Reviews on two Winners 🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🙌🏾🙌🏻 in Diversity Casting: Disney’s “A Wrinkle in time” -and- Netflix Streaming hit “Santa Clarita Diet”

A Wrinkle in Time directed by Ava DuVernay… is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy novel—

L’Engle’s 1962 book is about a teenager named Meg Murry (Storm Reid)

This courageous young lady…(Meg)…travels through time and space to find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine).

Along the way, she is guided by an ancient trio:

Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling).

Mrs Whatsit (Reese) is an animated…and lively source… who gathers up the trio… and takes the lead to find Meg’s scientist father… who mysteriously disappeared…

Mrs Who… (Mindy) is wise with words… while she rarely finds her own… she uses quotes… to communicate

Oprah Winfrey is “Mrs. Which”

This character is a supernatural…one of the wisest souls in the world….She is often the light… and rarely shows the world her human form… but in this movie… every time she appears… she’s FABULOUS!!!!

Bedazzled eyebrows… silver lipstick… and all…

Personally… I have ALWAYS had a thing for fantasy… feel good films… every since I was a little girl… with bright eyes gazing into the television… 📺 when these kind of movies were broadcast on Saturday’s #Yipeee!!!!!! 👧🏽

Fast forward to 2018…I had been looking forward to seeing this one… for quite sometime… and I enjoyed it! 😃

Fantasy Films spark ⚡️ wonderful activity in your brain! They’re creative… and truly make you feel like you’re on a magical journey…

That’s what Entertainment is all about! An escape to a different time and place… with amazing new characters for you to learn! Challenging scenarios force you to use more of your imagination….

Get your mind right! This is one of those movies that can surely test your thought process… and make you wonder…….. gee… What an interesting interpretation of GOOD & EVIL… they’ve cooked up. That’s a puzzling situation to challenge anyone’s mind…

while this film is mostly targeted for children… Everyone will get the intended message!

Just my own food for thought……

interesting………… 🤔

In this coming of age… mystical journey… we watch an introverted… young girl… who has had to deal with a lot of misfortune in her life… blossom into a beautiful… bright and refreshed new soul! 🌼🌸🌺🌼🌸

She gets her confidence back… and saves the Day!!!! I love to see the under dog make a comeback! I especially love it… when a lot of people can see these images on screen… it’s like putting a soothing balm on hurting souls… I think it helps with healing people too…

I LOVE leaving a movie feeling BETTER than when I came…

#Motivated!

#Educated!

#Inspired!

#Uplifted!

I felt Storm Reid did a fine job portraying Meg! I was delighted to see her take on modern day issues… and worries/ concerns as the teenaged heroine…

Young Meg was so brilliant & smart… and it was finally hit home… with herself… and all the universe!

Oprah, Reese and Mindy happen to be 3 of my favorite TV/ Film personalities…

I’m certain I’ve watched just about everything they’ve done!

(Scouts Honor! 🧤)

These three ladies…are some of my personal favorite stars!!!

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Seeing them team up on this project… and become true real-life… friends has been amazing…

What a win-win all around!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #Yay ‼️

I was extremely THRILLED 😁 see a ~DIVERSIFIED~ cast on another big budget fantasy

#Times..TheyAreAChanging!

#Hallelooooo!!!!! “🙌🏽

((( ok… I was jumping up and down in my seat… giving myself “high 🖐🏽fives…)))slap… 👋🏽slap…

👋🏽😆

Ohhh how sweet it was..

—-> watching the cast… doin’ it up —NICE—…. #DisneyStyle ‼️

There are amazing costumes…make-up & hair…beautiful scenery…

( O-M-G New Zealand is A-maxing!!!! Those lush… and rich landscapes were breathtaking!!!

The set designs..and vivid scenes in this film…are fun to watch…

I suggest seeing it in real

3-D to get the most out of this colorful experience…

With all the big budget bells… whistles… and special effects…

This movie definitely has a very powerful message for young girls… well…

Actually for everyone…

Director Ava DuVernay has said she wantsed to send a  message that would make everyone feel worthy…

She simply says: “You are enough!”

DuVernay is the first black woman director to work with a $100 million dollar budget on a film.

She..and “Black Panther” director, Ryan Coogler, have become the first two black directors to hold the top two spots at the box office… at the same time!!!

Another FINE moment…in History folks! 👊🏽

Oh! I definitely have to mention that both these directors are leading the way with diversity all around!

There are greater hires for talent on screen… and behind the scenes…

More women in production… and people of all ages in other roles with these Productions… I was happy to see the images of these people at work! I honestly believe there’s still more room for new people…

I’m just Keeping the Faith!!!

