Tag: Meryl Streep

PLANNED PARENTHOOD CELEBRATES 100 YEARS AND HONORS HILLARY CLINTON

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM9XaxZMU1U On May 2nd, Planned Parenthood celebrated 100 years with a star-studded centennial gala that featured the one-and-only Hillary Clinton and honored Shonda Rhimes. Meryl Streep, America Ferrera, Tina Fey, Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Diane von Furstenberg, and many other PP supporters all showed up to see comedian Chelsea Handler open the event with a…

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LA LA LAND GOES ON TO DOMINATE 2017 BAFTA AWARDS

While music lovers gathered around their televisions on Sunday night for the annual Grammy Awards, film addicts tuned in on the same evening for the EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas). The UK equivalent of the Academy Awards was unsurprisingly dominated by ubiquitous musical, "La La Land" which took home five trophies including the award…

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MERYL & MUSIC DOMINATE THE 2017 GOLDEN GLOBES

It seems that Hollywood is ready to ditch the drama and indulge in some cinematic escapism. On January 8th, at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, the movie-musical La La Land danced its way into film history by receiving seven awards including best actress in a musical or comedy for Emma Stone and best actor for…

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CELEBRITIES COME OUT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP – WATCH THE VIDEOS

While the biggest news of the 2016 presidential election should be the fact that the United States may elect the country’s first female president, the headlines instead are dominated over and over again by Republican nominee, Donald Trump. His uninformed policies, late night Twitter rants, racist statements, unfounded accusations of voter fraud, and offensive remarks…

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BUSINESSES + CELEBRITIES PLEDGE TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP

The fight for equal rights has been an ongoing challenge for women that, in recent years, has finally been thrust into the limelight with the addition of many noteworthy supporters. Where "feminism" used to be seen as a sort of "dirty word," it is now part of common language. Many celebrities turned activists, such as Patricia Arquette, Meryl…

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ANIMATION

When animation became a film medium during the turn of the century, it was immediately a male-dominated art form. The ability to create a moving picture requires a lot of concentration and hard work, which was not seen as a task for women. Many productions stated that women were not allowed to physically animate; they…

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BEAUTY AT ANY AGE – OUR 10 FAVORITE CELEBS WHO ARE ALWAYS FLAWLESS

Women are constantly being scrutinized for their appearance, especially celebrities. The media has placed high standards on what it means to be "beautiful" in today's society. As we age, it tends to get harder and harder to maintain the proper physique, the right hairstyle, and pristine skin, but some leading ladies have found the key to remaining flawless…

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MADE BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN – SUFFRAGETTE

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS + THE WINNERS

It was raining in Hollywood at the 87th Academy Awards, stars in couture forced to scurry inside with plastic bags over their heads. The sogginess drenched more than the red carpet as the night was met with disappointment. Host Neil Patrick Harris tried a bit too hard, even coming out on stage in his underwear. Musical…

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BEING JADE BRYAN “THE SHATTERED MIND”

Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan is a filmmaker, fashion enthusiast, and founder of Jade Films and Entertainment. She also happens to be deaf. As I stood outside of NYU’s Cantor Film Center to watch the screening of her latest film, The Shattered Mind, I was examining the gathering crowd with great interest; there were lots of…

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10 FILMS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE THE OSCARS

Masters of Hollywood – from directors to actors – anticipate awards season each and every year, hoping that their work throughout the past 12 months will gain them a coveted nomination. Whether you think of the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Awards, or the prestigious Oscars when you think of the most exciting night for…

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“THE GIVER” STARRING MERYL STREEP, JEFF BRIDGES, KATIE HOLMES – FILM REVIEW

The Newbery-winning book The Giver is something like a children’s super-novel.  More than 10 million copies of The Giver have been sold, with dozens of translations (Czech, Hungarian, Thai) and the title is a staple on the middle schooler’s English syllabus.  Lowry, who is now 77-years old, still receives fan mail for the book on a day-to-day basis.  While…

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LEADING LADIES – LEGENDARY ISSUE 7

Much like the world of art and literature, the world of cinema appearance as a rainbow-flag-wielding protestor outside the gates would be nothing without its female muse to inspire and admire. With hollywood’s cutthroat environment making it an immensely challenging industry in which to succeed, it takes a special talent, irrespective of gender, to break…

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WINNERS FROM THE 2014 ACADEMY AWARDS

Last night, The Oscars gave us thrills and chills as newcomer Lupita Nyong'o was honored for her work in 12 Years a Slave, as Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey both won for their work in Dallas Buyers Club and as the best in the business gathered to bask in the wonderful work that cinema has produced over the…

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2014 OSCAR NOMINEES! CAST YOUR VOTE!

From scintillating stories of 1970s con artists to cruel tales of pre-Civil War slavery, the past year proved to be a wonderful year for film lovers. Ticket holders were treated to Martin Scorsese's corporate greed-driven The Wolf of Wall Street, David O. Russell's star-studded crime flick American Hustle, Steve McQueen's epic historical drama 12 Years a Slave, and many…

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2014 SAG AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Awards season is in full swing and nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards have been announced. The SAG awards ceremony hands out prizes to both actors working in movies and in television. All of the awards are voted on by members of SAG-AFTRA, which is made up solely of performers. Leading role nominations were landed…

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ICONIC

An icon, by definition, is an object whose image symbolizes an ideal, from beauty to strength to piety, depending on whom you ask. Over time, these images become enduring myths, transcending global zeitgeists and their respective cultural mores. Icons themselves have been the source of inspiration for a wide range of artistic genres over the course…

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