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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

Bridget Jones’s Baby Passes

Renée Zellweger returns in one of her signature roles!


The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

It’s time for you to see Universal Studios’ new comedy BRIDGET JONES’S BABY.  The screening is Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30pm at the AMC Waterfront.  Please comment below with your favorite Rene Zellweger moment. 

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ brings back hip hop roots

Netflix has introduced the world to some amazing original series like “Orange is the New Black”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and “House of Cards”. This August, Netflix releases yet another potentially addictive show, “The Get Down”. Using hip-hop as a pinnacle focus, this 6-episode season is about five boys from the Bronx who create a rap group in the late 1970s.

Narrated in part by Nas, “The Get Down” stars Justice Smith (“Paper Towns), Shameik Moore (“Dope”), Jaden Smith (“Karate Kid”), Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks (“Southpaw”), and Tremaine Brown Jr.

Hands down, the show explains how an unfamiliar, unpopular music genre shapes culture in New York City’s fifth borough. The 1977 Bronx tells a story of the how the Grandmaster Flashes, the wordsmiths, and the graffiti artists used turntables, poetry, and creativity to give birth to hip hop.

Source: Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ brings back hip hop roots

The Light Between Oceans Passes



DreamWorks Pictures’ The Light Between Oceans is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized.

The movie will be showing at the AMC Waterfront 22 on August 30 at 7:30 PM.  Please comment below with your interest.  Link for passes will be emailed the morning of the screening.

Much Love,


Movie Scene Queen

Morgan Passes


A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident.  She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

The screening of 20th Century Fox’s new horror film, MORGAN, will be at the AMC Waterfront 22 on Wednesday, August 24th at 7:30 PM. Please comment below with your LEAST favorite science fiction movie or TV series.  The X-Files was corny.  As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t get into it.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Mechanic: Resurrection Passes


Join Movie Scene Queen on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30PM at the AMC Waterfront 22 for a screening of Mechanic: Resurrection.


Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.

Please comment below with your favorite Jason Statham or Jessica Alba moment.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Don’t Breathe Passes

A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist.  They’re wrong.

Dont Breathe Film Poster

Don’t Breathe hits theaters on August 26, but this Tuesday is your opportunity to see the film before the rest of the world.  On August 23rd, the movie will be showing in the South Side for a special screening.  For tickets, please comment below with your favorite scary movie villain.  My favorite bad guy was Chucky…yes, the doll that came to life.  Of course, Chucky got creepier and weirder as the years went on.  But, the first two movies were legendary.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne: Was it worth the wait?

It’s time I brush the cob webs off of my imaginary typewriter for the newest Jason Bourne flick. I haven’t written a film review since the April 21. This one is long overdue.

Don’t get your hopes up! “Jason Bourne” was not so spectacular that it brought me out of this maternity leave. Ironically, Matt Damon, who did not appear in “The Bourne Legacy” (2012), has finally returned as Jason Bourne and so I followed suit.

Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander also star in the fourth edition of this film series where Bourne resurfaces to expose some government agencies. Jason Bourne fans have waited almost a decade for his return. The only question is: Was it worth the wait?

I guess.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne: Was it worth the wait?

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