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TINSEL & TINE
Bradley Cooper, writer/director Brian Klugman & writer/director Lee Sternthal at Philly Premiere of "The Words": Red Carpet Photos in Philadelphia August 27, 2012
The red carpet photos are up on
Tinsel & Tine's facebook page.
The Words Philly Movie Premiere with Bradley Cooper was the first red carpet event that I got to cover solely for Tinsel & Tine. In the past, I've been invited as either a contributor for Cinedelphi...
The BlackStar Film Festival took place August 2-5, 2012 in Philadelphia. Its mission was to celebrate the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and to showcase film and video works by and about black people from across the globe.
Other obligations did prevent me from attending all but one event, but it was a good one - A Conversation with Ava DuVernay.
Ava DuVernay, is the first African American woman to take home the U.S. directing award at Sundance Film...
No matter how often, or how much I enjoy belting out Whitney's "One Moment in Time", my neighbors can attest to the fact that I should not participate in this competition. But perhaps you can!
The SPARKLE Singing Challenge is a
nationwide challenge and will be held in Philadelphia this Saturday,
Entrants will be given the
opportunity to sing a 60 second part from the songs “Celebration”
or “Something He Can Feel”, from the late Whitney Houston’...
There's always some glitter of Tinseltown on Broadway; however, the 66th Annual American Theater Wing's Tony Awards had a really important film tie-in. You probably think I'm referring to:
The win for Death of a Salesman produced by Scott Rudin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, who brought along current girlfriend and Spiderman (2012 movie) co-star Emma Stone.
Once, totally sweeping the Tonys as a Broadway musical! Which firs...
On Thursday April 26 The Inaugural XPN Music Film Festival, produced by The Philadelphia Film Society got underway at the Annenberg Center in University City, Philadelphia.
For anyone unfamiliar with XPN:
WXPN, is a nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier
guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues,
roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service
of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe...
Photo credit: Hugh E Dillon
Earlier this month the Turner Classic Movies’ “Road toHollywood” tour came to Philly (Prince Theater) and brought along legendary actress Eva Marie Saint, the actress best known for her sexy spy role, playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic - North By Northwest. The 10-city tour is part of a campaign to promote the vintage film network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival (April 12-15).
If you consume powerbars, you'll no doubt be familiar with Clif and Luna bars, but you may not know this same company is in the film biz. In 2000 they created LunaFest a short film festival by, for and about women.
It's a traveling, one night film festival; this year (Friday, March 2, 2012) one of the stops was Chestnut Hill, PA (30 minutes outside Center City Philadelphia for any non-local readers). One of Tinsel & Tine's missions is to highlight film and food events around the city;...
Tinsel & Tine: 84th Annual Oscar Round Up 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Tradition may be safe, but not necessarily boring. Billy Crystal was the go to, tried and true choice to host The 84th Annual Academy Awards (9th x) after the Brett Ratner "gay slur" firing and subsequent pull out of Eddie Murphy as host.
And I think most everyone in the room and in their living rooms agreed
it was a good choice. Who doesn't enjoy Crystal's clever little Oscar
Tinsel & Tine was invited to a ReelBlack Taste-Maker's preview screening of a new comedy, or rather Un-Romantic Comedy, called Exit Strategy , set to open Friday, February 10, 2012 in the Philadelphia area - AMC Cherry Hill and Franklin Mills.
Here's the run down: Exit Strategy features James (JAMEEL SALEEM), likeable but irresponsible, who moves in with his take-charge girlfriend of three months Kim (KIMELIA WEATHERS) and quickly discovers she’s...
Best Performance Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep – Iron Lady.
I'm looking forward to seeing this film. (very disappointed The Film Society didn't offer a preview screening).
I'm certain as always, Streep's performance will be award worthy;
however, since this film hasn't even hit theaters yet, how about giving
the Globe to Viola Davis and letting Meryl win the Oscar.
Best Performance Actor – Drama: George Clooney - The Descendants
Sunday, October 23, 2011
20th Philadelphia Film Festival - Shame
Michael Fassbender has a Dirk Diggler size schlong! And an Adonis rear-end. Beyond that, I don't remember anything about the film Shame.
Just kidding. Well, about the film resonance, not about Fassbender. In
actuality, the film stayed with me for quite awhile. Seeing two people
in so much pain with no clue how to get relief, yet basically from the
outside, look as if they are managing the day in a...
20th Philadelphia Film Festival - Day 1 - 4 Picks
I picked up my press pass for the 20th Anniversary Philadelphia Film Festival tonight!
Just to get you in the festival mood, here's the films I plan to see
the first few days (Thursday, October 20th thru Sunday October 23rd). Of
course, the festival runs till November 3rd, and I plan to be present
throughout most of it; however, during the festival, I'll be posting on
facebook and twitter each day ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Philadelphia Film + Music Festival Recap
The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Film + Music Festival took place this past weekend (Sept 22-25, 2011) mostly in and around Northern Liberties and Fishtown areas (Venues: The
Skybox @2424 Studios, Invincible Pictures Sound Stages, M Room, The El
Bar, Penn's Landing, The Fire, Murph's Bar, Kung Fu Necktie, The Ukie
Club, Girard Fest, Tracadero Theater, World Cafe Live, TLA on South
Street, North Star Bar).
