Sunday, November 20, 2016
Tinsel & Tine Contributes a Weekly Movie Segment
ON WWDB-AM TALK 860 -
"THAT'S SHOW BIZ w/ CHUCK DARROW"
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On this week's show we gave a nice, free plug to the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival running April 21-23, 2017.
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On this week's show we talk with Chuck about our review of the Zookeeper's Wife and expound on our review of Maya Angelou Documentary And Still I Rise.
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On this week's show we talk THE SENSE OF AN ENDING & THE BOSS BABY
T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score: 3 outta 5
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On this week's show we talk about the box office sensation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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Complete Tinsel & Tine Oscar Pre-show
|2016 Oscars Red Carpet Picnic - Click HERE to see Post|
On this week's show week talked about Amma Asante's A United Kingdom and my love for her last film Belle. Also highlights from the BAFTF's. Chuck hasn't posted the podcast yet (Click HERE for the written version).
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On this week's show we talk about all the inconsistencies in the screenplay The Space Between Us and went back to the movie Gold which I did a post on the week before.
On this week's show I aimed to run down the 10 Most Buzzed About Movies from 2017 Sundance Film Festival, but I only got to mention 5. Click HERE for the complete list with Trailers
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The Oscar Nominations were announced on the morning of 1/24/17 so that was perfect timing for the show!
On this week's show, I had a stuffy nose but still managed to talk a bit about Split,
The Founder and 20th Century Women (click for full post)
My segment's starting point is 42:42
On this week's show I start with Hollywood's loss of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and then talk about a few upcoming movies to look forward to in 2017.
POST UPDATE I didn't contribute to the show on 12.13.16 or 12.20.13, but if I had, one of the topics I would have discussed was the Illumination animated movie SING starring Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
#PhillyCalendar 12/21 #singmovie @torikelly Meena the elephant who can't forget her shyness despite her huge talent https://t.co/tFqX0hVPL2 pic.twitter.com/0uHeiKHUBa— Tinsel & Tine (@tinseltine) December 21, 2016
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On this week's show, I was supposed to give a preview of the movies I'm looking forward to seeing being released in December for Holiday movie-going, but Chuck and I got off topic a little talking about favorite holiday movies and our life long crush on Marie Osmond. Below is the actual movie overview:
As much as I like fantasy and sci fi, I never really retain what’s going on in Star Wars, I go to see them all, but I really don’t know all about the different factions and who’s fighting who in the Empire. I was listening to a podcast of Star Wars enthusiasts who are very upset to learn there won't be a Star Wars Opening Crawl!
Cast: Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen (villain in Doctor Strange), Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen
Assassin's Creed | Release Date: December 21st, 2016
More fantasy/adventure Michael Fassbender, who I would watch read the phone book, I love him so much. Is part of an experiment which unlocks genetic memories, which allows him to experience the world of his ancestor in 15th Century Spain, where he discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society called the Assassins. Cast: Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson.
Silence | Release Date: December 23rd, 2016 Martin Scorsese tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed in Japan and anyone found to be a Christian was tortured and persecuted. Scorsese has been trying to make this movie for 27 years I read he’s been obsessed with it. It’s based on a 1966 book by Shusaku Endo. It has its World premiere today at the Vatican. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/25/martin-scorsese-silence-premiere-vatican-jesuit-missionaries-japan
Fences | Release Date: December 25th, 2016
Based on the August Wilson play, it stars Denzel Washington & Viola Davis. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former Negro League baseball player, has to become a trash man and struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life. I saw the play back in my 20's and really remember very little, but I like that they are bringing a classic play to the big screen.
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#HiddenFigures movie contest to give $200K in scholarships to women with STEM skills (click for details. Deadline to enter Dec. 10th) Also #SINGSaturday, Free preview screening of Illumination Studios animated movie. And a mini review of Tom Ford's #NocturnalAnimals
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On this week's show I talked about two Sci-fi movies that were completely done to my satisfaction - Arrival and Doctor Strange (click for full T&T posts)
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I didn't contribute to this week's show even though it was an hour of movie talk. Chuck invited me to join in the round-table discussion on actors who have portrayed United States Presidents, both fictional and non-fictional. Immediately the movies Frost/Nixon, The Butler, Selma, American President, Mars Attacks, Spielberg's Lincoln came to mind, but then I thought, what do I want to say about these movies? I felt like I'd have to watch each one again in order to contribute to the conversation. Then I thought, shouldn't there be some comparison of the real-life President's and their Administrations to the actors portrayals? This daunted me, cause I'm certainly no Doris Kearns Goodwin. I freaked myself out so much, over thinking the whole thing, that I asked Chuck to go with someone else in my place.
So here's the Presidential Election Show on That's Show Biz with Chuck Darrow:
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Inferno is the 3rd Dan Brown novel brought to the screen, starring Tom Hanks as Symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself in Italy suffering from amnesia and must rely heavily on a puzzle solving physician, (Felicity Jones) to figure out clues to Dante’s Inferno in order to save the world from a Biotech Billionaire’s mission to contaminate half the world’s population using germ warfare in order to save the planet in the long run.
Despite all the sneering from critics, I enjoyed the movie. It’s not as fascinating and Biblical as The DaVinci Code and Angel & Demons (click for T&T post) dealt with the Illuminati which is more intriguing; still, the pacing of Inferno is very good. Was taken in by the character twists. Actor Irrfan Khan (Jurassic World) as the leader of a super-powerful private security firm, is a charismatic standout. And the climax in the bowels of an ancient Turkish labyrinth makes for a fantastic visual.
