Posts Tagged ‘movies’

The Oscars Were Fun

Posted by melissa kandel on February 25, 2019 in Hollywood, On Writing | No Comments

(But here’s how to get inspired by how Hollywood screenwriters write) There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by the window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen […]

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The One Where I Wrote A Magazine

Posted by melissa kandel on December 28, 2018 in entertainment, Magazine | 1 Comment

Well, yes. I am back to blogging, in case last week’s little holiday story didn’t tip you off to the (hopefully?) good news. So, here I am with more news. In the hiatus, I was still writing, and I wanted to share with you what that writing became, which is an 80-page magazine called West […]

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Harvey Weinstein Isn’t the Only One

Posted by melissa kandel on October 11, 2017 in Hollywood | 1 Comment

Over the past week, I have been voraciously following the Harvey Weinstein story both as it played out in The New York Times and with more vivid, damnable detail today by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. A lot of people are now asking how this went on for so long. Why was Hollywood quiet […]

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The Bridesmaids Are Back: Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph Join Forces in New Comedy

Posted by melissa kandel on August 24, 2017 in Film | No Comments

We all could use a little more Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in our lives, and STXfilms agrees. The studio will release The Happytime Murders, a new comedy starring the duo, set in the dregs of Los Angeles and involving a crime-fighting puppet. (Say no more, I’m in.)

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Jennifer Lawrence Drinks Wine & Wants to Hang for a Cause

Posted by melissa kandel on August 22, 2017 in entertainment | No Comments

Jennifer Lawrence is officially the best friend you never knew you had but secretly always wanted, so thank goodness she’s yours now! In a new video for Omaze.com, the Oscar winner adorably promotes a charity contest, which will see one lucky winner getting to drink a whole bunch of wine with her in California’s grape-twined […]

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The Surprising Ways Successful Screenwriters Find Inspiration

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2017 in creativity, Film, Hollywood | 2 Comments

There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by the window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen into some tropical oasis of leather chairs and sunlight and leaves. Then […]

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Amazon Releases ‘Comrade Detective’ Trailer This Morning Because The Company Wasn’t In The News Enough Today

Yesterday, word got out that Academy Awards Best Actor winner Mahershala Ali is set to star in True Detective Season 3. Today, we discovered that Jeff Bezos will not, as expected, be crowned richest man on the planet Earth following Amazon’s weak Q2 earnings report. And now, there’s even more happening in the strangely specific […]

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Amy Schumer Calls Anne Hathaway ‘Perfect’ for Barbie

Posted by melissa kandel on July 27, 2017 in comedy, entertainment, Film, Instagram | No Comments

Oh, Hollywood. It’s so hard to tell whether Amy Schumer is being genuinely supportive of Anne Hathaway, front runner for the live-action Barbie movie set to hit theaters June 29, 2018, or else there’s something a little, err, plastic in her response.

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J.R.R. Tolkien is About to Become a Silver Screen Star

Posted by melissa kandel on July 26, 2017 in entertainment, Film, Hollywood, In the News | No Comments

Just when you thought the film industry couldn’t possibly eek anything more out of J.R.R. Tolkien or his epic tales, Finnish director Dome Karukoski will breathe new life into the famed, fantastical scribe by way of a big-screen biopic detailing Tolkien’s formative years as an orphaned youth.

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Summer Is Here and So Is My Note on Love

Posted by melissa kandel on June 20, 2017 in Love, Personal, romance | 5 Comments

Irrelevance—like its more evil and twisted stepsister, irreverence—is a term not often price-tagged to the present of love. But as summer approaches and we flirt with finding our own summertime flings, the word is about to stick like a wet bathing suit to that very topic, more specifically to the idea of love’s most debilitating […]

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