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Apr

#TBT 33rd Annual Academy Awards

#TBT 33rd Annual Academy Awards at www.carlarenatascorner.com

On this day, April 17th 1961 the 33rd Annual Academy Awards were held.  It was hosted by Bob Hope and held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA.

Gary Cooper was too ill to attend the ceremony, so his close friend James Stewart accepted the Honorary Oscar on his behalf. Stewart’s emotional speech hinted that something was seriously wrong, and the next day newspapers ran the…

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16

Apr

Review: RIDE ALONG

Would you want to “ride along” with Kevin hart? Find out at www.carlarenata.com/blog

MV5BNjU4NzYzOTY1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTAyNTc1MDE@._V1_SX146_CR0,0,146,215_Let’s just say what everybody already knows…Kevin Hart is unarguably the hottest commodity in the comedy world at the moment.  In 2014, already Hart has released 3 feature films, is a series regular/execute producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood and was featured in a very successful ad campaign for Verizonand Samsung.

I became acquainted with Hart when he starred on an ABC sitcom called, The Big…

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Review: GRUDGE MATCH

Stallone vs DeNiro…who wins? Read my blog Review: GRUDGE MATCH

MV5BMTY3NTkxMTgzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjg0MzE2MDE@._V1._SX94_SY140_Earlier this year, I saw an interview on “The View” with Sylvester Stallone, Adam Arkin, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Hart promoting their film “Grudge Match” which was ridiculously entertaining.  It peaked my interest and I really wanted to check it out, however, time got away from me until now.

“Grudge Match” picks up after two ex-fighters have now reached their prime as senior citizens and are…

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15

Apr

Review: RIDE ALONG

Would you want to “ride along”with Ice-Cube for 24 hours? Find out at www.carlarenatascorner.com. Review: RIDE ALONG

MV5BNjU4NzYzOTY1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTAyNTc1MDE@._V1_SX146_CR0,0,146,215_Let’s just say what everybody already knows…Kevin Hart is unarguably the hottest commodity in the comedy world at the moment.  In 2014, already Hart has released 3 feature films, is a series regular/execute producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood and was featured in a very successful ad campaign for Verizon and Samsung.

I became acquainted with Hart when he starred on an ABC sitcom called, The Big…

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14

Apr

REVIEW: JOE

What happens when an ex-con meets a drifter and his Dad? Find out at www.carlarenata.com/blog

mv5bmjexmzk5mtm1ml5bml5banbnxkftztgwnzazodgxmte-_v1_sx146_cr00146215_What happens when an ex-con meets up with an abused drifter kid and his father?  This is the premise for the latest film from Nicholas Cage and director David Gordon Green.  “Joe” starts out with a bang and then flounders for me until about half way through the film when the relationship between Joe and Gary begins to form and solidify.  Just goes to show you that even under the worst…

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Review: JOE

What happens when an ex-con meets an drifter and his Dad? Find out at www.carlarenatascorner.com Review: JOE

MV5BMjExMzk5MTM1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzAzODgxMTE@._V1_SX146_CR0,0,146,215_What happens when an ex-con meets up with an abused drifter kid and his father?  This is the premise for the latest film from Nicholas Cage and director David Gordon Green.  “Joe” starts out with a bang and then flounders for me until about half way through the film when the relationship between Joe and Gary begins to form and solidify.  Just goes to show you that even under the worst…

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13

Apr

Review: GRUDGE MATCH

Stallone vs. DeNiro…Who wins. Find out at www.carlarenatascorner.com

MV5BMTY3NTkxMTgzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjg0MzE2MDE@._V1._SX94_SY140_Earlier this year, I saw an interview on “The View” with Sylvester Stallone, Adam Arkin, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Hart promoting their film “Grudge Match” which was ridiculously entertaining.  It peaked my interest and I really wanted to check it out, however, time got away from me until now.

“Grudge Match” picks up after two ex-fighters have now reached their prime as senior citizens and are…

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11

Apr

Flashback Friday: COOLEY HIGH

Flashback Friday: COOLEY HIGH. Check it out at www.carlarenatascorner.com

Cooley_high_poster_1975_live-actionShortly after coming to Los Angeles for pilot season in the late 90′s, I booked my first drama episodic on CBS-TV called “Chicago Hope”.  My episode was directed by Michael Schultz – the same guy who directed the iconic film “Cooley High”.

This past weekend, I watched a documentary style show on TV One called “Unsung:  Hollywood” where the featured story was about none other than “Cooley High”.…

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10

Apr

#TBT First 3D Color Film Opens and Turner Classic Film Festival NOW through April 13, 2013

#TBT at CarlaRenatasCorner… First 3D Color Film & TCM Classic Film Festival thru April 13, 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2014 festival is set to take place Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13, coinciding with TCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film. Over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies,…

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09

Apr

RIP Mickey Rooney

I have mentioned several times over the course of writing this blog that my love of film came from my mother. Every Sunday, I would climb in bed with her and my cereal bowl to watch old movies. Most of those movies were with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

His energy was infectious and made me want to pursue a career on the Broadway stage. Guess what? I did perform in Broadway shows ranging…

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