburg and some of her work on the high court, she wasn’t as aware of other aspects of her life including one aspect that has become a standard in her songs, a romance. She says, “I wasn’t aware of the love story between her and her husband, Marty. I think part of the reason it’s doing so well is because of the story of that relationship.” We also got to talking about what kind of songs she hopes to write in the future and if there were any directors she wanted to write a song for. She reveals, “I’ve been talking to Steven Spielberg for a long time and I always say to him, ‘Come on! There’s got to be something.’ But I’d love to do a song for one of his movies.” She does note that his films are very score heavy, so an original song might not be in the cards on that one. Warren also discusses her track record at the Oscars. She has received nine nominations in the Best Original Song category going back over 30 years, but still hasn’t won. But that doesn’t bother Warren at all. “It’ll happen. Maybe it will be this or it will be something else.” She does prefer her current status to the alternative of winning early on and never getting recognized again. “If I had the choice of winning an Oscar a long time ago and never being nominated again or being nominated nine times and not winning, I’d choose nine nominations because it’s longevity. I’d rather have that. It’s like you’re still in the game, you’re still vibrant. But having said that, I’d like to win one.”
20 Nov 18
Rethinking Life

“Growing up, I never saw a woman in a symphony orchestra.  Someone came up with the bright idea–let’s drop a curtain between the people who are auditioning and the judges…Almost overnight, women were making their way into symphony orchestra.  Now, I wish we could duplicate the dropped curtain in every area…How you get past that […]

