Warner Brothers Pictures and Movie Scene Queen are hosting a March 23rd screening in the Waterfront. The screening begins at 7:30 PM. Please comment with your best jail/prison story. I’ll start with mine…
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.
Movie Scene Queen is hosting two Focus (R) screenings. For official entry, please comment with your date preference.
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
In American Sniper (R), U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq with only one mission to protect his brothers in arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname Legend. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Warner Brothers Pictures is hosting a screening on Monday, January 12th at AMC Waterfront 22, beginning at 7:30 PM. For an official entry, please comment below with your favorite Bradley Cooper movie. I’ll start with mine– The Hangover (2009). The other two Hangovers were just playing catch up!
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The Good Lie is a biographical film directed by Philippe Falardeau about the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanual Jal, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker, the film features Witherspoon as Carrie Davis, a staffing agent who helps Sudanese refugees relocate to the United States.
While roughly 2.5 million people were killed during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005), the Lost Boys of Sudan- groups of over 20,000 boys who were displaced and/or orphaned- took their chances of relocation to the United States with a lottery. Paul (Jal), Jeremiah (Duany), Mamere (Oceng) and their sister, Abital (Wiel) were lucky enough to get on the list.
Their inevitably challenging transition shows the difficulty of simultaneously adapting to American customs, getting a job, daily living as an immigrant, and coping with the trauma from their previous experiences. That is no easy task!
The true stars are not the big Hollywood actors like Reese Witherspoon or Corey Stroll, but the actors who played Sudan refugees. Emmanuel Jal, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng and Kuoth Wiel are actual Sudanese refugees. It was clear that the actors used their firsthand knowledge and accounts to effortlessly excel in these roles. They were compelling, convincing, and remarkably powerful. To see real Sudanese refugees tell their stories through this movie was the most rewarding experience.
The Good Lie is a tearful journey and carefully illustrates the horrific scenarios young Sudanese children experienced. Equally important, the movie provides hope for all.
Warner Brothers Pictures and Movie Scene Queen invited members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation to The Good Lie screenings. Hundreds of movie goers packed the Homestead theater and PBMF members receive VIP treatment, enjoying the movie weeks before its Pittsburgh release.
PBMF President Tory Parrish thought the movie provided “insight into both the brutality of war and the resilience of the human spirit. It’s a thought-provoking film that stays with the viewer well past the duration of the movie. It was sobering and heartening.”
Sheila Beasley, the organization’s Soul Café Subcommittee Chair, attended the movie screening with her mother. “The movie, The Good Lie, was a great story that needed to be shared to bring awareness to the horrendous journey of Sudanese refugees and the nuances settling to American culture. This movie stays with you!” says Beasley.
4 STARS: As Americans, I believe we so easily overlook the more sensitive needs of less fortunate countries. The Good Lie not only opens blind eyes to the destruction and civil war aftermath in Sudan, but the movie also sheds light on the need of compassion for others- regardless of race, sex, or economic status.
Movie Scene Queen hasn’t hosted a screening in over two weeks and before you go through cinematic withdrawal, here’s TWO opportunity for you and a guest to see Tina Fey’s new movie, This Is Where I Leave You.
When their father passes away, four grown and world-weary siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother (Jane Fonda) and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the tattered states of their relationships among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways.
The screenings will be held Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 PM (note the earlier start time). Both screenings will be held at AMC Waterfront 22.
Please comment below with your favorite Tina Fey or Jane Fonda movie AND which screening you’d like to attend.
MSQ’s Favorite Jane Fonda Movie: Monster-In-Law (2005)
MSQ’s Favorite Tina Fey Movie: Baby Momma (2008)
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Funny Lady Melissa McCarthy stars in this new comedy as Tammy. After totaling her clunker car and getting fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, it is clear that Tammy is having a BAD day. Instead of finding comfort at home, Tammy finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her Grandma Pearl (Susan Sarandon) is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind, but on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
The Tammy Independence Pack includes:
o 1 – TAMMY BBQ Kit
o 1 – TAMMY One Sheet
o 1 – TAMMY Topper Jack’s T-shirt
o 1 – TAMMY Tank
o 2 – TAMMY Stadium Cup
o 1 (Admit Two) – TAMMY Hollywood Movie Money
Answer the following movie question by watching the TAMMY Trailer and finish the following sentence: This 4th of July Weekend Declare Your…
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and contacted via email. GOOD LUCK!
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On behalf of the Movie Scene Queen and Warners Brothers Pictures, enter for your chance to win a Jersey Boys FAN PACK…
From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more.
The Jersey Boys Fan Pack includes:
· 1 – JERSEY BOYS One Sheet
· 1 – JERSEY BOYS T-shirt
· 1 – JERSEY BOYS Tote Bag
· 1 – JERSEY BOYS 3” Round Button
· 1 (Admit Two) – JERSEY BOYS Hollywood Movie Money
To be considered for this great giveaway, please comment below with the answer to the following movie trivia:
Jersey Boys tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who joined together to form a 1960s rock group. Name this iconic group.
A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, June 20th and contacted via email about the prize pack. GOOD LUCK!
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Everyday this week MSQ will be giving out two FREE passes to see Edge of Tomorrow, which hits theaters this Friday, June 6th.
Day 1- 6/2/14 True or False? The screenplay for Edge of Tomorrow is based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Answer: TRUE
The Winner: Shavonne James
DAY 2- 6/3/14: Name the actor. Edge of Tomorrow also stars this actor, known for his roles in Alien, Titanic and HBO’s Big Love. Answer: BILL PAXTON
The Winner: Erricka Hager
DAY 3- 6/4/14: Name the director. Edge of Tomorrow is directed and produced by the same filmmaker behind the Bourne trilogy and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Name the director. Answer: DOUG LIMAN
The Winner: Lauren Glaze
DAY 4- 6/5/14: In Edge of Tomorrow, this actress plays the role of Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. She is best known for her spit-fire role in The Devil Wears Prada, and won a Golden Globe award for her supporting role in the TV movie Gideon’s Daughter. Name this actress.
The Winner: Lisa Y
The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Please comment below by answering the daily trivia:
DAY 5 (June 6, 2014): In Edge of Tomorrow, this actor, who was nominated for Oscars® for his performances in Born On the Fourth of July, Jerry McGuire and Magnolia, plays Major William Cage. He is also known for his starring role in the Mission Impossible films. Name this actor.
The daily grand prize includes:
· 1 (Admit Two) – EDGE OF TOMORROW Hollywood Movie Money
Don’t forget to check back EVERY DAY this week for a new trivia question! It doesn’t get any easier than this!
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