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Terri Talks Movies

Terri Talks Movies

By Terri Lee Chandler
Terri Lee Chandler has been a professional film critic since May of 2011. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association, the largest film critics group in the U.S. and Canada; the African American Film Critics Association; National Association of Black Journalists and SAG-AFTRA. Terri is also the founder of the I See You Awards®, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of independent filmmakers, and a former guest MC (movie critic) for Fox 2 News in Detroit.

In this podcast, Terri talks movies and more!
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Carving out a successful career in the film industry when you don't live in Hollywood
Is it possible to carve out a successful career in the film industry when you don't live in Hollywood?  The short answer is yes! Hear how one actress, based in the Midwest, is achieving her show business goals right from her hometown.  In this episode of Terri Talks Movies, actress Ginny Cipolla talks with Terri Lee Chandler. #territalksmovies #ginnycipolla #actress #actinglife #actorslife #movies #featurefilm #iseeyouawards #podcast #independentfilm #indiefilm #supportindiefilm
April 29, 2022
Independent Filmmaker Tom Henry joins Terri Talks Movies to discuss Filmmaking, the I See You Awards and putting his hometown of Detroit on the Map
Tom Henry is an actor, independent filmmaker, owner of the production company -- Dragon Films -- a Telly Award winner, martial arts expert and choreographer.  He's currently in pre-production for his next feature, the thriller, Deadly Retribution. Listen in to Henry's conversation in this episode of Terri Talks Movies. #territalksmovies #tomhenry #dragonfilms #deadlyretribution #thriller #movies #featurefilm #detroit #iseeyouawards #podcast #independentfilm #indiefilm #supportindiefilm
April 22, 2022
AMBULANCE is a High-Energy, High-Octane Thriller
If you really want to get your adrenaline racing, AMBULANCE is the movie to see.  It's from Producer/Director Michael Bay, a master of the action film genre. #moviereview #ambulance #ambulancemovie #michaelbay #actionfilm #thriller #losangeles #bankheist #jakegyllenhaaal #yahyaabdulmateen #eizagonzález #territalksmovies
April 08, 2022
Emagine Entertainment now ranks among the Top 10 Movie Theater Chains in North America
Emagine Entertainment, which started in 1989 with just one screen and 265 seats, currently operates 28 theaters in four states. How did they do it? Check out this episode of Terri Talks Movies to find out. #territalksmovies #emagine #emagineentertainment #emaginetheaters #covid #coronavirus #smallbusiness #movietheaters #podcast
April 01, 2022
Have you seen "The Lost City," starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum?
While it took the top spot at the box office last weekend, Terri Lee Chandler, host of "Terri Talks Movies," is wondering if it can hold onto its number one position.
April 01, 2022
Get Ready to Binge on Season 2 of "Bridgerton"
With the eight-episode new season of Bridgerton now available for streaming, the questions everyone wants answered are: Was it worth the wait?  Will the second season live up to the first?  Check out this latest episode of "Terri Talks Movies" to find out. #bridgerton #netflix #shondaland #shondarhimes #review #territalksmovies #entertainment #streaming #ladywhistledown #queencharlotte #anthonybridgerton #sharmas #lovetriangle
March 26, 2022
The Outfit: You'll be Intrigued until the Very End
"The Outfit" is from Graham Moore, the Academy Award-winning writer of "The Imitation Game."  It centers around an expert tailor who must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. #theoutfit #grahammoore #markrylance #zoeydeutch #johnathanmcclain #moviereview #podcast #territalksmovies #chicago #gangsters #mobsters #mobmovie
March 18, 2022
Indie Filmmaker Sam Logan Khaleghi Excited to Bring his First Christmas Movie to the Big Screen
The movie, titled "Cupid's Christmas," is about efforts by the director of the Holly Historical Society to save the train depot. Khaleghi talked with "Terri Talks Movies," about his start in the business, his impressive roster of movies, and of course, “Cupid’s Christmas”.  Just wait until you hear what he has to say about Terri's  cameo role as a village councilperson! #comingsoon #interview #celebrityinterview #movies #independentfilm #supportindiefilm #cupidschristmas #christmasmovie #cinema #fun #funinterview #radio #radiointerview #podcast #territalksmovies
March 11, 2022
"The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson in the title role, is now in theaters.
