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Trailer Park: “Red,” “Hereafter,” “Conviction,” “Jackass 3D,” “Marwencol,” “Carlos”

Every day closer to Halloween is another day that I avoid the candy aisles at the drug store so that I don’t end up passed out in a bed of 600 tiny wrappers, drooling chocolate. If you’re suffering from a similar pattern, there’s nowhere better to hide than a movie theater. But they’ve got candy there, you say? Well, hopefully that 400 percent mark-up is enough to deter you. With the exception of “Jackass 3D,” this week brought some pretty heady films to the table and, for the first time in weeks, no horror movies! So go forth and watch. Keep reading »

The Real Woman Behind The Story Of “Conviction”

You know how when we were kids we thought our moms could do anything? Well, Betty Anne Waters (far left) is a mom who just about did. After her brother, Kenny, was wrongfully convicted of a crime that landed him in prison for life without parole, Waters became determined to become his lawyer and prove his innocence. Betty stayed relentlessness, earning her G.E.D, her bachelor’s degree, and the right to practice law, all while working a full-time job and raising her children. Her story has now been adapted into the movie “Conviction,” which opens this weekend. In the movie, Betty is played by Hilary Swank. Read on to see what this new Erin Brockovich had to say to WomenAndHollywood.com about fighting through life and getting her story made into a film. Keep reading »

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