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 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    July 23, 2015 

MOVIE REVIEW SPECIAL

These are the weeks when tentpoles are out, you’ve seen them at least once, and now you have a chance to see some new and overlooked gems. Not to be missed (and we’ll talk about them on my weekly...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    July 23, 2015 

MOVIE REVIEW: ANT-MAN

It’s long been said that the best gifts are the ones in little packages; uh, or for the ladies out there, those little “Tiffany Blue” boxes (you know what I mean!). Well, Marvel has now joined...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 25, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: MAX

With summer in full swing and the kids out of school and parents looking for some entertainment for not only the kids, but themselves and something they can do as a family, movies are a traditional...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 25, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Inside Out

Pixar Animation Studios has done it again. Not only have they delivered what should prove to be the indisputable Best Animated Feature Academy Award winner come February 28, 2016, but a hot contender...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 11, 2015

MOVIE SPECIAL: 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Hard to believe that LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL is entering its third decade as one of the crown jewels of film festivals but, officially running June 10th through 18th after a couple pre-fest sneak...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: A weekend of good vibrations

There really is something for everyone this weekend at the movies with the release of some of the most anticipated films of the summer - INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, LOVE & MERCY and SPY. SPY SPY is a...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: San Andreas

While I never wish ill on anyone or anything (except perhaps an annoying sibling or two), if "the big one" hits California and the San Andreas earthquake fault splits wide open, I won't shed any...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 11, 2015

Tomorrowland

People often complain that today's generation is so "uninspired", or there is nothing in the world today to inspire us to move forward with global unity to better the world in which we live in today...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    June 11, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

While my love and admiration for Joss Whedon and the World of Whedon (not to mention the "Avengers" and that irascible Tony Stark aka Robert Downey, Jr.) knows no bounds, when it comes to AVENGERS:...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    May 21, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS and SLOW WEST

With more than 20 films opening this weekend or expanding wider in release, there’s something for everyone. From George Miller’s post-apocalyptic MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, the next chapter in the...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    May 21, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: The Age of Adaline and More

This week brings a stunning array of new releases, most in limited release, but all definitely worth more than a look. A particular standout is THE AGE OF ADALINE. Boasting exquisite tonal beauty,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    May 7, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Noble

Christina Noble is a name many may not know but after seeing NOBLE, thanks to not only the subject of the film, but the well crafted storytelling of writer/director Stephen Bradley and indelible...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    May 7, 2015

Let's All Go To The Movies. . .At The Arclight Culver City!

As you stroll through Downtown Culver City you might notice a new face on the block - ArcLight Cinemas. While maybe not a completely new face, it’s definitely a 21st century upgrade. As related by...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    May 7, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Cinderella

Lovelier than a dream, this Kenneth Branagh directed Disney's CINDERELLA sets the bar for Oscars 2016 with sumptuous visual splendor complete with Haris Zambarloukos breathtaking cinematography, the...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 30, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Insurgent

Under the guiding eyes of boots-on-the-ground executive producers Todd Lieberman and Dave Hoberman, along with producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher (among others), and with the energizing and fully...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 30, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: DOUBLE FEATURE: Unfriended and True Story

Seems that not just spring has sprung, but so has the movie box office which is jam-packed with a multiplicity of new releases in limited and wide release this month. This week I turn your attention...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 16, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: McFarland, USA

No one brings inspirational real life stories to film like Disney, especially when those stories center around sports. Be it horses, baseball, football or any other sport, you know you will be moved,...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 9, 2015

Movie Review: The Longest Ride

Let's just get it out there now so there's no mistaking. Nicholas Sparks is Nicholas Sparks is Nicholas Sparks. You know what you're going to get (for the most part) when you pick up a Sparks novel or...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    April 2, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Indie Gems to Brighten the Holiday Weekend

by debbie lynn elias This week, I want to shed light on some indie gems that everyone should be on the lookout for, be it in the smaller art house-type theatres or on VOD. Each bodes strong female...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 26, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Danny Collins

I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or Al Pacino us just getting better, but between his recent tour de force in "The Humbling" and now DANNY COLLINS, I have fallen in love with him as an...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 12, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Kingsman:The Secret Service

Let's just start by saying, Colin is King! We have always known that Colin Firth is the perfect romantic leading man, the perfect "Single Man", a man among men who can tug at the heartstrings and make...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 5, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold

Time for rebirth and rejuvenation with another trip to Jaipur, India to visit with "The Dames"(Judi and Maggie, collectively, as they are referred to by screenwriter Ol Parker) and company, all of...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    March 5, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: The Wedding Ringer

Ringing my bell with laughter is THE WEDDING RINGER. Directed by Jeremy Garelick and co-written by Garelick and Jay Lavender, THE WEDDING RINGER goes into what is, in many respects, virginal best man...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 26, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Post-Oscar Weekend Double Feature

Hot off Oscar-weekend, this week brings a fresh crop of films to tickle your film fancy. David Cronenberg and screenwriter Bruce Wagner collaborate to bring us the delicious (albeit polarizing) "Maps...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    February 26, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: Paddington

I have never known the world without Paddington Bear. Born into the literary world around the same time as myself in 1958, Michael Bond's "A Bear Called Paddington" has been a mainstay of not only my...

 

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