20 Nov 18
Redlands Daily Facts
It’s the holidays, and that means there are plenty of films coming out before the end of 2018. As usual, at this time of year, some of them are only dropping by for Oscar-qualifying runs, mostly documentaries and foreign-language films. However, there are plenty, like “The Favourite,” “Roma,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “The Mule,” and “Vice,” that will staying around and be on academy members minds come nomination time. #gallery-1657827-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1657827-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1657827-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1657827-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Scene from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) Wood Harris stars as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton and (ctr) Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in CREED II, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film. Credit: Barry Wetcher / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures © 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. A musical number from “Mary Poppins Returns.” (Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) A scene from “Vox Lux” Photo Credit: Atsushi Nishijima Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER, an Annapurna Pictures release. A musical number from “Mary Poppins Returns.” (Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) A scene from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Courtesy of Sony) NOV. 21 Creed II: Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, this time going into the ring against Viktor Drago — the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, who killed his father Apollo Creed in “Rocky IV.” Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone and “Westworld’s” Tessa Thompson are also back. Green Book: A bouncer at a New York City nightclub (Viggo Mortensen) takes a job as a chauffeur for a jazz pianist (Mahershala Ali) during a tour in the 1960s Deep South in this film based on real events. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2: In this sequel, the video-game character Ralph (John C. Reilly) and his pal Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) go viral when they discover a wi-fi router in their arcade. Robin Hood: In this latest re-imagining of the classic tale, a battle-tested crusader (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) rebel against the English king. There’ll be arrows and a Maid Marian (Eve Hewson). Roma: Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”) follows the lives of a family in Mexico City during troubled times in the 1970s. Shoah: Four Sisters: A four-part documentary that consists of a quartet of Holocaust survivors in the final film from French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann. NOV. 23 Astral: “Walking Dead’s” Frank Dillane stars in this spooky flick about a man trying to connect with his dead mother. Becoming Astrid: Tells the story of the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, creator of “Pippi Longstocking.” 8 Remains: A young woman slips into a mirror world while being choked by a lover. The Favourite: This costume dramedy set in the early 1700s digs into the rivalry between Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz)  and her cousin, Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), to be the favorite of British Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of “The Crown.”) The Long Shadow: Documentary looks at slavery’s impact on contemporary racism. Shoplifters: Written and edited by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for its story about a family of crooks and a young drifter. The World Before Your Feet: In a six-year trek captured in this documentary, a man walks 8,000 miles through the streets of New York City’s five boroughs. Write When You Get to Work: A romantic comedy set in New York City at a private school for girls. With Emily Mortimer, Finn Wittrock, Rachel Keller. NOV. 30 Anna and the Apocalypse: A small town faces a zombie outbreak during the Christmas holidays in this horror-comedy. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer: When Blitzen decides to retire, a miniature horse sets out to take his place. With the voices of Josh Hutcherson, John Cleese, Martin Short, Samantha Bee. Everybody Knows: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller about a woman (Penelope Cruz) whose daughter is abducted when she returns to Spain for a family wedding. With Javier Bardem. Happy as Lazzaro: Ordinary teen Lazzaro is a sharecropper in rural Italy, but it turns out he may be a time traveler. Invisible Hands: Documentary looks at how the world’s largest corporations profit from child labor and child trafficking. The Mercy: In 1968, an Englishman (Colin Firth) sets out to become the first person to sail solo around the world without stopping. With Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis. Mirai: Animated film from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda in which the present and past coexist for a young boy who meets his family at various points in their lives. Never Look Away: Germany’s Oscar entry tells the story of a young artist who flees to West Germany, but is still haunted by memories of his life under the Nazis and communists. The Possession of Hannah Grace: A morgue attendant believes a disfigured body is possessed by a demon. United Skates: Documentary spotlights a community who fights save the underground African-American subculture of roller-skating. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links 76 movies coming to theaters in fall 2018 For comic book kids, Stan Lee was The Man long before Marvel movies began Holiday gift guide 2018: Toys and more, for tots to teens Actors Tim Blake Nelson and Zoe Kazan tell tales of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ the new Coen brothers’ movie [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] DEC. 6 Clara’s Ghost: In this comic film by Bridey Elliott, a troubled young Connecticut woman finds comfort with a ghost. DEC. 7 All the Devil’s Men: A military officer hunts for a disavowed operative who once was a friend. Asher: An ex-Mossad agent (Ron Perlman) living in Brooklyn falls for the woman he was sent to kill. Ben Is Back: Lucas Hedges stars as a 19-year-old with substance abuse issues who shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve, which strains even his mom (Julia Roberts). Directed by Peter Hedges, Lucas’s dad. Bernie the Dolphin: A sister and brother attempt to save a beach and reunite a dolphin friend with his family. Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story: Documentary on the controversial late Fox News founder. Dumplin’: A plus-size teen daughter of a former beauty queen rattles their Texas town by entering the pageant her mother had won. If Beale Street Could Talk: Film from Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) is based on the novel by James Baldwin about a pregnant woman (Kiki Layne) who desperately tries to prove that her fiancé (Stephan James) is innocent of a crime. Mary, Queen of Scots: Saoirse Ronan plays the title character and Margot Robbie is her cousin Elizabeth I in a new telling of the infamous family rivalry, which ends badly for one of them. The Party’s Just Beginning: “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Karen Gillan wrote, directed and starred in his story of a young woman who is forced to confront her own demons after the suicide of a friend. Swimming With Men: Comedy stars Rob Brydon as a man trying to win back his wife and stumbles upon a solution in the form of a male synchronized swim team. Vox Lux: Follows the story of Celeste — played in her youth by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman — who lives through a school shooting as a teen and becomes a pop star after writing a song about the tragedy. DEC. 13 Bird Box: Sandra Bullock leaps into a post-apocalyptic horror universe as she and her children attempt to escape from an alien force that drives people violently mad. Maine: A young married Spanish woman hiking the Appalachian Trail alone connects romantically with an American hiker. DEC. 14 Avicii: True Stories: Documentary on the late Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and artist Avicii (aka Tim Bergling). Capernaum: The Lebanese drama, which won the jury prize at Cannes, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who sues