The REST of your Life can be the BEST of your life!!!Anybody over 60… is β€œJust Getting Started!!!”

Life after retirement… is ALL that for this crew!

There are parties galore! Folks are grown and sexy… and if its not one thing… it’s another!!!

It’s all good though… especially if you’re Morgan Freeman’s character… ( Duke Diver)

Diver is living the “high life” managing a luxurious resort in sunny… Palm Springs, California! πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈ

He soon faces competition from Leo ( Tommy Lee Jones), a former military man who likes the same woman that Duke is interested in. ( Rene Russo)

Diver’s past suddenly catches up with him, he must put aside his differences and reluctantly team up with Leo to stop whoever is trying to kill him.

Chivalry…. and Rivalry…. and a fair damsel in the middle of it all… but is that ALL to this sweet story???

Absolutely NOT! There’s MORE jealousy… mystery… drama… vengeful attacks…and lots of action!

Seems to me… that the “HIGH SCHOOL” concept of the insiders vs the outsiders… and the privilege of being with the “in crowd” follows socially conscious folks… all the days of life!

There is plenty of personality and style with this mature crowd… and you’ve never seen senior citizens look BETTER !!!

Rene Russo & Cheryl Lee Ralph have aged like fine wine 🍷 and remind us all… once again… that age is just a number! They’re gorgeous!

I got a real kick out of watching this movie… and told Director Ron Shelton… (who is also the writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham), that this new comedy would be a HIT with my mom’s bridge club members and exercise group!!!!

The ladies enjoy going out to the movies… and would be delighted!!!

I was hrilled to attend the premiere…

and left the theater thinking….

I’m so GLAD they made this movie!!!

These are seasoned actors we know… and love…❀️ who deserve a chance to be featured in a good story!

I left the theater thinking πŸ’­… I can’t wait for other people to see it! Young adults…seniors…middle aged folks…***EVERYBODY*** with a “wicked” sense of humor… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± … and mature enough to handle the subject matter…

I mean… who doesn’t want a good laugh….πŸ˜‚—-> especially when it’s not like your ((( air quotes with fingers…))) TYPICAL slap stick humor… πŸ€ͺ

With ageism being a hot button issue in Hollywood right now… this movie is a great reminder… that there are **LOTS** of sensational stories out there… where older performers can be in the spotlight and SHINE!!!!

A good story… is just a GOOD STORY RIGHT???

Let’s hope that film makers πŸŽ₯ create more good material for diverse audiences… ((including mature performers)))… who CAN attract folks to fill seats in theaters… rally groups of their friends to see these films over… and over again…

-and- buy TONS of concessions…πŸΏπŸ«πŸ¬πŸŸπŸ”πŸ•πŸ₯€ in theatres… and even purchase movies on DVD when they come out…

Movie Goers in their GOLDEN YEARS… have accumulated lots of GOLDEN COINS to spend on what they like….. and I’d say… they’d be proud to spend those shillings on projects featuring people who look JUST LIKE THEM!!!

Get the picture???? Good!!!! πŸ‘πŸ½

Go and see… It’s Cool! 😎 ~ Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž

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Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… πŸ˜‰
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πŸ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, & MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA —>See www.actorsaccess.com & www. playersdirectory.com (online), or reach out to our phone message center included at www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž

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Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making BIG IMPROVEMENTS! If you’d like to make a donation… Send to business address:

Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions P.O Box 811926 Los Angeles, CA 90081

Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!! Crowdfunding campaigns have been set up on

GO FUNDME… and KICKSTARTER!!!

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

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Gary Oldman SHINES ✨BRIGHT ✨ in β€œDARKEST HOUR

The DARKEST HOUR is set in London, 1940…during the beginning of World War II. the ~NEW~ British Prime Minister…Winston Churchill urges parliament not to negotiate with Adolf Hitler…

Well…. As a person who values history so much… I felt as though a magic spell πŸ’«was cast… history books opened…πŸ“–… the clock turned back… πŸ•° and HISTORY played out… (again), on the BIG SCREEN…This time…we could see what REALLY went down.. πŸ‘€ in the days..and the seconds… leading up into WORLD WAR ll… Gary Oldman gives what I believe is his FINEST performance EVER!!! We’re talking OSCAR WORTHY FOLKS!!! He’s scored a GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION…. and SAG nomination ….. this far!You must know… that Gary Oldman went over… and beyond to get a complete understanding of the prime minister. He read biographies…carefully watched historic film footage, visited Churchill’s home at Blenheim Palace, and spoke to family members… πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Hey Everybody… HE. NAILED.IT‼️ I thoroughly enjoyed watching his performance!!!I was absolutely ✨mesmerized ✨ watching him in action… How did he do it?! I’ve watched enough historic footage in documentaries…and so forth… to realize he truly captured the SOUL and SPIRIT of this powerful man!He was transformed into the historic Icon … with an extensive make-up job..by a legendary makeup artist …and prosthetics… ((( we’ll get back tothis incredible makeover in a minute! ☝🏽))
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scenes… Extremely frustrated…. Churchill stated: “How many more dictators must be wooed, appeased, given immense privileges before we learn?”

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You can NOT reason with a TIGER πŸ… when your head is in its mouth!”
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pivotal scene that changed the course of history!

Oldman makes us feel the tension…. as he struggled over the best move..

Should he negotiate with Nazi Germany

-or- lead his nation into war against Adolf Hitler…despite the British and Allied troops cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk.

Imagine the stress he must have felt…

We literally witness something inside the prime minister…. snap πŸ’₯and his power within is restored… and he established his authority…. once…. and for ALL!

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let his cast members see him…

without full make up while filming…

He’d arrive on set early and endure

4 hours in the make-up chair…It took

6 months to get the process down pat… and by the

way..wore the makeup about 61 times…

when all was said and done… and the movie wrapped .. Gary spent 200 hours in the make-up chair! And can we also add in…all the extensive speeches… he had

to perfect… in Churchill’s slightly slurred

speech…

**** TALK ABOUT KEEPING IT REAL!!!****

When Gary decided to take on this

role… he told the director EXACTLY who

he wanted to do MAKEUP….

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Problem… make up Kazuhiro Tsuji was retired… but living in Los Angeles…The production company searched
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🌟🌟🌟🌟The Crew convinced him to come out of retirement… and take on the project!

Special prosthetics.. created from silicone rubber…were applied to the entire face except…for Oldman’s forehead and lips…

He needed that bit of flexibility for facial expressions.

A foam bodysuit was constructed to add extra weight to his slight frame…

At this point in life… Oldman felt it was too risky for his health… to gain the extra pounds so quickly…

Last but not least…Oldman…had his head completely shaved so a wig…and hairpieces could be added.

Hopefully…Oldman’s efforts will be paid off in GOLD..

OSCAR GOLD… and many other deserving awards…

He was just nominated for a Golden Globe… and SAG Award.

There will surely be other nominations to come! πŸ‘πŸ½

Word on the street… is that Oldman has emerged as an OSCAR front-runner for the BEST ACTOR award…

Those TOP HONORS.. will be handed out at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4.

Oldman is joined by an outstanding cast to re-Live these incredible moments…

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toric biopic…

Lily James (BabyDriver/β€œCinderella ”) as secretary Elizabeth Layton; Kristin Scott Thomas (β€œThe English Patient”) as wife Clementine; Ronald Pickup (β€œThe Mission”) as predecessor Neville Chamberlain; and Ben Mendelsohn (β€œBloodline”) as King George VI

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Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž Evette is a native of Atlanta,πŸ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Links Inc., and Women in Film…( just to name a few of her beloved connections! πŸ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎀in a number of television πŸ“Ί markets all across the country… She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work as a free-lance contractor…copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, πŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.) She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… πŸ˜‰Let Sparkle-“E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and

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Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making BIG IMPROVEMENTS!

