May, 2014

A New Jim Carrey- The way acting should be! A J&J Movie Review

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Jimcarey   Sometimes one must take a step back in order to move forward. So is this true for today’s Cinema. We recently caught The Majestic on HBO. The film made its debut in 2001 and I must admit that I had never seen it. After watching a spate of films with Jim Carrey ( Ace Ventura, The Mask) I was not up to watching more slapstick at that time. Now I regret not seeing it when it first appeared on screen.

The film had followed another attempt by Carrey in The Truman Show, which was first seen in 1998, to reveal his more serious side. Set in 1951, it is about a blacklisted Hollywood writer that gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son. Martin Landau plays the role of the father who believes that Carrey, after missing in action during World War II, returns home after suffering memory loss. Laurie Holden, plays Carrey’s sweetheart, and also becomes convinced of Carrey’s new identity. (more…)

NEW! Graphic Designs by Joseph O’Donnell!

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Joe O’Donnell, Jr.

In our April 29th issue our photographer, Joseph O’Donnell (click on to see article), announced a new venture that he was undertaking. He stated that he pitching his work in the fields of creating advertising and book cover designs. Since that time he has expanded his creations to producing DVD Covers, Logos, Web Banners, and brochures.

We are very proud of Joe’s accomplishments and we have attached some of his new design creations with this article. If you are interested in having him work up designs for your particular needs you can contact him at odonnellj85(at)yahoo(dot)com. (more…)

TAEM interview with author Jane Bow

Friday, May 30th, 2014

author Jane BowTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine originated to uphold the work of authors and explore the foundation behind their creations. Every good story is based on the author’s own experiences or historical facts, which breathe life into a writer’s work. This adds to the realism of the story.
We are therefore proud to introduce author Jane Bow to all of our readers. Jane, tell us about your childhood and how your parents’ careers helped shape your future.

JB- My parents were Canadian diplomats so I spent more than half my childhood abroad, in New York City, in Spain during the 1950’s, and behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia at the height of the Cold War. The school I went to in Spain was an old French Lycee, dark, grimy windows, a dirt courtyard to play in with a high wall separating girls from boys. Girls who didn’t pay attention in class were tied to their chairs or made to stand in the waste basket. I played in Spanish, learned in French, spoke English at home. When I returned to Canada, I was amazed to see colored leaf projects on the classroom walls, and kids leaping up to do the twist as soon as the teacher left the room. (more…)

TAEM Interview with Actress Yenis Monterrey

Friday, May 30th, 2014

photo5TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is always interested in presenting new talent to all of our readers. We search world-wide to find it and found some of the most exciting new faces are in our own backyard. The beautiful actress Yenis Monterrey hails from Texas but originally came from Venezuela and possesses an array of talent and experience that is simply amazing.
Yenis, please tell our readers about your childhood and what brought you to America.

YM- I had an incredible childhood always surrounded by family, food, and big parties and music were always part of everyday life. I grew up in a patriarchal home, where the father always takes control of the family and you can’t leave home if you are a woman unless you get married. I finished Law School and two Masters in Communication and Finance. I had a great job as an attorney at a Corporate Bank and then I got promoted overseas with a great opportunity to improve my English at the University of Texas. I always had the desire of improving my English skills and finally my dream became real. (more…)

TAEM interview with author Lisa Llamrei

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Lisa Llamrei picTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine always seeks new writers to display to our readership. In this way they can sample new venues and explore the many talents that are available to them.
One new writer who has made their way onto our list is Lisa Llamrei who hails from Toronto, Canada. Lisa, tell us about your home town and your urban lifestyle.

LL- I was born in Toronto, but except for a brief period while I was in university, I haven’t lived in the city itself since 1980. But I’ve always been nearby. Right now, I live about an hour’s drive away, in a town that has only a few hundred residents. It’s the best of both worlds. We can enjoy all of Toronto’s cultural experiences. My children have spent a lot of time at the Science Centre and the Metro Zoo, we sometimes spend a weekend watching the Blue Jays, and I LOVE the Royal Ontario Museum. I’ve been able to take the kids to world class performances of the National Ballet, and the theater district. At home, we enjoy open space, a small community, and a more relaxed pace. (more…)

5 Poems by Guest Poet Laureate Candice James

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Guest Poet Candice James

Guest Poet Candice James

© Candice James, Poet Laureate


The Sound of Shadows


In the sound of shadows

Circular haloes extend themselves

Through hollow nights

And non-descript days

Chewing on sunbeams and moonglow

Exhaling mist and fog

Into my already dampened spirit (more…)

‘Spiderman vs. Godzilla’ a J&J Movie Review

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Godzilla 2014 movie poster   As things go we decided to do two movie reviews this month as the theaters were finally starting to heat up. Our attention was glued on action movies once again and two of our opening salvoes centered on The Amazing Spiderman and Godzilla. Both reviews were done on matinee schedules so that we did not have to fight the crowds.

For the ‘Spiderman’ movie we attended the Regal Cinema Theater in Manassas, Virginia. Here the theater was easily accessible and the seats were very comfortable. We had split feelings about this movie. My son favored this movie as the lead actor, Andrew Garfield, was more true to form then his predecessor, Tobey Maguire. Tobey superseded this role and performed excellently in the film Ride with the Devil in 1999. I believe that the Civil War Western brought out his finer qualities. (more…)

‘The Tweed Update’ by Roger Tweed

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Guest Author Roger Tweed

Guest Author Roger Tweed

Rough and Tumble – Like the major averages, our 2014 Portfolio bounced around between gains and losses over the past five weeks. In the end, strong showings from JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Hertz (HTZ), and Facebook (FB) overcame a big loss in Bank of America (BAC), and losses in Goodyear (GT) and LinnCo, LLC. (LNCO), to record a gain of 1.1%. During the same period, the S&P 500 gained 1.9%. Since our portfolio’s January 9 inception, it has risen 3.81% while the S&P 500 has gained 3.43%.

JetBlue led the portfolio, gaining 5.7%. After the company reported first quarter earnings and revenue that missed estimates in late April, the shares were punished. Since then they have recovered nicely as investors attributed the misses to bad weather in the Northeast, and to Easter and Passover taking place in the second quarter of 2014 versus the first quarter of 2013. (more…)