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Green Book Passes

We are hosting a GREEN BOOK screening on Monday, November 19, 2018 on the South Side!

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

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Please comment below with your favorite down South movie.  From the deep Southern accents to tackling the big issues (domestic abuse, racism, civil rights, etc.), my favorite down South movie is Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

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‘The Hate U Give’ upholds Tupac’s legacy, connects with today’s youth (Merecedes’ Movie Review Oct. 10)

pittsburgh-obama-students.jpgPPS STUDENTS, including Pittsburgh Obama junior Cecil Price III, second from right, watched the advance screening of “The Hate U Give.” (Photo by Merecedes J. Williams)

Based on Angie Thomas’ 2017 same name novel, “The Hate U Give” follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a Black teenager forced to deal with adult-like problems, when her friend is killed by police. Like so many other young Black people, Starr experiences some of the world’s most difficult scenarios prematurely. The movie is an emotional roller coaster permeated with grief, joy, sorrow, and hilarity.

The film has a hard-hitting cast—Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Issa Rae, and Anthony Mackie. The “starr” who shined the brightest though is Amandla Stenberg. She is perfect. The 19-year-old captures both the innocence and strength of Black femininity. If “The Hate U Give” is any indication of her talent and merit, I’d love to see more of her on the big screen.

READ MORE Source: New Pittsburgh Courier ‘The Hate U Give’ upholds Tupac’s legacy, connects with today’s youth (Merecedes’ Movie Review Oct. 10)

The Hate U Give Passes {Part Two}

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Russel Hornsby, Starr Carter (Stenberg) is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

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Movie Scene Queen and 20th Century Fox is hosting a special, advance screening of THE HATE U GIVE for Wednesday, October 10 at AMC Waterfront 22 at 7:30 PM. Please comment below with your favorite high school moment. 

I know this isn’t the best way to highlight public education. But, our school cafeteria locked from the inside so we used to lock students, staff, and security out all the time.  One time someone (not me) took it too far and started a big fight.  All in all, it still was a really good day and no one was seriously injured.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

The Hate U Give Passes

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Russel Hornsby, Starr Carter (Stenberg) is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

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Movie Scene Queen and 20th Century Fox is hosting a special, advance screening of THE HATE U GIVE for Tuesday, September 25 at AMC Waterfront 22 at 7:30 PM. Please comment below with your favorite high school moment.  My four years at the infamous Schenley High School were AMAZING!  There was an unique sense of brotherhood for anyone who had the honor of being a Spartan!

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Life Itself Passes

LIFE ITSELF centers on a couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) which leads a multi-generational love story spanning both decades and continents, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside, and are all connected by a single event.

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 WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Dan Fogelman

CAST
Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Oscar Cooke, Annette Bening, Laia Costa, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Mandy Patinkin, and Antonio Banderas

ADVANCE SCREENING OPPORTUNITY
Movie Scene Queen and Amazon Studios are hosting a special advance screening of Life Itself on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM at AMC Waterfront 22.  Please comment below with your interest below.

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Movie Scene Queen

Skyscraper Passes

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Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers.  On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it.  A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.

Please comment below with your favorite The Rock movie.  Skyscraper will be screening in the Waterfront on July 10.

Much Love,

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

Downsizing Passes

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Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.  People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

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Interested in joining Movie Scene Queen for an advance screening of DOWNSIZING on December  19?  Just answer one question:  What’s the first thing you would purchase with your “downsizing” fortune?  I’d buy a house.  It would be the size of a closet, but in the downsizing world that’s a mansion.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

American Made Passes

Staring Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright, a pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

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Movie Scene Queen is screening American Made in the Waterfront on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  For tickets, please comment below with your favorite CIA or FBI movie.  

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

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