If you’d like to make a donation… You can also send contributions to business address:

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Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!!

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

—>Keep Up! πŸ˜‰<—

Suited…& “Re-booted” for an impressive FALL 2017 debut in “LA!!!” 🌴🌴 Sparkle-“E” 🌴🌴says: πŸ™‹πŸ½”Hey Steve!!!!”

He’s **ba-aaackkkkk!!!** Funnier and more impeccably dressed THAN EVER!!! 
Steve Harvey has gone with the windπŸ’¨ from Chi-town… He said “Buh-bye” to those frigid winter temperatures… and Helloooooo!!!! to the City of sunshine!!! β˜€οΈ

Yep! Steve Harvey is feeling easy breezy… back in the “LA-LA” land!!! πŸ‘πŸ½ Did I say sunshine β˜€οΈ and blue skies…(((( year round!!!))) Ohhhh yeahhhh!!! You better believe he’s digging that!!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

One of the hardest working men… in television πŸ“Ί—-and—–radio πŸ“» is back Mon-Friday… to bring joy.. and laughter back to your afternoon!

✨✨#fistbump 🀜🏽πŸ’₯πŸ€›πŸ½ #pow!✨✨


Now this NEW show format has some new segments … he still has “A” list celebrity guests dropping in to chat… and he’s still helping some lucky people find love..❀️ … 

Everybody say it with me: (((ahhhhh…πŸ’•πŸ’‹πŸ’•))) He’s playing games… giving out prizes…and doing wonderful things for deserving people… 

There’s MORE  to make you laugh…πŸ˜† and put a smile on your face! —-> 

I can’t give away everything…. you just have to tune in and WATCH!!! 

After-all you just Never… EVER know… what Steve might DO… or SAY!!! 


πŸ˜‚ He-He-He-Heeee!!!!! I found this out… first hand… when I went on my “Merry Way” to ask Mr. Harvey for some advice……

Pssst!!!! The distinguished gentleman with the mustache…

Ok…. 

I know you’re wondering…. what kind of advice are you seeking ???? 

Hmmmm…. Well….. let me say there’s a LOT I wanted to ask him… and talk about… but I decided to keep it simple…. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

Steve starts off his show with a segment called… πŸ™‹πŸ½”Hey Steve!!!”

Whadaya know….. —> A perfect opportunity to ask him…what to do about strangers who like to TALK to you…. … anytime… any day….anywhere… (Lol!!!) πŸ˜†

While you’re waiting to board a PLANE ✈️…..

GET ON A TRAIN…. πŸš†


RIDE A BUS…


When you’re Just waiting…. 

****** ANYWHERE!!!!***** 

People feel quite content…. to boldly glide on up to me….πŸšΆπŸΌπŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸΌ& start Yakking!!! πŸ—£$&!!@$@7Dg!!5‼️‼️

O-M-G!!!!! Sometimes I’m just trying to figure things out…. go over a schedule in my head… maybe I’m enjoying people watching..

(….and I L❀️VE people watching! πŸ‘πŸ½(you learn so much!!!) —> giggling πŸ˜†πŸ˜….

sometimes I’m getting ready to make a phone call… shoot off a text…or… simply…BE AT PEACE!!!! 

You know….alone with with my thoughts πŸ’­ …. in ~QUIET~ solitude…. 

but Nooooooo….. I’m a people magnet…. and people are drawn to me… (SMH) shaking my head…. and you know… it’s a good thing…. but sometimes……….

NOT!!!– 😩 Lol!!!

As a journalist/host/broadcaster …. it’s a GREAT THING… when people WANT to talk with you…(Ahhhh….while you’re on the clock ⏱… working!) 😁

I’ve always been very fortunate in that way! πŸ˜ƒI get good info… and great details for interviews!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

πŸ’πŸ½ everyone knows…...I’m a “Chatty Cathy” by nature…. I have a friendly disposition…. I’m outgoing… and very approachable…

 πŸ‘‰πŸ½ most times… I’ll talk… but I’ve learned to keep it short… 

but sometimes…. when people ease… on up to you…..

and start TALKING!!!!! πŸ‘‰πŸ½Yes!!!! πŸ‘ˆπŸ½They can say (or do)–some of the craziest… shocking…and DARNEDEST things!!! 

Maaaaaannnnnn!!!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…

 πŸ‘‰πŸ½Anywho…..πŸ‘ˆπŸ½ Steve Harvey is a very LIKABLE person…. so I made it to the show… to say  “Hey Steve!!” how can you avoid small talk…. with absolute strangers… invading your personal space???

what Steve had to say….. -definitely- surprised me….. and you know Steve can say some things… you least expect…. 

Let’s just say… wooooo!!! It was an answer for ya!!!🀣

I was laughing…. and thinking… Ok… Steve….  I’ll do what you said… and wait to see some “priceless” reactions from people when I do it! (Lolz!!!!!!!) 😁 


Now… I couldn’t approach this “King of Comedy”  πŸ‘‘…. to ask a question… looking any old kinda way! I got some FABULOUS Help!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

 “Mike” is a key part of the #glamsquad over at the “NEW” #SteveHarvey πŸ“Ί#TV #show!!! 

The Wind was blowing..πŸ’¨my hair… I had #pincurls in… trying to hold it down…and -then- “Mike” hooked me UP!!! 

Steve” has a #phenomenal #staff in #LA… and you better #believe… they’re very creative.  He’s assembled some of the BEST pro’s in Hollywood ⭐️to join his team!!

Discovering a great #makeupartist to enhance the #features on your #face… πŸ‘©πŸ½blend in ~just~ the right colors 🎨for your skin tone… is the BEST!!! 

I’m  so grateful that “Brittney” with the #glamsquad at “Steve” –>Steve Harvey’s #TV πŸ“Ί #show… could HELP A SISTA OUT!!!!πŸ˜†

 I’m trying to get HELP…& #advice… to ✨LIVE✨ a little better… and ✨LOOK✨ a little better… 

You know…. Just ✨LIVE MY BEST LIFE!!!! “πŸ™ŒπŸ½” 

Find out ~exactly~ what Steve told me to say… to get out of “small talk” with strangers….from a comedians… perspective! 

The Show airs TUESDAY, September 26, 2017 (Check your local listings…. but in LA… it’s at 2pm NBC4 …)

Actress Nia Long… and actor Adam Brody stop by to chat with Steve….    

There’s also a follow up for two singles… (a girl… & a guy…trying to mingle..)

.πŸ‘‰πŸ½  It’s a Steve Harvey L❀️VE connection y’all!!!

Steve Harvey is an EXCELLENT people person!!!

 This quality… along with his charm… and quick wit… makes him one of the most sought after show hosts… in the world!!! 🌎 

——-> that’s also why he’s been so SUCCESSFUL… in building a massive EMPIRE for himself…

We’re talking LONG DOLLARS!!!!  $$$πŸ’΅ πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅πŸ’΅$$$ 

This is most DEFINITELY one of the HARDEST WORKING MEN IN SHOW BUSINESS!!

Let me break it down for you… like another hardworking entertainer used ta do….

In my James Brown voice: “Can I count it off ???? 🎼🎢🎡 “A one-two-three-four… dada da da da daaa… 🎡🎢

Steve Harvey’s EMPIRE!!!! ****Let’s Go!!!πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘‰πŸ½ TV shows: “Steve” —> “Family Feud” “Funderdome” “Little Big Shots” His “Steve Harvey Morning radio show” His clothing lines… books… (His latest book is “Jump!”—> OH!!! We can NOT forget all the movies… (producing & acting) comedy appearances/tours/DVD’s. (from back in the day… ) his vintage TV shows…. and ALL those ~other~ hosting gigs… “Including the “Miss Universe” pageant…—>  his philanthropic endeavors for neighborhood folks… and young boys…

–whew!- -get the picture…. 

