This Weekend @ The Movies: A Golden Girl, a Tortured Toon

Helen Mirren reigns onscreen this weekend. That’s the predictable play. If you’re in a more adventurous mood, check out a quirky new cartoon from the legendary Bill Plympton. Otherwise, the post-Oscar parade of big-screen blockbusters hitting home video continues apace. Woman in Gold Helen Mirren is the real golden girl in this true story of Maria Altmann, the woman who sued the Austrian government to recover a painting the Nazis stole from her family. Wide-eyed with exasperation and naïveté, Mirren’s …

Shades of Grey or Gray Romance: Your Choice

Pick your Valentine’s Day poison: An edgy tale of sexual domination, a warm and fuzzy rom-com with the ever-charming Hugh Grant, or an explosion-packed secret-agent spectacle. Choose wisely; the ultimate outcome of your romantic dinner-and-a-movie date depends upon it.   50 Shades of Grey We’re not supposed to laugh out loud at a movie that features beautiful young people having kinky sex, right? Yet that’s precisely what happens almost from the moment we’re introduced to billionaire bondage boy Christian Grey …

This Weekend: Oprah Winfrey Gives a History Lesson

In Theaters: A stirring new film explores the searing emotions—and cold-blooded politics—that surrounded Rev. Martin Luther King’s 1965 Selma march. Selma Focusing on a pjvotal three-month period in 1965, this stirring historical drama follows Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) as he lays the groundwork for his epic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Oyelowo uncannily channels King’s appearance, manner of speech and quiet charisma. As his wife, Coretta, Carmen Ejogo evokes a woman watching the bonds …

Is ‘The Internship’ an Equal Opportunity Offender?

It’s meant to be one of The Internship‘s signature comedy bits.  Failed watch salesman and Google summer intern Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn) is trying to come up with a brand new app – if his team, which includes his buddy Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) can create the coolest one, they’ll be a step closer to their dream of winning a full time job with the tech giant. The rest of the team, by the way, and nearly everyone else in …

Increase Your Positive Impact by Sharing Your Story

Increase Your Positive Impact by Sharing Your Story This is a guest post by Emma Bundy. Emma Bundy is the Director of Marketing for GreatNonprofits.org and is passionate about empowering people to speak up about nonprofits doing great work. When we volunteer or donate to a nonprofit we’re all hoping to make the biggest impact possible. Whether you volunteer an hour or two in a food pantry each month, or spend every Saturday planting trees around your neighborhood, you can …