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DARKEST HOUR movie review, discussion panel, and special exhibit on The Queen Mary

This past weekend, I attended a special screening of Darkest Hour, a movie about Winston Churchill’s election to Prime Minister and his decision to take Britain to war. After the screening at the Pacific Design Center, we took a shuttle to The Queen Mary in Long Beach. There, we attended a panel discussion with some of […]

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“The Book of Henry,” A Colin Trevorrow Film, opens in select cities June 16th

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and […]

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Four Interesting Things About The Zookeeper’s Wife

A few weeks ago, I attended a media preview for The Zookeeper’s Wife – a movie starring Jessica Chastain, based on the best-selling book by Diane Ackerman. Jessica Chastain beautifully and powerfully portrays lead character Antonina Żabińska’s courage, compassion, and heroic efforts in helping hundreds of Jewish refugees survive the Holocaust via the zoo she owned with her husband, […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Jessica Chastain and THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

This International Women’s Day (March 8th), in honor of the courageous women who changed history, we’re proud to share this piece where Jessica Chastain celebrates the incredible story of Antonina Żabińska, whom she portrays in this month’s upcoming film THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE. Antonina Żabińska was a working wife and mother who, along with her husband, […]

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Roundtable Interview with Felicity Jones – A MONSTER CALLS opens Nationwide Jan 6

A few months ago, I was part of a select group of mommy bloggers who attended an advance screening of “A Monster Calls” and interviewed the lovely actress Felicity Jones, who plays the Mom (or Mum) in the movie. Felicity Jones most recently starred in Inferno alongside Tom Hanks, and shooting down Storm Troopers in Rogue One: A Star […]

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From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

Back by Popular Demand, “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience,” Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Holiday Engagement  Special Interactive Experience to Takes Place from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017 By Westside Mommy contributor Ronni Garcia The Magic of Laika is back at Universal Studios Hollywood and I highly recommend you […]

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“A Monster Calls” is a must-see, visually spectacular, and stunningly emotional movie

A Monster Calls is a movie that will make you cry. I cry easily. I cry when I hear songs sung with a lot of emotion; I tear up when I see other people cry…and don’t get me started on emotional foreign commercials. But when I saw an advanced press screening for A Monster Calls, there wasn’t […]

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