Now…I’m sure there’s a lot more… but I just needed to ☝🏽REMIND you… that this is a very SMART man!!! truly BLESSED!!!! He won’t hesitate to give GOD all the credit… and the glory for his success… 

He often shares testimonies with the audience about his humble beginnings… he talks about being homeless… He talks about all the mistakes he’s made in his life… and his determination to do BETTER as a human being. 

It’s all so compelling to hear! 

The audience loves…when he talks about current events off camera…jokes around… and singles out people in the audience…((( (Hi-Larious!!! πŸ˜„))) 

—-> but people REALLY appreciate him opening up… and sharing personal aspects of his life… Steve is humble. confident, and motivating at the same time. 

 You can hear a pin drop… when he tells these amazing stories… 

He ENCOURAGES people! He makes your day… with all the funny  & uplifting things he presents on the show… 

-and then- …he gives you a little EXTRA motivation to marinate in…when he prepares to leave the stage… and the audience is dismissed.

—-THIS—- is how you build a strong relationship with your audience!!! 

People remember these things... and they go back to their hometowns… and tell family & friends…. who tell more people… and more people… —–> Viewers tune in… and STEVE HARVEY delivers a great show… 

Folks are HOOKED!!!! His popularity & ratings always skyrocket!!!! ——–> πŸ’₯πŸš€πŸ’₯

He’s in a new place… and a new space…. that’s outta sight!!!! 

Get ready to TAKE OFF… and Soar EVEN HIGHER… Mr. Harvey!!!

Your fans have already shown you…”They LOVE ❀️ you… to the moon πŸŒ™ and back!!!

 Thanks for allowing me…Sparkle “E”.. to shine just a little bit… with the SUPER  STARS…✨ ⭐️🌟⭐️✨ in your Entertainment World!!! 🌎


~Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, πŸ‘GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)

Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, with previous experience working as an anchor/reporter in news markets all across the country!

 She’s available for free-lance copy writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, serving as a technical advisor/ media consultant… Work in TV/Film… on theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…animation included! πŸ˜‰

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

See http://www.actorsaccess&#8230;(online), http://www.playersdirectory&#8230; or reach out to our phone message center included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and via e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

“Stranger Things” has become a major success story for NETFLIX!

This success story…. is a major “VICTORY“… for all aspiring writers, producers, show creators, directors… and all my other “PEEPS” out there… who have great πŸ’‘ ideas for programming…. and really, really… just want a chance!!!!

Well folks… I’m happy to report that Matt & Ross Duffer got that chance… and SCORED!!!! “πŸ™ŒπŸ½”

This will be a good place to insert applause: πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ 

ok great… now I’ll finish with the rest of my commentary! πŸ‘‡πŸ½

The Duffer Brothers had a πŸ’­DREAM… of creating a different kind of show… with a ~mysterious~ vibe to it… when they shared two of the key elements they wanted to be the heart of the show… some reactions were like: πŸ™„ yeah… right… that’s gonna work……

The Duffers wanted to set the show in the 80’s… and use 80’s music… with mysterious…. hmmm… let’s say creepy story-lines…centering about a bunch of nerdy… energetic… precocious kids…


*** DING! πŸ›Ž DING!! πŸ›Ž DING!!!! ***

It turned out to be a “winning” combination… that worked out BETTER than anyone imagined! 


Soooo… they shared what they had written with an EXEC… and he said..”I like it… and said these words we -ALL- PRAY πŸ™πŸ½ to hear…

✨✨✨ “LET’S DO IT!!!!” ✨✨✨

Soooo… the Exec.. & Netflix were ready to roll…. and they stopped a beat saying: “Who ahhh… is going to direct this project?”

WE WANT TO DO IT.... said the Duffers… and fortunately… the higher ups agreed… and the rest is HISTORY!!! 

The Duffer’s have joined creative forces with Shawn Levy.. Dan Cohen.. and others to lead this original dramatic series for NETFLIX 

Award winning actress Winona Ryder stars as as Joyce Byers, who lives in the small Indiana town…(in 1983)..affected by a series of STRANGE things happening. Her characters 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, and she drives a major investigation into his disappearance with local authorities

And with everything going bonkers…an odd little girl surfaces…


called “Eleven” also known as El and 011. The child has psychokinetic abilities and a limited vocabulary… and plucks another strange chord…for the show. 

Monsters… psychic abilities… lab experiments… aliens… and of course the kids… are creating a very THRILLING show on Netflix…

Initial advertisements for the show… stirred interest. A :30 ad featuring more scenes from the show…was highlighted during the 2017 SUPER BOWL…and sparked even MORE curiosity…

 —WELL

faithful viewers have spread the word about how COOL the show is… and it’s popularity SKY ROCKETED!!! 

Season two was green-lit by Netflix before the first season premiered on July 15, 2016. 

People were HOOKED!!! and couldn’t miss seeing …terrifying supernatural forces affect the town… 

I must say… the pacing of the show is exciting… and keeps you on edge. 

The characters are also very interesting… with odd storylines attached to them..

This is probably another reason… why the show has become a massive hit… and recently received 18 EMMY NOMINATIONS!!!!


I’m excited for this cast and crew! They seem like a good bunch of folks… who genuinely seem to like each other… and go the extra mile to give this production the best they have to offer…

I like that! πŸ‘πŸ½


Soooo …… I’m just stopping through… to say ****”CONGRATULATIONS!!!!”***

This show has already won a BUNCH of awards including AFI, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes, and Critics choice awards…(( just to name a few…))

Just  recently… the creators said they would probably end in show after a couple more seasons…but you can sure BELIEVE … until the very end…we can expect a super thrilling experience indeed!

~Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)

“Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available for free-lance writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…. animation included! πŸ˜‰

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

See http://www.actorsaccess&#8230;(online), or reach out to our phone message center included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and by e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

Go see “Rough Night!!!” πŸ‘€ You’ll LAUGH hard enough…✨ πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚βœ¨ to fall ~smooth~ off your seat πŸ™‹πŸ½”I Did!!!”

If you’re going to see the movie πŸŽ₯ “Rough Night” —-> Get ready to assume this position πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½

✨✨O-M-G !!!!✨✨ Ohhhhh… my Gosh…– LπŸ˜‚L !!!!– “Rough Night” is one of the FUNNIEST movies… I’ve EVER seen !!! βœ¨πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£βœ¨βœ¨


πŸ€— I slid off the front of my seat cracking up! I leaned off the side of my seat laughing!!! I even nudged the person sitting next to me… and we BOTH laughed hard!!!!

Disclaimer: When I left to go see this movie… It was a grey day… I’m talking California JUNE GLOOM πŸŒ₯ in full effect… I was feeling … BLAH…. 😣 but this Movie…lifted me right outta that haze… 

 πŸ˜ƒ ‘Tis true…. Laughter is GOOD for the soul!

And Boy… Oh Boy DID I LAUGH!!!

πŸ—£ WoOoOoOOoo !!!!!!!!

A ton of hilarious scenes from this comedy… are racing through my mind… but I don’t want to ruin the movie going experience for anybody….. 🀐  -but- ☝🏽

You could say this movie is like the female version of “The Hangover” but….with a few extra doses of “Cray-Cray!!”  Just ZA-NY !!!!

I didn’t have a clue about what involved with this one… so I’m not going to spoil this…. I want your reactions… to EVERYTHING unfolding on that screen to be RAW & REAL!!!

Soooo… Let me paint 🎨 paint a basic outline for you:

Five…longtime college friends who made the BEST memories… and had tons of GOOD TIMES….. ( Back-in-the-day…… REUNITE! ——->>>

Yep! They all hook up ( 10 years LATER..) — for what is ~SUPPOSED~ to be… the “Ultimate Bachelorette Weekend!!!”

