Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mom, wants to bring her pro-life documentary Crescendo to theatres. The short film is directed by Alonso Alvarez and stars actress Ali Landry.
The documentary is geared toward pregnant women who feel like they have no where else to turn, says Malette. Pattie herself came forth in her memoir Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom, revealing that when she was pregant with Beiber, she felt helpless and pressured to abort.
She is endorsing Crescendo screenings in an effort to fundraise for pregnancy centres worldwide.
Bieber has also come forth with pro-life statments in the past. The young star previously told the Rolling Stone that he believes an unborn baby is human, When the publication asked him about the circumstance of rape, he responded “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
However, the publication made a series of edits that were questioned, so we don’t know how much of Bieber’s comments were taken out of context. Regardless, Bieber still remains adamant that abortion is not the answer. This is something that Beiber and his mom clearly have in common.
Crescendo will be screened at 100 location on Feb. 28. The proceeds of the film will go to centers that help women and their children.
Earlier today, Justin Bieber FINALLY gave his Beliebers what they’ve been waiting for after America’s Got Talent screwed us over..but that’s beside the point. His second single off Believe “As Long As You Love Me,” features Big Sean and has already been blasting across the radio waves and rising up the iTunes charts.
The minute-long preview for the music video shows a very different side of JB than we’ve seen from the past, and involves a confrontation with actor Michael “You Don’t Wanna Mess With Me” Madsen, who you might remember from Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill. Madsen plays the very mafia-looking father figure of Justin’s love interest but that doesn’t seem to scare him away. Things get a bit feisty and words get exchanged, leaving us with a bit of a cliffhanger. Sidenote: Did anyone else notice the resemblance to Romeo and Juliet when Justin and his forbidden love ran away?
Although we didn’t get to see Big Sean’s rap in this sneak preview — WOAH DERE, I’m getting a little too ahead of myself — I’m certain his part will tie in perfectly.
You can watch the whole music video, or should I say short film this Wednesday and I have some advice: make sure to watch the video with a friend and have a cold water bottle handy. Things may get a little too dangerous if you’re home alone and you happen to faint, hyperventilate, fall, etc. I predict this video will convert any haters, if for some strange reason they still exist.
I’ve never seen my timeline go so wild in my life. Justin, be aware that your Beliebers are ready:
Don’t trust your dad with your iPad ladies and gents. If this video is any indication, a movie like this might happen when your father decides he’s having way too much fun.
I’ve never seen Tim Burton’s original 1984 short film Frankenweenie but it must be pretty good since Disney green lighted a remake. The film’s new trailer reminds me of the black and white stop motion animation he used in his classic films, spurring a lot of nostalgia for adults who watched it as kids.
Of course the “Franken” part of the name is an homage to the 1931 Frankenstein, which forms the basis of the story. But the “weenie” part is for the dog, Sparky. In Burton’s version, a boy named Victor loses his dog Sparky and uses the power of science to bring it back to life. Victor tries to hide his creation but the mischievous Sparky gets out and causes havoc in the town.
The movie looks like it has a lot of classic Tim Burton humour and it stars Winona Ryder and Martin Short. But we’ll have to wait until October 5 to see if it’s as good as the trailer.
Sorry “New York, I Love You,” not everyone will fall head over heels for you. The film interlocks a series of shorts from 11 directors – all based in The Big Apple.
Of course, a vignette set in New York City has only one place to start off: a yellow taxicab. “Hangover” buddies Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha kick off the movie by playing strangers who land the same cab. But aside from the yellow car, a few distinct restaurants and references to Central Park, “New York, I Love” seems like it could take place in any other metropolis. It fails to show what makes New York one of the most visited cities in the world.
To be fair, each director had only two days to shoot their short film and a week to edit each segment. But you would think that a diverse group of directors from around the world (including Yvan Attal from France, Jiang Wen from China, Shekhar Kapur and others) would paint a multicultural picture of New York –which is not the case. That being said, at least there’s an abundance of love in this movie, ranging from platonic love to parental.
There are definitely worthwhile moments as well as both acting and directing revelations in “New York, I Love You.” Natalie Portman, for example, takes both a behind the camera role and an on-screen one (playing a Hasidic diamond broker). The short she directs, featuring Taylor Geare (who plays Portman’s daughter in the upcoming movie “Brothers”), is a highlight of the movie. Also keep an eye out for Anton Yelchin who had a supporting role in this year’s revamped “Star Trek.” He proves in this movie that he could very well give both Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg a run for their money.