Here's a review to consider before you make plans for the weekend. #thebatman #batman #gothamcity #robertpattinson #brucewayne #theriddler #pauldano #warnerbrospictures #catwoman #zoekravitz #thepenguin #colinfarrell #johnturturro #jeffreywright #jaymelawson #moviereview #territalksmovies #podcast #moviepodcast
March 04, 2022
"Death on the Nile," directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, is Now in Theaters
Terri Lee Chandler, host of Terri Talks Movies, says if you're looking for a mystery-thriller that'll keep you guessing until the very end, you've found it,  because "Death on the Nile" IS that movie. #deathonthenile #kennethbranagh #moviereview #movies #filmcritic #territalksmovies #armiehammer #galgadot
February 14, 2022
Michigan Producer's Film is SHORTLISTED for a 2022 Academy Award
It's an amazing success story about an independent filmmaker who could win an Oscar shortly after graduating from college. Terri Lee Chandler, host of Terri Talks Movies, talks with Christine Cho, producer of the short film "Lakutshon' Ilanga" or "When the Sun Sets" to get the low down on this amazing story. #territalksmovies #terrileechandler #indiefilm #independentfilm #christinecho #kalamazoocollege #lakutshonilanga #whenthesunsets #chapmanuniversity #studentfilmmakers #studentfilmmaking #southafrica #apartheid #phumimorare #2022oscars #2022academyawards #oscarspreview #academyawardspreview
February 02, 2022
Remembering Iconic Actor Sidney Poitier
Legendary actor Sidney Poitier left behind an esteemed body of work when he passed away at the age of 94.  In this episode of Terri Talks Movies, Terri takes a look back at some of his iconic roles. #territalksmovies #sidneypoitier #filmcritic #movies 
January 14, 2022
Spider-Man is back on the big screen in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"
This movie has lots of surprises in store!  Terri Talks Movies has a review, minus the spoilers, of course! #moviereview #territalksmovies #spiderman #spidermannowayhome #spidermanmovie #marvel #mcu #marvelcomics #marveluniverse #multiverse #podcast #podcastersofinstagram
December 17, 2021
Steven Spielberg's West Side Story is now in theaters
Remaking West Side Story would have to take a lot of courage.  The original movie, not to mention the stage play, is a much revered piece of work.  So, is the movie worth your time and hard-earned cash? This episode of Terri Talks Movies has the answer. #westsidestory #stevenspielberg #territalksmovies #moviereview #westsidestorymovie #westsidemovie
December 09, 2021
Detroit-based Tennis Academy Developing Future Champions On and Off the Court
It may not be as well known as the Rick Macci Academy in Florida -- where Venus and Serena trained -- but there's a tennis academy in Detroit that's doing its' part to develop champions of the future both on and off the court.  Hear about it in this episode of "Terri Talks Movies". #detroit #palmerpark #palmerparktennisacademy #thepeopleforpalmerparktennisacademy #thepeopleforpalmerpark #tennis #venuswilliams #serenawilliams #kingrichard #sports #athletics #usta #territalksmovies #podcast
November 24, 2021
Was "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" worth the wait?
Ghostbusters fans have been waiting for this movie to arrive in theaters.  But was it worth the wait?  This episode of Terri Talks Movies has the answer! #ghostbustersafterlife #ghostbusters #moviereview #filmcritic #movies #territalksmovies #podcast #paulrudd
November 19, 2021
King Richard: How Richard Williams turned Venus and Serena into World Champions
The amazing story of how Venus and Serena Williams went from their Compton neighborhood to the world stage is now on the big screen in King Richard. #kingrichard #moviereview #willsmith #territalksmovies #filmcritic #tennis #venuswilliams #serenawilliams #sportsmovies #podcast
November 19, 2021
The highly-anticipated "Eternals" from Marvel Studios is now in theaters. But, was it worth the wait?
