TV Shows & Movies
It’s time to get back to the movie theaters and we highly recommend Cruella. And by the way, it will be a great movie season ahead with In the Heights, West Side Story, Respect (Aretha Franklin) and Dear Evan Hanson all coming to theaters. And for your at home viewing pleasure we highly recommend Hacks, starring the fabulous Jean Smart, and fashion lovers will enjoy Halston on Netflix.
“Cruella,” is the backstory to Cruella Deville, the villain in a 101 Dalmatians. It stars the fabulous Emmas – Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. The costumes are incredible, a feast for the eyes, and you will love the 1970s music soundtrack.
Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. In theaters now and available to stream on Disney+.
We binged all six episodes of this fictionalized but based on the truth version of the American fashion designer Halston, brilliantly played by Ewan McGregor. From the pillbox hat for Jackie Kennedy, to the beautiful caftans in the sixties, the Ultrasuede shirt dress in the seventies, and the one of the bestselling perfumes ever, Halston was a fashion genius. The series tells the story of how he skyrocketed to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.
Hacks on HBO Max
We had forgotten how much we adore Jean Smart. Remember her from Designing Women? In this dark comedy, she plays a legendary, but aging Las Vegas comic, whose jokes are aging too, and the casino owner is planning to have her do fewer shows. Her agent/manager convinces her to bring in a younger comedy writer to help with more modern jokes. A dark mentorship forms between Deborah Vance, (Jean Smart) and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old comedy writer played by Hannah Einbinder.