Succeeding all too well where the 2019 Charlie’s Angels so miserably failed, this brightly-hued thrill ride is driven by several truly kick-ass action sequences and the star power and acting chops of its producer, Academy Award-nominee Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn.
Jimmy Carter's Georgia Film Legacy On Display
Before Tyler Perry and Marvel turned Georgia into today’s uber-cool, ultra profitable film production capital of the South, there was Jimmy Carter and Burt Reynolds, whose efforts to get a little film called Deliverance shot in North Georgia planted the seeds for the state as a prime movie location. The duo tended those sprouts and solidified those roots in the late ‘70s with huge Georgia-based hits like The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit....
Loving, capable adopters regularly get turned away because of unreasonable expectations by rescues and shelters. Many are updating their procedures to change that.
A woman (Katie Silberman) wrote Set It Up, a woman (Claire Scanlon) directed it, and a pair of smart, talented actresses (Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu) carry it over the goal line. It's so lovely to see a rom-com from a distinctly female point of view, where the women involved are not portrayed as desperate and love-deprived, but rather as take-it-or-leave-it, the guy-better-get-with-my-program types who are driven, accomplished entrepreneurs and/or have actual career goals. And putting aside those goals for marriage or children isn't even on the table.
Do you guys realize how rare that is? ...
Over the past couple years, almost all of Lucy Liu’s interviews about Elementary have been about her directing – and they’ve all revealed how thoughtful she is about that aspect of her work. Besides being acutely aware of an actor’s process, and as such, always attuned to performance first and foremost, she’s also a visual artist, and that talent translates into her shot selection. Her scenes are always carefully and meticulously framed.