The GIRL SQUAD in the movie includes:  aspiring state senator… and Bride-to-be “Jess” (Scarlett Johansson); schoolteacher “Alice” (Jillian Bell)… who is Jess’ insecure…& SUPER needy friend…. 

Alice organized the Bachelorette weekend… down to a “T” !!! (raunchy party favors included) 

okkkk…. 😁—-> more girl crew to introduce to you… 

There’s the grass roots activist friend…”Frankie” (Ilana Glazer), whose onetime lover, “Blair” (Zoe Kravitz), is in the middle of a custody battle…. Last…but not least..is Jess’ “mystery” pal….from Australia… that NO ONE knew about…. ( snickers…πŸ˜…)  “Pippa” (Kate McKinnon), 

Jealous… self proclaimed CHIEF “BESTIE” Alice goes ALL OUT… to undermine this chick  at all costs…. 

She disses this Aussie Babe... left…& right… through the movie πŸŽ₯ call it a running gag… if you will.

When the GAL PALS... make it into the airport.,, and start popping bottles… 🍾 that’s when the movie shoots off…and you know it’s going to be a BLAST… ((( πŸ˜†–snickers…) 

There’s an inside JOKE here… but you have to pay attention to the airport scene..

Hey! “Girls just wanna have fun… but they still have to keep their EARS πŸ‘‚πŸ½& EYES πŸ‘€ open!! -LOL!- 

Well…. The chicks are hyped… and determined to have a FUN TIME… at any cost! 

But then…… little things start to go wrong… and then something else happens 😬….well… let’s just sa… the Domino effect is REAL!!! 

When this fluke thing happens…. you will sit there in SHOCK wondering:

***********************************”How….. in the WORLD did THIS HAPPEN !!??!!” **********************************

……. AND

***********************************“How…… in the world… are they going to get out of THIS ??!!!?!!”

********************************** I couldn’t figure it out…. 

The plot lines… and jaw dropping storylines…are craftily woven together.… with… I don’t know… make believe silly string… or slimy seaweed washed up on the shore from the ocean! 🌊 

🀣🀣🀣 Heheheeeeee!!!!!

The rash decisions this crew makes…😱 alongwith the “craziness” of trying to cover up “some very bad things… is un-believeable!

Friendships are tested… and their bonds strengthened…bringing them ALL closer together…

—–> Insert “GROUP HUG!!!” πŸ‘­πŸ‘­Awwwwww…….. πŸ€—

There are some other surprising moments… that will make you gasp 😲…. so GET READY !

This is a great movie for a group of friends to see… and the follow up conversations… should focus on “Loyalty” and just…. how…. far…. you would go… to have your friends back.… and keep secrets….If you have too….. Oooo….

The director… and co-writer of this “R” rated dark comedy…   is Lucia Aniello from Comedy Central’s excellent β€œBroad City.”

Co-writer… Paul W. Downs… who plays the role of “Peter,” is also a β€œBroad City” vet.

Now here are your marching orders:

Now Everybody “Get to steppin’ straight into your closest theater!!!”  


“Rough Night” opens June 16th 2017 πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Grab your girlfriends…. your homies…. and ALL your tribe and RUN!!!!  πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒand get your LAUGH ON!!!

~ Evette Dabney

​​
Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)


“Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available for free-lance writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…. animation included! πŸ˜‰

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, 

ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

See http://www.actorsaccess&#8230;(online), or reach out to our phone message center included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and by e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

The world had NO CLUE… about what was ~really~ happening behind the gates of a ZOO….πŸ˜πŸ«πŸ¦πŸƒπŸ…

The **strength** of this film is possible because of the **softness** of the leading female character… in “The Zoo keepers wife…” 

Jessica Chastain is such a #lovely person! πŸ˜„ ~But let me tell you….. her latest #performance in #thezookeeperswife is #riveting !!!! 

She has undeniable #starpower 🌟in this #film !!! ☝🏽And #speaking of #stars… #fans have already given her and this #movie #fivestars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Yay !!!!  

Jessica’s character “Antonina” is demure… and so delicate …….

 -but- she exudes #incredible #strength and #power!

You will be #speechless — 😢 — 

The outside #world had absolutely NO #idea ….about what was happening behind those #zoo #gates πŸ˜πŸ¦πŸ…πŸƒπŸ«πŸ‘πŸ†πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ and YOU need to make tracks…. πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£to your closest #theater to see it… to believe it!

It’s 1939…. in πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Poland… homeland of Antonina and her husband, Dr. Jan Ε»abiΕ„ski.

Fiercely devoted to one another… in a very loving marriage..πŸ’ the couple also work well as professional partners…

The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship… 


and Antonina’s care…. she’s like an “animal whisperer....” 

All Creatures large…and small…love… and trust her..

Antonina rises with the sun… β˜€οΈevery morning.. to tend to both her family and their cherished collection of animals…

πŸ«πŸ‘πŸπŸ‡πŸ˜πŸπŸ¦πŸ‚πŸ¦ŒπŸ†πŸƒπŸ…

She’s there…to open the gates of their majestic zoo.. with a warm welcome…to guests.  She moves quickly around the property on her bicycle…. animals not far behind.

As tensions rise… and world war war ll closes in on their happy existence… the sun… and smiles begin to fade… 

The couple is greatly distressed about what is happening around them… and could not help… but get involved… 

The images that you will see… will tear you apart.  This is a very dark history folks…-so brace yourselves-but don’t miss a moment!

After the September 1939 German invasion of Poland… the Zoo hosted Jewish refugees…smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto, hiding them in animal cages….. 

Gasp! 😫 This wonderful world of animals…turns into a cold and dark story… But never fear! there is light…. at the end of the tunnel…..

This is one of the most dangerous… and well orchestrated plans you have EVER seen… Hundreds of lives were saved!!! 

***********************************

Nothing gets in the way… of saving “human” kind… and “animal” kind…

**********************************The Zoo keepers wife is a TRUE story…documented in a book, The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.

The 2017 film… is based on the book…and Antonina’s journals… 

Jessica Chastain spoke with Antonina’s daughter “Therese” to get MORE inside information… She wanted personal details…to help in the development of the leading character…

Jessica asked her… “If she could imagine her mother as an animal… 

what animal would she be ???” Antonina’s daughter responded:

 ” A cat…” 🐈 


Absolutely… I thought to myself….
 I sat through the screening of this film thinking the very same thing…

 Antonina was soft… and likeable… but fiercely territorial… 

 (((with nine lives for sure…))) 

She was often forced to move fast… and think quickly… No matter what shocking…. or unsettling thing happened…she always managed to land on her feet!

 Jessica says it was  “magical” ✨ working with animals on this film. she got close with a mother wolf… and fed apples to an elephant.  

Oohhh!!! Here’s some more inside scoop….

Close to the beginning of film… there is an elephant birth… 🐘 I know… I know… you’re probably thinking: ” “How did they manage to create this scene????” πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈWell……….

Jessica says after discovering how much the elephant loved apples… 🍎 She hid them all around… to get the elephant interested in the intense scene… and come as close as possible to baby elephant puppet…

The Elephant wrapped her trunk around Jessica.. embracing her.. and covering her with tons of mucus…

***And It all worked out!!! creating an amazing scene ***

#wow! just incredible!

The Zoo Keepers wife… is an intense story… about an ordinary woman and her family…who made a huge difference in ***humanity!!!***

“They gave ALL  they had… to save ALL  they could….”

