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PETE HOLMES | In his HBO comedy “Crashing,” based on his own comedic career, Pete Holmes, above, portrayed the ups and downs of trying to make it big in an uninviting industry. Holmes hopes other comedians will find comfort in seeing his own failures on the way to success.

Pete Holmes Reflects on Sharing His Story Through Television

In an age of increasing interest in comedy, Pete Holmes continues to solidify his place among the best of the generation. His show on HBO, “Crashing,” which ended its final season March 10, chronicles a fictionalized version of Holmes’ own bumpy ride to comedic success. The show explores many of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
BET FILMS | Ali Davis, played by Taraji P. Henson, embodies values of a hardworking, empowering and independent woman. After a shaman gives her a strong concotion to drink, Ali  obtains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, revealing their darkest secrets and true desires. “What Men Want” surpasses its predecessor by addressing gender and race.

‘What Men Want’ Highlights Humor, Diversity

“What Men Want,” the 2019 adaption of the early 2000s Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” is a sharper, funnier, more inclusive take on the original concept. Directed by Hollywood veteran Adam Shankman, with a cast led by Taraji P. Henson, the film does the work its predecessor could not.[Read More…]

BET-FILMS | “What Men Want,” directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, above, details what happens when a woman suddenly gains the power to hear exactly what the men around her are thinking, with unexpected results. Henson and Shankman collaborated extensively to figure out what cast would be best for the reimagined film.

Henson, Shankman Discuss New Film, Diversity

“What Men Want” is refreshing and honest; it delves into issues that the film industry and the world have been constantly grappling with. A reimagining of the nearly 20-year-old Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” the remake uses the premise of accidentally gaining the ability to read the opposite gender’s[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
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An Act of Resistance, Diamanté Fashion Show Celebrates Diversity and Defiance

Hums of anticipation turned to silence as a captivating vocal recording of 20th-century film star Charlie Chaplin boomed across the McDonough Arena the evening of Saturday, Nov. 10, as the Diamanté Fashion Show began. “To those who can hear me, I say — do not despair. The misery that is[Read More…]

by November 20, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide

Director Reveals Familial Drive Behind Debut Film

“What They Had” tells the touching story of a family battling through devastatingly trying times. Bridget Ertz returns home to a mother suffering from worsening dementia, a father refusing to let go and a brother who has been caring for them in her absence. First-time director and writer Elizabeth Chomko[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
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Vivid Authenticity in ‘What They Had’ Enthralls Audiences

★★★★★ “Any later and I’d have forgotten him. Any earlier and I’d have missed him too much,” whispers Ruth, played by Blythe Danner, to daughter Bridget Ertz in a heartfelt moment that embodies the thoughtful, honest nature of director Elizabeth Chomko’s film. “What They Had” tells a gripping story about[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide

Felix Van Groeningen, Director of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Describes Capturing Addiction Through Cinematography

In his new film “Beautiful Boy,” Director Felix Van Groeningen has constructed a story that is incredibly beautiful in its anchored storytelling, commitment to reality and ability to make sensation without sensationalizing. The film melds narratives from a father and son, David and Nic Sheff, to recount nearly a decade[Read More…]