The Glorias

There’s a scene early in The Glorias when one Indian woman explains to another woman in India that Gloria Steinem has to travel third class while touring the country because she isn’t a man. The second woman doesn’t reply, “I know, you idiot. I live in India.” Instead, the two women go back to staring in adoration at the brave… Continue reading The Glorias

Harriet

There must have been some debate over going with Code Name: Harriet as the title for this bizarre biopic about the anti-slavery icon – right down to the snappy spy theme that plays over Harriet Tubman meeting the costumed elites of the Underground Railroad. Harriet actually packs its running time with all kinds of weird stabs at making a… Continue reading Harriet

UglyDolls

The UglyDoll concept started out as a long-distance letter between creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim that morphed into the plush toys, which gained cult-like success (but never huge mainstream success compared to other more notable toy properties). Still, UglyDoll’s popularity peaked out around a decade ago (circa 2006/2007). So, it’s just very odd/bad timing… Continue reading UglyDolls

Welcome to Marwen

The latest Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Forest Gump, Castaway)-penned/directed feature isn’t like most mainstream movies out there currently. It’s odd, it’s tense, it’s hard to watch at times, but at least it’s somewhat original. It’s based on the extremely interesting 2010 documentary Marwencol, which tells the story of Mark… Continue reading Welcome to Marwen

Gloria Steinem Biopic to Film in Savannah

Julianne Moore (pictured), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, Tomb Raider) and Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects) will play older, younger and adolescent versions, respectively, of ’70s feminist icon Gloria Steinem in The Glorias: A Life on the Road, a feature film biopic based on Steinem’s memoir of the same name, which will… Continue reading Gloria Steinem Biopic to Film in Savannah

Janelle Monae Hacks a Dirty Computer

As an actress, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer, and model, Janelle Monae has got to be the most globally visible creative force based out of Atlanta. Her reach is so vast that pretty much everyone has encountered her work. Don’t dig modern, funky soul and R&B? Then you at least enjoyed Hidden Figures. Haven’t seen it? Well, maybe she stuck out to you in that one Pepsi ad. You get the… Continue reading Janelle Monae Hacks a Dirty Computer

St. Beauty Blends Retro, Modern

Atlanta-based R&B duo St. Beauty bend pop’s rules while creating a world of their own on new EP Running to the Sun. Their latest set of songs are eclectic enough to be interesting, without sounding too out of the ordinary for a broader audience. “Colors” and “Lucid Dreams” best capture the pair as talented vocalists… Continue reading St. Beauty Blends Retro, Modern

Hidden Figures

You should cry, not due to sadness but pride in the human spirit during this film about three women hired by NASA to provide mathematical support for US manned space flight. The story I wanted to know was how they got to this position to meet the intellectual challenge required to launch and retrieve astronauts. Instead,… Continue reading Hidden Figures

December 2016 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Office Christmas Party, the comedy starring Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston, hits theaters on Friday, Dec. 9th…The Founder, the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) and the rise of McDonald’s, opens on Dec. 16th… Solace, the long-gestating thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, will get a very limited theatrical release by Lionsgate… Continue reading December 2016 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Janelle Monae

The New Normal: Janelle in Wondaland From the outside, it looks like any other suburban Atlanta home, but as you walk through the front door of Wondaland, time and space seem to bend. In the foyer, dozens of antique wall clocks are strewn to the vaulted ceiling, hanging like portals to strange new dimensions. Staring… Continue reading Janelle Monae