Newsflash: Ava DuVernay is set to direct her second film…

After making history as the first woman of color to direct a $100 million-plus live-action film in “A Wrinkle In Time…”

Wooo!!!! 🙌🏽 DuVernay has just closed a deal with Warner Brothers…and DC to direct ANOTHER big-budget screen film!!!

This “NEW” project will be the adaptation of superhero series…

***** “The New Gods”*****

-THIS- is a comic book series created by legendary designer Jack Kirby…co-creator of Captain America, X-Men and other iconic heroes.

The saga focuses on the denizens of two planets: New Genesis and Apokolips.

Highfather rules the former in relative harmony, whereas Darkseid lords over its dystopian neighbor….

Talk about mythology and science fiction… This will TRULY be a creative fantasy challenge!!!

The New God’s” is part of a “Fourth World Saga,” a series of four interconnected comic book series…

Did I also mention this will be another 100 + million dollar project…. #Wowza!!!

Get ready! Get ready! Get ready people…Super hero films are going to keep soaring high at the movie box office!!! I hear rush orders are being placed on several follow up films….

#StayTuned! Swwwwwooooshhhh!!!!!

What can I saw about…Santa Clarita Diet… without weighing in too much… before you can dig into to this…for yourself.

It’s extremely humorous and clever!!!!😁 -LOL!- 😜

Are you feeling greedy for more??? Ok… here’s some power packed protein to nourish your need for INFO….

insert: wicked laugh…

It’s…. A modern day… cosmopolitan spin of the ZOMBIE GENRE!!!!

-LOLzzz!!!🤪

We’re taking some cray-cray Zom-vie shenanigans…

He-Heeeeeeeee!!!!!

I recently attended the season 2 premier at the Arclight Cinemas… in Hollywood ⭐️…and the massive audience… devoured this show!!!

They.ate. it up!!! 😁

You hear me???

-Howling!!!- 😂🤪😆

By the way… Netflix executives said this show has become a HUGE global hit… in its second season!

When they watched it…the Netflix team said they -knew- they had something special… and the world 🌎 has now confirmed it!

Drew Barrymore & Timothy Olyiphant are wonderful acting together… They’re also executive producers on this project…

Within the first few minutes of watching… I spotted so much diversity in the cast…. my eyes kept getting wider… and wider…

Yep! The real world is definitely reflected up in here! It made me feel so excited… even before… all the really weird shenanigans kicked off…

Got that???? Alrighty then….sink your teeth into a little more:

Drew Barrymore (Sheila Hammond) and Timothy Olyphant (Joel Hammond) … star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, who start off…living a quiet life, raising their teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, California… not far away from LA…

Their “normal suburban existence” suddenly changes when Sheila goes through a dramatic transformation that sends her down a road of death and destruction —

I’!! say this again:  “New Spin” on Zombie folklore…. Let’s add in..more guts… & #Gore *** suburbia style! ****

Sheila & Joel are so cute!

They are absolutely believable as a couple who truly love each other… and are just trying to make it work…

despite…

sigh…… ALL THIS DEEP DARK…DRAMA… that’s killer….

He-Hee…. Ha-HaHa!!!

screaming with laughter….. seriously KILLER!!!! ☠️

sure… this is a horror-comedy series…but the love story sends a great message… in the midst of laughter..

It’s about LOVE for BETTER or WORSE!

When things KEEP getting worse… and worse the man stays committed to his woman.

Joel & Sheila have been together since High School….

He’s fully there! As a

Help mate. Lover. Provider. protector.

and “Ride or DIE partner!

When things go BAD… He DOES.NOT.RUN!!!!

Nope… he’s committed to keeping his family together!

Shout out to Joel & Sheila for showing us through a show… what Ride or Die REALLY means!!!

The couples “wise beyond her years”–teenage daughter… is named Abby Hammond…

She’s played by actress Liv Hewson

Her best friend… and their next door neighbor is Eric Bemis …. played by Skyler Gisondo

Abby is well aware of her mother’s “situation” is trying to help keep Sheila’s secret while continuing to lead a regular life as a high school student.

Once again…. I am absolutely THRILLED to see a very diversified cast of people of all ages…. and races…from different cultures…. and walks of life… that honestly REFLECT THE REAL WORLD!!!!! 🌎

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This makes for an even more intriguing horror action comedy!!!

people from all walks of life can be funny! This mixed approach to the reactions to the weird things that are happening is hilarious!!!

Everybody can relate to what’s happening here….

🗣Yeee-Hawwww!!!!

👍🏽👍🏻👍🏼👍🏿👍👍🏻👍🏻👍🏽

When it gets down to this kind twisted fate… it’s love… crazy love…that’s deep…. #RealDeep to keep things together….