Check out this episode of Terri Talks Movies for her review of the latest MCU offering.  Terri gives you the lowdown on what you need to know before you head to the theater. #territalksmovies #filmcritic #moviereview #eternals #mcu #marvel #marvelcomics #podcast  
November 05, 2021
Apple TV+ series "Swagger" debuts with 3 episodes and lots of anticipation
"Swagger," a new series that focuses on the world of youth basketball and the trials, tribulations, opportunities and corruption that are often apart of it, is now streaming.  With so many shows to stream on a number of different outlets and, of course, movie theaters welcoming people back, should you make time in your busy schedule to watch it?  Terri Talks Movies has the answer! #swagger #appletv+ #@appletv+ #basketball #youthbasketball #nba #kevindurant #sportsmovies #youthsports
October 29, 2021
The Highly-anticipated "Dune" is now in theaters and HBO Max
Sooo many sci-fi fans have been waiting for this movie, based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, Dune.  It's now in theaters.  I have a review in the latest episode of my podcast.   #dune #frankherbert #timotheechalamet #zendaya #territalksmovies #podcast #moviereview #filmcritic #jasonmomoa #zendaya #joshbrolin #rebeccaferguson #arrakis
October 22, 2021
Halloween Kills is now in Theaters! Our scaredy-cat host, Terri, had to get help with this review!
Halloween Kills, the latest movie in the Halloween horror movie franchise, is now in theaters.  For this review, Terri got help from Dexter Chandler. He's seen every single movie in the Halloween series, so he was the perfect person to join her for a review! #halloweenkills #halloween #halloweenmovie #michaelmyers #territalksmovies #podcast #podcaster #moviereview #filmcritic
October 15, 2021
'No Time To Die' Brings Daniel Craig back for his final outing as James Bond
'No Time to Die' is the 25th James Bond film and last for actor Daniel Craig. Check out Terri's review in this episode of "Terri Talks Movies". #jamesbond #danielcraig #notimetodie #movies #moviereview #filmcritic #podcast #territalksmovies
October 08, 2021
Does 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' live up to the original? Check out this review before heading to the theater!
The sequel to Venom, the blockbuster film released in 2018, is now in theaters.  The movie stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.  Check out this episode of Terri Talks Movies for a review before you decide which movie to watch this weekend! #territalksmovies #moviereview #filmcritic #marvel #marvelcomics #venom #venomverse #carnage #podcast #tomhardy #woodyharrelson
October 01, 2021
Standup Comedian Amaru Makes Life-changing Decision
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the coronavirus pandemic led to some life-changing decisions for standup comedian Amaru.  After years of being on the road, he decided to return to his hometown of Lansing, Michigan to open Greenwood District Studios. Terri spoke with Amaru for this episode of Terri Talks Movies. #amaru #standupcomedy #comedy #comedian #moviestudio #gds #greenwooddistrictstudios #indiefilm #independentfilm #filmproduction #moviestudio #supportindiefilm #territalksmovies #podcast
September 24, 2021
Struggling Actor Creates Musical Comedy Series to Carve Out His Own Path
Struggling actor and aspiring filmmaker Mikael Austin wants to share his story of heartache and redemption, so he's created a comedy series as a way to do it.  Austin's goal for "The Mikael Show" is also to inspire others. Check out this episode of Terri Talks Movies as Austin tells Terri his story. #TheMikaelShow #TerriTalksMovies #actor #acting #inspiration #heartache #lgbtq #lgbtqissues #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #independentfilm #movies #comedy #podcast
September 17, 2021
"OWN Spotlight" Focuses on Black Fatherhood
Terri Lee Chandler, host of Terri Talks Movies, had the opportunity to talk on-on-one with gospel music legend Marvin Sapp, who appears on the show.  Also making appearances: Percy Miller aka Master P, Derek Luke and Tristan "Mack" Wilds. Here's your opportunity to listen in on Terri and Marvin's interesting and enlightening conversation! #own #ownspotlight #blackfathers #fatherhood #celebrityinterview #marvinsapp #journalist #journalistlife #territalksmovies
September 14, 2021
Rose Locke Casting Looking for Extras for Feature Film "Rustin"
A casting call is underway for a new movie being produced by Higher Ground Productions, the production company run by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Rose Locke Casting is looking for males and females, ages 18+, to portray Civil Rights Activists in the 1950's and 1960's. This episode of Terri Talks Movies has details on what you need to know to apply! #rustin #netflix #roselockecasting #highergroundproductions #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #territalksmovies #castingcall
September 10, 2021
Kate: an Assassin Bent on Exacting Revenge
Kate is a ruthless assassin working in Japan under the tutelage of her longtime mentor, Varrick, aka "V", played by Woody Harrelson.  After being slipped a deadly poison on her final job, she has less than 24 hours to find the person responsible and exact revenge.  Listen to this episode of "Terri Talks Movies" for a review.  Then, visit for more. #moviereview #kate #movies #film #filmcritic #territalksmovies #netflix #netflixmovies #MaryElizabethWinstead #WoodyHarrelson #action #suspense #drama 
September 10, 2021
Jennifer Hudson and "Respect" director Liesl Tommy sit down with Terri Lee for a discussion about the movie
"Respect," the long-awaited and highly-anticipated feature film that chronicles Aretha Franklin's rise to fame, is now in theaters.  The release comes more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic caused the movie's release date to be switched several times.  But now, the wait is over! To celebrate the movie's release, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, who stars as Franklin in the film, joined director Liesl Tommy on a promotional swing that took them to several big cities across the country.  As part of their promotional tour, the two stopped in Detroit, and Terri Lee, film critic for WWJ Newsradio 950 and host of Terri Talks Movies, had an opportunity to sit down with them for an interview.
