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On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review six new films. We'll review Scarlett Johansson's new action film Lucy, Dwayne Johnson's Hercules, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, Philip Seymour Hoffman's A Most Wanted Man, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton's An So It Goes, and Anna Kendrick's Happy Christmas.
Today on The Boochcast The Booch talks about an incident that went down at McDonalds, replays an intervew with Comedian Peter Depp, WWE Considering Filing Lawsuit Aganist CM Punk, WWE Teases new Internet Artwork, Vince Russo Launches New Podcast, Rock Starting One Man Show, WWE Ordering New Championship Belts, Trish Stratus Joins Cast Of New Action Movie Gridlocked, WWE Allows Content On Youtube, Howard Stern Fan Fools MSNBC's Krystall Ball, Elvis calls in to talk about Spike TV's Cancelling of TNA and Daniel Bryan stopping a Burgular, Russian WWE Character Sparks Outrage With Flight MH17, George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beetles, Megan Fox To Personally Hunt Down and Destroy Bigfoot, and Scarlett Johansson's Lucy Hammers Hercules and The Rock at Box Office.
With the film industry releasing movies at an accelerated rate, we take a moment to notice how the powers have changed, in favor for the women of film. More adventurous, less yielding to commonality, more commanding while changing the true landscape of cinema. We've chosen, but a few of the many for our focus on the show's theme. Join in and tell us who your favorites are. Some picks are on longevity, some on body of work, and yet some on the excitement their character portrayals have created....What do you think?
AreYouScreening.com and BFCA critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire Shane Leonard review Scarlett Johansson's latest, Lucy.
It's stirring up a lot of talk about using 10% of our brains, but isn't doing that well with critics. We'll let you know if this one is worth time, answer listener questions, and give you a preview of what's coming to theaters.
8:10 – Comic Con Recap
Show Topic(s) -
Guardians of the Galaxy
SD Comic Con
Long Beach Film Festival
Film – Lucy
Star(s)- Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Director- Luc Besson Producer/Studio- Universal Pictures
Story – From "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to "The Fifth Element," writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic
8:30pm- Topic Discussions
Was this film worth the money and why?
Compare to Limitless
9:00pm – Guardians of the Galaxy
9:15pm TV Shows Recap
Power on Starz/ True Blood
Upcoming titles- TMNT, The Equalizer
Release Date: July 24, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
Studio: MGM, Paramount Pictures
Director: Brett Ratner
Screenwriter: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity)
Official Website: MightyHercules.com
Plot Summary: Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.
Release Date: July 24, 2014 (p.m. screenings)
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Luc Besson
Screenwriter: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)
Official Website: Lucymovie.com
Plot Summary: From "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to "The Fifth Element," writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
My name is Shanté I write under the name Té and everyone calls me that anyway and quite frankly I'm getting too lazy to say my whole name anyway.
I love writing (duh) and reading steamy romance novels. I've been married to my sexy beast, computer nerd, MMA fighting husband for almost ten years and we have three wonderful heathens...I mean children ;-) and an Olde English bulldog. I love singing in the shower when no one is home, dancing around my room like I'm on Soul Train (also when no one is home), very high heeled shoes, corsets, all Apple products, skydiving, riding motorcycles with my husband, and kayaking with him as well.
I will never forget when I first started writing and I will never forget when the first romance novel I ever read... I was thirteen years old when I first took some paper, stuck it in a three prong folder and created my first journal.
Two years later, I snuck into my aunt's books and read Scarlett Woman by Gwynne Forester. I've been hooked ever since.
In early 2011, after several years that were filled with marriage and babies, I decided that I really wanted to become a published author. I'd written a few chapters of some things here and there, but hadn't completed them.
I started my writing journey in November 2011 and by June 2012, I'd published my first book, Dream Lover!
These last two years have been amazing! I have enjoyed gaining new readers and meeting fellow authors who are becoming friends.
The Greg DeMarco Show says farewell in their final episode!
For three-and-a-half years, Greg DeMarco and Patrick O'Dowd have taken the air waves by storm with their in your face approach to the insane world of professional wrestling and sports entertainment. They've been called every name in the book--good and bad--and always came back for more!
Celebrating one of the best guest lists in independent radio with names like ECW/WWE/WCW legend "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, former TNA superstar "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels, former WWE superstar Chris Masters and so many more, each edition of the GDMS was a can't miss show.