T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score:3.5 outta 5
My favorite Ron Howard movie is actually one most people don’t talk about - RUSH (click for T&T post) which came out in 2013. Set during the 1970's formula one racing circuit. Rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) as a daring playboy & Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) who's all precision & skill. Opposites ends of the spectrum, but they make each other better through the rivalry.
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In terms of my movie segment I talked about loving Queen of Katwe click for Q&A with David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga. The moon landing hoax movie Operation Avalanche click for my interview with the director and produce Matt Johnson & Matt Miller, and lastly, a movie I'd been looking forward to Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
We also talked about my piece highlighting Philly doc The Billboard Boys (click for post.) which revisits those involved in an Allentown, PA radio station promotion turned media circus back in 1982.
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On this week's show we only had time to chat about Suicide Squad. Found out Chuck doesn't really dislike the Fantasy/Sci-Fi genre, but he hasn't found anything as satisfying to him as the original Batman (Adam West) TV Show of the 60's.
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On this week's show we talked about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of the Shadow taking top honors at the box office and the documentary Weiner. Weiner doc also included in our "Hillary and Clinton" PTC Theater post click HERE for post.
On this week's show we talked about Johnny Depp's run of bad luck with movies and his love life, Why although Civil War may be the better movie, I preferred X-men. T&T's posts on these movies examines the role Time plays in all three movies, click HERE for post.
T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score:3 outta 5
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On this week's show I talk about The Huntsman Winter's War Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Giving Costume Designer Colleen Atwood praise for both Queen Raveena (Theron) and her sister Freya (Blunts) imaginative gowns.
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On this week's show I give a short recap of the MTV Movie Awards and brief review Demolition (click for actual post on Demolition movie):
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On this week's show I talk about Natural Born Pranksters, Pandemic, Moore College of Art Women's Film Festival and Hardcore Henry
On this week's show I give an overview on my interview with Ice Cube and Deon Cole, explain to Chuck why Batman & Superman have a beef and why you should see "Hello, My Name is Doris"
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On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Allegiant" and we talk about Chuck' dislike of Superhero, Fantasy and Sci Fi flicks.
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On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Miracles from Heaven " and "The Perfect Match" my segment's starting point is 41:12.
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On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and "Five Nights in Maine" my segment's starting point is 36:15.
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This week's segment on #ThatShowBiz I give my post Oscars Commentary and mini reviews on "Eddie the Eagle and "Zootopia" by segment begins at 57:43
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This week I got to chat with Chuck about Oscar Snubs! This show was a little chaotic because the station's phone lines went down and pushed the show off schedule, so...
I didn't get a chance to talk about all I prepared, particularly wanted to get in the fact that Fusion Media Network & Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital are going to broadcast All Def Movie Awards Sunday night during the Oscars, with a humorous parody type awards show honoring black movies that got snubbed by the Oscars and adding in categories like Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie...
and discuss this great article from Entertainment Weekly, that polled several Academy Voters on why they didn't vote to give "Straight Outta Compton" a best picture nomination.... but THAT'S SHOW BIZ! See radio embed below to listen or Or Click HERE to go to show site
ORIGINAL POST 2.19.16
This world we've created of branding and self-promotion can be fun and liberating. We've been given these fantastic tools: social media, blogs, apps, podcasts, cameras readily at our disposal, so many great ways to communicate our passions; and yet it's also tough, because we're all doing it! Which makes it difficult to get to the next level. More than anything else, even more than wanting to find a love interest, I want Tinsel & Tine to be what I do - No other job(s). To get there, it takes consistency, raising my profile and luck, as was the case last Friday...
When Chuck Darrow, long-time Philadelphia journalist of the Inquirer and Daily News, contacted me to start contributing a movie segment to his new radio program on WWDB-Talk Radio 860. He was given my name by Kory Aversa CEO of Aversa PR & Events (by the way Kory is a nominee on the Philly Happening List for 2016 for Entrepreneur of the year - Vote HERE).
The program is call THAT'S SHOW BIZ with CHUCK DARROW the format covers Theater, Restaurants, TV, Music and Movies! Chuck has some great contributors who call into the show and discuss what's hot that week, with a real slant toward what's happening in Philly. Our segments are short, due to the hour long format of the show, which includes Chuck's interview with a celebrity guest.
I feel honored to be among these fab contributors:
Molly Eichel - TV Critic @mollyeichel
Michael Klein - Food Critic @phillyinsider
A.D. Amorosi - Music Critic @ADAmorosi
Neal Zoren - Theater Critic @NealsPaper
The show is Live Tuesdays at 3pm, but of course the podcast gets posted to the site and can be found on iTunesRadio and I believe a couple of other podcast channels.
Here's Tinsel & Tine's debut which starts with "Deadpool"- my segment starts at 5:19 :
Le Anne Lindsay is the Editor of Tinsel & Tine a site that celebrates Film, Food & Philly Events. Starting in 2009 with the Philadelphia Film Society, Cinedelphia and Urbanspoon, she began blogging about the two things that never get old for her - going to the movies and eating good food. Having gained a loyal following who enjoy her upbeat writing style with a focus on showcasing and discussing a movie, rather than pulling it apart, Tinsel & Tine was created in 2010. Invitations from PR Agencies expanded her blog to feature profiles and highlights from restaurant openings and events. It now also includes a Philly Calendar with social media blasts for film, food/drink, theater, art and small biz events happenings in the city. Yet the site still remains movie-centric, offering weekly preview screening passes to Subscribers.
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