August 13, 2021
"Respect," which chronicles Aretha Franklin's Rise to Fame, is now in theaters
After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, "Respect" has arrived in theaters.  The release comes more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic caused the movie's release date to be switched several times.  But as of Friday, August 13, 2021, the wait is over! Terri has a review in this episode of Terri Talks Movies. #RespectMovie #Respect #JenniferHudson #ArethaFranklin #moviereview #filmcritic #TerriTalksMovies 
August 13, 2021
Disney turns Jungle Cruise, one of its most popular amusement park attractions, into a movie
Fan favorite Dwayne Johnson stars alongside Emily Blunt in 'Jungle Cruise' which is now in theaters and streaming on Disney Plus with Premiere Access.  Should you see it?  Check out my review for the answer! #JungleCruise #Disney #Disneyplus #DwayneJohnson #EmilyBlunt #movies #moviereview #filmcritic #TerriTalksMovies
July 30, 2021
The action-packed Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is now in theaters
Snake Eyes.  It's a dreaded roll of the dice.  It's also the name of one of the most popular characters in the G.I. Joe comic book and movie franchise.  And, this weekend, Snake Eyes has his own movie: his origin story. Check out this episode of Terri Talks Movies for a review! #territalksmovies #moviereview #filmcritic #movies #snakeeyes #henrygolding #gijoe #stormshadow #cobra
July 23, 2021
The MUCH-anticipated latest addition to the Marvel Comics Universe, Black Widow, is now in theaters
Check out my review in this episode of Terri Talks Movies. #blackwidow #natasharomanoff #mcu #marvel #marvelcomicsuniverse #redguardian #avengers #YelenaBelova #moviereview #filmcritic #territalksmovies #FlorencePugh #RachelWeisz #Alexi #ScarlettJohansson 
July 09, 2021
"Summer of Soul" Is A Movie Like None Other That Black America Has Ever Seen
"Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)" documents a pivotal time in history unlike any before it: the Harlem Cultural Festival, which attracted more than 300,000 people, nearly all of whom were Black.  It happened more than 50 years ago and the footage sat in a basement until now. #summerofsoul #questlove #harlemculturalfestival #movie #moviereview #territalksmovies #filmcritic #woodstock #podcast #summerfestival #summer #summerfun
July 02, 2021
'Mary J. Blige's My Life' Reveals the Pain and Struggles She Endured on her way to Superstardom
Over the years, I've heard so many different versions of how the queen of hip hop and R&B was discovered, so it was good to finally hear the story right from Blige herself.  That and so much more is revealed in the new documentary about Blige's amazing rise to superstardom. Terri Lee Chandler reviews the Amazon Prime documentary in this episode of Terri Talks Movies. #MaryJBlige #MyLife #documentary #AmazonPrime #movies #TerriTalksMovies #podcast #TerriLeeChandler #filmcritic #moviereview #AmazonStudios #hiphop
June 25, 2021
The latest Fast & Furious Movie, F9, is an out-of-this-world experience
F9 is basically like nothing you've seen before -- at least not in a Fast & Furious movie.  As fans will see, this movie takes the series to an astronomical new level. Listen to this episode of "Terri Talks Movies" to find out exactly what Terri means by that! #F9 #fastandfurious #dom #dominictoretto
June 25, 2021
Does "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" live up to the original?