his parents for bringing him into the world. Directed by Nadine Labaki. Mortal Engines: Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Ring” and “Hobbit” trilogies) co-wrote and produced this steampunk adventure that’s set in a future dystopian world about a city on wheels. The Mule: Clint Eastwood directed and stars in this story of an octogenarian in need of cash who becomes a drug runner for a powerful Mexican cartel. With Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Peña. The Quake: Oslo gets ripped up in this Norwegian disaster film. Sicilian Ghost Story: A girl who is in love with an abducted boy searches for him in this film with fantastical elements from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: In this animated take on the comic-book hero, Spider-Man crosses into parallel dimensions and teams up with other versions of himself to stop a threat to reality. That Way Madness Lies: Documentary filmmaker Sandra Luckow traces her brother’s horrifying experience with a broken mental-health system Tyrel: During a boozy lost weekend, a man’s (Jason Mitchell) trip to the Catskills with friends turns very weird. DEC. 15 Springsteen on Broadway: A solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. DEC. 19 Mary Poppins Returns: Emily Blunt stars as everyone’s favorite nanny in a sequel to the beloved Julie Andrews original. This one is set in Depression-era London where Mary drops in on the grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who are in need of some magic in their lives after a personal loss. With Lin-Manuel Miranda. DEC. 21 All is True: Kenneth Branagh, who directs, stars as William Shakespeare in this drama set in the final years of the Bard’s life. With Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. Aquaman: After being introduced in “Justice League,” the underwater superhero (Jason Momoa) gets his own film as he must battle to save the kingdom of Atlantis from destruction. Directed by James Wan. With Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman. Between Worlds: Nicolas Cage stars as a man haunted by memories of his dead family as he tries to help a woman (Franka Potente) stop her comatose daughter from crossing over to the spirit world. Bumblebee: In this “Transformers” prequel, set in the late ’60s, Hailee Steinfeld plays a young woman who discovers a lovable rusty yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in a junkyard and soon is on the run with it from government agents. Cold War: A love story between a man and a woman set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. From writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski. Second Act: Jennifer Lopez stars as a 40-something woman who tries to break away from her humdrum middle-class career rife with sexism and ageism and break the corporate glass ceiling with an inflated résumé. Welcome To Marwen: Fantasy drama directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) is inspired by a 2010 documentary. It tells the story of a man (Steve Carell), who was the victim of a violent assault, who constructs a miniature World War II village in his yard to help in his recovery. DEC. 25 Destroyer: Follows the existential crisis of an LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) who once worked undercover with a gang in the California desert. It ended badly, and years later, she must deal with the aftermath. Holmes and Watson: Comedy directed by Etan Cohen stars Will Ferrell as the master detective and John C. Reilly as his sidekick. With Ralph Fiennes as Moriarty. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] On the Basis of Sex: Inspiring true story of the early years of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) who overcame sexism in her own career to bring a groundbreaking case that would overturn gender discrimination. With Armie Hammer. Vice: Christian Bale goes through a crazy transformation to play Dick Cheney in this story of former Vice President’s rise to power, from Adam McKay, the director of “The Big Short.” DEC. 28 Stan & Ollie: John C. Reilly plays another member of a famous duo, this time as Oliver Hardy to Steve Coogan’s Stan Laurel. The biopic finds the comic pair late in their careers, touring Britain with a stage show in 1953.
20 Nov 18
SCNG
It’s the holidays, and that means there are plenty of films coming out before the end of 2018. As usual, at this time of year, some of them are only dropping by for Oscar-qualifying runs, mostly documentaries and foreign-language films. However, there are plenty, like “The Favourite,” “Roma,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “The Mule,” and “Vice,” that will staying around and be on academy members minds come nomination time. #gallery-1416937-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1416937-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1416937-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1416937-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Scene from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) Wood Harris stars as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton and (ctr) Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in CREED II, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film. Credit: Barry Wetcher / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures © 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. A musical number from “Mary Poppins Returns.” (Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) A scene from “Vox Lux” Photo Credit: Atsushi Nishijima Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER, an Annapurna Pictures release. A musical number from “Mary Poppins Returns.” (Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) A scene from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Courtesy of Sony) NOV. 21 Creed II: Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, this time going into the ring against Viktor Drago — the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, who killed his father Apollo Creed in “Rocky IV.” Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone and “Westworld’s” Tessa Thompson are also back. Green Book: A bouncer at a New York City nightclub (Viggo Mortensen) takes a job as a chauffeur for a jazz pianist (Mahershala Ali) during a tour in the 1960s Deep South in this film based on real events. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2: In this sequel, the video-game character Ralph (John C. Reilly) and his pal Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) go viral when they discover a wi-fi router in their arcade. Robin Hood: In this latest re-imagining of the classic tale, a battle-tested crusader (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) rebel against the English king. There’ll be arrows and a Maid Marian (Eve Hewson). Roma: Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”) follows the lives of a family in Mexico City during troubled times in the 1970s. Shoah: Four Sisters: A four-part documentary that consists of a quartet of Holocaust survivors in the final film from French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann. NOV. 23 Astral: “Walking Dead’s” Frank Dillane stars in this spooky flick about a man trying to connect with his dead mother. Becoming Astrid: Tells the story of the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, creator of “Pippi Longstocking.” 8 Remains: A young woman slips into a mirror world while being choked by a lover. The Favourite: This costume dramedy set in the early 1700s digs into the rivalry between Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz)  and her cousin, Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), to be the favorite of British Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of “The Crown.”) The Long Shadow: Documentary looks at slavery’s impact on contemporary racism. Shoplifters: Written and edited by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for its story about a family of crooks and a young drifter. The World Before Your Feet: In a six-year trek captured in this documentary, a man walks 8,000 miles through the streets of New York City’s five boroughs. Write When You Get to Work: A romantic comedy set in New York City at a private school for girls. With Emily Mortimer, Finn Wittrock, Rachel Keller. NOV. 30 Anna and the Apocalypse: A small town faces a zombie outbreak during the Christmas holidays in this horror-comedy. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer: When Blitzen decides to retire, a miniature horse sets out to take his place. With the voices of Josh Hutcherson, John Cleese, Martin Short, Samantha Bee. Everybody Knows: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller about a woman (Penelope Cruz) whose daughter is abducted when she returns to Spain for a family wedding. With Javier Bardem. Happy as Lazzaro: Ordinary teen Lazzaro is a sharecropper in rural Italy, but it turns out he may be a time traveler. Invisible Hands: Documentary looks at how the world’s largest corporations profit from child labor and child trafficking. The Mercy: In 1968, an Englishman (Colin Firth) sets out to become the first person to sail solo around the world without stopping. With Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis. Mirai: Animated film from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda in which the present and past coexist for a young boy who meets his family at various points in their lives. Never Look Away: Germany’s Oscar entry tells the story of a young artist who flees to West Germany, but is still haunted by memories of his life under the Nazis and communists. The Possession of Hannah Grace: A morgue attendant believes a disfigured body is possessed by a demon. United Skates: Documentary spotlights a community who fights save the underground African-American subculture of roller-skating. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links 76 movies coming to theaters in fall 2018 For comic book kids, Stan Lee was The Man long before Marvel movies began Holiday gift guide 2018: Toys and more, for tots to teens Actors Tim Blake Nelson and Zoe Kazan tell tales of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ the new Coen brothers’ movie [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] DEC. 6 Clara’s Ghost: In this comic film by Bridey Elliott, a troubled young Connecticut woman finds comfort with a ghost. DEC. 7 All the Devil’s Men: A military officer hunts for a disavowed operative who once was a friend. Asher: An ex-Mossad agent (Ron Perlman) living in Brooklyn falls for the woman he was sent to kill. Ben Is Back: Lucas Hedges stars as a 19-year-old with substance abuse issues who shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve, which strains even his mom (Julia Roberts). Directed by Peter Hedges, Lucas’s dad. Bernie the Dolphin: A sister and brother attempt to save a beach and reunite a dolphin friend with his family. Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story: Documentary on the controversial late Fox News founder. Dumplin’: A plus-size teen daughter of a former beauty queen rattles their Texas town by entering the pageant her mother had won. If Beale Street Could Talk: Film from Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) is based on the novel by James Baldwin about a pregnant woman (Kiki Layne) who desperately tries to prove that her fiancé (Stephan James) is innocent of a crime. Mary, Queen of Scots: Saoirse Ronan plays the title character and Margot Robbie is her cousin Elizabeth I in a new telling of the infamous family rivalry, which ends badly for one of them. The Party’s Just Beginning: “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Karen Gillan wrote, directed and starred in his story of a young woman who is forced to confront her own demons after the suicide of a friend. Swimming With Men: Comedy stars Rob Brydon as a man trying to win back his wife and stumbles upon a solution in the form of a male synchronized swim team. Vox Lux: Follows the story of Celeste — played in her youth by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman — who lives through a school shooting as a teen and becomes a pop star after writing a song about the tragedy. DEC. 13 Bird Box: Sandra Bullock leaps into a post-apocalyptic horror universe as she and her children attempt to escape from an alien force that drives people violently mad. Maine: A young married Spanish woman hiking the Appalachian Trail alone connects romantically with an American hiker. DEC. 14 Avicii: True Stories: Documentary on the late Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and artist Avicii (aka Tim Bergling). Capernaum: The Lebanese drama, which won the jury prize at Cannes, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who sues his parents for bringing him into the world. Directed by Nadine Labaki. Mortal Engines: Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Ring” and “Hobbit” trilogies) co-wrote and produced this steampunk adventure that’s set in a future dystopian world about a city on wheels. The Mule: Clint Eastwood directed and stars in this story of an octogenarian in need of cash who becomes a drug runner for a powerful Mexican cartel. With Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Peña. The Quake: Oslo gets ripped up in this Norwegian disaster film. Sicilian Ghost Story: A girl who is in love with an abducted boy searches for him in this film with fantastical elements from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: In this animated take on the comic-book hero, Spider-Man crosses into parallel dimensions and teams up with other versions of himself to stop a threat to reality. That Way Madness Lies: Documentary filmmaker Sandra Luckow traces her brother’s horrifying experience with a broken mental-health system Tyrel: During a boozy lost weekend, a man’s (Jason Mitchell) trip to the Catskills with friends turns very weird. DEC. 15 Springsteen on Broadway: A solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. DEC. 19 Mary Poppins Returns: Emily Blunt stars as everyone’s favorite nanny in a sequel to the beloved Julie Andrews original. This one is set in Depression-era London where Mary drops in on the grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who are in need of some magic in their lives after a personal loss. With Lin-Manuel Miranda. DEC. 21 All is True: Kenneth Branagh, who directs, stars as William Shakespeare in this drama set in the final years of the Bard’s life. With Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. Aquaman: After being introduced in “Justice League,” the underwater superhero (Jason Momoa) gets his own film as he must battle to save the kingdom of Atlantis from destruction. Directed by James Wan. With Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman. Between Worlds: Nicolas Cage stars as a man haunted by memories of his dead family as he tries to help a woman (Franka Potente) stop her comatose daughter from crossing over to the spirit world. Bumblebee: In this “Transformers” prequel, set in the late ’60s, Hailee Steinfeld plays a young woman who discovers a lovable rusty yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle in a junkyard and soon is on the run with it from government agents. Cold War: A love story between a man and a woman set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. From writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski. Second Act: Jennifer Lopez stars as a 40-something woman who tries to break away from her humdrum middle-class career rife with sexism and ageism and break the corporate glass ceiling with an inflated résumé. Welcome To Marwen: Fantasy drama directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) is inspired by a 2010 documentary. It tells the story of a man (Steve Carell), who was the victim of a violent assault, who constructs a miniature World War II village in his yard to help in his recovery. DEC. 25 Destroyer: Follows the existential crisis of an LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) who once worked undercover with a gang in the California desert. It ended badly, and years later, she must deal with the aftermath. Holmes and Watson: Comedy directed by Etan Cohen stars Will Ferrell as the master detective and John C. Reilly as his sidekick. With Ralph Fiennes as Moriarty. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] On the Basis of Sex: Inspiring true story of the early years of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) who overcame sexism in her own career to bring a groundbreaking case that would overturn gender discrimination. With Armie Hammer. Vice: Christian Bale goes through a crazy transformation to play Dick Cheney in this story of former Vice President’s rise to power, from Adam McKay, the director of “The Big Short.” DEC. 28 Stan & Ollie: John C. Reilly plays another member of a famous duo, this time as Oliver Hardy to Steve Coogan’s Stan Laurel. The biopic finds the comic pair late in their careers, touring Britain with a stage show in 1953.
20 Nov 18
Variety