Women are really stepping up… to make sure these kind of stories are told.. now…in the world of Cinema…🎬


**Show support on social media with #hashtag #52filmsbywomen 

also: #wif #womeninfilm #womeninflmla

To date….only 4% of the directors pool is female… and this film has a female director…

NIKI CARO  

…..and a large number of woman on πŸŽ₯ camera… and working behind the scenes…

Those in charge… say they simply hired the BEST people for the jobs‼️‼️

✨✨Presenting….✨✨

The Zookeeper’s Wife Cast & Crew

⭐️ JESSICA CHASTAIN, ANTONINA Ε»ABIΕƒSKA

⭐️ JOHAN HELDENBERGH, JAN Ε»ABIΕƒSKI

⭐️ DANIEL BRÜHL,  LUTZ HECK

⭐️ MICHAEL McELHATTON, JERZYK

⭐️IDDO GOLDBERG

MAURYCY FRAENKEL

⭐️GORAN KOSTIΔ†

KINSZERBAUM

⭐️ SHIRA HAAS,

URSZULA

⭐️Efrat Dor as Magda Gross

⭐️NIKI CARO, DIRECTOR

⭐️ ANGELA WORKMAN, SCREEN WRITER

Executive Producers: 

Marc Butan

Michael Tollin 

Robbie  Tollin 

Jessica Chastain 

Mickey Liddell 

Kevan Van Rhompson 

Jennifer Monroe

Pete Shilaimon

Producers

 Jeff Abberley

Jamie Patricof 

Kim Zubick 

Diane Miller Levin 

Based on The Zookeeper’s Wife

by Diane Ackerman

Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

Cinematography Andrij Parekh

Edited by David Coulson

Productioncompany

Scion Films

Electric City Entertainment

Tollin Productions

Rowe/Miller Productions

Don’t miss this #drama!!!! You #mustsee @jessicachastain @focusfeatures #52filmsbywomen Oh!!! This #film is powered by a larger than usual #female #cast & #crew !!! πŸ‘πŸ½#yesssss !!!!!!

In case you were wondering…. The Warsaw zoo… remains open…until this very day.

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with 

Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

On Art & History: An intriguing story about the early days of Tuskegee Airmen ✈️”Fly”

I was “thrilled” to catch a wonderful performance of #Fly -> by Ricardo Khan & Trey Ellis 
“Fly” ✈️ is a staged reading about the first black pilots πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«in the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ military –also known as the #Tuskegee airmen. 

The play uses four characters– Chet, from Harlem, W.W., from Chicago; Oscar, from Iowa; and J. Allen, originally from the West Indies… who represent the varied backgrounds of the men who went through Tuskegee’s training. Not all graduating from flight school… or…surviving the war.

 This staged reading also features a fantastic all male cast.  Some of the actors portray white men- instructors and pilots– who questioned the idea of black pilots flying in America’s military.

The first African-American pilots were part of the 332nd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces.  These pilots  were known as the “Tuskegee Airmen” because the name was taken from TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA… location of the training school where they earned their wings.

A tap griot –accented the production with the artistic #expression of #dance !!! 

Omar Edwards keep the momentum “flying high” with his crafty tap dance moves…This form of movement worked extremely well in the storytelling process.

Other members of the outstanding cast of “Fly” include:

David Pegram

Robert Karma Robinson 

Terrell Wheeler

Yaegel Welch

Ross Cowen

Omar Edwards

Anthony Goes

Brandon Nagle 

The show took place Saturday, March 11,2017…at (nmaahc) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC  in the #oprahwinfrey #theater @nmaahc

The “Fly” stage cast members also perform year round for schools, and other special presentations all across the world! 

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance… and was pleased to see the show in one of the FINEST museums in the 🌎 WORLD… in “state of the art” theater named in honor of “Oprah Winfrey!!!!” 


The NMAAHC also includes artifacts, uniforms, photos and even a PLANE flown by the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen.

I’m very GLAD that TUSKEGEE AIRMEN have been HONORED in so many ways over the years… 

They experienced tremendous hardships to qualify for the flight program…graduate… and faithfully serve in the segregated armed forces. 

These men were sharp, smart and went over and beyond the call of duty to prove themselves… in each and every mission.

A conversation with the cast, and playwrights..followed the staged reading. 

It included Q& A’s… and more interesting details about the history of Tuskegee airman, cast members… and their interpretations of the characters they portrayed in the show. 

Two distinguished Tuskegee airmen attended the performance of “Fly” at NMAAHC…and were celebrated with a standing ovation from the audience.

In addition to films, and plays… Tuskegee airman have been honored with numerous awards, special locations named in their honor… and even a float in the Rosebowl parade!

Singing:🎀🎡🎢 “Straighten up and fly right!!!” 🎢 –and soar into the wide wide world of research!!! 

There are lots of other great documentaries, theatrical films, and historic videos available on TUSKEGEE AIRMEN.

You can also πŸ’€ zoooom ✈️ into your local bookstore…and read MORE about these great American Heroes! Plenty of πŸ“š Books are out there… just waiting to land in your lap!

~Evette Dabney 

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles, announcing, reporting and voice-over work. 

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION, PRODUCTIONS.. or SPECIAL EVENT…with aggressive marketing, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!
A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with EVETTE DABNEY /SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

Media Maven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»& Spirited Socialite πŸŽ‰ on the MOVE!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 



The BOLD & The BRAVE take on political issues… and share passionate speeches at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

While protests are happening across the nation–over President Trump’s immigration ban…

🌟Stars in Hollywood also turned the spotlight on politics… speaking out against the executive order Sunday… at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards… was simulcast live nationwide on TNT and TBS… Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

 Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television. Out of ALL the Awards shows… this event is special… because it is ALL about ACTORS…honoring other ACTORS!  A high honor indeed… to be celebrated by peers…

The  statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called “The Actor”. It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

Newsflash! πŸ“Έ Folks are pretty sure hot button πŸ•Ήpolitical issues will spark more demonstrations… 

Cut to Hollywood.. where Actors are choosing to also express themselves in BOLD WAYS!


 Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg and his wife, Jocelyn Towne, made a political style statement with a sign reading, “Refugees welcome” and “Let them in” written on Towne’s chest.

Almost every actor walking the red carpet… appearing on stage in the show…and speaking to the press backstage… had something very passionate to say. 

Ashton Kutcher opened the show saying: β€œGood evening, fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” he said. β€œYou are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you.”

Sarah Paulson, from the People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story even encouraged viewers to support the ACLU… during her acceptance speech…

Actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of β€œOrange Is the New Black,” took the time to call out President Trump… on his signed executive order…

While most of the Award’s night focused on the political climate… and recent developments around the world…there were a few SURPRISE wins… that catapulted the aggressive energy of the night… to an even higher levels!

William Macy  won for “Shameless” admitting he knew it was definitely a SURPRISE WIN…to some… like

 (( Jeffrey Tambor)) who has won awards numerous times….

Macy was most gracious in his speech… thanking many… including his lovely wife…Felicity Huffman... who was also nominated for a SAG AWARD this year.

He also said to actors…. “If you ever get a chance to work on “SHAMELESS” Do it!!!! It a great show… with a great cast & crew!”

((( snaps fingers))) πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Well all-RIGHT Mr. Macy!!!! I HEARD THAT!!!!! πŸ‘‚πŸ½
David Harbour got a standing ovation during the Awards show! He gave a very passionate speech… getting some very interesting facial reactions from his co-star…Winona Ryder…

 Ryder stood next to Harbour on stage… while the rest of the cast intently listened… and watched.

Harbour accepted the award for the Stranger Things cast... winning their first SAG award for Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Harbour plays detective Jim Hopper in the Netflix series.

Harbour thanked NETFLIX… and then really got deep…..

“I would like to say that in light of all that’s going on in the world today, it’s difficult to celebrate.” 

They already celebrated Stranger Things… but this award means to take your craft seriously… and believe that great acting can change the world, it’s a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper and battle against fear, self-centeredness, exclusivity. Cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that we may feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone. 

We are united and that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive.” 
 

The crowd couldn’t agree more with Harbours  sentiments…

In another… Ah ha moment…

Bryan Cranston surprised a lot of people winning in a tight race…for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Limited Series..