We all know that not all sequels are created equal.  Some outshine the original version of the movie, while others fall flat and are a major disappointment.  How does "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" stack up?  This episode of Terri Talks Movies has the answer! #TerriTalksMovies #RyanReynolds #MorganFreeman #SalmaHayek #SamuelLJackson #AntonioBanderas #HitmansWife #Lionsgate #MillenniumMedia
June 15, 2021
'Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly' - a Conversation with Multi-Platinum Artist Monica
Monica is a 25-million-plus selling singer, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur.  She joins Terri for this episode of Terri Talks Movies, where they discuss her new venture with VH-1, 'Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly'.  They also discuss the latest with Monica's recording career, and whether or not there could be another collaboration with Brandy.  Download and listen now! #Monica #TerriTalksMovies #podcast #vh1 #infamy #whenfameturnsdeadly
June 04, 2021
Walt Disney Studio's latest big-screen offering, Cruella, has arrived in time for Memorial Day holiday weekend viewers
Other movies have featured Cruella, but this one starring Emma Stone in the title role, tells the story of how a young girl named Estella became Cruella. #cruella  #moviereview  #waltdisney  #EmmaStone #EmmaThompson  #MemorialDayMovies  #TerriTalksMovies  #Estella
May 28, 2021
'Solomon' Producer joins 'Terri Talks Movies' for Frank Discussion on Race in America, Filming While Black and much more!
Independent filmmaker David Hines, Jr. is co-owner of the production company, Valiant Films.  The company's first feature, Solomon, did very well on the festival circuit, including picking up several awards at the 4th Annual I See You Awards. How can viewers watch the film?  Listen in to find out, while also getting the details on why it was important for them to film primarily in Detroit, what it's like being the co-owner of a Black-owned production company trying to carve out a successful career in the film industry, his thoughts on 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and more. #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #features #featurefilm #movies #TerriTalksMovies #Solomon #GroverMcCants #ChrisNewman #Detroit #ValiantFilms
May 14, 2021
Jason Statham returns to the big screen in the revenge flick "Wrath of Man".
"Wrath of Man" marks the first time in more than 15 years that Statham and Guy Ritchie have collaborated on screen.  Is it a triumphant reunion? Listen to Terri's review to find out! "wrathofman #TerriTalksMovies #JasonStatham #GuyRitchie #moviereview #movies #revenge #revengeflick #vengeance
May 10, 2021
Independent Filmmaker and Actress Zakiyyah BG joins Terri for a Fun and Enlightening Conversation
Zakiyyah BG is an indie filmmaker and actress currently based in Lansing, Michigan.  Zakiyyah joins Terri Talks Movies to discuss her months-long monologue campaign, how she gets into character, future aspirations and more. #ZakiyyahBG #indiefilmmaker #indiefilm #independentfilm #monologue #territalksmovies #actress #movies #Lansing
May 07, 2021
MCU Super Fans Rob Wlasuk and Doug Cloutier join Terri to discuss "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
What did MCU Super Fans Rob "Pickle" Wlasuk and Doug Cloutier think of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"?  Join our host Terri Lee Chandler as she talks with these two super fans as they uncover loads of Easter eggs, Sharon Carter's surprising turn, Zemo, the Wakandans and that shocking ending at the conclusion of episode #6! This is one discussion any fan of the MCU won't want to miss! #FalconandWinterSoldier #CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier #Bucky #Zemo #SharonCarter #MCU #MarvelComics #superheroes #superheromovies #TerriTalksMovies
April 30, 2021
Terri Talks Movies with Multiple Award-winning Independent Filmmaker Marcellus Cox
Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker Marcellus Cox has an enviable resume.  His various projects have been accepted into, as of today, a total of 200 international film festivals, including the I See You Awards, and have won a total of 132 international awards. Terri talked with Marcellus about his start in filmmaking, his career as a filmmaker and much more.  Listen in to hear their fun and very enlightening conversation.  #MarcellusCox #indiefilm #independentfilm #TerriTalksMovies #filmcritic #movies #supportindependentfilm #film
April 23, 2021
"Voyagers" follows a group of talented young people on a years-long trip into outer space.
