431 results for 'movie'
...when banning smoking on flights became the hot topic with airlines. Once this was enforced and you heard the ‘ding’ of the no-smoking sign, you were free to enjoy the rest of your smoke free flight. Which meant people either read a book, a magazine, watched the in-flight movie, used their earphones for music, or simply took a nap.
Well that is about to change this year. Cell phones and the Internet are officially being used on international flights in several countries and looking to be approved here in the U.S. Soon you will be subject to possible awkward... (more)
...is a resounding “Yes.” And no one knows that more intimately than the documentary filmmaker.I urge everyone to give documentaries a second look-- a viewing chance. Go out and see a documentary. Fast-track a doc to the top of your Netflix list. Organize a documentary day movie night with friends.
As Filmmaker Michael Moore said at the nominee reception:
“People want to see documentaries, but there’s a disconnect between that desire and the exhibitors out there...We’re not asking for charity. This [Documentaries]could be on... (more)
...judging of these Hollywood celebutantes just an example of modern day witch trials? It seems for now, the public has spoken and they too are fed up with this once unstoppable posse gallivanting around town, proclaiming to be untouchable and winking their way out of sticky situations. In the real world, real people have to pay for their mistakes. And with Paris going to jail, Lindsay’s absent movie career and Britney’s meltdown, these consequences have to be taught and lessons in ethics conveyed to those wide eyed young admirers who long to be the next Paris, Lindsay or Britney.(more)
...stacking them around volcanoes and blowing them up with H-bombs (which may also end up with you jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch). No, New Optimism is to see the vast array of disappointment in front of your face and to believe that you can still be happy and satisfied. In the 1980 movie, Somewhere In Time, Christopher Reeves wanted to travel back in time and did so by sitting in an empty room, chanting and convincing himself that it was, in fact, 1912… traditional optimists believe that this is precisely how you find happiness. I suppose I could spend my time trying to ... (more)
I have on three separate occasions in the past week, been invited to go to the movies, and (as a result of recent events) had the time to spare. And on each of these three occasions I did not end up going to said movies, because there was literally nothing to see. Now I could wax poetic on why I would never ever go see Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Definitely, Maybe, or Hannah Montana in 3D – but I suppose that anyone who knows me (or at least knows me to the extent they’ve either read my previous pieces or skimmed my intentionally Spartan profile) will understand that the... (more)
...length script in December of 2005 and I finished it roughly six months later with 153 pages. It took me about a month or two to edited it down to 120 pages. I wrote my feature film about an occupation that I know pretty well, and it's a sort of job that's either neglected or if you've seen movies they're usually just in the background opening doors... I just gave it away... That's right! I wrote about VALETS.
Now I'm currently reading a book that a friend of mine wrote, and he wants me to write the screenplay because he knows a director that is interested in making his story... (more)
...Corridor. I've been working off/on in these kind of environments since the year 2000. It's nothing to brag about but my run ins with celebrities are always an interest to the star-struck folks out there. To me, it isn't a big deal. They're not what they seem in person as they appear in the movies or television. Its not that they look thin or fat in person, its just that they look like any 'joe' off the street. In my life time I've been star struck only twice, and I'll get to them in a minute. When I dealt with a famous 'joe' here and there and when I realize who they are I say to... (more)
...of expensive goods, but does that mean we have celebrate the holiday that way? Nope! The best Valentine's Day I can remember is a competition between two: one, baking brownies, listening to music, and drinking wine with my best friend; and two, watching The Wedding Singer (yes, I enjoy this movie. Let's move on, please) and eating Chinese food in our pajamas with my boyfriend. Note: neither of these instances cost more than $30.
Next: it makes single people miserable. Valentine's day isn't the culprit here: it's people. Yes, there are more examples of love in the air then most... (more)
It turns out that the reports of Uncle Derrick’s tragic demise were greatly exaggerated, and now he returns with a note book full of witty, pithy, and insightful movie reviews- mining the glorious and inglorious from the Hollywood archives, so that you can maximize your viewing pleasure.Praise for DERRICK FERGUSON'S MOVIE REVIEW NOTEBOOK"Derrick puts many critics to shame with his reviews. Not only are they well written and entertaining, but Derrick Ferguson understands what movies are about. In his reviews, he reflects a true love for the medium of film, a love that many critics... (more)
...February 8, - I arrived at the AMC MJ Theatres at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza just as actor/singer Herb Jeffries vehicle pulled into the parking lot. I was pleasantly surprise to see Mr. Jeffries in attendance for the premiere of “A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story.” This movie directed by Kim Clemons tells the long and colorful life of legendary entertainer and “The Bronze Buckeroo” Herb Jeffries, “America’s first Black singing cowboy.” This movie featured rare film clips of Mr. Jeffries performing with another legend Mr. Duke Ellington. Mr. Jeffries made... (more)