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Book Club Passes

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Join the Club May 18, 2018.

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Movie Scene Queen is a hosting a special screening of BOOK CLUB on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00pm at the AMC Waterfront 22.  Please comment below with your favorite from one of the leading ladies– Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

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Movie Scene Queen: Community benefiting from her mission

Merecedes Howze seemed to always go to the movies.

She transformed her love for cinema, creating a blog, reviewing movies and writing about the booming film industry in Pittsburgh.

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She soon began receiving invites to premiers and advanced screenings, and even landed a job, critiquing films for the New Pittsburgh Courier.

But it wasn’t enough for Howze.

She decided to find a way for others in the community to enjoy the magic of movies.

As Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Anchor Mike Clark found out, Howze is marking her 5th Anniversary of being Pittsburgh’s “Movie Scene Queen,” bringing thousand of people to local theaters, spreading her passion with children and families.

SOURCE: WTAE- ABC Pittsburgh Movie Scene Queen: Community benefiting from her mission

Imagery is Everything in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (March 14)

African Americans in film are having the best year ever! We are barely over 70 days into 2018 and “Black Panther” tops the box office for the fourth week in a row ($41.1 million), and right behind it this past weekend is another Disney movie, “A Wrinkle in Time” ($33.3 million).

Directed by a Black woman, Ava Duvernay, “A Wrinkle in Time” is based on a 1962 novel about a sibling duo who searches through space and time for their missing father. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and newcomer Storm Reid.

Although Oprah did sprinkle massive amounts of the greatness in this film, it was 14-year-old Reid who stole the show. Reid, who had a small role in “12 Years a Slave,” plays main character and big sister, Meg Murray. She is amazing, filling really big shoes with a small amount of effort. Her role is very important for little Black girls. It changes the imagery of what it means to be a young Black student.

Source: New Pittsburgh Courier, Imagery is Everything in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (March 14)

A Wrinkle in Time Passes

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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Movie Scene Queen is hosting a screening on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Please comment below with your favorite Oprah moment.  It’s so hard to choose.  Recently, Oprah Winfrey was at a press event promoting this movie and she spoke so eloquently about negative forces.  Her explanation will stick with me for the rest of my life.  It’s so easy to be cynical.  But, it’s more rewarding to be the light.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Annihilation Passes

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Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.  Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

From visionary writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina28 Days Later) and based on the acclaimed best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny.

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For tickets to the February 21st screening of Annihilation, please comment below with your favorite Natalie Portman film.  I still have yet to see Jackie (2016), but I thought No Strings Attached (2011) with Ashton Kutcher was a cute movie.

Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Early Man Passes

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Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

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THIS Saturday, February 10th at 10AM at the AMC Waterfront, Movie Scene Queen has family four packs are on deck to catch Early Man. If you’d like a family four pack, please comment below with your interest.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Black Panther Passes

T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

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We have four prize packs which includes two tickets to a February 12th screening at Pittsburgh Mills, a Black Panther hat, shirt, and mini poster.  Please comment below with your favorite superhero.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

MORE THAN PIZZA: I am Jade Martin

How ironic that MLK weekend in Pittsburgh was kicked off with viral footage of a woman named Jade Martin being assaulted by a Pizza Milano staff member.  Everything Dr. King stood for like non-violence, peace, and civil rights were dismantled when Jade Martin was physically disrespected.

For each time her head banged off of that cold floor, a tear fell down my face.  That could have easily been me.  Jade Martin could have been me.  I am unapologetic.  I am defiant.  I have a “smart mouth.”  I sometimes have an attitude.  I am Jade Martin!

Zone 2 police should have been called, but instead a coward dispatched his innermost hate to inflict pain on Jade Martin.

Shame on all of the people saying “she should have just left”, “oh well”, “we won’t be talking about this tomorrow”, “y’all still going to eat down there”, “logging off of Facebook”.  The insensitivity is deafening, and it’s a sign of everything but courage and compassion.

As a Pizza Milano frequent flier, I will never step foot in there again.  It’s more than copping pizzas and chilling down there after a PPG Paints Arena event. It’s our responsibility to take notice and cripple the entire economic foundation Pizza Milano sits upon.

Every large institution in a 2-mile radius should also refuse its convenient services— The Penguins, PPG Paints Arena, and Duquesne University.

I couldn’t be there physically but I salute the men and women who are on the front lines boycotting Pizza Milano: I see you, Bo, Allison, Lance, and Vernard! 💪 No Justice.  No Pizza.

I am JADE MARTIN!

With Love,

Yours in Service,

Merecedes J. Howze
Owner, Movie Scene Queen

The Commuter Passes

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In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

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Lionsgate’s first 2018 release, THE COMMUTER, will be screening on Tuesday, January 9th at 7PM a the Southside Works.  Please comment below with your favorite train movie.  Mine? The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) 

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

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