"Voyagers" follows a group of young men and women – and an adult volunteer chaperone – on a voyage from Earth to a faraway planet.  The young people were bred for a special purpose: to colonize a planet that will take the ship 86 years to get there.   Terri Lee Chandler has a review! #Voyagers #NeilBurger #outerspace #spacetravel #spacemovies #lilyrosedepp #tyesheridan #fionnwhitehead #quintessaswindell
April 09, 2021
"The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" Arrives on Disney+ Nearly 30 Years after their Original Big Screen Debut
"The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" is a 10-episode series featuring Emilio Estevez, returning as Gordon Bombay.  But, this time, the Mighty Ducks team is not an underdog.  It's a highly-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.   In this episode of "Terri Talks Movies," Terri reviews the series.  #TheMightyDucks #DisneyPlus #GordonBombay #EmilioEstevez #LaurenGraham #youthhockey #comedy #drama #family #familymovie #TerriTalksMovies
April 02, 2021
TINA: Unless and Until You See the HBO doc, You Only Know Half the Story
If you thought the 1993 hit movie "What's Love Got to Do with It?" told Tina Turner's life story, you ain't seen nothing yet.  That is, not until you see the HBO documentary "TINA."   #TINA #TinaTurner #IkeTurner #HBO #TinaDocumentary #TinaDoc #TerriTalksMovies 
March 26, 2021
"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" is a Must See! Don't Miss It!
Don't make any plans for the weekend that don't include "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."  The series, which is streaming on Disney+ as of Friday, March 19, 2021, is THAT good, and it's definitely worth fitting into your schedule -- no matter how busy it may be.   #Marvel #FalconandWinterSoldier #DisneyPlus #FalconWinter #TerriTalksMovies
March 18, 2021
Coming 2 America: The Review You Don't Want to Miss!
Everybody knows there was a lot of anticipation surrounding the sequel to "Coming to America," which arrived in theaters on June 29, 1988, because the first one was such a big hit! In fact, I don’t know anybody who didn’t like it. And after 30-plus years, it’s still one of those movies that people will watch over and over. So, I decided to invite some very special guests to join me to talk about the sequel.  And believe me, this podcast will definitely have people talking!  It'll be interesting to hear your thoughts, too, so please feel free to comment!
March 12, 2021
If We All Do Our Part, We Can Help Make the World a Better Place. That's the Message in "Raya and the Last Dragon"
Raya is a warrior, who was trained by her father.  It's up to her to track down Sisu, the legendary last dragon.  But, along the way, Raya learns that it's going to take more than a dragon to restore their land, which was destroyed hundreds of years ago by an evil force.
March 05, 2021
Billie Eilish documentary, "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," is now streaming on Apple TV+
Billie Eilish is not just an amazing musician, she's an incredible human being.  But, if you want to know just how special she truly is, it's made clear in this documentary about her sudden rise to fame. I review the 2 hour, 20 minute doc in the latest episode of my podcast.
February 26, 2021
Andra Day Mesmerizes in 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'
In her first major feature film debut, Day stars as Holiday.  She is a sight to behold ... and hear. Her performance is mesmerizing.  Her singing: in a league of its own.  Get the scoop in this latest episode of Terri Talks Movies.
February 26, 2021
Independent Film "Asbury Park" is More than a Film; it Represents the Culmination of a Dream Deferred
For Detroit-based Indie Filmmaker Ken "Legend" Williams, Asbury Park has been a long time coming.  He wrote, produced and directed the feature, a project that only came to fruition, years after putting his dreams on hold.
February 19, 2021
Filmmaker Marvin Towns, Jr. Continues to Blaze Trails
Talk about the stars being in perfect alignment and creating a life for you that you had never even dreamed about. That's what happened to multi-talented producer/director Marvin Towns, Jr., who originally had plans back in the 1980's to work in the finance industry, but instead, found himself working in the movie industry -- thanks to his longtime friendship with boxing great Muhammad Ali. In this episode of "Terri Talks Movies," Marvin talks about he got started in the film industry, how the late Aretha Franklin was instrumental in his career and much more.   You'll definitely want to tune in to listen to this fun, interesting and enlightening conversation!
February 17, 2021
If Scary Movies and TV Shows are Your Thing, "The Hunter's Anthology" is For You
"The Hunter's Anthology" features an ensemble cast and co-stars longtime television and film actor Eric Colton, who joined Terri on this episode of Terri Talks Movies.  It's a five-episode series described as a "whodunnit bending sci-fi, horror and mystery genres". The series is being released by UGLY Productions and Smithline Films and distributed by Indie Rights Movies.  It starts streaming on Amazon Prime Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. 
