Movie Reviews

Proud Mary – A Waste of a Great Character

Proud Mary – A Waste of a Great Character

Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite actresses so it’s great to see her given a film of her own. It’s lack of promotion and January dump release date are a little unsettling but maybe it will be a surprise.

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'The Phantom Thread' - P.T. Anderson delivers one of his best films with help from Daniel Day-Lewis

'The Phantom Thread' - P.T. Anderson delivers one of his best films with help from Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis plays an obsessive, controlling clothing designer in what is reportedly his final film performance, 'The Phantom Thread.'

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PITCH PERFECT 3 (2017) REVIEW

PITCH PERFECT 3 (2017) REVIEW

AN “ACCA-DISAPOINTMENT”

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Paddington 2 – A Great Family Film Sequel

Paddington 2 – A Great Family Film Sequel

What made the first Paddington so successful was its smartly written and charming family, banking on the immensely likable character of Paddington. Now, the writer and director of the original is back for this sequel continues with this idea and improves on it. In ...

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The Post – A Timely But Preachy Prestige Piece

The Post – A Timely But Preachy Prestige Piece

Streep, Hanks, and Spielberg … I’m sold.

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'Molly's Game' - Director Aaron Sorkin loses the plot in overly punchy dialogue

'Molly's Game' - Director Aaron Sorkin loses the plot in overly punchy dialogue

Patronizing even while it wraps itself in girl power, 'Molly's Game' and Idris Elba.

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Insidious: The Last Key – A Mediocre Horror Film Featuring A Great Central Performance

Insidious: The Last Key – A Mediocre Horror Film Featuring A Great Central Performance

The month of January has usually been a dumping ground for studios to release arguably lesser and more difficult to market films when viewership is lower. The most common genre released during dump months like January are horror films which has been the case the la...

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Insidious: The Last Key Review

Insidious: The Last Key Review

Insidious: The Last Key, now playing in theaters, is an intriguing horror prequel that delivers scars which will give you chills.

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New film about Pentagon Papers provides invaluable info, only so-so presentation

New film about Pentagon Papers provides invaluable info, only so-so presentation

'Washington Post' editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) spar in 'The Post.'

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Margot Robbie excels as Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya,' a biopic with a dubious side.

Margot Robbie excels as Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya,' a biopic with a dubious side.

Blending fact, fiction and direct-to-camera address, a new film on the Harding-Kerrigan fiasco

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All The Money In The World – An Engaging, Well-Acted Thriller

All The Money In The World – An Engaging, Well-Acted Thriller

Will the film overcome some early controversy and deliver a compelling finished product?

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Downsizing – An Original Sci-Fi Dramedy

Downsizing – An Original Sci-Fi Dramedy

ICYMI: My earlier review of Downsizing from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Darkest Hour – An Engaging Film Lifted By A Powerful Central Performance

Darkest Hour – An Engaging Film Lifted By A Powerful Central Performance

ICYMI: My earlier review of Darkest Hour from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Call Me By Your Name – A Terrific Love Story

Call Me By Your Name – A Terrific Love Story

ICYMI: My earlier review of Call Me By Your Name from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Pitch Perfect Series (2012-2017) Review

Pitch Perfect Series (2012-2017) Review

Let’s get acquainted with the Pitch Perfect series!

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'Call Me by Your Name' - New film by Luca Guadagnino film is sometimes evocative, sometimes so-so

'Call Me by Your Name' - New film by Luca Guadagnino film is sometimes evocative, sometimes so-so

In 'Call Me by Your Name,' first comes love, then comes misery in 1983 Italy.

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'All the Money in the World' - This dramatized version of the Getty kidnapping is lackluster

'All the Money in the World' - This dramatized version of the Getty kidnapping is lackluster

Dry and implausible, 'All the Money in the World' replays the Getty kidnapping.

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The Greatest Showman – More Spectacle Than Story

The Greatest Showman – More Spectacle Than Story

Will this show live up to the hype?

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Could Downtown Los Angeles be the New 'In' Place to Live for the Los Angeles Area?

September 04, 2015

Could Downtown Los Angeles be the New 'In' Place to Live for the Los Angeles Area?

Booming downtown Los Angeles can expect to see some changes in the coming years with an increase of residents looking to the area for living instead of work. To many, this comes as no surprise as the area has shown significant increase in living interest over the p...

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BEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS (A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL) LAUNCHES SUITE HOTEL CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

July 23, 2015

BEVERLY WILSHIRE, BEVERLY HILLS (A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL) LAUNCHES SUITE HOTEL CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, is rolling out the red carpet for guests this fall with the Suite Hotel California Package, a two-night stay (or longer) in a luxurious suite coupled with a stylishly authentic experience available exclusively in Beverly ...

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How Airbnb is Affecting Real Estate in Los Angeles


July 07, 2015

How Airbnb is Affecting Real Estate in Los Angeles


Since April 2014, rising real estate prices have raised concerns for Los Angeles residents seeking to buy a home. In this big city, the amount of people that rent their home is roughly 52% of residents, coming in at 17% higher than the national average in 2012. ...

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5 Low-Water Lawns That Stay Green Under Pressure

June 30, 2015

5 Low-Water Lawns That Stay Green Under Pressure

There’s nothing quite like a lush, green grass lawn. Although the year’s dry winter has many homeowners switching to grass-free yards, those low-water alternatives don’t always hit the spot when what you want is soft green turf. If you love your grass lawn, but ...

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6 DIY Ways to Grow A Vertical Strawberry Garden

May 29, 2015

6 DIY Ways to Grow A Vertical Strawberry Garden

Get your strawberries out of reach of puddles and pests with these vertical garden projects.   Juicy, delicious strawberries picked right from your back yard garden are hard to beat. But if you’ve ever tried to grow this scrumptious red fruit yourself, you ...

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10 Rules For Arranging Your Living Room

May 29, 2015

10 Rules For Arranging Your Living Room

Does your living room need a make-over? Just follow these rules to make the most out of this room.   Our living rooms are often the center of the party: we entertain, hold meetings, host parties and lounge. Some homes have very formal spaces, others quite casua...

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