What is wrong with me? I just watched the entire trailer for The Aftermath, a post-WWII drama about families who are forced to share a German manor, with a big, goofy grin on my face. Maybe it’s because this drama (from Executive Producer Ridley Scott) just oozes sexual-tension, thanks to it’s stars Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård. She plays the wife of a British colonel (Jason Clarke) who moves into the home of a German widower (Skarsgård). The British colonel must leave to rebuild the shattered country and that’s when the flirty glances get cranking. So, who wants to see The Aftermath EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
Will Smith is pretty excited about his co-stars in Collateral Beauty. He recently said, “If we are all judged by the company we keep … then I want this cast with me for life!” His excitement is understandable, with a line-up that includes Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Keira Knightley. That’s two Oscar winners and three Oscar nominees, if you’re counting AND you include Will Smith. He plays an advertising executive who suffers a tremendous loss, then writes letters to Love, Time and Death as a way to cope. Imagine his surprise when they write back! So, would you like to see Collateral Beauty EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to get your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. Oh yeah…this one is going to make me cry, too.
Jon Krakauer published a book in 1997 called Into Thin Air. It was his personal account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster that killed 8 people and left several more stranded in a life-threatening storm. The novel described the guide-agencies on Mount Everest and how they were paid big bucks to help climbers reach the summit. My husband (just a boyfriend at the time) LOVED Into Thin Air, citing the heroic circumstances and how they risked their lives for each other. I read the book because I liked him and wanted share his enthusiasm but I found more hubris in it than heroism. I thumbed through passages about people struggling to survive and wondered “Why were they up there in the first place?” Continue reading →