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MY MOVIE SHELF: The Birdcage

The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 78  767 more words


The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello

Movies are, for me, the greatest form of escapism that there is. No matter what’s going on with my life or with the rest of the world, I can always sit down to a good movie, immerse myself in the world presented on the screen, and be totally at peace. 972 more words

Movie Review

Rasheeda Speaking - why can't we all get along?

Theater can be pure entertainment, heavy drama, or both. Rasheeda Speaking falls into the latter category. Playwright Joel Drake Johnson takes a heavy topic, racism, sprinkles in liberal doses of humor, and as an audience we both think and laugh as we wonder about our own preconceived notions and why we all can’t get along. 298 more words

NYC Arts & Entertainment

Dianne Wiest & Zoe Lister Jones Join CBS Comedy Pilot 'Life In Pieces'

Dianne Wiest and Zoe Lister Jones are set to co-star opposite Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt in Life in Pieces, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and… 150 more words


Dianne Wiest & Zoe Lister Jones Join CBS Comedy Pilot 'Life In Pieces'

Dianne Wiest and Zoe Lister Jones have been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot “Life in Pieces,” Variety has learned.

Wiest and Jones join Colin Hanks… 175 more words


All the Other Hers

Jaclyn (Tonya Pinkins) is kind of a pill.  An assistant in a surgeon’s office, she is condescending to patients, cruel to the mild-mannered office manager, Ileen (Dianne Wiest), insensitive to her Mexican neighbors (who she thinks should be deported), and constantly making suspicious claims about “toxins” in the air. 519 more words



Written by Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Cynthia Nixon

In today’s “post racial” climate, most of us don’t wear our biases on our sleeves. But underneath the veneer of positivity, people still stereotype and prejudge others. 639 more words