Dirty Grandpa Passes


Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke.

Here’s the screening information for the film:

Tuesday, January 19th
SouthSide Works Cinema

Please comment below with your favorite Zac Efron and/or Robert De Niro moment.  The Meet the Parents film series was hilarious.  While most of you want me to pick one of De Niro’s mafia movies, it’s the times when he’s funny that really impress me.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

The Intern Passes

Experience never gets old.
The Intern

Dissatisfied with retirement, a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) takes an internship at an online fashion site and develops a special bond with his young and attractive boss (Anne Hathaway).

On Tuesday, September 22, Movie Scene Queen will be hosting a screening of The Intern in the Waterfront at 7:30 PM.  Please comment below with your favorite Robert De Niro moment.  I am fond of the Meet The Parents movie series– Meet the Parents (2000), Meet the Fockers (2004), and Little Fockers (2010).  I thought Robert De Niro was surprisingly fresh and funny.

Much Love,

Movie Scene Queen

Grudge Match


Warner Brothers Pictures has been on a consistent roll in 2013 with great movies like Gravity, Prisoners, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but the movie production company fell short with boxing movie, Grudge Match. Pittsburgh retired boxing rivalries Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) settle their 30-year grudge with one last fight.

Funny man Kevin Hart also stars in the movie as the modern day Don King, Dante Slate, Jr., who sets up and promotes the long awaited fight. No matter the role, Kevin Hart always seems to plays Kevin Hart. I think we have put Kevin Hart in this funny box and now it is almost impossible for him to get out. In Grudge Match, he was trying really hard to be funny. And while I chuckled at some of his redundancy, I also wonder how great he’d be in a more serious role.

The most disappointing part of the movie is that although it claimed to be based in the Steel City, the movie was actually filmed in New Orleans. A real Pittsburgher, like myself, can not be easily fooled. The movie has a couple of quick still shots of Downtown Pittsburgh and the steel mills. Other than that, it’s clear that Grudge Match was no where near here.

I’m predicting a box office flop. The movie isn’t great and Grudge Match will be up against some other great contenders on Christmas Day. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a New York stock broker, is a raunchy and high speed story about a wealthy lifestyle that leads to Wall Street corruption, mob association and federal indictment.

Also coming out on December 25th is the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Director Ben Stiller stars as Walter Mitty, a LIFE magazine employee who’s facing being laid off as the magazine suspends it’s hard copies issues and goes completely digital. Walter Mitty’s spacey imagination causes him to zone out and after an unforeseen circumstance, he must come back to reality. Ben Stiller is serious yet still laughable. The movie is different, cool and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

2 STARS: I expected more from Grudge Match, but nothing was exciting about two old rivalries boxing in their 60s.


Grudge Match Passes


Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Grudge Match” (PG-13) stars award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy.

Director Peter Segal tells the story of Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone), two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. The film opens December 25, 2013.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company 2013

But if you want tickets to an advance screening, please comment with your email address, preferred screening date AND favorite Pittsburgh pastime. In order to be considered for the passes, your comment must contain all three items mentioned above. The Grudge Match screenings will take place at the following times:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 7:30PM AMC Waterfront 22

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 7:30PM AMC Waterfront 22

Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 7:30PM AMC Waterfront 22


Much Love,

The Movie Scene Queen