From the soft-spoken methodical meter KiKi Layne’s Tish Rivers uses to narrate the history of social and criminal injustices that have ruined the lives of black men and their families in writer-director Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” to Carey Mulligan’s Jeanette Brinson, a curt and frustrated midcentury housewife who flaunts her extramarital affair […]

20 Nov 18
DUIMISCHKONSMI BLOG

Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was a friend and informal leader there for 016 Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her Supreme Court nomination hearings in 1993.CreditCreditStephen Crowley “Did you Conduct and analyze online research projects on […]

20 Nov 18
Krystal

The last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for enthusiasts of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 85-year old associate justice broke three ribs in a fall earlier this month, a terrifying reminder that the “Notorious R.B.G.” — as she’s lovingly nicknamed — is all too human. … from latimes.com – Los […]

20 Nov 18
Bouchard Graccer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a fake hip-hop icon since at least 2013, when the nickname Notorious RBG went viral, thereby finally informing the venerated justice of the existence of Biggie Smalls. But she didn’t get her big-budget debut single until this past weekend. “Supreme Court’s a boys’ club, she holds it down, no cares […]

20 Nov 18
For Your Society

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a fake hip-hop icon since at least 2013, when the nickname Notorious RBG went viral, thereby finally informing the venerated justice of the existence of Biggie Smalls. But she didn’t get her big-budget debut single until this past weekend. “Supreme Court’s a boys’ club, she holds it down, no cares […]

20 Nov 18
CHIVOMENGRO

Written by Jordan Upshaw Almost two years ago, Chivomengro introduced you to The Belladonna, where four kick-ass, accomplished women editors—Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer—bring you comedy and satire by women and other marginalized genders, for everyone. The Belladonnas have come a long way since our last article about them. They wrote […]

20 Nov 18
CHIVOMENGRO

Written by Jordan Upshaw Almost two years ago, Chivomengro introduced you to The Belladonna, where four kick-ass, accomplished women editors—Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer—bring you comedy and satire by women and other marginalized genders, for everyone. The Belladonnas have come a long way since our last article about them. They wrote […]