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  • Paddington
    DVD Tuesday: catch 'Paddington', one of best family movies in recent years
    Pick of the Week: "Paddington"This family comedy directed by Paul King follows a Peruvian bear (Ben Whishaw) who travels to London and adopted by the Brown family after they find him in Paddington station. However, he soon catches the...
  • 'Furious 7' races past competition fourth weekend in a row
    'Furious 7' races past competition fourth weekend in a row
    Every single weekend, studios wait in anticipation to see impressive numbers at the box office and every weekend, I cannot help but think about Arthur Abbott and his wise words from from "The Holiday" (2006). While I cannot find the...
  • Blake Lively At the Apple Store in Soho 04/22/15
    ‘The Age of Adaline’ review: Empty promises
    The biggest problem with ‘The Age of Adaline’ is that it used the premise of a woman who hasn’t aged for nearly 80 years as a gimmicky to sell a fairly conventional love story rather than really explore the idea of a woman who...
  • 'Thor: the Dark World' Easter eggs 'Age of Ultron'
    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' marathon: 'Thor: the dark world' Easter eggs
    “Thor: The Dark World” is the second Phase Two MCU entry, but first film to feature a crossover event with Marvel’s TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Though the tie-in wasn’t terribly related, it essentially...
  • Jonah Hill and James Franco at Franco's 2013 Comedy Central Roast
    ‘True Story’ review: Manipulation over suspense
    ‘True Story’ is a film based on the relationship between Christian Longo (James Franco), a man convicted of murdering his wife and three children and journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill). Both James Franco and Jonah Hill give fine...
  • COLCOA French Film Festival 2015: 'Number One Fan' review
    COLCOA French Film Festival 2015: 'Number One Fan' review
    Having its West Coast Premiere Saturday at the COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angeles) French Film Festival was the darkly ironic, “Number One Fan” (“Elle L’adore”). Directed by Jeanne Herry and co-written by Herry...
  • 'The Gambler' on home video
    Review: 'The Gambler' starring Mark Wahlberg arrives on Blu-Ray
    Even if one didn’t know “The Gambler,” available on Blu-Ray April 28, was a remake of a 1974 film, it’s elusive, character-based style and slow, moody tone is reminiscent of so many films from that decade. The year 2014 saw...
  • There Is A New World Somewhere
    LAAPFF REVIEW: 'There Is A New World Somewhere'
    Writer-Director Li Lu's first feature is a beautiful but enigmatic and melancholy romantic drama that offers up a frustrating to watch, but occasionally compelling character study of a lost, lonely and depressed young woman searching for...
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    Review: Ex Machina
    Artificial Intelligence has been a technological goal for quite some time for some engineers and technologists. The notion of creating a consciousness for a robot that can make it aware and feel is seen as possibly a boon in human capability, as...
  • Alejandro Monteverde and Ali Landry
    Meet Actress Ali Landry & Director of 'Little Boy' this Friday Night
    Cinémas Palme D'Orin Palm Desert presents an exclusive screening of the new film "Little Boy" and a live, in-person Q&A session with actress Ali Landry and her husband and director and co-writer of the film Alejandro Monteverde (...
  • 'Alex of Venice' review:  Starting over
    'Alex of Venice' review: Starting over
    Chris Messina has made a name for himself as an indie film actor, has worked with major directors (examples include Woody Allen in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and Sam Mendes in “Away We Go”), and co-stars on “The Mindy...
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    Ted Needs a Sperm Donor in New 'Ted 2' Red Band Trailer
    Seth MacFarlane'sA Million Ways to Die in the Westmay have been a massive bust (Think Sandler'sRidiculous 6will be worse? Discuss.), but he's still the mastermind behind the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all-time. That...
  • Jayne Meadows
    Actress and widow of Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows has died
    Jayne Meadows will be best known to a generation as the widow of TV comedian Steve Allen. She and Steve were married for 46 years when he died in 2000. She was a fixture on his popular TV show, one of the most innovative television programs of the...
  • In Honor of Bruce Jenner: Hollywood's Best Depictions of Transgender Characters
    In Honor of Bruce Jenner: Hollywood's Best Depictions of Transgender Characters
    With media attention focused on Bruce Jenner and his revealing interview regarding being Transgender it's notable how ahead of the curve Hollywood, or at least the Independent Film community, has been on portraying thoughtful, fully formed...
  • The Water Diviner
    Movie Review of "The Water Diviner"
    Russell Crowe commemorates the 100th anniversary of the World War 1 battle of Gallipoli in his directorial debut of “The Water Diviner.”The movie begins somewhere in the Australian outback, where farmer Joshua Conner (Russell Crowe) is...
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