Most people were betting on Sterling K. Brown or Courtney B. Vance from People v. O.J. Simpson…since both actors have already won a number of awards for their performances 

Cranston earned the honor… portraying “LBJ” –President Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO movie “All the Way.”

Even with so much negativity in the world….Cranston said the SAG Awards are important because they “celebrate” creativity.

“This is what artists do best,” Cranston said to members of the press. “We take the anguish, anxiety and fear and put it back into work. And hopefully, the creative groundswell will lead to compassion and acceptance.”

Denzel Washington was also shocked… and pleasantly surprised for his win!!! This is his very FIRST SAG AWARD!!! 

Bravo Denzel!!! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Your performance in FENCES was powerful! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½ ( and very WELL Deserved… I might add! πŸ˜‰)

The Fences actor… and director of the film…won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture…and accepted the award by admitting he really didn’t believe in himself.

“Thank you very much,” he began. “You know, I am a God-fearing man. I’m supposed to have faith, but I didn’t have faith. God bless you all, all the other actors. I’d say, ‘You know, young boys are going to win, you ain’t going to win.’ So I didn’t even prepare. But I am prepared!”


He went on to give more heartfelt tributes… “Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Edward Albee, August Wilson, first,” he said thanking the original American playwrights. He then went on to thank his cast and crew before expressing his excitement and gratitude…. he ended by saying two words… “Viola. Davis.” –Washington’s co-star in the fences stage production… and film… 

Viola Davis  also won a SAG AWARD for her awesome performance in the film as well… Viola snagged the actor for the Best supporting female actress… in a supporting role…


In the final award of the 2017 SAG Awards, the cast of Hidden Figures won for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The entire viewing audience collectively cheered as the movie’s title was called… and the Cast was visibly excited! I cried after watching the πŸŽ₯ movie… and she’d more tears of JOY when they WON!!! 


Closing out the night, Taraji P. Henson championed diversity and tolerance as she accepted the outstanding ensemble prize for Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of three African-American women at NASA who were instrumental in launching astronaut John Glenn into space.

“This story is of unity, this story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and come together as a human race,” Henson said. “We win. Love wins, every time.”

β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️Here is a complete list of WINNERS πŸ†from the 2017 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD ( SAG ) AWARDS:
β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️β–ͺ️

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Captain Fantastic

Fences

πŸ†-Winner- Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

πŸ†-Winner- Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

Natalie Portman, Jackie

πŸ†-Winner- Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

πŸ†-Winner- Stranger Things

Westworld

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

πŸ†-Winner- Claire Foy, The Crown

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

πŸ†-Winner-John Lithgow, The Crown

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

πŸ†-Winner- Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

πŸ†-Winner- Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

πŸ†-Winner- Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

πŸ†-Winner- Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Blackish

Modern Family

πŸ†-Winner- Orange Is the New Black

Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ty Burrell, Modern Family

πŸ†-Winner- William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

πŸ†-Winner- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble Captain America: Civil War

Doctor Strange

πŸ†-Winner- Hacksaw Ridge

Jason Bourne

Nocturnal Animals

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble 

πŸ†-Winner- Game of Thrones 

Daredevil

Luke Cage

The Walking Dead

Westworld


Lily Tomlin – is the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Dolly Parton presented her 9 to 5 costar Lily Tomlin with this prestigious trophy… in a very humorous style… using all of her famous sass… and charm..

The SAG Life Achievement Award is the newest addition to Tomlin’s outstanding collection of honors, which includes a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys  (including this year’s Lead Comedy Actress nomination), numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Grammy, a Writers Guild of America Award and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film. 

I enjoyed a wonderful evening with my fellow actors… watching the 2017 SAG AWARDS… at a viewing party!

The well attended event was held at the Saban Theater… in Beverly Hills…


Actors were treated to snacks including popcorn 🍿 & drinks… while lots of prizes were raffled off in between commercial breaks…

A good time was had by ALL… (((especially me…πŸ˜ƒ)))


I’m a proud member of SAG-AFTRA … since 1985! 


I’m always excited to see the outstanding productions nominated every year… and VOTE in each award category…

 I’m very confident about my selections… but I still believe everyone nominated is a WINNER!!! 

Soooo…. only a -few- actors actually get to take home awards… but -ALL- the actors nominated have great support from their peers…standing firmly with them… in solidarity!!! —and in Hollywood… that really means something!


Evette Dabney, Founder CEO Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions,

  www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical/commercial roles and voice-over work. 

For Bookings/Auditions— Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Žor at ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

Let “Sparkle-E” promote YOU, your program, show, group your business, special event or organization! We’ll create an eye catching marketing campaign… and social media blitz! Short term & long term promotions available…

We can also make your luncheon, or special event shine!

EVETTE DABNEY  πŸŽ€ is a ✨sensational✨ Announcer… Story-teller… Fashion Show Commentator… and MC! 

You can follow Evette on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube @evettedabney 

The Gate is being opened… for YOU to get into “FENCES” So GET READY to see the mighty forces on the other side…



****** POWERFUL!!!!!!πŸ’₯******

Enough said!!! *** Drops Mic πŸŽ™**

Wait for it……  Wait for it…….

I’m picking the mic BACK UP… and putting my hands on my hips… to speak into your spirit… slowly… and methodically:

 πŸ’πŸ½ “The performances in this film adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play… are “AMAZING !!!!!”

So Get Ready! Get READY!! GET READY!!!!

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis have such a great chemistry in this πŸŽ₯ movie…. Just when you THOUGHT you’ve already witnessed their BEST performances in countless other productions….. JUST WAIT!!!!

***NEWS FLASH!!!πŸ“Έ*****

 “Fences,” has been nominated for a SAG & NAACP AWARD … for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture award!!!

****πŸ—£WoOoo HoOoOo!!!!!!!****

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis have been nominated for GOLDEN GLOBE, SAG and NAACP AWARDS for their performances in this movie! Viola ~also~ just won a CRITICS CHOICE AWARD for her role…  πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

Hold on….The honors KEEP rolling in!!!

Viola Davis… is also up for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role in a movie (SAG, GOLDEN GLOBE, NAACP …. while Denzel Washington has also been nominated for best male actor… in a motion picture for the GOLDEN GLOBES, SAG and NAACP AWARDS

***WELL DESERVED HONORS…. so far….. let’s hope MORE are to come! *****


Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former Negro League player, Troy Maxson...( Denzel Washington), is now working as a waste collector. He struggles to stay centered…and provide for his family. 


The main character also creates tension in his family when he squashes his son’s (Jovan Adepo) dream of playing college football.

With a seemingly tight relationship with his wife..and life partner Rose…(Viola Davis), This outspokened… and headstrong man… MUSTccome to terms with the events of his life.

It’s a a tough slice of LIFE.. being served up hard and cold…

The wide range of emotions displayed by the actors in this film… will tug at your heart.. and leave you constantly wondering… *** Wow…….. What NOW??? ***

As Rose Maxon, Viola Davis’ character is committed to keep her family together at all costs! 
***************************”Sometimes people want to put up fences… not just to keep things “OUT”…but people “IN”…

***************************~Listen~ πŸ‘‚πŸ½for this very powerful revelation in the film… It pulls all of the central themes TOGETHER in this masterpiece!

Viola ~expertly~ transitions from HAPPY to SAD…to disgust..frustration and utter shock like a true –MASTER– of the dramatic 🎭 arts… She gives a compelling performance indeed!!! 

*** Side note: Viola  also brings the #Fire πŸ”₯to #HTGAWM “How to get away with murder…” The highly acclaimed TV series on ABC!  Another one of my PERSONAL favorites!!! A sister is trying to make it to a TV… no matter what’s going on… 

Oh my! I just love seeing Viola wheeling and dealing on this show!!! #AlwaysCallingTheShots! #LargeAndInCharge!