February 11, 2021
It's Awards Season: here are some movies you might want to put on your watch list.
In this episode of "Terri Talks Movies," Terri looks at some of the Golden Globe nominees and also gives her opinion of two movies that were left out of the Best Motion Picture - Drama category.  What's up with that?!  Check out this latest podcast to find out!
February 05, 2021
Malcolm & Marie: they argue ... and argue ... make up ... and then argue some more.
The feature film Malcolm & Marie reminds me of a young on-and-off couple that I knew years ago.  Both couples argue ... and argue ... make up ... and then argue some more. Listen to the latest episode of my podcast to find out more and to hear my review! Note: Malcolm & Marie will be streaming on Netflix starting Friday, February 5, 2021.
January 29, 2021
Terri Talks Movies with Mark S. Lee, Host of Small Talk with Mark S. Lee
Terri was invited to join Mark on his show, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, to talk about her role as the film critic for WWJ Newsradio 950, being an entrepreneur, starting the “I See You Awards” and becoming a budding voiceover talent. Check it out!
January 25, 2021
Have you seen 'The Prom' or 'Fatale'?
Yes, you've been stuck at home with a lot of time on your hands, but in the midst of looking for movies to watch, there are two that you might have missed.  If you did, 'The Prom' and 'Fatale' are certainly worth checking out.  In the latest episode of my podcast, I explain why.
January 22, 2021
"Promising Young Woman" had Promise, but Missed the Mark
Have you ever been wronged by someone to the point that you would stop at nothing to get revenge?  Or, maybe not you, but someone near and dear to you has?  Well, the feature film 'Promising Young Woman' may just make people think twice about how they treat others.   While this movie had promise, it missed the mark.  Listen to my review to find out why I feel that way.
January 15, 2021
Terri talks with Screenwriter Kelly Karam about her Career and Hard-won Success
In recognition of National Screenwriters Week, there's certainly no better time than now to shine the spotlight on a screenwriter who's been making a name for herself, one screenplay at a time. In the highly-competitive business of screenwriting, Metro Detroit-based screenwriter Kelly Karam has found a way to stand out.  And, with no formal training in the film industry, she's been racking up a number of highly-coveted and prestigious awards. Karam talked with Terri about her career and hard-won success.  Karam is also willing to help other up-and-coming screenwriters.  If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached via email at:, on Twitter @1kellygene and on Facebook (Kelly Karam). Thanks for listening! #kellykaram #screenwriting #indiefilm #independentfilm #filmmaking 
January 08, 2021
Terri talks with Hollywood Veteran and Independent Filmmaker Brian Shackelford about his Career and gets Tips for other indie filmmakers
Brian Shackelford is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University film school in California and the founder of Tunnel Vizion Films, Inc.  Tunnel Vision Films specializes in taking film and television projects from concept to creation. Shackelford's production and post production experience includes over 800 hours original and non-fiction programming for the following gaming, film and television companies: ESL, ESP, OGN, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, VH1, MTV, 51 Minds Entertainment, 44 Blue, Ryan Seacrest Productions, World of Wonder, T-Group Productions, Electus, Scott Sternberg Productions, and Down In Front Entertainment. Terri talked with Shackelford, who shares strategies on getting into the industry, climbling the ladder to success and more.  For all aspiring and up-and-coming filmmakers, this is an interview you DON'T WANT TO MISS! At the end of the interview, Terri promises to include his contact info in the show notes, so here it is:  For more information and updates about Brian’s current and future productions, visit his website at: http:/ or email him at: Thanks for listening!
December 25, 2020
Chadwick Boseman's Final Film: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Sadly, 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' is Chadwick Boseman's final film.    In this episode of 'Terri Talks Movies' Terri takes a look back at Boseman's career and reviews 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which is now streaming on Netflix.
December 18, 2020
'Fatale' is a Fatal Attraction with a Twist
At first glance, the new movie Fatale looks a lot like the 1987 hit film Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.  But, keep watching because this movie has some surprises in store. Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy co-star in this thriller from the independent film production company, Hidden Empire Film Group. Check out my review for more.
December 18, 2020
Comedian Michael Kosta talks with Terri about his new Comedy Central special "Michael Kosta: Detroit, New York, L.A".
