A*cute Movies: The Great Gatsby

by Sherria

It’s coming! It’s coming! I’m so excited that The Great Gatsby’ is coming to movie theaters nationwide next Friday, May 10th. I’ve been dying to see this movie since last year!

Last night, stars of the film graciously walked the red carpet. I wish I could have been there. I’m in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. But, since I couldn’t make it (or wasn’t invited…sad face), below are a few websites that reported on the event.

‘The Great Gatsby” New York Movie Premiere 

The Great Gatsby

Website Roundup

StyleCaster: ‘The Great Gatsby” New York Premier: Red Carpet Recap

OK! Magazine: Red Carpet Fashion from “The Great Gatsby” Premiere

PopSugar: The Great Gatsby Gets A Star-Studded NYC Premiere

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In Theaters this Weekend…

by Sherria

I checked out this weekend’s movie releases and here is what’s on the menu:

Beauty and the Beast

Originally released in 1991, Disney brings back Beauty and the Beast to the theaters, this time in 3D. I used to watch this movie religiously as a kid on VHS. I've never seen it on the big screen and I plan on lining up at the box office to pick up my 3D glasses to see this Disney classic!

Contraband

Cutie-pie Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark will star in this action-packed film. Ladies...need we say more?!

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, and KeKe Palmer. From the previews, this appears to be a "family feel good" movie. I think I'll wait until this one comes to video.

Monday at the Movies: Crazy, Stupid, Love

by Jackie

I usually approach romantic comedies with an over-dramatic mock-gag gesture that expresses how I feel about the predictability of the unlikely-pairing-turns-perfect-couple-amidst-impossible-obstacles-and-one-liners theme.  (There are a few exceptions — three to be exact — Dirty Dancing, Love and Basketball, and  Love Jones.)  I usually opt for mob movies like The Departed or The Boondock Saints, action films like Face/Off , or coming-of-age comedies like Easy A. I was a bit skeptical when I heard the typical romantic comedy selling point of Crazy, Stupid, Love: “It’s not your typical romantic comedy.” But, I couldn’t resist seeing any movie featuring Emma Stone, the sometimes-scarlet-headed, always hilariously sarcastic lead in today’s version of The Scarlet Letter, Easy A. A creative and unpredictable storyline, witty writing, and spot-0n casting makes Crazy, Stupid, Love anything but your typical romantic comedy.

The movie is completely gag-proof, and actually funny. It digs deeper than the usual one-dimensional portrayals of puppy love and explores the everyday experience we all have and can relate to: friendship. Typically, in RomComs, friendship is the B story, providing comedic elements to move the film along. This movie is truly about the importance of friendship, sans the corny side-kick routines.

I also especially enjoyed the smartly tailored suits worn by Ryan Gosling in the film. I’m a sucker for a pressed and slim-fit button down. (No, no.  I couldn’t leave that detail out.)

Julianne Moore plays a character she's familiar with a la the confused wife in The Kids Are Alright opposite an irresistibly human Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Emma Stone as Hannah. Hannah's BFF provides a hilariously necessary backdrop to Hannah's all-too-common conflict: head vs. heart.

Ryan Gosling's character, Jacob, falls for the father figure in Cal, played by Steve Carell.

For Colored Girls

by Sherria

This weekend, I am taking my mother and my cousin on a date to see Tyler Perry’s new film, For Colored Girls. While most of Tyler Perry’s previous films are full of comedy, this one isn’t a laughing matter. The movie is based on a play by Ntozake Shange, originally produced in 1975, titled For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. The story is structured into 20 poems dealing with tough issues that women endure such as rape, suicide, and abandonment. Each story highlights a different struggle and at the end all of the women are brought together, based on Tyler Perry’s interview on the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

I am excited to see the performance of the cast of talented women who I have enjoyed watching throughout the years. Although there are a ton of famous African-American actresses in this movie- including Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise, and Keri Washington- there are male actors that will make your heart skip a beat. I researched the film roster this morning and ladies, you’ll be happy to know that heartthrobs Hill Harper and Michael Ealy also star in the film.

Tyler Perry’s film is based on legendary stage play, ‘For Colored Cirls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’

Weekend Film: TAKERS

Yes, Ladies, the movie with all of the hot guys is here! TAKERS is out in theaters now!

DC Theatre Show listings:

Gallery Place :  7:00 pm, 9:50 pm, and 12:30 pm

AMC Loews Theater (Georgetown): 7:oo pm, 9:35 pm, 12:10 pm

Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Spring): 7:20 pm, 8pm, 9pm, 9:50, 10:30 pm, 10:45pm, 11:45 pm, 12:20pm, 1:00pm

Highlights:

Youtube Movie Trailer, click here.

Takers actors take of their shirts, click here.

I’m looking forward to seeing T.I. and Idris Elba. Who do you want to see? Leave a comment.

It’s almost here…

by Jackie
Like most other women on the planet, I am (im)patiently waiting for next week’s premiere of Sex and The City 2.  Last weekend, some girlfriends and I watched the first installment (again) to get ready.  While we were engrossed in the drama, we “oohed and aahed” at the fashion. Two years ago, I just had to have Carrie‘s gladiator heels when I saw them on the big screen. I cannot wait to witness the fashion frenzy that the girls will inspire this time.

Get the look! You can take these Sex-and-the-City inspired looks straight to the office.

Carrie


This look is the perfect mix of pretty and edgy.

      (From left to right) Charlotte, Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha inspired many shopping trips after the premiere of Sex and the City the movie.

      Charlotte

      This Calvin Klein ruffle dress captures Charlotte's girly style. (Click on the image to purchase.)

      Miranda

      You can always count on Miranda for a classic and conservative look. This dress means business.

      Samantha

      Bright. Flashy. Sexy. Capture Samantha's style with this siren red blazer.