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Week of December 15th to December 21st 2013 - Volume One, Issue Forty-Five.
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Dear Movie Lover,

On Thursday December 12th, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the year's honorees in film and television, with winners set to be named on Jan. 12. Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to announce the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards -- honoring work in film and television. Here's THE LIST of the top picks for best films, actors and actresses:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

STAY TUNED! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to return as hosts of the glittering Jan 12th Awards Ceremony.

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Coming Attractions:  
December 15th - December 21st
Amid the holiday hustle, take a moment to curl up and watch some real reel gems. This week, there's  Sandra Bullock, starring in the thriller, Hangmen, A classic Sherlock Holmes complete with Ronald Howard as the inimitable Sherlock and
Ian Fleming (yup, the same one who authored the James Bond novels) here as the inscrutable Dr. Watson in the Triumph of Sherlock Holmes. Then delight  as  Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn thrill in the thriller Charade. And for an old fashioned musical, make a date with Calendar Girl.
Rick Green has information about an undercover terror team inside
the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is
advised to stay undercover himself.
Running Time: 90 Minutes Action Thriller
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jake LaMotta, Rick Washburn, Dog Thomas
Directed By: J. Christian Ingvordsen
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past
Running Time: 75 Minutes Mystery Thriller
Starring: Ronald Howard, Ian Fleming
Directed By: Leslie S. Hiscott
Romance and suspense in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?
Running Time: 113 Minutes Comedy Mystery Romance
Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
Directed By: Stanley Donen
Calendar Girl
A songwriter finds out that his beautiful girlfriend is about to become
an artist's model.
Running time: 88 Minutes Musical Romance
Starring: Jane Frazee, William Marshall, Gail Patrick
Directed By: Allan Dwan
Star Turn:
Cinderella---Classic Disney Princess
Gets A Makeover

Downton Abbey's Lily James takes on the role of the iconic princess. But shows a bit more skin in Kenneth Branagh's live-action remake that has begun shooting in London.

The photo shows Lily James, in the title role riding a horse across a field. It's all part of the new look for the classic Disney princess that's quite a change from the beloved animated version, including a new wardrobe and a new name.
Says director Kenneth Branagh, "With Lily James, we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace."
While it appears to be set in a similar time period to the 1950 Disney animated movie, the new project seems to feature a stronger, sexier more independent version of Cinderella who isn't afraid to wear a lower eckline while pursuing a very active lifestyle.
Cinderella will also star Cate Blanchett as the Stepmother, Richard Madden as the Prince and Helen Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.
Disney's Cinderella is slated to open on March 13 2015.
Did You Know?
Where L.A.'s Richest Ladies
Re-Sell Their Dior
Secrets of the hot consignment shops where celebrities, socialites and stylists make money on once-worn red carpet gowns and regrettable fashion-victim impulse buys.

When Christos Garkinos, co-owner of vintage emporium Decades, first visited the closet of Rachel Zoe, it took three hours to extract six pairs of shoes. "She has an amazing vintage collection but a hard time letting go," says Garkinos of Zoe, consigner No. 143 on Decades' list of nearly 5,000 fashionistas who resell their gently worn frocks to reap up to half of their resale value.

Garkinos, business partner to "king of vintage" Cameron Silver-- who founded world-class vintage boutique Decades (8214 Melrose Ave.) in 1997 -- is talking about what used to be fashion's dirty little secret. No longer anywhere in the neighborhood of pawn shops, consignment is a high-fashion transaction indulged in by celebrities, stylists and socialites seeking to unload their "preloved pieces."
Naturally, Decades' list of consigners and buyers comprises a who's who of the fashionable wealthy, including socialites as well as celebrities. "I'm the Robin Hood of fashion," says Garkinos. "I buy from the rich and sell it for a quarter of the price."
Consignment occurs where celebrity culture -- in which wearing an outfit for more than one appearance is a transgression -- meets a guilty acquirer's need to recycle. Says Elizabeth Mason, owner of The Paperbag Princess, which does 40 percent of its business in consignment: "When actresses wear a piece once, they can't wear it again, so they let me sell it."
Not that cash doesn't play a part in consignment's surge. "The biggest wave was during the 2008 crash," says Garkinos, adding that the economics of Hollywood's marriage-to-divorce ratio also helps business. "The happiest moment in my life is when a woman tells me she's getting a divorce," he says of the bounty that results from the inevitable makeover that ensues and the urge to replenish both a closet and a drop in income.
But consignment's biggest driver might simply be fashion addiction. "Consigner No. 679 is a lawyer obsessed with shoes," he says. "She buys two pairs of shoes in the same size and consigns every season. When I send out a tweet saying 679 dropped off, there's a rush." Noting that fashion collecting sometimes reaches hoarder levels, Garkinos adds: "I go to these huge homes in L.A. and in New York on the Upper East Side, and people say, 'Come to my closet, I have a problem.' Once I was invited to the apartment of a woman and I couldn't open her door -- she had hundreds of Chanels. I took half her collection."
Not every piece makes the cut. Only "top labels, something unusual, something that flew out of the store or never went on sale," says Mason. And, we repeat, high-end designers only: "We like the woman who buys the entire Rochas collection, then dumps it when that season's over. We just got our first Hedi Slimane for Yves St. Laurent pieces -- they immediately sold out," says Garkinos, who recently landed $1 million worth of Gucci men's clothing.
Women camp out overnight for Decades' twice-a-year Chanel sale, and even high-earning celebrities are hooked on getting used designer pieces on the cheap. In fact, once one asked Garkinos to keep the store open late; she showed up at 11 p.m. and shopped till 3:30 a.m.  Garkinos can spend all day on such house calls, or "closet appointments," especially when visiting New York or San Francisco. Sales are split 50-50 with the owner, and checks are sent out twice monthly.
That's not to say that there still aren't people who don't understand the advantages of consigning. "I have one client who only lets me come to her closet when her husband isn't home," confides Garkinos. "We arrange the closet like nothing has left it. Her plan is to fill it back up again but not have him notice! One day, I was coming out of her house, and the husband pulled in. I told him I was the dry cleaner."

See you on every day. Where the films are always fabulous and always free. On desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Mike and Monika


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