During the show's run, 15 women have become "DeMarcettes," living up to Su Yung's proclamation of "We're Beautiful and We Wrestle!" DeMarcettes have included Buggy Nova, Terra Calaway, Barbi Hayden, Veda Scott, Scarlett Bordeaux, Su Yung, Allie Parker, Cherry Bomb, Jessie Belle, Nikki St. John, Taeler Hendrix, The Blossom Twins (Hannah and Holly), Heather Lynn and Tessa Blanchard...each entertaining the masses of GDMS listeners on a weekly basis.
The final episode promises to be full of fun and surprises, and cannot be missed! Take one final opportunity to call in live before Greg & Patrick deliver one last set of Quick Hits and sign off for good.
Announced guests include:
"The Greek God" Papadon
Playboy Bunny Jessy Erinn
The New Movie "LUCY" has people thinking AND talking. The movie is about what happens to someone who starts to use 100% of thier brain power and the results. LIMITLESS was first & now LUCY gives its spin on it. Yes it is drug induced. Yes, the man character is named after the Australopithecus found in Ethiopia in 1974 now attributed to the "Mother of all civilization." And yes, the actor who portrays Lucy in the movie is also a Caucasion. Morgan Freeman is also in the movie as the professor that Lucy seeks councel from during her rapid evolution & ascenscion to total 100%.
Blogger Olivia Cole wrote an article in the Huffington Post entitled Lucy: Why I'm Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen that really expressed some good points but she missed some things that I'm going to bring to your attention tonight. I've got guest "Code Breaker" Tony Qwade (a total 'in the cut' type of guy who knows A WHOOOOLLLEE lot more than he lets on during the day) coming on to help me shine some additional light on this one.
See you @ 8 pm EST. Bring a friend. 347.205.9089 is the call in number. www.CoachKRadio.com to listen in.
Bring pen & paper.
Lenore Andreil PT3 Producer, Director, Actress. Adriel did all three on Yellow Rock. Distributed Worldwide it won 18 Awards, including the prestigious "Wrangler Awards", in every category from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Lenore won for Producing and Best Picture with her partners Steve Doucette, Daniel Veluzat, & Nick Vallelonga, and Best Screenplay with Steve Douctte. She won Best Actress. Her Co-Stars are Michael Biehn, James Russo, and Michael & Eddie Spears. She is in good company, since "Wranglers" have been awarded in the same categories, to Clint Eastwood (for "Forgiven"), Kevin Costner (for "Dances With Wolves"), and Annette Benning for "Open Range". She also won in the same categories from many film festivals across the country, including the Red Nation Film Festival, Lake Arrowhead Film Fest, and the Native American Film & Video Fest of the Southeast, to name just a few. Her first starring film role was opposite Bo Svenson in Blood Brothers, which led to her continuing to being cast as the “strong female lead”. She then played leads in award-winning independent films in both the u.s. and abroad, including Childhood opposite Tara Fitzgerald, which filmed throughout eastern europe, Midnight Witness, that gave her, with Maxwell Caulfield, and Desperate Measures, additionally starred opposite Paul Rudd, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Johansson, and Miguel Ferrer, to name a few in both film and television. As a voice-over actress she portrays several lead characters in “World Of Warcraft”. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
Please post comments about this episode on our Blog Talk Radio Page or on Facebook. Or please tweet us @writepackradio. This episode is on a topic we will return to, but we would like your feedback and opinions on this topic as a reader and a writer.
Are women portrayed reasonably in fiction or is it a reflection of our current society? Does fiction display the social pressures placed on women or does it create caricatures? Whose fantasies are women characters written for? Are women in fiction written to be the fantasy of men or of women? What things do writers do that transfer the woman into caricatures?
Do women need to be rescued in fiction, even if she is an action heroin? How is it handled in crime stories? Fantasy? Other books? Games?
Why do women in fantasy have to be armored inappropriately in chainmail bikinis? Are women in fiction a female trope first?
How are women portrayed on book covers and movie posters? Why do they have to be portrayed as “ideal” woman? Why are women “underdressed” in comic books? Is making a strong female character only putting a man in a skirt? How do you show the real woman? Does a strong woman have to kick butt in the story or are there other ways to show the character’s strength? What are the kinds of strength that can be shown other than kicking butt?
Is it necessary for a strong woman characters to fall in love with the strong male characters?
Are bad female characters—the woman caricatures a result of malice writing or a result of lazy writing?
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