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 Movies    October 30, 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 30, 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    October 30, 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    October 30, 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...

 
 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...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 21, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

A perfect blend of classic film noir and graphic novel, SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR is deliciously decadent. The sequel to the 2005 "Sin City" by Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 14, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Expendables 3

You know them. You love them. You have a kick-ass time with them. And they're back! Bigger and badder than ever, THE EXPENDABLES 3 has you breathless within the first 10 minutes, setting the stage for...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 14, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hundred Foot Journey

To paraphrase screenwriter Steven Knight, "Food is memories". Since the days of a feeble Oliver Twist innocently saying "Please sir, I want some more" to Scarlet O'Hara infamously avowing "I'll never...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    August 7, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Magic in the Moonlight

From a 1925 Alfa Romeo to Jacki Weaver draped in $2.9 million in diamonds to period perfect 1920's French couture to the ethereal elegance of Cap d'Antibes and Mouans Sartoux to the ever dashing...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    July 31, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Maleficent

Be she known as the "evil fairy" who casts a spell on the infant princess Aurora dooming her to die when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel in Charles Perrault's "La Belle au bois dormant" or i...

 
 By debbie lynn elias    Movies    July 24, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty delivers! He dives, he swoops, he scoops, soaring into our hearts again! PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE may be the epitome of the Disney themes of "friendship first" and "lend a helping hand", not...

 

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