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Friday, August 9, 2019

#MovietimeinManhattan #WhomYouKnow @WBPictures #TheKitchen Highly Recommended by Whom You Know! #IrishGirlsRule BRAVO @melissamccarthy @TiffanyHaddish #ElisabethMoss #DomhnallGleeson

It's not who you know, it's Whom You Know and everyone knows that we firmly believe Irish Girls Rule, and The Kitchen is further testament to this truth.  
And, if you are one who believes the future is female, this flick is absolutely right up your alley.
And, there ARE beaucoup de alleys in this film.
Girl power is here to stay!  Here comes trouble and it's never been so much fun.
Before anyone gets the wrong idea about the use of the word KITCHEN, let us first emphasize that it is a geographical term here: as in, Hell's Kitchen, part of Manhattan!  This has absolutely nothing to do with the noun that means room where food is made.
The Kitchen brings us back to the 1970's and seems accurate in terms of styles and we commend the accurately placed White Corvette cruising New York, all too briefly.
The acting was fabulous, and Melissa McCarthy's golden star shines even brighter.
The three actresses rise to the occasion when presented with life challenges and become Mafia superstars.  This movie is like The Godfather meets Charlie's Angels with a dose of Cinderella's fairy Godmother, Melissa.  Kathy Brennan/Melissa McCarthy along with Tiffany Haddish deliver stellar performances.
However, we must emphasize that Elisabeth Moss was the best!
Her acting ability is completely extraordinary and we've been bragging about her since BBC's Top of the Lake.  Her nuanced delivery, accurate portrayal and screen presence will be emblazoned upon your viewing memory. We liked Ruby's/Tiffany Haddish's line: "We pay you for protection, not advice."
Americans will become enlightened by the notable performance of Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Gabriel, a secret weapon of the three ladies.  We have previously seen nearly every movie he's been in (Irish boys rule too) and it's high time he was cast at this level!
There were some strange looking wine bottles (you'll see) which apparently if you drank wine in the 70s are legit...we weren't there yet and that is what we guess they are.  We believe The Kitchen will be especially attractive to avid hockey enthusiasts because it is NOT for wimps and comes complete with a dissection class.  We believe the Italians will also love this film, as of course they have quite the Mafia history, and the 47th street Jewish and Uptown brothers are also included: there is definitely a spirit of inclusion.
The score is fabulous and so spot-on.  We especially liked Heart's Barracuda, Fleetwood Mac (read Ken's book!!!), and much more.  The music is as good as the acting.
A favorite scene between Kathy Brennan and her dad at church towards the end is superlative!  Listen to the dialogue.  We wish we saw the fantastic Mayor Koch asking everyone how he's doing...
If you are opposed to violence in a big way, you will have some issues, however, we would like to point out that this is ENTERTAINMENT not a documentary and the guns were probably part of city life at the time-way before we ever made it here.  Also, domestic violence plays a part in this script.
This includes it all except Joey Mullen, one of the greatest American hockey players to ever live, a native of Hell's Kitchen.  And Warner Brothers, Peachy Deegan is available for the sequel if you want to add some Irish Manhattan authenticity!
Go see some nice Irish girls.
The Kitchen is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!
Go see it now.

New York City, 1978. The 20 blocks of pawnshops, porn palaces and dive bars between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River owned by the Irish mafia and known as Hell’s Kitchen was never the easiest place to live. Or the safest. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Claire--played by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss--things are about to take a radical, dramatic turn. When their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI the women take business into their own hands, running the rackets and taking out the competition…literally. Now they run the neighborhood. The gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.” The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), James Badge Dale (“Only the Brave”), Brian d’Arcy James (“Spotlight”), with Margo Martindale (TV’s “The Americans”), Oscar winner Common (“Selma,” “Marshall”), and Bill Camp (“Vice”), with an ensemble cast including Jeremy Bobb (“Marshall”), E.J. Bonilla (TV’s “The Long Road Home”), Wayne Duvall (“Prisoners”), Annabella Sciorra (TV’s “Daredevil”), Myk Watford (HBO’s “True Detective”). Berloff’s screenplay was based on the comic book series created for DC Vertigo by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The film was produced by multiple Oscar nominee Michael De Luca (“Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and Marcus Viscidi (“Rampage”). Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Dave Neustadter, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Elishia Holmes, and Adam Schlagman. The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Maryse Alberti (“Creed”), production designer Shane Valentino (“Straight Outta Compton”), Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen (“Moneyball,” “A Quiet Place”) and costume designer Sarah Edwards (“Ocean’s 8,” Showtime’s “Billions”). The music was composed by Bryce Dessner. Principal photography took place primarily in and around the film’s setting, New York City’s famed Hell’s Kitchen. New Line Cinema presents, in Association with BRON Creative, a Michael De Luca Production, “The Kitchen.” Set for release on August 9, 2019, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R for violence, language throughout and some sexual content. The Kitchen and all related elements TM & © Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle

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