It's that time of the year again, when a super-packed schedule of French film premieres reigns at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where sold-out crowds of cinemaphiles, Francophones and Frenchies unite.
While exploring your inner child, you can dance to this mood-swinging album while listening to Baylin's luscious voice that adopts the qualities of some of her favorite singers -- Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Dusty Springfield and Stevie Nicks.
Years ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. And under some mild anesthesia and ample Vicoden, it was a rather pleasant experience. But Dr. Mengele wanted to extract the tooth right then and there, using nothing more than Novocaine and some semi-rusty pliers.
I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.
Saturday night I attended the G'Day USA Gala Awards show in Los Angeles where host Nicole Kidman and AACTA President Geoffrey Rush honored top film talent in Los Angeles.
The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.
Ghost In The Shell is an iconic Japanese media franchise and Hollywood's adaptation to live action without honoring the culture which created it is a theme I'd like to see less of.
Have you ever said to a girlfriend, "He's such a great guy; but when I'm with him, I don't feel any passion." Or, "She's really pretty but she just doesn't turn me on." Or, "I meet so many boring men, why can't I meet one who excites me?"
Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.
When Los Angeles-based TV producer Michael Levitt isn't creating hit shows, he's driving all over greater L.A. rescuing dogs from kill shelters and placing them in loving "forever" homes. Now taking his passion one giant leap further, Levitt has created a groundbreaking TV event.
For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.
Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?
The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.
No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.
I present a series of film reviews where two films that have nothing to do with each other go head-to-head for a showdown. Bigger is not always better, but then again, sometimes it is.