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The Shannara Chronicles – TV Series

Release Date: 5 January 2016 Channel: MTV, Tuesdays at 10pm Created by: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar Written by: Terry Brooks (Novel), Alfred Gough, Miles Millar Cast: Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett Production Company: Farah Films, Music Television (MTV), Sonar Entertainment Review: I haven’t read the books. I have read the reviews on the books and I so ... Read More »

Winter 2016 TV Premieres Week of January 3 through January 9th

Okay, who is excited for Winter TV to come back??? This girl! So…here is what is lined up (information courtesy of tvguide.com). For the week of January 3rd -January 9th Sunday: 8pm Galavant (ABC) The Simpson (Fox) 8:30pm Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Fox) (New Show) 9pm Downton Abbey (PBS) (The Final Season) Family Guy (Fox) 9:30pm Bordertown (Fox) ... Read More »

The Danish Girl – Movie Review

Release date: December 25, 2015 Director: Tom Hooper Writers: David Ebershoff (novel), Lucinda Coxon (screenplay) Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard Production Co: Artemis Productions, Pretty Pictures, Revision Pictures MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and full nudity Review: I have been hounding my editor to screen this film. I have adored Eddie Redmayne ever since watching him in ... Read More »

Love the Coopers – Movie Review

Release Date: November 13, 2015 Director: Jessie Nelson Writer: Steven Rogers (screenplay) Stars: Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde Production Company: CBS Films, Groundswell Productions, Imagine Entertainment MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality Awwww. I thought that this was going to be a good one. Everyone has dysfunctional family issues. I liked that it ... Read More »

Brooklyn – Movie Review

Release Date: November 4, 2015 Director: John Crowley Writers: Nick Hornby (screenplay), Colm Toibin (novel) Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnhall Gleeson Production Company: Wildgaze Films, Parallel Film Productions MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language This an amazing movie. Saoirse Ronan has come up in Young Hollywood. This was the role for her. She ... Read More »

Burnt – Movie Review

Release Date: October 30, 2015 Directed By: John Wells Written by: Steven Knight (screenplay), Michael Kalensniko (story) Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl Production Company: 3 Arts Entertainment, Double Feature Films, PeaPie Films MPAA Rating: Rate R – for language throughout First – Bradley Cooper speaking French is so sexy. Okay, now that I got that out of the ... Read More »

The Last Witch Hunter – Movie Review

Release Date: October 23, 2015 Director: Breck Eisner Writers: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama,Burk Sharpless Production Company: Aperture Entertainment, Atmosphere Entertainment Cast: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Sir Michael Caine, Julie Englebrecht MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images Review: I don’t even know where to start. Okay, first, along with my secret love of vampires ... Read More »

Goosebumps – Movie Review

Release Date: October 16, 2015 Director: Rob Letterman Writer: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Scott Alexander (story), Larry Karaszewski (story), R.L. Stine (books) Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush MPAA Rating: PG 13 for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor The story of a gifted writer who went into hiding in a small town and ... Read More »

Crimson Peak – Movie Review

Release Date: October 16, 2015 Director: Guillermo del Toro Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Production Company: Legendary Pictures Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunan MPAA Rating: Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content, brief strong language Well, what do you want first? Do you want to know if Charlie Hunan takes his shirt off?? Sorry, ... Read More »

Culinary Cinema #1 – San Diego Film Festival

  This week (Sept 30 – October 4) the San Diego Film Festival had several screenings (and parties) that took place downtown at the Reading Gaslamp Cinemas and at the Arclight Cinemas in La Jolla. I was so fortunate enough through my work with That’s My E to be able to attend some screenings. Now, I don’t know if San ... Read More »

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