Focus Movie Review

Slick, smooth, stylish and steamy. Is Focus a great work of cinematic art? No — of course not. This is February, for heaven’s sake, and very little of any artistic merit is released this time of year. But is Focus a hot diversion on a cold winter’s night? Absolutely! The stars, Will Smith, looking attractively scruffy and a bit…

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Black and White and Red All Over – Oscar Fashion 2015

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson The rain-soaked red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony may have been saturated… but not with color. Monochrome was all the rage – it was as if Dice, Dalmatians, and Oreo cookies were the inspiration for every fashionista and stylist from here to Hollywood Boulevard. Fifty Shades of Grey notwithstanding,…


Maps to the Stars Movie Review

If the title alone of Maps to the Stars didn’t intrigue us here at At Home In Hollywood, where we cover all things celebrity home oriented, the glittering cast certainly did. After all, it features the recently Oscar anointed Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, to name just a few. When the film began with a…


Fifty Shades of Grey Review

Fifty Shades of Grey review by Lisa Johnson Mandell The good news is that it’s better than I’d expected. The bad news is that it’s not as good as enraptured fans hoped. It wasn’t much of a stretch for Fifty Shades of Grey filmmakers to create a movie that is superior to the books from a quality perspective; even the…

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So You Wanna Wear 50 Shades of Gray…

These days, it seems it’s all about the grays. With everyone looking for a tie-in to what will no doubt be one of the hottest films of the year, you’ll find advice for using a 50 shades of gray theme on your walls, in your boudoir, in your closet, in your garage — even in your kitchen, although we…

The Lazarus Effect 2015

The Lazarus Effect Movie Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson   What if you had the power to bring back your loved ones from the dead… Would you? And more importantly… Should you? That’s the question explored in The Lazarus Effect and it’s not unlike many other resurrection-themed horror flicks, the most popular among them being oldies-but-goodies Re-Animator, Pet Sematary,…


Jupiter Ascending Review

With every asset and resource known to modern filmmakers, including a $175 million budget and the creative genius behind The Matrix franchise, this overblown, mind numbing, gas bag of a movie is the best the Wachowskis could come up with? Written, produced and directed by the mercurial siblings, it’s apparent they need a lot more supervision, as…

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Melissa McCarthy's Weight Loss Secret

Yes, my friends, that’s our favorite (formerly) plus-size gal Melissa McCarthy standing right next to me at the Critics Choice Awards, and, like you, I’m amazed to see how positively petite she looks. I absolutely dwarf her, and I’m about a size 8 on most days.  That makes her look like maybe a size 4? What, you may ask,…

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My Take On the 2015 Critics Choice Awards

As I’m sure you know by now, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I am a not-so-humble member) announced the Critics Choice Awards winners last night, at a giant gala and show broadcast live by A&E from the Hollywood Palladium. While I was told I would be seated next to Lana Del Rey, who was nominated for…


Blackhat Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson A “blackhat” is a malicious computer hacker. A “whitehat” is the opposite. Since Chris Hemsworth plays versions of both in this new Michael Mann cyber-thriller, I guess he’s two shades of grey. And that about sums up all the nuance and texture this shallow, straightforward suspenser offers up. Writing a…

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