Mockingjay Lives! Watch New "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Teaser-Trailer! 

I love the last "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and I'm sooooo looking forward to seeing "Mockingjay Part 1!" It's the revolution! Take a look at the new teaser-trailer showing President Snow (Donald Sutherland) addressing Panem with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) by his side! It's all about propaganda! But then...Beetee aka Jeffrey Wright shows up and says, "The mockingjay lives!" Hurray!

We'll all see the mockingjay live on Nov. 21!

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First Trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings!" See Christian Bale as Moses! 

Finally, the first trailer for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is here, and boy oh boy, it promises to be epic! Like Cecil B. DeMille epic! Like a gargantuan "Gladiator!"

Take a look at the Red Sea parting! Listen to the cover of Simple Minds' "Belfast Child!" It's all glorious!

The film brings back to mind Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," but then again, did anyone see the movie? Hopefully, "Exodus" will not suffer the same fate so have faith all ye heathen!

In this adaptation, Christian Bale stars as Moses who dukes it out with Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton barely recognizable) so he can free the slaves and escape Egypt's plagues. So "Ten Commandments" here we come! But, according to Bale, there will be shocking stuff so Scott and company may be a bit liberal in adding or subtracting passages from the bible. Yup, just like "Noah."

I wonder how they will explain the parting of the Red Sea? Environment aka Global Warming perhaps?

Regardless, I still can't wait to see the movie when it opens in theaters on December 12, just in time for Oscar consideration!

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" also stars Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver.

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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July Weekend! 

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Emma Lazarus' "New Colossus." JULY IV MDCCLXXVI

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend because baby, you're a firework! Be safe but have fun always!!!

Now let me shine a light on you so you can find your way :happy

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Watch My "Tammy" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Melissa McCarthy Get? 

Melissa McCarthy teams up with her husband, Ben Falcone, for “Tammy.” They co-wrote the movie together and Falcone directed. Is their collaboration a must see or just a hot mess? Take a look at my review of “Tammy.”

For my interview with Melissa McCarthy, click here
Interview with Susan Sarandon, click here
Interview with Kathy Bates, click here
Interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass, click here
Interview with director Ben Falcone, click here

Official “Tammy” Plot:

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint and, instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option-with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammyhad in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs. (c) Warner Bros.

Here’s the cast of “Tammy”

• Melissa McCarthy as Tammy
• Susan Sarandon as Pearl, Tammy's grandmother
• Kathy Bates as Lenore
• Allison Janney as Deb, Tammy's mother
• Dan Aykroyd as Don
• Gary Cole as Earl
• Sandra Oh as Susanne
• Mark Duplass as Bobby
• Toni Collette as Missi
• Nat Faxon as Greg, Tammy's husband
• Ben Falcone as Keith
• Sarah Baker as Becky, Tammy's best friend
• Rich Williams as Larry
• Rob Springer as Gene the cook

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My Fun Interview with Melissa McCarthy for "Tammy!" I Love Her! 

The last time I spoke with Melissa McCarthy was for her super-hit comedy “Bridesmaids.” Back then, she was laughing because I was bowing down on the would-be Oscar-nominated actress. And she deserves to be bowed down to. In her new movie “Tammy,” the funny actress was multi-tasking to the core co-writing the movie with her husband, Ben Falcone (who also directs), producing, and of course, acting as a woman-child who must grow up, pronto!

I enjoyed the character-driven comedy and I’ve been telling everyone that it will give you an explosion of laughter for 4th of July! In this interview, we talked about her interest in making “Tammy,” working with the iconic actresses Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon, and what would be on her playlist if she takes a road trip.

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