The Art of Racing in the Rain Passes

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

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Movie Scene Queen is teaming up with 20th Century Fox 20th on upcoming release, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, opening nationwide August 9th. Based on the best-selling novel, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. The screening will be held Thursday, August 1st at 7:30PM at AMC Waterfront 22. Please comment with your favorite dog movie. MSQ’s Favorite Dog Movies: 101 Dalmatians (1996) and Beethoven (1992)

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Passes

Lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and outcast Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

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Movie Scene Queen is giving away passes for the promotional screening of Universal’s FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:30 PM at AMC Waterfront 22.  Please comment below with your favorite The Fast and the Furious moment.

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Priah Ferguson—An inspiration to young Black girls

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THE COURIER’S MERECEDES J. WILLIAMS interviews Priah Ferguson, left, who plays Erica Sinclair on the Netflix show “Stranger Things.”

There’s clearly no age requirement for Black Girl Magic. In recent months, we have seen a 14-year-old movie producer (Marsai Martin) and a 94-year-old icon grace the cover of Time magazine (Cicely Tyson). Now, to join the ranks and sprinkle her own magic around the world is 12-year-old Priah Ferguson.

The breakout Netfl ix star is on the verge of appear-ing in her second season on the hit show, “Stranger Things,” which will be released on Independence Day. On June 21 here in Pittsburgh, I had a chance to sit down with Ferguson and chat about some things we can expect from her in the near future.

Ferguson also threw out the first pitch at PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1. Ferguson might have been a good luck charm because the Bucs went on to sweep the three-game series.

On a press tour for the third season of the science fi ction thriller, Ferguson says viewers “can expect a bigger role” from her character, Erica Sinclair. This season, Ferguson de-clares that Erica and her group of friends are “on a mission.”

Ferguson, who has also appeared in the Em-my-award winning series “Atlanta,” prepared for this role. From listening to ‘80s music to rummag-ing through her grand-mother’s photo albums, she got a pulse of what it means to be a kid 35 years ago. “I have a little bit of Erica in me,” she said.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier, Priah Ferguson—An inspiration to young Black girls (Merecedes’ column July 3)

Annabelle Comes Home

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target–the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

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Movie Scene Queen invites you to a special screening of Warner Brothers’ ANNABELLE COMES HOME on Wednesday, June 19 at AMC Waterfront 22 at 7:30 PM in IMAX.  Please comment below with your favorite Annabelle moment.

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Yesterday Passes

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A struggling musician (Himesh Patel) realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

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On Tuesday, June 18th, Movie Scene Queen have a screening of Universal’s YESTERDAY at SouthSide Works at 7:30 PM. Please comment below with your favorite music movie.  I’ll have to go with my Top 3 because it’s too hard to choose: What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Dreamgirls (2006).

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Passes

llumination’s tenth feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

 Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

 

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We are hosting a special, advance screening of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 on Tuesday, June 4th at AMC Waterfront 22 at 7 PM. Please comment below with your favorite moment from the original The Secret Life of Pets (2016).

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The Hot Zone Passes

Starring Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Julianna Margulies as Dr. Nancy Jaax, The Hot Zone is based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston. It is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989. When this killer suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army scientist (Dr. Nancy Jaax) working with a secret military specialized team put her life on the line to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population.

Please join Movie Scene Queen for a special screening of the first two episodes on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Waterfront. Comment below with your interest.

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Press Release: Movie Scene Queen Receives City Proclamation Alongside Pittsburgh’s Leading Ladies

Pittsburgh, PA May 8, 2019- Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess will present a proclamation to declare Tuesday, May 14, 2019, as “Movie Scene Queen Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Movie Scene Queen (MSQ), an interactive entertainment blog for free movies and music, recently celebrated six years in business, hosting 215 advanced movie screenings, and distributing more than 50,000 free movie tickets to Pittsburgh residents.

Movie Scene Queen is calling on 100 queens to gather at the City-County Building at 10 AM to accept the proclamation. In celebration of women empowerment, one of Movie Scene Queen’s core values, Pittsburgh’s Leading Ladies are asked to stand beside founding owner Merecedes J. Williams as City Hall turns in to a gallery of accomplished female trailblazers.

“This day is more than glitz and glamour, but the celebration of women in business and their commitment to making Pittsburgh a better place,” said Merecedes J. Williams, founding owner of Movie Scene Queen. “Movie Scene Queen provides a platform in community service, a voice for the unheard, and access to entertainment for all.”

Later that day, City Council, Mayor Bill Peduto, and proclamation attendees are invited to a complimentary movie screening to commemorate the day. An advance screening of Universal’s A Dog’s Journey will be held at AMC Waterfront 22 at 7 PM. Starring Dennis Quad, A Dog’s Journey is about a dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

More about Movie Scene Queen
Movie Scene Queen is a one-woman show where all amenities and services are free. Movie Scene Queen serves as the official film critic for the New Pittsburgh Courier and Soul Pitt Magazine. The New Pittsburgh Courier honored Mrs. Williams as a member of the Class of 2013’s Fab 40 under 40. WHIRL Magazine inducted Mrs. Williams and Movie Scene Queen in the 2016 Women in Business Class. In April 2018, Movie Scene Queen earned Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award-second place for Feature Beat Reporting.

Poms Passes

Here’s a last-minute MSQ giveaway for tickets to see POMS screening tonight at 7:00PM @ South Side Works!

From the studio that brought you Bad Moms and the producer of Book Club, Poms is starring Jacki Weaver, Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, and Alisha Boe. It’s never too late to chase a dream!

Here’s the link for tickets: http://stxtickets.com/POMSMSQ

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Movie Scene Queen

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