As we learned from It’s a Wonderful Life, every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings – raising the question, what kind of sour noted bell would produce an Angry Angel?
Set in New York City, Angry Angel follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke, who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven.
Angry Angel, Freeform’s first original Christmas movie, began production this week in Toronto. It stars Brenda Song, Jason Biggs, Ricky Mabe, Andrew Batchelor and Any Favreau – and will be part of Freeform’s annual Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas.
Annie is a reimagining of the Broadway musical-turned-movie based on the classic comic strip Little Orphan Annie. It’s the story of an orphan who becomes the adopted daughter of an unscrupulous, wealthy man who straightens up and flies right because of her.
In the comic strip and musical, the wealthy man was billionaire Daddy Warbucks – so named because he made his fortune selling arms to all buyers. While war profiteers will always be with us, here he’s a telecommunications mogul named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). Annie is played by Oscar®-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
Friends With Benefits is the second film to use the idea of a man and a woman being friends who try to add no-strings-sex to their friendships. Judging from the reviews for No Strings Attached, the one with Natalie Portman [which I didn’t see – the trailer was awful!], this one – with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis – is much better. It may lose steam in the last act, but it’s still smart enough to recommend it.