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Previewing San Antonio Film Festival 2015: Director David Zucker, Actor Sean Young, Stuntman Corey Eubanks and More

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Writer/director David Zucker, actor Sean Young and stuntman Corey Eubanks are scheduled to appear at the 21st edition of the ever-expanding San Antonio, Texas Film Festival. Read More »

Working With What I’ve Got: Amy Schumer on Playing the System

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One way to address sexism in the entertainment industry is clearly to engage with the sexual politics of the prevailing culture, and right now no one does that better than Amy Schumer. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ – You Had Me at Bello

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The Minions are why children have to see this film, and it becomes a sort of communal experience when every kid is trying to see who can laugh the loudest during the movie. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘It Happened One Night – The Criterion Collection’

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This release won't bore you to distraction. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Results’ – Charming and Laid-back

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'Results' is an engaging and subversive take on the modern rom-com. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Overnight’

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A deceitfully clever look at the state of modern marriage. Read More »

LA Film Fest:  ‘Seoul Searching’ – an Homage to John Hughes and the 1980s

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The LA Film Festival chose to make 'Seoul Searching' one of its Gala Presentations. After the red carpet arrivals, the film was introduced by its director-screenwriter Benson Lee, and had its LA debut in Regal Cinemas’ Premier House. The entire event and the film itself gave that evening at the festival an old-time Hollywood feel. 'Seoul Searching' takes viewers on a nostalgia trip. Its theme, its style and its presentation are all retro in a good way. Prior to the screening, the audience did a stadium-style wave for the director. That’s getting into the 80s! Read More »

LA Film Fest: Dude, It’s a Dude-omongus Fest

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Two films at the Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10-18, explored the Dude weltanschauung to bring us all closer to a profound understanding of the essence of dudeness. (Dude, that was heavy.) 'Flock of Dudes' looks at what happens when you put off becoming your father for too long. 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III' suggests that maybe dudeness could be a topic for satire. Read More »

Movie Review: Joe Dante’s ‘Burying the Ex’ Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario

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Joe Dante's "Burying the Ex is not funny enough, not gross enough, not Dante enough. Read More »

LA Film Fest: Kiernan Shipka of ‘Mad Men’ and Meg Ryan make ‘Fan Girl’ Fun

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'Fan Girl', by director Paul Jarrett and screenwriter Gina O'Brien, was a total trip when it premiered at the LA Film Festival. A “trip”? Dude, that’s so last century. If there is anything this movie isn’t, it’s last century. Fan Girl is a winner of a movie because of the writing, the casting, and the acting. If all that works together, the director deserves credit as well. On the surface Fan Girl is a story of teenager Telulah Farrow, played by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Flowers in the Attic), who adulates the punk band All Time Low. She thinks she needs to connect with the band and create a music video for her filmmaking class to launch her movie career. What she really needs, and the story beneath the surface, is to learn what is really important in human relationships. Read More »