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Trolls Passes

In theatres November 4, 2016, Movie Scene Queen has your opportunity to see Trolls!


From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny, and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.  

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embark on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. 

Trolls will be screening in the Waterfront on Saturday, October 29th at 11 AM.  For tickets, please comment below with your favorite DreamWorks movie.  Tickets will be emailed to winners Friday afternoon. 

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

President Obama’s third CMU visit for first White House Frontiers Conference

President Barack Obama visited Pittsburgh on Thursday for the first White House Frontiers Conference.  With only months left in office, President Obama made his third trip to Carnegie Mellon University to deliver open remarks and participate in a panel discussion on brain science and medical information.
“Pittsburgh has been revitalizing itself through technology for a really long time,” said President Obama.
He mentioned those examples of Pittsburgh’s technology after touring the University of Pittsburgh, where he met Nathan Copeland, a 30-year-old quadriplegic who uses a robotic arm to regain his sense of touching.
“Innovation is in our DNA.”
President Obama says the country is “doubling down” on science, technology and innovation.  It is “only with science do we have a chance to cure cancer or Parkinson’s” and “re-engineer our cities.”

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: President Obama’s third CMU visit for first White House Frontiers Conference

Movie Review: ‘Surviving Compton’ lets Michel’le Tell Her Story

Michel’le and Dr. Dre (AP File Photos)

Dr. Dre got a chance to tell his rags-to-riches story in the 2015 blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton”. But, according to singer and ex-lover Michel’le, he conveniently left her out. The film also failed to mention his aggressive, drunk behavior as an abuser and habitual cheater.

It is now Michel’le’s turn to set the record straight in Lifetime’s biopic, “Surviving Compton”, which premiered this past Saturday. Played by Rhyon Nicole Brown, Michel’le rose to fame in the late 1980s as the first lady of Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. In the film, Michel’le narrated two painful relationships with N.W.A. member Dr. Dre and Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight.

After watching the film, some are questioning the validity of her accounts. No one seemed to question Suge Knight’s abuse. But, everyone wants to know how true are her stories about Dr. Dre, the man who brought us Eminem and good quality headphones.

We have painted such a pretty picture of Dr. Dre. Maybe accepting Michel’le side is so conflicting because her own picture is far from pleasing.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Movie Review: ‘Surviving Compton’ lets Michel’le Tell Her Story

Lynn Whitfield hits Pittsburgh hot spots to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Actress Lynn Whitfield attended events across Western Pennsylvania this weekend campaigning for Hillary Clinton and encouraging Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the October 11th deadline.

Whitfield’s first event was Saturday at a campaign field office in Forest Hills.  “I’m really not here as a celebrity,” said Whitfield to about 15 guests.

Wilkinsburg Mayor John Thompson, who has held his office since 2006, was present with his wife, Barbara. Campaign volunteers, including canvassers and phone bankers, were also present to hear Whitfield speak.

“We know why this election is so important,” said Whitfield.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Lynn Whitfield hits Pittsburgh hot spots to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Keeping Up with the Joneses Passes

An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.


The screening will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 PM at the AMC Waterfront 22. Please comment below with your favorite Zach Galifianakis moment.  Due Date (2010) might have been his funniest role.  I laughed so hard, from beginning to end.

Winners will be emailed the morning of Wednesday, October 12.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Michelle Obama visits college students to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama made two stops in the keystone state on Wednesday to campaign for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Supporters, many college students, gathered for one of those stops at the Fitzgerald Field House in Oakland.

University of Pittsburgh sophomore Saket Rajprohat, who introduced the First Lady, told about 3,000 spectators how the Obama administration helped his family.

Other speakers included Austin Davis, Vice-Chair, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, Campus Organizer Betsy Good, Campus Organizer, Pennsylvania Victory Coordinated Campaign, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, County Councilman DeWitt Walton, City Councilman Dan Gilman, and Erin McClelland, Candidate for Congress (PA-12).

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Michelle Obama visits college students to campaign for Hillary Clinton

The Girl On the Train Passes

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.


Movie Scene Queen is holding an advance screening of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Universal) on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:30 PM at the Southside Works Cinemas.  To get your name on the guest list, please comment below with your favorite book to movie adaption.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Queen of Katwe Passes

Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.  The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.


Disney’s  QUEEN OF KATWE will be showing Monday, September 19 at 7 PM at Cinemark Robinson Township. Immediately following the screening, there will be a live satellite Q&A with Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and director Mira Nair.  Please comment below with favorite movie set in Africa.  Disney Channel’s The Color of Friendship (2000) would have to be my favorite!

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen


Review: “Southside with You” is timely tribute to presidential end

The first date is never easy and the thoughts are endless.  What should I wear?  Where should we go?  What do we talk about?  But, who knew a casual work date on the Southside of Chicago in 1989 would lead to such success?

Singer John Legend serves as executive producer in “Southside with You”, a movie about President Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.  The couple, who met at a law firm, were on two different pages.  Young junior associate Michelle Robinson wanted to keep their interaction strictly on a professional level.  But, second year Harvard law student Barack Obama wanted more.  In 84 minutes, “Southside with You”, follows every stop and conversation made on their first date in detail.

One day movies are always interesting because the story, the plot, and climax all have to be fully executed based off a 24-hour timeline. While this movie pulled this off, I wanted the rest of the Obama’s story– their engagement, wedding, giving birth to Malia and Sasha, and his first election. The ending was hard despite knowing the outcome of the story.  I just wanted more.

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter are a fictional match made in heaven. Neither actor actually resembled their characters but the pair performed the First Couple very well.  Sawyers had President Obama’s motion and vernacular memorized.  From the cigarette smoking to the dramatic pauses in his speech, it was a delight to see Sawyers as the POTUS.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Review: “Southside with You” is timely tribute to presidential end

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