This is an animated, autumnal, buddy-caper about time-traveling turkeys that are determined to change history and keep themselves and their kinfolk off the Pilgrims‚Äô menu on their first Thanksgiving in the New World. Read the rest of this entry »
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, was a director and producer at R.K.O., M.G.M. and Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced movies at M.G.M.
As a child, Susan appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret OíBrien and Lassie. She attended Mills College in California, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors in journalism.
During her adult life, Susan has been on radio and television as an anchorwoman and movie/drama critic. Her newspaper reviews have been syndicated around the world, and she has appeared on American Movie Classics cable television.
In addition, her celebrity interviews and articles have been published in REDBOOK, PLAYBOY, FAMILY CIRCLE, COSMPOLITAN, WORKING WOMAN and THE NEW YORK TIMES, as well as in PARIS MATCH, ELLE, HELLO, CARIBBEAN WORLD, ISLAND LIFE, MACO DESTINATIONS, NEWS LIMITED NEWSPAPERS (Australia), UK DAILY MAIL, UK SUNDAY MIRROR, DS (France), LA REPUBBLICA (Italy), BUNTE (Germany), VIP TRAVELLER (Krisworld) and many other international publications through SSG Syndicate.
Susan also lectures on the ĒMagic and Mythology of HollywoodĒ and ĒDonít Take It Personally: Conquering Criticism and other Survival Skills,Ē originally published on tape by Dove Audio.
Articles by Susan Granger
Compassionate Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a veteran Los Angeles 911 dispatcher who‚Äôs still recovering from a traumatic incident ‚Äď six months ago ‚Äď when she was unable to save a teenage girl from the clutches of a psychopathic murderer. Working as an instructor, she shows new recruits around the vast, high-tech Emergency Call Center that‚Äôs known as The Hive, as the same ‚Äú911: what is your emergency?‚ÄĚ greeting is methodically repeated at every desk. Read the rest of this entry »
Set in 1945 in the Bavarian countryside just after Germany has surrendered near the end of W.W. II, this is the coming-of-age/survival story of teenage Hannalore Dressler (Saskia Rosendahl), nicknamed Lore, who is left in charge when her parents are taken into custody for war crimes during the Third Reich. Just before her mother (Ursina Lardi) departs, she instructs stolid, responsible Lore to take her four younger siblings ‚Äď ranging in age from an infant to pre-teen ‚Äď to their grandmother‚Äôs house, some 500 miles to the north, near Hamburg. Read the rest of this entry »
Disney is betting $325 million that audiences, worldwide, are going to flock to see this prequel to Victor Fleming‚Äôs classic ‚ÄúWizard of Oz,‚ÄĚ which catapulted Judy Garland to stardom and made L. Frank Baum‚Äôs fantasy fable an integral part of American folklore. While Baum wrote 14 Land of Oz novels, he never delved into the wizard‚Äôs background. So this is the charlatan-behind-the-curtain‚Äôs ‚Äėorigin‚Äô story. Read the rest of this entry »
Oscar-nominated as Best Documentary, Dror Moreh‚Äôs astonishing glimpse inside Shin Bet, the agency that took over Israel‚Äôs internal security service, offers an illuminating, insider‚Äôs view of the Arab-Israeli conflict since the Six-Day War in 1967, when one million Palestinians came under Israeli control in the West Bank, Gaza and the old city of Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »
There are certain predictable elements to movies like ‚ÄúThe Notebook,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDear John,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMessage in a Bottle,‚ÄĚ based on Nicholas Sparks‚Äô novels: death, danger and disaster, ultimately leading to romance, and punctuated by idyllic, seaside interludes, rainstorms, Spanish moss and a seasonal celebration. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, it was Jason Statham in ‚ÄúParker.‚ÄĚ Before that, Arnold Schwazenegger‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Last Stand.‚ÄĚ Now it‚Äôs Sylvester Stallone‚Äôs turn, as the aging action stars of ‚ÄúThe Expendables‚ÄĚ try solo turns again. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the decades, Shakespeare‚Äôs classic ‚ÄúRomeo and Juliet‚ÄĚ tale has been adapted to many genres, and this new twist transposes the tortured love story into the realm of the undead. Read the rest of this entry »
This wannabe political thriller falls far short of its mark as it unravels the dense web of criminal conspiracies enveloping longtime incumbent New York City Mayor Nicholas Hosteler (Russell Crowe), who is vying for re-election with a younger, richer city councilman, Jack Valliant (Barry Pepper). Read the rest of this entry »
Christian Petzold‚Äôs Cold War drama boasts memorable performances and an engrossing emotional payoff, which justifies its winning the prestigious Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »