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Chick Flick Chat

Chick Flick Chat

By Luci Weston
Love movies, TV, books, and pop culture? Then join me for movie and television discussions on Chick Flick Chat. We're going to dish the dirt, uncover the messages, and discuss the details. It's fun, informative, and a great place to exchange "after the movie" thoughts and ideas. Here you will also find previously recorded podcast on another platform - some older and some newer - all recorded under my old blog, so please excuse the references to those site and enjoy all the Chick Flick Chats!
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The Staircase
In the HBOMax original series, The Staircase, starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette, the most important aspect is that it is based on real events. The fact that this is a true story, combined with good acting, a substantial supporting cast - including Juliette Binoche - and very compelling direction (by Antonio Campos), makes The Staircase a must see. Two spoilers in this Chick Flick Chat, I do chat about the whole story, and FYI: when you watch the series you won't be feeling happy afterward. For all the reasons I mention here, and talk about in this television review, it is worth watching, just don't expect an uplifting tale. In this CFC, I reveal the three main theories of what might have happened on that fated night on the back hallway staircase, and delve into the complex relationships that drive the plot. This story is one that takes you step by step, up and down, and side by side. Listen, watch, and try to decide for yourself. I bet you will come away guessing!
July 12, 2022
House of Gucci
Brilliantly adapted from the book by Sara Gay Forden, "The House of Gucci," this film comes to life through the talents of Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and a very strong supporting cast. It is beautifully filmed, well acted, and a treat for anyone who loves fashion. Director Ridley Scott manages to create a multifaceted foray into greed, ambition, creativity, marriage, money, and more! In this episode of Chick Flick Chat you can listen without worry if you haven't see the movie yet, because I avoided spoiling the plot. It is a fascinating story since it's true. There is so much to examine that I will probably come back to this film after Oscar season to do a deep discussion into the roles for women and women's roles (those are the details at the heart of Chick Flick Chat!). Enjoy!
January 01, 2022
Murder Mystery
In this Chick Flick Chat, I discuss the recent Netflix release of the film, "Murder Mystery." A fun romp of a movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. Rest assured that the review will not contain any spoilers so you can listen and make your decision to watch or not. #jenniferaniston #adamsandler #murdermystery #filmreview #comedy #chickflick #acting #popculture #entertainment #netflix
June 26, 2020
The Beguiled
In this Sofia Coppola directed film, the Civil War sets the stage for this complex attempt to examine the relationships between men and women, their roles, stereotypes, and desires. Join me as I discuss "The Beguiled," starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning, and all it's many layers that could have made for a truly beguiling movie. #film #film review #nicolekidman #colinfarrell #kristendunst #ellefanning #sofiacoppola #civilwar #deepsouth #movie #moviereview #acting #directing #costumes 
June 26, 2020
Cafe Society
Another chance to discuss life and the choices we make through the medium of film... Ideals and dreams of jobs, career, marriage, money, and love are the stars of this film offering the audience multi-layers and many meanings from director, Woody Allen. Join me to hear my thoughts about this latest New York to Hollywood and return to New York romp shining a light on all that glitters and exposing that is truly, not gold! #woodyallen #kristenstewart #jesseeisenberg #blakelively #stevecarrell #hollywood #newyork #film #acting #filmreview #movies
June 26, 2020
Every woman should see this movie! In this Chick Flick Chat, I discuss all the factors that make this movie experience magical; and the important messages that this version brings to the screen.  #Cinderella #filmreview #kennethbranagh #lilyjames #cateblanchett #fairytales
June 26, 2020
The Descendants
Heartbreak in paradise! The Descendants, starring George Clooney, and masterfully directed by Alexander Payne, takes us on a journey about love, loss, family, and the emotional and physical crisis that can change who we are forever. Join me and  guest co-host, Debbie Woodbury, of the popular website, Where We Go Now, for this special chat about survivor-ship, life, and unexpected upheaval. We'll chat all things from the beautiful location shots, to casting, to how this movie represents dark challenges families often face, shocking surprises, and self-discovery. Aloha! #georgeclooney #survivorship #acting #inspiration #entertainment
June 26, 2020
The Bachelor Season 16 The Final Rose
It's time to chat about the never-ending search for love on reality shows! Join me as we chat about the last episodes of the 2012 season of ABC's "The Bachelor." Does the drama continue? What messages are being sent about love, dating, marriage? Join us for this recurring Chick Flick Chat series following Season 16 of "The Bachelor." We've chatted about the ups and downs of reality dating - the tears, the joy, the  competition to win Ben's heart - even the final rose episode. Now we discuss what we learned AFTER the final rose was handed out. We'll explore what it all means. Is it real? Can it work? Why do people keep doing this? And more! #television #realitytv #film #romance #dating
June 26, 2020
The Roommate & Single White Female
You can't pick your family, but you can pick your friends... And roommates! These films remind us that you never can tell who might be a closet psycho! They often show up wearing a smile, but beware of the hidden fangs of jealousy, competition, and possessiveness. #film #friendship #acting #entertainment #actresses
June 26, 2020
Midnight in Paris
This is the movie of the summer! Whether you are a world traveler or prefer a "staycation," this film will make you feel like you've taken a fabulous journey. Join me to discuss this CinderFella fantasy (or is it reality?) featuring the City of Light... Love, dreams, life, and literature, come together to make what is sure to be a future cult classic film. #entertainment #film #travel #acting #woodyallen
June 26, 2020
The Switch
Talk about the mother of all surprises! "The Switch" has a big one and lots more current topics in this modern comedy starring, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Motherhood, single parenting, paternity, the "friend" zone, and unrealized love, are only a few of the wriggly issues we'll focus on. #movies #film #paternity #love #entertainment
June 26, 2020
Valentine's Day
Every year Valentine's Day reminds each of us to examine our romantic relationships. Everybody is looking for love... Join me as we chat about this fun, ensemble casts' love trials, triangles, and tribulations from the movie, "Valentine's Day." Hold on to your candy hearts and your score card as we examine who finds love, looses love, and rethinks love AND what it all means! #movies #film #marriage #love #relationships
June 26, 2020