The Glass Castle Film

This week in my real job (makeup artist) I have been doing press for a fantastic new movie called The Glass Castle.

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Not only was I thrilled to meet and work with Jeanette, I absolutely adored her! What a fantastic lady. She is fun and fascinating and completely lovely.

The film is based on the best selling autobiography of Jeanette Walls. Her story is one of resilience and redemption, of hope and struggle, and of attaining success either because of, or despite, her unusual upbringing. It is a story about the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.

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Jeanette and her three siblings were raised by their nomadic parents, at times living in their car, abandoned houses, under the stars as they moved around the southwest and then back to the mining town in West Virginia where her father grew up. Her mother was a free spirit who devoted herself with a mania to her painting, a métier where passion and talent did not collide.

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Her charismatic father was equal parts brilliant and destructive, teaching his children physics, geology, and his own form of social sciences, as well as how to live life fearlessly. Some of his parenting was genius, but when he would drink he would spiral down to destruction.

The children learned to fend for themselves and be the ultimate source of strength for one another until they were finally able to leave home.

The story starts when Jeanette is a child and takes you on a turbulent ride through her life until present day.The book is much loved, and has sold more than 6 million copies.

                               The Glass Castle: A Memoir is available here on Amazon.com

The film is phenomenal. I went to a screening of it a few weeks ago and loved it. Woody Harrelson’s performance as Rex, the father, is Oscar worthy, and I hope he gets nominated for it. Naomi Watts plays Rose Mary, the mother, and three actresses play the role of Jeanette, culminating in Brie Larson as adult Jeanette. The performances in this film are exquisite.

There is a scene early on in the movie where the family is sleeping under the stars in the desert and a very young Jeanette wakes and thinks she sees a demon. Her father talks her through it then hands her a knife in a leather sheath and tells her she can keep it for the night, but not to unsheath it unless they get the demon. The two stand up and howl like wolves then holding hands run screaming into the night to scare it away.

The scene is so brilliant, and so powerful in the way it shows the intense love this father has for his daughter, the clever way he dissolves her fears, and the craziness of the life they were living. It has stuck with me possibly more than all the others because I wish I had thought up something that clever when my son was little.

 

 

The Glass Castle opens nationwide on August 11th. I really hope you will go see it.

Everybody Wants Some Press Tour

I don’t normally say too much about the totally cool jobs I go out on, largely because I’m old school. I started my career at a time when the goings on behind the scenes remained behind the scenes.

But today I’m going to tell you about a super fun gig I was on last week, because I want you to go see the movie.

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Last week I was on a press tour for Richard Linklater’s new movie
Everybody Wants Some!! which opens April 8th.

Basically I spent my time grooming the totally gorgeous and hilarious cast members Tayler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell, Juston Street, Will Brittain, J Quinton Johnson, and Forrest Vickery.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this hair and makeup team selfie, taken at one of the Fox affiliates.

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There are 8 ridiculously handsome men on set behind us, but we are dealing with the serious business of taking selfies

In the middle there’s the statuesque Allison, flanked on the left by Colleen and me on the right.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram yet, you should! There is all kinds of different content on my insta that you won’t find here on the blog.

Anyway, The film is hysterically funny. It’s set in Texas in 1980 and follows college freshman (Blake Jenner), his new baseball teammates and their disco dancing, girl chasing party crowd. It has a killer soundtrack, to which I know every single word, except for Rapper’s Delight, (which the boys can drop and rap on a dime).
And have I mentioned it’s hilarious??

A press tour basically involves a bunch of days doing media interviews. 

Behind the scenes at an NBC affiliate interview. I’m standing behind the cooking segment set

Early morning, breakfast TV interview

We had some at TV stations, and loads more with national media at a baseball stadium. These are the 2 minute interviews you see on TV promoting a new movie. sometimes they are pre-tapes that will air closer to the opening date, others are live interviews.

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Blake, Will and Tara on the interview set

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Blake, Glen and Will 

These last 2 images I lifted from TV personality Tara Hitchcock’s
Twitter (@TaraTV1)

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Tara, Tayler, Wyatt and Juston

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Blake Jenner and Will Brittain with Tara Hitchcock

Check out the trailer for Everybody Wants Some

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Us and them

Make sure you go see Everybody Wants Some, opening April 8th!

Win VIP Passes To A Private Screening Of Allegiant

It’s giveaway time again! Are you a fan of the Divergent series?

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The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent franchise is set to open on March 18th.

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Lionsgate Films has given the Corinna B’s World blog 5 Pairs of VIP Passes to a private advanced screening of this movie on Tuesday March 15th.
The screening is in Tempe Arizona, so this giveaway is only open to those who either live here or live close enough to get here.

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SYNOPSIS:

 ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

 After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

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