One Night Only, #AlvinAiley #Dance in cinemas 10/22 @FathomEvents #LCMOVIES

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This Thursday only, Ailey hits the big screen nationwide! Screenings of a full Ailey performance will be held at hundreds of cinemas across the U.S. on October 22 at 7pm local time.  Enter your zip code now to find the theater closest to you and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/1OTkLqL

Ailey’s film is one of four in a new series entitled “Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance,” presented by Fathom Events and Lincoln Center.

Captured before a live audience during Ailey’s recent Lincoln Center season, the performance includes four audience favorites – Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, Robert Battle’s Takademe, and Mr. Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations – as well as a look behind the scenes and exclusive interviews with the artists.

As a lover of all things Ailey, I am very excited to enjoy this performance in a unique , intimate setting. It’s like having a front row seat and a backstage pass all in one! Fathom Events is known for bringing one time speacisl events in Theaters near you at an affordable price . Be sure to stay connected so that you don’t miss out!

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Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles

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Sarah Daley and Vernard J. Gilmore in Wayne McGregor’s ‘Chroma.’ Photo by Paul Kolnik

Hey #RDU, @CineBistroWP Opens 9/4 @WaverlyCary~Media Preview Recap by #soNCsavvy

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Exciting news comes to the RDU.. now we can enjoy the ultimate dinner-and-a movie experience at CinéBistro !

Cobb Theatres is pleased to announce that its latest CinéBistro location at 525 New Waverly Place in the Waverly Place Shopping Center in Cary will open for business on Friday, Sept. 4. Patrons will soon be able to go to http://cinebistro.com/waverly/ and reserve their electronic-reclining leather seats for first-run movies at this new location.

CinéBistro offers patrons Movies with Taste® via a world-class “dinner-and-a-movie” experience featuring a chef-run kitchen offering creative American Bistro cuisine and full in-theatre service, all while watching first-run or independent films in reserved reclining love seats. In addition to daily specials created by Executive Chef Jason Bianco, the menu will include such high-end selections as Wagyu beef sliders, The Bay crab dip, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, beef filet, North Carolina trout, sesame-seared tuna, pimiento cheeseburger, Cinéful chocolate cake, and more. To view the full food and drink menu, visit http://cinebistro.com/waverly/menu.php.

CinéBistro at Waverly Place will also offer an indoor/outdoor bar and dining area serving fine wines, extensive draft and bottled beers, and signature cocktails available to patrons who may or may not be viewing a movie. As CinéBistro locations are tailored to more mature audiences, the establishment limits attendance to those 21 and over for films beginning after 6 p.m.

 “We know that anticipation has been building for our grand opening for a long time,” said Jim Russo, general manager of CinéBistro at Waverly Place. “This will be the eighth CinéBistro location in the country, and we wanted to get every detail just right. We are very excited to introduce our theatre to the greater Triangle area and look forward to becoming very involved in the local community.”

For more information on CinéBistro, visit http://cinebistro.com/waverly/, like the CinéBistro at Waverly Place Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CinebistroWaverly, or follow @CineBistroWP on Twitter.

This is a list of movies they will be showing opening week :
http://cinebistro.com/waverly/index.php

The Transporter: Refueled

A Walk in The Woods

No Escape

Mistress America

Trainwreck

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

The Perfect Guy *Coming Soon

Maze Runner *Coming Soon

Everest *Coming Soon

The Intern *Coming Soon

About Cobb Theatres

Cobb Theatres, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a progressive motion picture exhibitor operating 237 screens at 20 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. CinéBistro, the premiere cinema and dinner-and-a-movie concept created by Cobb Theatres, operates in eight locations including Cary, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Miami, Fla.; Vail, Colo.; Hampton, Va.; Richmond, Va.; and Atlanta, Ga.; and is currently being developed in Cincinnati, Ohio; Sarasota, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; Doral, Fla., and other locations around the country. For more information, visit www.cinebistro.com.
Enjoy these pictures from the Media Preview Event !

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#Miami ! This Friday, Get Ready to #GetHard or Go Home! @GetHardMovie Starring @KevinHart4real @WillFerrel ~ Advanced Screening Recap by #SobeSavvy .com

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Go Hard, Laugh Hard and go see Get Hard! Will Ferrell gets an education in incarceration from Kevin Hart in this Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy.
This movie is about a millionaire,  James King who after being nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars. The coin themselves ” Mayo” and “Chocolate”. Get Hard is a buddy film. One going to jail and the other prepping him to go to jail.

The jokes and gags do the seemingly impossible. They offend every possible racial, ethnic and sexual orientation group. Equal homophobic and racist at the same time. It is done in a very lighthearted way. No cruelty or malice intended. Some critics have taken these jokes too seriously ,while I just enjoyed the silliness of it all. I laughed and audience goers around me laughed even harder.

