23Jan

My Netflix Suggestions

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Whether you're snowed in this weekend or are looking for good viewing suggestions for yourselves (not for kids, have I mentioned that?), Netflix is awesome for just popping in to find something from your past or something you've never seen but should have. Before you peruse my list, bear in mind I'm a sucker for old movies,foreign films,  rom coms, independents and comedies/dramas. I also like to catch up on the films made by or with many of the beloved actors who are no longer with us. As I sit here snowed in today, I've brainstormed this down and dirty Read More

08Jan

My 2016 Pop Culture Resolutions

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2015 was such a good year for pop culture. From books to TV shows to movies, it was just very satisfying. Streaming video and binging kind of took over my life, as I fell in love with shows like Grace & Frankie on Netflix, Casual on Hulu and Transparent on Amazon. Over on the networks, shows that I became addicted to were Jane the Virgin and Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, which I of course binged on Hulu and rarely watched live. Books like The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, Paper Love by Sarah Wildman and Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox by Joanne Read More

14Dec

Get the Gift of Netflix – Win Twelve Days

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With the holiday season just around the corner and 2015 winding down, there’s a lot to be grateful for. Friends. Family. Good health. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Orange is the New Black. House of Cards. Grace and Frankie. In the spirit of the holidays, Netflix has curated a list of 12 reasons it makes the best holiday gift for everyone on your list. 12 Reasons To Spread the Netflix Love This Holiday Season 12. You can watch anywhere -- by the fire on the big screen or at the breakfast nook on a tablet. 11. See what Piper’s piping on Orange is the New Read More

10Dec

Giveaway: #SistersMovie

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There are so many reasons I'm excited about the new movie SISTERS. First of all, TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER. Need I say more? Secondly, they play sisters summoned to their childhood home before it's sold. I have two sisters and I know I will be able to relate in more ways than one. Lastly, I know it will be a film about REAL women with REAL issues. Lastly, this is a movie my tween wants to see with me and that makes me very happy. The trailer also makes me happy. After all, Fey and Poehler act like sisters in real life, so watching them on screen for two Read More

13Nov

Holiday Giveaway: Love the Coopers

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I'm a sucker for holiday movies. Some of my greatest memories are of my sisters and I snuggling up with my grandparents on our annual visits to their home in Philadelphia and watching some of the best ever made.  We grew up watching Miracle on 34th Street to It's a Wonderful Life over and over, year after year. Holiday films bring families together and bring in a sense of warmth, nostalgia, family, tradition. In recent years, the classics have turned from black & white to color and my kids now love watching Elf, Home Alone and Scrooged. Love The Read More

08Nov

Gracing the Set of Netflix’s Grace And Frankie

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  Grace and Frankie is a show about friendship. It's a show about women. It's about aging. It's a show about life changes that hit you when you least expect them. It's about motherhood and what it's like later in life when the kids venture out on their own. It's about love - when it breaks and how one picks up the pieces. It deals with some very tough issues in a very realistic way. It's a show I've binge watched three times. It's also a show with legends (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen). Season one featured Read More

03Nov

Review: Brooklyn the Movie

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Every now and then a film comes along that offers a sense of connection and a reminder that it’s important to be happy where you are in life, with what you have, with whom you are. BROOKLYN the movie, which starts tomorrow, is one such film. It’s a story originally written by Com Toibin, with a deeper purpose, and its film adaptation by Nick Hornby does its story justice. I moved to New York City in my 20s, just as the main character, Ellis (pronounced Ay-liss) does. Her circumstances are very different to my own – I came to NYC as a theater lover who Read More

27Oct

I’m in Love, I’m in Love, I’m in Love – with a New Show Called “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

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  When I first read the crypt for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, I was intrigued. It's about Rebecca (played by Rachel Bloom), a single girl who moves from NYC to L.A. for Josh (played by Vincent Rodriguez III), a guy  she dated briefly at summer camp when she was 16 years-old, giving up her lucrative law career (she's about to be promoted to partner), moving to a new city called West Covina that she's not only never heard of but also a place where she doesn't know a soul. Rebecca and I have a lot in common. I was once a single gal living in NYC and I Read More

22Oct

Why I Recommend “Suffragette”

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Suffragette hits theaters today and I can't express how important it is for you to see this film...with your mothers, with your girlfriends, with your daughters. I can say it firsthand as I saw a preview screening it but I have also done something very special that accentuates my interest in the film and gives me credence when advising you to see this film. I spent a lovely afternoon having tea with the movie's production team: Director Sarah Gavron, writer Abi Morgan and producers Alison Owen and Faye Ward. I was also thrilled to meet Helen Pankhurst, Read More

15Oct

On the Set of “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”

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The other night I went to a taping of BEST TIME EVER with Neil Patrick Harris. Yes, it was a Tuesday night and I ventured to Astoria for a live taping of the show, leaving my responsibilities (quite happily) behind for a few hours. I'm also a product of the Mike Douglas/Phil Donahue era, so I am a big fan of talk shows I adore a good variety show. I'm also a big fan of Neil Patrick Harris and his Broadway/Tony performances over the past few years and I wanted to see if he could bring Broadway to network television. Well, he hasn't done exactly that Read More