Monday, August 29, 2011
Martha Marcy May Marlene - Sean Durkin & Elizabeth Olsen Q & A
Have you heard about Martha Marcy May Marlene?
It's been a darling of this year's festival circuit - The title gives
the impression four women share top billing, but in actuality newcomer Elizabeth Olsen (cast only two weeks before shooting), is not only the subject of the multiple monikers, she hauntingly carries the full weight of this dark drama; along with some good, creepy ass...
Scud Interview (Love Actually… Sucks!)
Posted on June 25, 2011 by Le Anne Lindsay
Q: When it comes to love, sex and relationships, What do you hope our QFest audience will take away from this film (Love Actually… Sucks!) ?
Scud: I reckon many audiences may find sympathetic
experience from their own love. To me the film is a vibration, a sign,
an exclamation to what love is and means to our life, and the fact that
passion is often very fateful, as the shopkeeper...
Director Mark Bessenger Answers Q-Questions
Posted on June 23, 2011 by Le Anne Lindsay
We sent out a missive to all our QFest Film Directors to Answer 3 Questions for our QBlog.
Mark Bessenger, Director of Bite Marks was the first to respond!
Q: What was the first LGBT film you ever saw? Did you watch it openly or in secret?
MB: A gal pal of mine in college rented My Beautiful Laundrette, then gave it to me,
saying she wasn’t going to have time to watch it, ...
PFS filmadelphiaCLASSICS series on location, continued last week with a screening of the 2009 Oscar nominated film, The Wrestler.
The Film was shown at Asylum Arena (South Philly) because the wrestling scenes in the movie were actually shot there! I knew director, Darren Aronofsky had Philly connections with his film Black Swan, as the PA Ballet is all over that film, but this was news to me that Mickey Rourke had been here filming in 2008.
Prior to the screen...
Monday, May 9, 2011
Philadelphia Film Society at Tribeca Film Fest
I sat down with PFS Executive Director, Andrew Greenblatt to get the scoop on what he liked at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and what Philly audiences might expect during the upcoming 20th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct. 13-23, 2011).
My first thoughts when it comes to attending the more well known film
festivals, is all about being a part of the gala celebrations, red
carpets and rubbing elbows with the ...
Jerry: ...Over the balcony, bounced off some respirator thing into the patient!
George: What do you mean "into the patient"?
Jerry: Into the patient, literally!
George: Into the hole?
Jerry: Yes, the hole!
George: Didn't they notice it?
George: How could they not notice it?!?
Jerry: Because it's a little mint. It's a Junior Mint.
George: What did they do?
Jerry: They sealed him up with the mint inside.
George: They left the Junior Mint in him?
Cinefest 2011 Closing Night
I often find at the end of a film festival, some of the films I chose to
see will unintentionally deal with the same topic on some level: Brother & Sister, Terri and Vampire all dealt with care for an elderly parent, two of which had Alzheimer's. Womb explored an Oedipal complex and Brother & Sister performed a staged version of Oedipus. If I thought about it longer, I'm sure I'd find more cross references.
enjoyed my movie date...
Cinefest 2011 (Other Stuff I Saw)
First a little T & T biz -
I'd like to thank two new followers for following:
Stephen Nottingham and Dr. Blood's Video Vault.
Thanks guys, also looking for likes on facebook too!
Tinsel & Tine was featured on two sites this month
Restauranteers.com & The Blogstress Network.
The exposure is great and between Cinefest press pass and PFS giving me the opportunity to interview Mo...
Terri - Director, Azazel Jacobs / Featuring John C. Reilly
Quick About: Terri, a low-keyed, pajama clad, kindhearted, over-sized kid (Jacob Wysocki)
is coming of age in some woodsy middle America, expected to take care
of his Alzheimer stricken Uncle and still get to school on time.
Pleasing: The dark humor that always accompanies these types of
slice of life, Indy dramas. More interesting than the relationship Terri
develops with the school's Vice Principal (Reilly) is the...
Cinefest 2011 produced by Philadelphia Cinema Alliance under the Artistic Direction of Josh Goldbloom, opened last evening with two films, Exporting Raymond and The Catechism Cataclysm.
I had ever intention of seeing both films; I'd heard good things about
Cataclysm and it also was to have a post Q & A with the filmmaker
and the cast.
However, I was on such a helium high from cackling uncontrollably throughout this comedic documentary chronicling Phil Rosenthal's misadventu...
I'm certain there are a lot of film festival attendees, those who attend for professional reasons and those that attend as film buffs, who would like to share their opinions about the films and the over all festival, but do not have or want the responsibility of maintaining a blog.
That's where Tinsel & Tine comes in! Send your Film Festival Experiences and Film Reviews to email@example.com. Include pictures when possible. We will post it as dynamic conten...
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