ROCKETMAN REVEALS ELTON JOHN TO BE AN AWFUL HUMAN BEING, BUT SEE IT ANYWAY

Through the years we enjoyed a few of Elton John’s songs, but never thought about him one way or the other. Elton was known to be litigious and never seemed to have much of a sense of humor about himself. But Rocketman changed everything. The movie is totally fun and very entertaining – obviously destined to become a Broadway musical. But we can never look at Elton the same way again – he was revealed to be a person of such despicable character. Despite his monumental success, he blamed his parents for his chronic unhappiness and through the years was ill-tempered, shockingly self indulgent in every way, with a total disregard for others, and little or no gratitude. Yet he whined incessantly that he couldn’t find love! Finally, Elton couldn’t stop patting himself on the back for joining AA! We exited Rocketman with a very negative opinion of Elton John – ironically, he admitted it was accurate.
Photo: Paramount

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on May 23, 2019

There are 2 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Elton John > Movies > Rocketman

PET SEMATARY : SOMETIMES DEAD IS BETTER

We feel a little sorry for Jason Clarke (center) because he has to make so many public appearances promoting his new movie Pet Sematary and it’s NOT easy it’s to find good things to say about it! We would describe the film in one word: GRUESOME. It starts out with a pleasant and likeable family that moves to a small town in the Northeast – just as we are starting to like them, horrible things happen. Huge trucks roar by, animals and people are slaughtered, followed by funerals and resurrections. The characters we liked are “not the same” to put MILDLY, and we would not recommend this film to anyone prone to depression or anxiety. (Stay away, Britney Spears!) Of course, we know there are guys out there who will devour every lurid moment of it…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on April 4, 2019

There are 2 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Jason Clarke > Movies > Pet Sematary

RUTH BADER GINSBERG IS THAT RARE FIND: A LIKEABLE AND PURPOSEFUL LAWYER

The movie On the Basis of Sex should be REQUIRED viewing for ALL men and young women. Mature women lived through this era and will WANT to see the Ruth Bader Ginsberg story. Felicity Jones plays Ruth as a brilliant young student in law school when women were treated like second class citizens. Women had to work twice as hard as men, and still had difficulty getting a job. This film reminds people who need reminding how far we still have to go when it comes to equality for the sexes. It’s also a tribute to the courage and common sense of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She is one of the very few lawyers we’ve ever admired…

Above, Armie Hammer and Felicity Jones at a NY screening

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

DID CHARLIZE THERON GET A NEW NOSE TO PLAY MEGYN KELLY?

Megyn Kelly has to be THRILLED about the new (untitled) Roger Ailes movie being filmed now – first of all because the gorgeous Charlize Theron (above) is playing Megyn – what could be more flattering than THAT! Megyn was one of the heroic women who took a stand against the arrogant chairman of Fox network and accused him of sexual abuse, which led to his downfall. The movie has an amazing cast – Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Kate McKinnon. Charlize looks so much Megyn on the set that we wonder if makeup people duplicated Megyn’s strange nose…

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on December 12, 2018

There are 2 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Charlize Theron > Megyn Kelly > Movies > Nose > Roger Ailes

DON’T BE TURNED OFF BY THIS PHOTO – “ROMA” IS BRILLIANT

Netflix is going to take home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this year – Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma is an unexpected MASTERPIECE! We can’t say enough good things about it. This is the story of the director’s memories of his childhood in the early 70’s in Mexico City. His upper middle class family has beloved servants and these young women are considered to be part of the family. It is their story we are drawn into. And “drawn into“ is no exaggeration – almost from the first scene we feel as if we are part of the family living this story. It’s a rare and wonderful connection, perhaps partly due to the fact that most of the cast are non-actors working without a script. An astonishing achievement.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on November 6, 2018

There are 2 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Alfonso Cuaron > Movies > Netflix > Roma

TOXIC MASCULINITY RUINED THE DRAGON TATTOO GIRL

If this is Sweden’s idea of Goth, we want nothing to do with it. The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a movie ostensibly about women (most of them horrible people) produced, written and directed entirely BY men FOR men and it is just as absurd as you would expect. All the female characters think and behave exactly like men. There is a sorry lack of plot and instead, an abundance of the mindless car chases and explosions that men love so much. The intelligent and mysterious tech genius Lisbeth Salander character has been reduced to a violent superhero. One interesting note: Lisbeth ’s girlfriend is played by transgender model Andreja Pejic. The rest of the film is dark and dismal, with diminutive Lisbeth (played by Claire Foy) trouncing groups of large men by using weapons and violence instead of her brain power. Previous Dragon Tattoo movies relied on Lisbeth OUTSMARTING men, not decimating them. You will walk out of this movie feeling dreary and depressed.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

IGNORE BAD REVIEWS: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WILL ROCK YOU!

