As I strolled down Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a pair of tourists in a rented white Mustang, top-down, of course, flagged me down: “Where are the stars?” they asked, while simultaneously drawing out the shape with their hands. And though I did my best to explain, in the five seconds before the light changed, that they were miles away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the irony could not be overstated: The real Hollywood stars were actually right under those tourist’s noses, secretly tucked away behind the bushes of the Wallis Center, ready to celebrate and congratulate each other’s Emmy nominations in an intimate, unassuming, and elegant fashion.
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When I was 12, I celebrated my birthday at the futuristically named Cybersmith in Palo Alto, California. This cutting edge facility (for the early 2000s, mind you) offered such thrills as virtual Pacman and simulation snowboarding for about 30 cents a minute. As I recall, the experiences were short, didn’t allow for any socialization, and, ultimately, the space didn’t survive.
“Oh, I definitely need one of those!”
Anchored by a set of romantic comedy staples and riding the pink wave of the rom-com renaissance, the first ever Rom Com Fest took over the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles from June 20th-23rd. Amongst a sea of pink, including a pink carpet, a pink Jenga game, and rose, Rom Com Fest offered everything sweet, and only a little bit of the sour, to celebrate both classic rom-coms and explorations of the genre.
“Annabelle is on the carpet. Annabelle is on the carpet.”
Near the end of ‘American Woman,’ amongst a backdrop of rain and a scene with emotional anguish, mud, tears, debris, and reconciliation, a small green inchworm makes their way across Sienna Miller’s shoulder. It’s a small bright detail, a reflection of the willingness and the ability to find the beauty in every scene, every inch of Miller’s new film, ‘American Woman.’
With a story that hits too close to home featuring two natural comedians, Lionsgate’s new raunchy, smart, and hilarious comedy is an immediate reflection of now.
If you need a break from all the death of Game of Thrones or the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Universe, look no further than Lionsgate’s newest film Long Shot. Written by Dan Sterling (The Interview) and Liz Hannah (The Post), this smart, raunchy, and hilarious Cinderella story of an unlikely romance hits theaters May 3rd.
From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo behind outrageous comedy hits including This is the End and Neighbors, Lionsgate new film’ Long Shot, a story that mixes romantic comedy with politics and even Boys II Men, hits theaters this Friday.
From the team that brought you Neighbors and This is the End comes Long Shot, a story that includes an unlikely romance, women in politics, and pop music.