Fruitvale Station is easily an Oscar worthy film that not only showcases the sad realities we still see in our society, but also highlights one of the real acting talents in Michael B. Jordan. Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer also showcase their tremendous acting chops in this emotional train ride. Click through for some other films to put on you weekend watching list and a recap of the 2013 Asian Film Festival of Dallas.
The Way, Way Back is embedded into my top ten for 2013, you need to check it out on July 5th. For a little bit of a glimpse into the creative duo behind the film click, here. Otherwise click on thru for our other must see films & events this hot July.
Dirty Wars is shocking expose into the hidden truths of our government’s military powers. Writer Jeremy Scahill’s boldness separates him from most reporters that test the boundaries of field reporting. It’s one of the films that releases this week and weekend. Click thru for some other of the films I hope you’ll check out.
“FLASHDANCE, the pop-culture phenomenon and runaway international success, is now live on stage! It all started with a dream. To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including, the Academy Award-winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” and 10 new, original songs. Experience the magic all over again. FLASHDANCE will leave you begging for more!” Click thru for our interview with David R. Gordon (Jimmy).
Cirque Musica has two shows tomorrow and Debbie Gibson chatted with us about the unique experience that’s about to take over Frisco. Click thru for that interview and a look into some of the films, shows and events happening for the rest of the month.
Dear Hangover 4-8 and Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson, move on. The “Aptow” crew, as they’ve been called, continues to be bold and hilarious with each new incarnation. It’s no doubt they own the comedy game the last decade or so. The difference this time is their all playing heightened versions of themselves and it’s the end of the world an all that. Click through for our interview with Directors Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen.
The East is a suspense filled look into the infiltration of an anarchist group. Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling have created a dynamic character for her and crafted a unique perspective of the tricky private intelligence/anarchist world. Click through for more review of the must-see film and an interview with Zal and Brit about the movie itself.
The Oak Cliff Film Festival 2013 is a real highlight for June and I heard from a sweet birdie that there is going to be an awesome Voice deal on Monday! Click thru for the rest of our June must see events.