Rami Malek did an amazing job of imitating Freddie Mercury – we couldn’t take our eyes off his teeth. There’s nothing more colorful and fun than London in the 70’s, so the whole music and fashion scene (Biba!) is enchanting. Freddie’s life story takes precedence over the band as a whole, and that was a good idea. Granted, the debauched details of Freddie’s drug and sex drenched life are somewhat glossed over, but definitely addressed. We only wish they could have featured more of his extravagant costumes. Queen’s glorious music lifts every bit of the movie that could have been depressing. You will walk out happy and wanting MORE! We can’t help but wonder what Sacha Baron Cohen’s version of Freddie would have been like – maybe he’ll make his own film…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on October 31, 2018

There are 4 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Bohemian Rhapsody > Freddie Mercury > Movies > Rami Malek

MELISSA MCCARTHY AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HER

Melissa McCarthy is a whole new person in her upcoming movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? and it might be the best role she’s ever had. She plays a real person in this true story – a curmudgeonly failed New York writer named Lee Israel who became a literary forger out of financial necessity. (Her cat needed expensive surgery.) She’s also an alcoholic with a dour personality and no interest in fashion. But she’s clever, and starts forging amusing letters, supposedly written by Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, and other notables – they sell to collectors for a high price. Her adventures and eccentric friend played by Richard E Grant make for a smart and amusing comedy/drama.

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on October 16, 2018

There are 5 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Can You Ever Forgive Me? > Melissa McCarthy > Movies

WILDLIFE: CAREY MULLIGAN AND JAKE GYLENHAAL ARE FAR FROM PERFECT PARENTS

If you had a not-so-perfect childhood (isn’t that MOST people?) the movie Wildlife will bring you back to some very uncomfortable experiences. It’s set in 1960 and pretty housewife Carey Mulligan thinks she’s already over the hill at 34. She and Jake Gyllenhaal’s character have a 14 year old son who watches all their drama unfold, much like YOU did at home. Jake can’t hold down a job and he’s too “proud” to take one beneath him, so he volunteered to fight wild fires threatening his small Montana town, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Lacking job experience, Carey’s practical housewife does what she figures she has to do – she gets a job teaching swimming and starts flirting with a wealthy single older man. The son is tormented by his parents’ actions and you can’t help but identify with him. It’s a wonderful script, beautifully directed by Paul Dano – a must-see if you appreciate sensitive films.

Photo: IFC Films

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on October 15, 2018

There are 2 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: Carey Mulligan > Jake Gyllenhaal > Movies > Paul Dano > Wildlife

A SIMPLE FAVOR IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE

What a delicious surprise! A Simple Favor is a movie written BY women ABOUT women and the male director didn’t louse it up – he got it just right! It has everything a woman wants in a movie – gorgeous fashion and style, beautiful architecture and design, smart conversation, sophisticated humor, compelling but hilarious characters, and a PLOT! Blake Lively rises to the occasion – her impossibly glamorous and darkly sarcastic character is SO on the mark – and Anna Kendrick is perfectly cast as a supposedly “innocent” mommy vlogger. Of course, what’s NOT to love about the astute and very decorative Henry Golding. Never a dull moment in this movie – don’t want to say more – just see it right away!

Afterthought: No WONDER Blake Lively has been wearing all those fabulous power suits…
Photo: Lionsgate

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Posted by Janet on September 16, 2018

There are 3 Comments.   TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

Filed Under: A Simple Favor > Anna Kendrick > Blake Lively > Henry Golding > Movies

Follow Janet


blog advertising is good for you

Categories

Custom Search
© 2006-2012. All rights reserved. Janet Charlton's Hollywood.
Web Development by Strange, Funny, Weird, Dark | Private Policy

blog advertising is good for you

NEW UPDATE CHECK IT OUT - HOLLYWOOD WHODUNIT!

  • HOLLYWOOD WHODUNIT
    |

    Love him or hate him, this guy is a loudmouth who doesn’t hesitate to tell it like he sees it- but there’s one thing he NEVER talks about: his prostate problem. Long story short: he LEAKS! He likes to project an image of macho virility, but under his custom made suits are custom made “diapers.” He’s VERY self-conscious and has absorbent but undetectable “panty liners” sewn into all his underwear, to avoid wet spots. Thanks to his arrogant behavior, he has more than a few enemies and he’s terrified his secret will be exposed and he’ll be forever ridiculed!

    Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
  • RSSArchive for NEW UPDATE CHECK IT OUT - HOLLYWOOD WHODUNIT! »

Janet Charlton’s Hollywood Blog Archives

Previously Posted Items

May 2019
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

'