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“Did You Hear About The Morgans” Writer/Director Marc Lawrence Is In An Empire State Of Mind
December 18, 2009, 8:08 pm
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Did You Hear About The Morgans, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh

Marc Lawrence isn’t quite Jay-Z, but he can rep as hard for the five boroughs as hip hop’s kingpin.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant rom-com “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” opens tonight.

They say it’s about busted wuv and murder and city folk reconnecting in the wilderness and blah blah blah blah…BUT The Apopcalypse snagged writer/director Marc Lawrence for an interview, and turns out, it’s all that AND an indirect ode to NYC.

Here’s what he had to say… Continue reading



“Skin” Flick: Sandra Laing’s Apartheid Color Wars & A Chat At The United Nations
November 6, 2009, 8:21 pm
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Skin Sandra Laing Movie

Sandra Laing's race: not so black and white.

Last week found me in Conference Room 4 of the United Nations, butt snugged in Namibia’s seat, mini mic before me, at a special screening of “Skin.” The she’s-white-no-she’s-black biopic is the true story of Sandra Laing, a distinctly dark-skinned girl born to white Afrikaner parents in the 1950s. They claim she’s white, the law (and eventually she) says she’s “colored,” she falls for a hot black dude, and mind-boggling apartheid bigotry ensues.

The award-winning film — out in NY and LA and arriving nationwide this month  — stars Sophie Okonedo as Sandra. But holy heartstrings! The real-life Laing came to the U.N. for the screening, and did a Q&A with director Anthony Fabian. Here are highlights from what they said… Continue reading



A Drinking Game for “Amelia!” Toast to Earhart, Swank, Gere and McGregor!
October 22, 2009, 11:49 pm
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In-flight beverages for all!

Amelia Earhart was gangster. She wasn’t just THE record-breaking, precedent-making, dominant aviatrix (dominatrix?) of the air. She was also a career girl, extra-marital nookie-nabber and globe-trotter with her own line of waffle irons. Just ask the biopic “Amelia,” opening this weekend.

Huh? What was that? You don’t know if you can sit through a history lesson? It’s the weekend and you just want to unwind and have fun?

We don’t advocate alcoholism, but DO appreciate a good drinking game. We caught a sneak peek of “Amelia” and made one just for you!

Raise your seat backs and prepare for take-off. In-flight beverages for all (over 21, duh)… Continue reading