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Film Review: PROMETHEUS questions our evolution, existence & purpose



Today’s panelists, Tavie Barnes, who specializes in philanthropy and Melissa Scott, a digital media owner and ethicist, converse with our host, Stefanie Alleyne in the back garden of the sexy West Village lounge, Madame X to review the science fiction thriller, “Prometheus.”

Co-written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and directed by British director, Sir Ridley Scott, “Prometheus” forces us to ask many questions about how we came to be and to ponder over a plethora of possible answers. Titled after the Greek god who gave mankind fire, it is inspired by writings Continue reading

Film Review: INTOUCHABLES transcends lives and life





Our host, Stefanie Alleyne meets up with today’s panelists: filmmaker and web content creator, Olu Gittens; editor and author, Valerie Petersen; and on-air personality and host, Yael Read; to discuss the very funny and sincere French film, “Intouchables,” at the cool downtown-vibed Tribeca cafe, Love Peace.

Based on a true story, the film, “Intouchables,” is written and directed by the super, successful French cinematic duo, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The story follows an affluent Parisian quadriplegic, played by Francois Cluzet as Phillippe, who after becoming paralyzed during a hang gliding accident, is in need of replacing his 24 hour live-in caretaker. Much to the dismay of friends, family, and associates, Continue reading

Film Review: “FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT” has the wedding bell blues





Our host, Stefanie Alleyne sits down with today’s panelist, Carmen Mathis, to discuss the romantic comedy, “Five Year Engagement,” at a Brooklyn bar favorite, Fulton Grand located in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Co-written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and directed by Nicholas Stoller, “Five Year Engagement,” is a romantic comedy that stars Emily Blunt and Jason Segel as a couple who just can’t seem to get to the church on time.  The story begins in San Francisco, CA, where Tom, played by Jason Segel, is a rock-star-chef-in-the-making and Violet, played by Emily Blunt, is his adorable British girlfriend, committing to doing post graduate work.  After having just spent one glorious year together, they become engaged. As so often happens in this game of life, Continue reading