Midnight in Paris–Two Takes on an Oscar Contender!

 Directed by Woody AllenReviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanI believe Woody Allen has been directing films for as long as I have been watching them. And that is a long time.It was through Woody Allen's films I discovered Manhattan years before I set foot in the city. And although, I am not a great fan of his, I have watched my share of his movies. Some ( Scoop, 2006) I loved, some (Vicky Cristina Barcelona [...]

2018-10-30T09:52:20-04:00February 17th, 2012|2 Comments

The Artist-A Movie Review

This week in Entertainment:Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban reviews The Artist andMary Fran Bontempo brings you her take on the new NBC show SMASH and the 2012 Grammy Awards.Scroll down to read each post and be sure you don't miss a thing!Directed by Michel HazanaviciusReviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanThe Artist is that rare movie that is both a crowd pleaser and has earned seriously positive reviews from as much as 97% of the critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten [...]

2018-10-30T09:52:28-04:00February 10th, 2012|2 Comments

Hugo

 directed by Martin Scorsessebased on the book THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznikreviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanBecause my YA fantasy Two Moon Princess was published in 2007 the same year Brian Selznik’s THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET came out and the ALA (American Library Association) annual conference was in Philadelphia in January 2008, I was there when they announced THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET had won the Caldecott Award, the most prestigious [...]

2018-10-30T09:52:50-04:00January 27th, 2012|1 Comment

State of Play

 Reviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanState of Play is the best show I have seen on television this year. Originally aired in 2003 in Great Britain, it spawned a movie of the same title in 2009, that must have been pretty forgettable because I remember seeing it and nothing else about it.The BBC produced six-part series on the other hand calls for compulsive watching.Directed by David Yatesand written by Paul Abbott, State of Play follows [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:38-04:00December 30th, 2011|2 Comments

The Descendants directed by Alexander Payne

 reviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanDirected by the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, The Descendants starts when Matt King, a “back-up” father (his words) must slow down his career to take care of his two daughters (17 and 11) while his wife is in the hospital in a comma caused by a boat accident. Soon we learn, his wife, spurned by Matt’s long absences and indifference, was having an affair. Matt and his older daughter [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:54-04:00December 2nd, 2011|3 Comments

You Watch Your TV Show Where?

 By Carmen Ferreiro-EstebanIn the good old times when we were young, TV shows only came in black and white at certain unmovable times and if you wanted to watch them you must fit your schedule to theirs.That changed in the 1980s when videos came out. With them it was possible to record a TV show in a video cassette and watch it on your own time. You had to remember to put a [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:54-04:00November 25th, 2011|2 Comments

Mirror Mirror, a Double Take on Snow White Coming Your Way

Is it lack of imagination or a metaphysical conjunction of the planets, whatever that means, what determines the movies produced in Hollywood?I’m asking this because on the heels of the magnificent take on the Snow White classic Fairy Tale, Once Upon a Time (Sundays on ABC), I reviewed last week (https://www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com/2011/11/once-upon-time.html), next year, not one, but two movies are coming to the silver screen, about the fair skinned, raven haired, and blood-red lipped [...]

2018-10-30T09:53:55-04:00November 18th, 2011|0 Comments