Comedian Michael Kosta, who was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has come a long way since he performed his first standup gig at a bar in his hometown.  And now, 16+ years later, he's a senior correspondent on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah".  On Friday, December 11, 2020, his very first one hour stand-up special --  "Michael Kosta: Detroit, New York, L.A. -- is premiering on Comedy Central. Terri had a fun time talking with Michael about his life and career, and you'll have a fun time listening!   #comedycentral #comedy #MichaelKosta #The Daily Show with Trevor Noah #TerriTalksMovies
December 11, 2020
Terri Reviews "Half Brothers" from Focus Features
What do you think would happen if you met a brother -- or a sister for that matter -- that you didn't know you had?   That's what happens in the new movie Half Brothers.  Terri Talks Movies has a review.
December 04, 2020
Terri Talks to the Writer and Co-star of her favorite Thanksgiving Movie: "The Best Thanksgiving Ever"
What are some of your favorite holiday movies?  There are certainly lots to choose from when it comes to Christmas movies, but what about Thanksgiving movies?  In this episode of "Terri Talks Movies," Terri talks to actor and independent filmmaker David Paulus, who wrote and co-starred in her favorite Thanksgiving movie, "The Best Thanksgiving Ever". As an added bonus, Terri and David are letting everyone listen in on their conversation before it "officially" got started!  Oh, what fun!
November 27, 2020
Actress and TV Personality Vanessa Lachey Gives Us a Sneak Peek at Her New Lifetime Movie and Thanksgiving Plans
Normally, as my regular listeners know, I'm talking about movies in new episodes that are released on Friday of each week.  But today, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought 'why not do something a little bit different'?  So, joining me in this special holiday podcast, is television personality, television host and actress Vanessa Lachey.
November 25, 2020
Independent Filmmaker Kyle Couch talks with Terri about what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving
With 2020 being nothing like we've ever experienced before, Terri wanted to find out what independent filmmakers have to be thankful for this year.  In  this episode of Terri Talks Movies, Terri spoke with indie filmmaker Kyle Couch, and he told her that he has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.   Couch also gives Terri the lowdown on how he and his team landed a sales agent and distribution deal for his very first feature film, "The Tent".
November 20, 2020
Review of Operation Christmas Drop
There's no better time than the present to get into the Christmas spirit.  In this edition of "Terri Talks Movies," Terri has just the movie that'll do the trick: "Operation Christmas Drop," streaming on Netflix, which stars Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig and Virginia Madsen. NOTE: Terri does not own the rights to any of the music included in her review.
November 13, 2020
Terri Reviews "Let Him Go" starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane
You've been hearing about it and seeing the ads for awhile, and now "Let Him Go," co-starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, is available in theaters. Following is the synopsis provided by the studio: "Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family. Directed by Thomas Bezucha." Is the movie worth checking out?  Terri has the answer, as well as a look back at the careers of co-stars Costner and Lane.
November 05, 2020
Terri Talks Halloween Movies and More with Special Guest Rob Wlasuk, aka "Pickle"
Terri and "Pickle" discuss some of their favorite Halloween movies.  And, since they share the same birthday, October 30, they talk about some well-known celebrities who also share their birthday.
October 30, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Review
Sacha Baron Cohen reprises his role as Borat in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'.  Check out this review from Terri Lee Chandler.
October 22, 2020
Family Movies
Terri Lee talks about family movies that are out. 
October 21, 2020
Johnny English & Hunter Killer
Terri Lee talks about Johnny English Strikes Again and Hunter Killer. Johnny English Strikes Again is a 2018 action comedy film directed by David Kerr. A sequel to Johnny English Reborn (2011), it is the third installment of the Johnny English series. The film stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role, alongside Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy and Emma Thompson. The film follows the titular MI7 agent who is called into action when all undercover operatives are exposed in a cyber attack. Hunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh, written by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss, and based on the 2012 novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace. The film stars Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist (in one of his final film roles), Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens, and follows a submarine crew and a group of Navy SEALS who rescue the captured Russian President from a coup.
October 21, 2020
Game Night
Terri Lee talks about the movie Game Night. A 2018 American action comedy film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and written by Mark Perez. It stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, and follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a real-life mystery after one of them is kidnapped by apparent burglars.
October 21, 2020