Previewing and Loving Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


The week before last, I attended a private screening for Netflix's new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC. I drove myself into the city on a cold winter night for this special event. I had already screened the first episode and was intrigued by the show's premise about a young girl who escapes after spending  15 years as part of a cult and heads to NYC. NBC initially passed on this new comedy, co-created by the fabulous Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and I can't figure out their rationale. The event was so very Netflix and Read More


Something to Get Excited About: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt #StreamTeam


I've written about Netflix often here on ye olde blog. I've written about my binge watching habits, getting my Indie film fix, what I watch with my tween and my deep, fervent love for Orange is the New Black. In a piece on The Broad Side, I wrote that Netflix is championing women's voices: With a staff full of female executives starting from the top down, Netflix is producing original programs that truly are telling important stories about women and raising the bar like no other network to date. Now I'm excited about another one of their Read More


This is Where I Leave You Book Club


  This is a sponsored post. Are you like me and you love to read the book before the movie? In high school, I took a film adaptation class and we read books before we saw the film, analyzing The Great Gatsby to The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. We discussed what was left in and what was left in, discerning the screen writer's decisions and how literary elements are transported to the screen. Ever since then, I've always been interested in films that are adaptations and I look for faithful re-tellings of stories. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Read More


Thinking About Admission


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of screening ADMISSION , a Paul Weitz film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.  I also had the chance to meet and attend a press conference with all three the next day.  Three publics figures whose work I adore, it was quite the treat. Tina Fey was just as cute, tiny and down-to-earth as I expected (seriously, could you just gag?).  I particularly liked her response when asked if getting into NYC schools is harder than getting into Princeton. About the interview process, she said: What if you have to take them that Read More


Giveaway: Admission with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd Premiere Screening

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I saw the new film ADMISSION with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd a few weeks ago.  While I can't express my thoughts quite yet on the film, I did recently write my interview with Tina Fey over at Women & Hollywood/Indiewire.  Please check it out. I can't elaborate much about the film for another week or so, so here is a generic summary: Tina Fey (“30 Rock” and goddess) and Paul Rudd (“This is 40” and recently "Grace" on Broadway) are paired for the first time on-screen in the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “In Read More


Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Prepping for the Golden Globe Awards

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So, Tina and Amy decided to host the Golden Globes because it's a "sloppy, loud party, and their kind of thing." Oh, and Tina wants to win best picture, even though she decided to make a movie. Also of interest, Amy wants to meet Angelina Jolie.  She has had a lot of imaginary conversations with her and wants to have a real one. And meet a blue person from the film "Avatar". They don't seem to even know what or who is nominated! They seem to think it's all about "Avatar".  Wrong year. Hilarious! I have never been so excited about an awards Read More


Strokes of Brilliance in Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”


I enjoyed every word of Tina Fey's new tell-all called "Bossypants."  I actually call it a tell-all in gest.  She doesn't really rat on anyone in show business.  She's kind of gracious and scathing at the same time.  As someone yet to make my own mark in the world, I was really impressed with her story.  How she joined the cast of SNL at a very young age, after having been out in the world on her own for a very short time.  How she has always followed her heart, having had a love for theater and acting in high school and never left it behind. The book Read More