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell have a comedic chemistry on screen which made for an enjoyable movie. These supporting cast members:  Craig T. Nelson who played Martin Barrow, the founder of Barrow Funds (Ferrell’s character’s boss) and also the father of Ferrell’s character’s fiancee, Alison Briesigned who plays the fiancee of Ferrell’s character, Edwina Findley acts as Rita Hudson, wife to Hart’s character , Dan Bakkedah played Rick, Ferrell’s hated frenemy at their office and T.I. who played a character named Joaquin, Hart’s character’s streetwise cousin….. all added to the funny!

Stay informed and Follow:
Hashtag: #GetHard; @GetHardMovie
Official Sitehttp://gethardmovie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gethardmovie

Check out the Official Trailer:

So get ready to laugh hard at Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in Get Hard. Showing in movie theaters this Friday, March 27th !

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Color Me #FiftyShades of Impressed! @FiftyShades #MovieReview by #SobeSavvy .com

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Mr. Grey will see you now…or shall I say YOU should GO see Mr. Grey TODAY!

In cinemas now,
Fifty Shades of Grey
The hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. 

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Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. 

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband. 

Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.

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Color me impressed with all fifty shades of grey and then some!  I thought the movie adapted well from the book. Viewers not familiar with the book will enjoy it as much as the readers. While the movie could not be as “graphic” as the novel, it has the spirit, sexiness and sensuality that the book had. This a great date night movie or a fun girls night out. Beware, your bottom may be a little tender when you leave :}

The critics have said the following :

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Follow via the Website/ Facebook/Twitter at : 
http://www.fiftyshadesmovie.com 
https://www.facebook.com/fiftyshadesofgreymovie
#FiftyShades

Go see Mr.Grey NOW!

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Hey #Miami! #SobeSavvy invites you to #TheWizardOfOz #MovieScreening #TCM @FathomEvents #FamilyFun @RegalMovies

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” Ding Dong, The Wicked Witch Is Dead”. Seven of the most iconic words in cinematic history can be heard on the big screen tomorrow 1/14/2015. Thanks to TCM and Fathom Events the 75th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz is being celebrated in select theatres nationwide one last time tomorrow.

It’s being shown here at Regal Cinema on Lincoln Road. My family and I went on Sunday to the 2pm showing and had a great time. Our little one had seen it on TV and VHS {Yup, VHS} before but like ourselves we had never saw it as it was meant to be seen. On the big screen. TV just doesn’t do it justice. It was filmed before TV even existed. It is being shown in the exact aspect/Film Ratio as it was in 1939. The colors bolder. The ruby slippers more shiny and well.. The witch more scary.

The musical score came alive in the cinema. We ate popcorn and sang along to almost every single song. Judy Garland was just 16 when the movie was made. I have a new appreciation for her genuine unmatched talent. I have always said if I ever meet a martian who landed on earth who asks me, ” what is a movie”?, I will simply play The Wizard Of Oz. After exiting the movie we were caught in a sudden rain shower while walking/running home. Once safely inside our house, my 3 yr old said “there’s no place like home”! And there is NOTHING better than the magical Wizard Of Oz.

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You can catch it tomorrow at Regal Cinemas on Lincoln Road at 2pm or 7pm. Use this link to pre purchase your tickets. Enjoy the magic. http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-wizard-of-oz-75th-anniversary

@GETONUPMovie Advance Screening #JamesBrown #SayItLoud #GetonUp ~ #SobeSavvy

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GET ON UP – IN THEATERS AUGUST 1

About the film:
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.

See Trailer here: http://movies.yahoo.com l http://yhoo.it/1pjHHEc

Stay connected and GET ON UP online – #GetOnUp

Visit the official website: http://www.getonupmovie.com/

Like Get on Up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetOnUpMovie

Follow on Twitter, Google+, Instagram: @GetOnUpMovie

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UniversalPictures

The film captured the complexity of the man and his music. James Brown paid the cost to be the boss and despite his hardships, became the hardest working man in show business. All in attendance were entertained as well as informed on just how much The GodFather of Soul influenced the music industry. I suggest you GET ON UP and see the movie in theaters Friday 8/1/14 !

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‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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#SobeSavvy Screens #Defaultthemovie #Miamiff @MiamiFilmFest Starring #DavidOyelowo Directed by @SimonBrand

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This past Saturday evening during the Miami International Film Festival I previewed the movie Default. It is a thriller that tells the story of the hijacking of an American news crew on their plane on an African runway by Somali pirates who felt maligned by that networks prior news reporting. What ensues is a stellar roller coaster of a ride by director Simon Brand.

Default stars the clasically trained british actor David Oyelowo. He has appeared in numerous films, most notably include Lincoln and The Butler just to name a few. His character Atlas is the head of a small terrorist cell. Atlas commands a rag tag crew of accomplices in taking over the jet while it still sits on the tarmac. Default also stars Greg Callahan, Katherine Moennig, and Stephen Lord.