I’ve gotta let you know…there’s a lot going on with these folks…. whew!

Needless to say… The family and neighborhood is so interesting to watch…

recurring characters include: Ricardo Chavira as Dan Palmer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Lisa Palmer, Richard T. Jones as Rick, Joy Osmanski as Alondra, and Natalie Morales as Anne Garcia.: Ricardo Chavira as Dan Palmer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Lisa Palmer, Richard T. Jones as Rick, Joy Osmanski as Alondra, and Natalie Morales as Anne Garcia.

Once I started… I just couldn’t stop! 🛑

I’m BINGE watching the rest of the season…on NETFLIX….

This quirky comedy is a definite HIT!!!

Sheila’s alarming… but amusing lifestyle “change”… leaves her looking and feeling better than ever!!!

A dark comedy… with GREAT WRITING…dealing with murder and mayhem… like… like…. I don’t think you’ve ever seen before…

If there is EVER… a time for me to type in the “ Makes you go hmmmmm…. response…. It definitely fits here…… Hmmmmm……

You’ll be thinking… could this…????? What if….????

*** Hmmmm….🤔⁉️⁉️***

Barrymore and Olyphant also serve as executive producers, alongside showrunner and creator Victor Fresco ….

Yeah!!! Two thumbs way up on this odd… and very amusing show!!! 👍🏽👍🏽

A dark comedy…. that will surely light up your life with yikes…. 😖 and laughter… 🤣😂😅

This is another great win for inclusion!!! I was so happy to see all these cast members working!!!

Hang in There inclusion riders!!! There are Productions out there willing to give NEW people a chance!

I saw a lot of fresh faces of ALL ages… that really lifted my spirits… Especially after submitting for so many projects myself… and still standing on the sidelines CHEERING for those who are now… actively APART of the game!

Recently… more dialogue opened up about securing opportunities to work…behind the scenes for people of color…

Keep hope alive folks! Keep networking alive! people who were talking the talk… are NOW making their actions LOUDER than their words!!! They are starting to open more doors 🚪 for people! #YesSSSs!!!!!!!

Platforms like Netflix, Hulu Amazon Prime, OWN, Lifetime, Hallmark, HBO, Bravo, VH1, showtime, STARS, BET, TBS, TNT

are hiring more diverse executives, directors, writers, and producers…

It’s a trickle down effect… Each one… can reach one! and bring them into the fold… You never know…. The person YOU HELP… may end up helping to SAVE you… or hire you… when you need a Job!

There’s room for new ideas… styles… and creative approaches…

Don’t let go of your faith yet!!!

I’m clinging to HOPE!!!

I’ve put myself out there!

I don’t keep my head down too long… I’m busy LOOKING UP!!!

I’m doing the work…putting myself in position…

Just out here doing everything I can do… going everywhere I can…meeting everybody I can..

Oh I’ve been ready! I stay ready… so I don’t have to get ready!!!

I’m PATIENTLY waiting for ALL THE STARS TO ALIGN …..

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I want my turn too!!!

Like most folks… I’ve spent a grip on training… with every performance CLASS… and workshop known to Hollywood man…. (and wo-man)

In conversation folks always start with the comments…

“It’s a numbers game…”

Wow! They say… you’ve been out here for quite some time…

Yep… yep… I nod my head…

and then comes… “Well you’re older now… so you’re really going to have to have some inside connections… ”

and then…..they rub your arm and go…” Ohhh-a….

shaking my -next- the old sympathy pat…

With sound effect..

included…

Thanks for that.  I know the intentions are good…

I’m down with all GOOD VIBES coming my way.

While I am still without an agent… or manager… I do the best I can… to promote myself… and my business Sparkle”E” Entertainment & Promotions….

I know I have much to offer… I have years of ALL KINDS OF EXPERIENCE.

I’ve crossed trained… and polished myself in ALL areas… so that when the opportunity for WORK presents itself…. 🙋🏽‍♀️I’M READY!!!!

Are you getting ready.. and putting yourself in position to LIVE out your DREAMS… and LIVE your BEST LIFE???

Get ready… get ready!!! Change keeps COMING!

So start now acting “AS IF” AS if… everything you want to happen WILL!!!

Until then… let’s speak POSITIVE WORDS into existence… Alright?! I’ll write them too… #WriteOn! #RightOn!

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com💎

Evette is a native of Atlanta,🍑GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,🔺🐘 Links Inc., 💚and Women in Film…🎬🎥

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! 😉

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎤in a number of television 📺 markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Her contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, 🎙(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… 😉Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” 💎 promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

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