Viola honestly DESERVES every single accolade…and ALL the awards coming her way!!!! —>  πŸ˜‰


Not only does TWO TIME ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Denzel Washington pack a POWERFUL PUNCH πŸ‘ŠπŸ½in his role… but he does an OUTSTANDING JOB as DIRECTOR! 

Ahhhh…. Could a 3rd Academy Award be possible??? 

Motioning the choir to stand up and sing:

******** 🎢 YES!!!!!! 🎢******

It is ~definitely~ a strong possibility! When you’re GREAT… you’re just GREAT!!! ( period.)

I’m just saying people… you gotta see him in action to BELIEVE THIS!!! I was extremely impressed with his portrayal of the leading man in this film… Denzel took it to ANOTHER LEVEL of GREATNESS!!!

I got a kick out of  hearing Denzel say he felt he was BEST for the director’s job… so he HIRED HIMSELF! (((Like a true BOSS!!! ))) 

You know what I mean???  Yeah!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ¬

If you got it like that… You got it like that... and When you’re HOT… you’re HOT! πŸ”₯

Denzel Washington has YEARS of experience… and the confidence and respect of a lot of folks in this entertainment industry … 

He -knew- the characters inside and out… performing in the production on Broadway…so by all means he deserved this opportunity! It’s mighty nice to be in a position to afford you these kind of opportunities.

The wide range of emotions displayed by the actors in this film… will surely tug at your heart..❀️and leave you constantly wondering…. 

*** Wow…….. What NOW??? ***
Stephen Henderson..plays the role of Troys Best friend, (Jim Bono), in such a warm… and admirable fashion.  A very realistic portrayal of “that guy…” every man deserves to have around…to watch his back… talk trash around… share a sip or two… and. Lot of good stories and laughter.

Mykelti Williamson plays Gabriel Maxson... Troys Brother. His performance will leave you speechless at times… and take your emotions through highs… and gut wrenching lows…. (whoa…)

The Cast spoke about some miraculous things that happened while filming in Pittsburgh…

The youngest of the ensemble … Little Miss Sinyya Sidney is pretty sure the heavenly presence of the late author/playwright–who wrote this production… August Wilson was with them in “spirit” 

There were a few things that happened… and seemed as though that this artistic GREAT was sending the cast and crew his blessings and approval from above….

*** Side note: ****?I am so proud of the Bright Young Starlet 🌟 Sinyya! I gave her a BIG βœ‹πŸΎ HIGH FIVE!!!” I shared some pleasant conversation with her at another industry event.)

Not only does she ✨shine✨  in “Fences… “She also stars in “American Horror Story” as the daughter of Angela Bassett’s character & one of Taraji ‘s daughters in “Hidden Figures” -> See our #blog for more about that….and of course the young daughter of Viola’s ( and Denzel’s) characters in “FENCES

The OUTSTANDING cast of characters in “FENCES” include:

🌟Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson

🌟Viola Davis as Rose Maxson

🌟Stephen Henderson as Jim Bono

🌟Jovan Adepo as Cory Maxson

🌟Russell Hornsby as Lyons Maxson

🌟Mykelti Williamson as Gabriel Maxson

and 🌟Little Miss Saniyya Sidney as Raynell Maxson


Bzzzz……Bzzzz….BZZZZ…..

B Z Z Z Z Z Z!!!! You hear that???? It’s Oscar B U Z Z that is REALLY LOUD!!!!

This film opens on Christmas Day… making it eligible for Academy Award nominations in 2017…
So use BIG hand gestures…and motion to your crew… to come on through theater GATES…to see FENCES! You won’t be able to shut off your emotions to this one..

Support worthy actors in their finest hours… This theatrical production is guaranteed to leave you with the desire to see…MORE!
Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment and Promotions...

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical/commercial roles and voice-over work. For Bookings/Auditions– Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Žor at ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn… @evettedabney

πŸŽ₯ Movies you just can’t afford to miss!



Maya Angelou…. And Still I rise…

Wow… This movie could not have been released at a better time… Feelings are hurt… Our Nation is divided… Yet the words.. wit and wisdom of this iconic woman…will forever have the power to HEAL!


And when I tell you watching this film with those assembled was an emotional and moving experience…you better believe it!

I had the honor… and privilege to watch this film with the team responsible for producing this FILM…

It’s OUTSTANDING…and you should definitely add it to your MUST SEE LIST…. so you WON’T MISS IT??!

The Director and producers were involved in this LABOR of LOVE… researching…interviewing… and collecting film footage for 5 years.


Rita Coburn Whack..and the entire film production crew…has had the full support of Dr Angelous grandson… Colin Johnson who is now in charge of the family foundation and business.

They went through hundreds and hundreds of hours of film, sifted through more than 10,000 photographs… and made the most of the precious time they were given to personally speak with Dr. Angelou… during the final days of her life.

The FILM TEAM includes Directors: Rita Coburn Whack, Bob Hercules and Producers Michael Kantor & Jay Alix.



The great Quincy Jones… introduced the film screening for the evening.  He shared personal stories of his longtime friendship with Dr. Angelou… and her involvement in a key project he produced with B.B King. 
Did you know that Dr. Maya Angelou wrote lyrics to songs performed by Blues Great B.B King? Ahhhhh…. well it’s just ONE of the many new things you’ll learn about this literary πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ QUEEN in this documentary…. 

and speaking of a **QUEEN*** Did you know Dr. maya Angelou actually played that ROLE… in a production with a SUPERB CAST in a Stage production????

 Ahhh-ha!!! Another fascinating thing you’ll be exposed to… in this film.

Director Rita Coburn Whack says many, many efforts have been made to create a film about Dr. Angelou… and after so many failed attempts…she finally received the BLESSING from the grand dame herself! Coburn Whack lived with Dr. Angelou… enjoying her valuable time, her food.. and gracious hospitality.  The BEST part of it.. of course..hearing all the treasured details of her life… 


What a life indeed! This Author, Poet, Humanitarian, Music lyricist, Actor, Director, Mother, Grandmother, Mentor and Cherished Friend Lived QUITE A LIFE!


 There are so MANY phenomenal stories!!! The directors included as much of it as possible… choosing to focus on subject matter that people always wanted to know more about. 

They’ve included several other ~surprising~ details about things people never knew… and it is ALL so intriguing… 

The film’s narration comes from various interviews conducted with Dr. Maya Angelou over the years…


The CAST is this film includes some of the FINEST PEOPLE!  To name a few… Oprah, Cicely Tyson, Former Pres. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Louis Gossett Jr., James Earl Jones, Diahnn Carroll Alfre Woodard, Common, John Singleton, Tyler Perry, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison,Nikki Giovanni, Terry McMillan

Dr. Maya Angelous life…. is connected with some of the greatest moments in recent American history… She’s also played a significant role in my life as a public speaker…

 I can’t tell you all the times… I’ve recited her poems… and iconic words at programs as special events… as the Host or M.C…

Her sharp words always helped me cut through nervous tension… and always set the tone for a wonderful occasion… EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!

And on a more personal note… her writings and books πŸ“š have also encouraged and inspired me to keep on keeping on! They’ve lifted my head… when I’ve wanted to bury my face in my hands and just cry….throw up my hands and say FORGET IT!!! She didn’t… so I won’t either… I’ll just run on… and see what the end will be… 

No one has spoken to the heartships, the hurt, and the power and beauty of black women, the black race, the HUMAN race like Dr. Angelou. Talk about KEEPING IT REAL!!!

Her style, the rhythm of her wording… has boosted the confidence of so MANY…. especially… ME.


Dr. Maya Angelou has known real pain, passionate love, severe hurt, tremendous joy, deep anger…while being chosen for some of the GREATEST PRIVILEGES…the HIGHEST HONORS in the land!

You must SEE THIS MOVIE!!! and Go on some of those emotional journeys… and CELEBRATE her life! 

This FILM sets the record straight! 