While most movie goers try to figure out a film in the first 15 minutes, I would advise you to keep a very open mind while watching Default. No spoiler alert here but everyone is not what they appear to be in this film. It was shot with 8 different cameras so you get a shaky Blair Witch Project kind of cinematography. Due to that effect you instantly feel vested in these characters and their fates. While this is one part political thriller, it’s really a morality thriller. This feature film has a very complex underlining plot justification. It is not for the faint of heart, but at the end when you are prying your hands off of the arms of your seats you will be forever be haunted by Default and the questions it raises.

At what cost does a person pursue their true beliefs in a cause or an objective ?

That is the question in Default. Only the viewer can decide the answer.

After the film , we were treated to a brief Q&A session with some of the cast members. Lead actor David Oyelowo responded to a query about why so many Somalis take up being a pirate instead of their traditional occupation as a fisherman.. He responded, “the West has been destroying the livelihood of Somali fishermen for years. They {the west} have exploited the fact that Somalia basically has not had a functioning government for over a decade by dumping toxic waste like used computers, cell phones and other lead containing goods in their waters. This of course kills off the fish. So former fisherman take up hijacking to make a living.”

To learn more about the director Simon Brand and view a trailer visit

http://www.simonbrand.com/films.html

To view the complete remaining schedule of the Miami International Film Festival visit

http://www.miamifilmfestival.com/

#SobeSavvy Recaps @Miamifilmfest Opening Night After #Party #Miff #Patron 3-D #Gala at the Historic #AlfredDupontBuilding #Miami

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This year marks the 31st anniversary for the Miami International Film Festival.
Per their website http://www.miamifilmfestival.com The mission of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.

The festival’s opening night film was “Elsa & Fred” starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. It was shown at the Olympia Theatre. After the movie is when the party started across the street at the historic Dupont Building on East Flagler St. It was magically transformed into a cinematically-themed playground. Real Film directors manned the photo booth to set up the perfect picture for guests. Spinning everyone’s favorite dance tunes was world renowned DJ Mauricio Parra. Drink sponsers Patron and Stella Artois kept all guests in a great mood. Food was provided by , Morton’s Steakhouse, Shake Shack, The CrepeMaker and many other local favorites. A great way to celebrate the next 10 days of cinema here in the magic city.

Here is my photo recap of the event. Enjoy!

Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
The ‘Bon Vivant ‘ Blogger
www.SobeSavvy.com
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#SobeSavvy Recaps #RideAlong Screening in #MIAMI Starring #IceCube #KevinHart

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On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, and producer Will Packer introduced a special advanced screening of Universal Pictures’ RIDE ALONG to Miami . Talent and filmmakers stopped to talk to press on the red carpet before greeting the audience inside of the Regal Cinemas South Beach, located at 1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach FL. Radio station 103.5 The BEAT was also there to host event and giveaway movie swag to fans !

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In this action-comedy, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from Will Packer, the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.

I thought the chemistry between Ice Cube and Kevin Hart was good and didn’t seem forced. One of my favorite actors, Laurence Fishburne also makes an appearance in the film and delivers.This movie provided plenty of laughs, action and suspense to possibly have a sequel.
Ride Along opens nationwide January 17, 2014. For more information, go to www.ridealong.com !

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‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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@BET Celebrates #BeingMaryJane

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On Friday, December 6, 2013 I had the honor of attending the BET Network celebration for the season premiere of “Being Mary Jane”, the popular series starring actresses Gabrielle Union and Lisa Vidal. It was held at the uber trendy Mokai lounge in South Beach during Miami’s Art Basel weekend. The event was very unique as it turned into an overall appreciation for the supporters of the show!

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Ever since the movie premiered on BET on July 2,2013 to over 4 million viewers, there was hope amongst fans that this movie could be turned into a weekly series. Fans got their wish. BET’s first original scripted drama will debut on Jan 7,2014 at 10 pm.
The elegant, talented and down to earth actress and star of the show, Gabrielle Union was in attendance and mingled freely with other attendees. She graciously took her time to meet and take pictures with those who asked.

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She said : “We are really excited for you guys to enjoy our baby as much as we do. It’s important to myself and Lisa Vidal as a Latina and a black woman to show our authentic self. Us helping one another, us supporting each other, us loving each other, us having conflict and us resolving that conflict compassionately and respectfully.”

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CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee was also at the fete. She spoke with invited guests and stated : “Gabrielle Union is beautifully flawed, and we are all Mary Jane. We all have aspects of her life and we’ve all been there and we’ve all done that and it really relates to our lives. I want to tell you how excited the BET network is about this show, how committed we are to it. We are so proud to have it on BET networks.”

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Celebrities and patrons also had the opportunity to purchase art from artist Alonzo Adams. All proceeds from the art sales were to benefit Tracy Mourning’s Honeyshine Foundation.
Small bites were presented by Dwayne Wade’s personal chef since 2005, Richard Ingraham. This was truly a night to remember.

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Be sure to tune in to the premiere of the series and Follow @BeingMaryJane1 #BMJ #BeingMaryJane !

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh ~ Follow @IJust_LoveThis #SobeSavvy
“Social Butterfly News for South Beach and Beyond! “