Film

“Creed,” A Knock-Out Punch

HOLLYWOOD—Are you feeling a bit of “Rocky” fatigue? Looking for that perfect and inspiring boxing movie that inspires hope in your life? Well, look no further than “Creed.” Could some consider the new flick from “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler an underdog tale that will leave you inspired? Certainly. The tale while not a sequel in the “Rocky” franchise, certainly...

John Stamos Enters Plea In DUI Case

BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, November 24, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that “Full House” actor John Stamos entered a no contest plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug. Stamos, 52, was not present in court. His plea was entered through his attorney. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Novey said that the defendant was...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” Explosive Fun

HOLLYWOOD—Now this is what I’ve been waiting for. Back in 2012, when the first installment in “The Hunger Games” franchise arrived it sent ripples at the box-office. The second chapter of the franchise, “Catching Fire” further established the inner workings of the government and their prowess in continuing the games. “Mockingjay – Part 1” set the stage for an...

“Secret In Their Eyes” An Emotional Rollercoaster

HOLLYWOOD—When awards season rolls in, I always pinpoint a film or two that becomes a must-see on my list based on the trailer not the critical buzz from the many festivals. One of those flicks is the drama “Secret in Their Eyes” with an all-star cast including Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman and Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor....

Actor Charlie Sheen Reveals He Is HIV Positive

HOLLYWOOD—Actor Charlie Sheen revealed on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, November 17 with Matt Lauer that he is HIV positive. Reports surfaced yesterday that Sheen was HIV positive and was expected to make a major announcement to the public during a live interview with Today on Tuesday. During the interview with Lauer, Sheen stated, “I’m here to admit I am...

“The Peanuts Movie” Happy Times

HOLLYWOOD—Can you believe that it has been more than 35 years since the last feature-length “Peanuts” movie? Well those avid fans that have been patiently waiting, the wait is now over. “The Peanuts Movie” reunites all of those favorites including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Lucy van Pelt and a host of others in a flick that takes...

Memoir, “Twinsters” Released By Netflix

HOLLYWOOD—I was so excited to learn that "Twinsters" was going to be on Netflix, I had to check it out. As a documentary lover, especially when it comes to forging long, lost relationships, I have been looking forward to viewing the film and finally got the chance this week. "Twinsters" released on July 17 at select cinemas, follows the lives of two...

“Spectre” Is Full Of Bond Surprises

HOLLYWOOD—I’m not a huge James Bond fan; I’ll be the first to admit it. Quite honestly, I don’t understand all the hoopla behind people losing their marbles every time they hear that a new installment is soon heading into theaters. I’ve seen quite a few flicks in the franchise, and only one has been stellar in my opinion, that...

“Burnt” Fails To Inspire Cooking Lessons

HOLLYWOOD—Something that has been difficult to craft in the Hollywood arena for years is an intriguing movie that highlights the culinary world. The last culinary flick to ignite somewhat of an audience was the 2009 flick “Julia and Julia” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. That was more of a comedy, but played with the idea of cooking. The...

“The Martian” Scares “Burnt” At The Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was quite apparent that many people attended Halloween parties and did trick-or-treating instead of visiting the multiple this weekend. Even though several new releases like “Burnt” and “Our Brand Is Crisis” debuted, some previous flicks maintained the interest of moviegoers. "The Martian” remained on top for the fifth time with an impressive $11.4 million. The space adventure is less...
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