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 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 18, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

I was one of the lucky few press who, several months ago, was treated to some early clips of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB. My appetite for more was quickly whetted on seeing just brief...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 18, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: Exodus: Gods and Kings

The finger of God seems to have descended on Hollywood the past few years with a resurgence in the spectacle of the Old Testament and teaching of the New, on both the big and small screens. Perhaps a...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 18, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: Big Hero 6

With BIG HERO 6, Walt Disney Animation Studios once again proves why they are heroes to generations and legions of fans the world over. Tapping into the recesses of the Marvel vaults, directors Don Ha...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 18, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Imitation Game

As you are reading this very column, be it online or in print, one of the people responsible for this luxury is the very man celebrated in THE IMITATION GAME - Alan Turing. Although director Morten...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 18, 2014 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

The game is afoot with THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1, but it's no longer being played as a game within the confines of an electronically controlled and domed "arena". With the release of Katniss...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    December 4, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Penguins of Madagascar

As has become crystal clear over the past several years, DreamWorks Animation more than gives Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar a run for their money when it comes to animated features. With...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 13, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

So what happens when you take a beloved 32 page book published in 1972 about a boy named Alexander who is obsessed with all things Down Under and bring it into modern day and expand those 32 pages...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 6, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Dracula Untold

Passionately fascinated with all things vampyric and particularly the historical facts and myth about Prince Vlad of Wallachia, House of Draculesti aka Vlad the Impaler, needless to say I have been...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    November 6, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

Those magnificent artisans of Laika are back with their latest production, THE BOXTROLLS. Taking a sliver from the beloved book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow, Laika CEO and lead animator Travis Kni...

 
 Movies    November 6, 2014

Culver Film Festival Releases Plans

The long awaited date and venue announcement for the inaugural Culver City Film Festival have been released. This release couldn't come soon enough for the large number of film and cinema buffs who have been following this festival as it has...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 30, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: After

A classically styled drama from writer Sabrina Gennarino and director Pieter Gaspersz, AFTER is thoughtfully absorbing and beautifully acted, focusing not only on the dynamics of "family" but the...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 30, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Horns

Some guys just have a thing for snakes and it seems that our favorite parseltongue speaking Daniel Radcliffe is no different. In his new film, the devilishly delicious HORNS from director Alexandre...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 30, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Stoneheart Asylum

Madness and mayhem are the watchwords of the day when it comes to STONEHEARST ASYLUM. Directed by Brad Anderson from a script by Joe Gangemi based on the 1844 story "The System of Doctor Tarr and...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 23, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks. At the mere mention of his name, images of love, romance, peaceful serenity, his beloved Carolina coastline, among others, all vividly spring to mind. So does the idea of second...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 9, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Liberator

Simon Bolivar is a name known throughout the world. A military leader, a statesman, a politician, Bolivar helped shape the face of the world - and particularly the Americas - as we now know it....

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    October 9, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: I AM ALI

Directed by British filmmaker Clare Lewins, who readily admits “I knew nothing at all about boxing when I started this project”, I AM ALI gives us a more intimate look at the man behind the myth...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 18, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW:When The Game Stands Tall

151. That's the number of games the De La Salle High School Spartan football team won - consecutively. That's right. In a row. Without a loss. A 12-year winning streak. It's a record that will stand f...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 18, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy

I admit it. I had some doubts when it was announced James Gunn (whom I admire and am a fan of his work) would be directing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Although I had no doubts about Gunn nailing the...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 18, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: No Good Deed

Continuing with themes of old adages and films lensed within a single confined space, I turn your attention to NO GOOD DEED. As your mother always told you, no good deed goes unpunished and that's...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 18, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: TUSK

I have long been an admirer of Kevin Smith’s filmmaking ethic; although not always a fan of some of his films. He has taken the bull by the horns - in this case, the walrus by the tusks - and...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 11, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Honeymoon

Long have we heard the old adage that "marriage is hell", but what about the honeymoon? Thanks to first time writer/director Leigh Janiak and HONEYMOON, couples may now want to start rethinking their...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 4, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: God Help The Girl

With a beguiling adorable awkwardness, first time screenwriter/director Stuart Murdoch puts a song in your heart and a spring in your step with the oh-so-lovely, GOD HELP THE GIRL. Lead singer-songwri...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    September 4, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The November Man

Tougher than Steele! Better than Bond. Brains over gadgets. It's Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, as THE NOVEMBER MAN. At the top of his game, Brosnan engages and entices with a mature intelligent sexiness...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 28, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Life of Crime

Who doesn't love a good Elmore Leonard novel or film adaptation? Certainly writer/director Daniel Schechter does as with LIFE OF CRIME, an adaptation of Leonard's "The Switch", he delivers a film...

 
 Movies    August 28, 2014

Culver City Film Festival Planned

Organizers of the inaugural film festival for Culver City have announced the first film festival will be held next year. Culver City has not hosted a film festival in several years since the now defunct Backlot Film Festival ceased operations. The...

 

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