This “sHE-RO”  Dr. Mayo Angelous..will not be forgotten…OR written down in history…. with bitter… twisted lies:

AND SO I RISE….

Bzzz…Bzz..Bzzzzzz!!!!!

You: What’s that????

Me: “OSCAR BUZZ!!!!” This documentary deserves to be NOMINATED…. and it deserves to win an ACADEMY AWARD… and a host of other honors… and trophies πŸ†!!!! So join me:

Bzzz…Bzz…Bzzzz!!!! Oscar BuzZ…pass it on!!! πŸ€—


-Evette Dabney, Founder,CEO Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment  

Evette is available for contacted talented services! 

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

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Here’s the skinny on this movie in a nut shell: This movie πŸŽ₯ starts off gutsy… spirited… and SASSY! 

The HUGE start… marches onward with a unique and artsy flair… ***PAY ATTENTION*** The Art in the gallery is BOLD at first… and gets darker.. and more intense as the film continues… almost like a foreSHADOWING… of what’s to come…

A successful LA Art gallery owner named SUSAN… has her life shaken to its core…by the arrival of a manuscript…written by her first husband…she hasn’t seen in years. 

The script tells a story of a teacher who takes a trip with his and it turns into a HORRIBLE nightmare! 

When I say HORRIBLE… fasten your seatbelts… because on the road to the tragic outcomes… are going to start of slow… and suspenseful… just enough to make you think… Oh.. this is no big deal…it’s going to be ok…

OK… You allow yourself to think that… OR… you can take my advice… and brace yourself for a situation… that’s going to SPIN.OUT.OF.CONTROL!!!!!

Oh no πŸ™ˆ….oh no… NOooo!!!!!

Oh my gosh… oh my gosh….

********* W H Y !!!!!!!! ********

Here are the elements to this film: Mix up a bit of twighlight zone… with a little hitchhiker… some outlander…A healthy flavoring of Alfred Hitchcock … and HELTER SKELTER… now stir in a whole lotta hillbilly…psycho crazy!!!! 

Oooo Weeeeee!!!! Call it Scary!!!! 

Drama spinning out of control under the cover of jet. black. darkness… in the middle of NO WHERE!!!!!

As (Susan) —> Amy Adams…continues to read the manuscript..it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths… Her Handsome Husband’s constant traveling… and mysterious schedule that leaves her uneasy… and a bit insecure…

The CAST of nocturnal Animals discuss working on the stressful and tension filled scenes… late at night…. in the middle of NO WHERE!!!

This movie is creatively disturbing.& twisted…

Director Tom Ford takes us through some very unique transitions… in the film…weaving ironic similarities with the lives of the exes…and the timing of what unfolds next…

Amy Adams portrays a very cold ice queen…who slowly dissolves into an emotional puddle…

But she is oh so sleek and sharply dressed! A fashion forward diva dressed by  cinema star & fashion icon… TOM FORD. #Sensational!!!

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a respectable man struggling to take control of a series of unfortunate scenarios…that keep popping up in his life… His good nature is consistently put to the test… when he has to think fast on his feet.. in dead end confrontations…

This is a movie just the thing for a coed group of folks to see…who like mentally challenging films that can sort through but by bit..

I don’t think this movie is like anything you’ve ever seen before… You think it might be this… and then it turns out to be that… and THAT is what you’re going to have to sort through yourself… or as a group to dissect later…. 

At any rate… you’re going to have to pay attention to the details…. Sooooooo……

Don’t sleep on this one folks.. I expect NOCTURNAL ANIMALS to be nominated for a lot of awards too… Oscar included.

-Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

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First of all… How ironic that a couple who experienced so much hatred in their efforts to stay together…would have the name LOVING…. yeah… this is not fake… This dramatic LOVE affair is based on a TRUE STORY... that changed the LAW in America for mixed couples to LEGALLY & LAWFULLY BE MARRIED. 

This simple… and devoted couple from the south… allowed their fight for L❀️VE to finally be approved by the SUPREME COURT! 

It’s ALL the struggles & hardships the faced on the road to this victory… that will make you wince… and wiggle in your πŸ’Ί seat at the πŸŽ₯ movies…

These people WENT THROUGH IT… you hear me!!!! Love happens… It knows -NO-

COLOR! β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

When you’re bitten by the LOVE BUG it’s serious! when it is TRUE LOVE… Those DETERMINED & committed to a UNION… will go through whatever it takes… TO BE TOGETHER!!! This MAN… and this WOMAN desired to be respectably ***MARRIED!!!!*** There are many options they could have chosen… but they were in LOVE… and wanted to be LEGALLY bound.

EVERYTHING these people had to go through… and all the FOLKS they had to deal with in the process is UN-BELIEVEABLE!!!

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South.

 It was in Virginia, where they wanted to live..and starting their family… Their families, friends and support systems were in that little town.

Unfortunately… they were jailed and then banished from the area.

Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but longed to be back in Virginia…

 The journey for them to get back there… and stay… is difficult. This is a great date movie, chick flick, husband & wife date night movie…and a girls night out social activity…

This is one of those movies… you’ll definitely need to talk about afterwards… over food 

🍽 food and drinks🍸🍷🍹

It is ~BEAUTIFULLY~performed by actors Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga… 

Go and SEE it!  This movie is definitely one to watch!  I expect it to be nominated for an OSCAR… and WIN a lot of other AWARDS!

In my πŸŽ™ANNOUNCER/DJ VOICE

πŸŽ™—“I want to dedicate this to ALL the LOVERS❀️ OUT THERE…”

-Evette Dabney, Founder,CEOCreative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions  www.sparkle-e.com

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Ready for a suspenseful THRILLER?!! Here’s one ELLE of a movie!


ELLE is a French movie with sub-titles. You’ll need to read quickly! This adds to the suspense and thrill of watching this film. 
After you’re warmed up with the reading… and watching the scenarios unfold….you’ll be fully emerged in this story.. and all it’s constant revelations

Isabelle Huppert discusses her complex character… and how the woman she portrayed managed to keep her wits about her…trying to cope with so many challenges at once.

Now check this out: With all the crazy things happening left.. and right in this woman’s life.. LOVE, CARE & CONCERN for animals is significant in this film.

 If you’re truly focused… you’ll see how these themes reveal a softer side of this hard core woman…and are in a sense the glue that keeps her from falling apart… 

Her compassion for these small creatures were the thing… that allowed her to enter a sad space… and truly feel sorrow… and pain. Pain in particular… that is connected to about another chain of events early on in her life… 

This shocking situation (revealed later in the film), was the foundation for her to build the tough as nails exterior… in her soul… to SURVIVE all the atrocities she’s had to endure.

Watch how she handles situations with animals in her space… and how she voices concern for these gentle creatures in the midst of the harsh things that happen to her..

MichΓ¨le is a confident business woman. She’s outspoken… strong and appears to be indestructible. 

Question: How MANY things could possibly happen to one woman… who seems to have it all? 

Answer: You have NO IDEA of all the things this lady has to deal with! Watching this film will give you details including:

Major situations in her life she had NO control over happening… 

Sticky situations she freely allows herself to get into… 

Craziness she tries to manage… and frightening scenarios she confronts head on…

********* Whew! *********

There are a whole LOT of OMG moments in this one! A sure pick for a sophisticated… mature crowd, and a sure pick for a THRILLING film for a group of folks to see… and dissect over drinks later…🍷🍸🍻🍺🍾

As the Head of a top video game company…the leading female character in this film..brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as in business. 

A sudden attack in her home by an unknown assailant changes (MichΓ¨le’s) life forever. 

When she resolutely tracks the man responsible down… they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game…a very twisted game…that spirals out of control!!!

Should you see this one? Oui! Oui! 

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney is the founder, CEO and creative director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment and Promotions…

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž


She is available for FREE LANCE JOBS!!! writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. e-mail on sparkle-e.com and ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

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