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Movie Review: ‘Tell’

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Yesterday afternoon, my friend Darion and I made our way to the iPic movie theater in Westwood, CA to see the new movie Tell. Tell opened in select theaters in select cities this weekend but is also available on VOD on iTunes and Amazon. Tell stars our good friend Milo Vetimiglia with a cast of really great actors and I am SO happy to report that the movie is a really great film. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I was really happy to see that the movie is funny, action-packed and heartfelt. I loved it. More »

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Movie Review: ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

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On Thursday, when I was hanging out with Emma and Josh at their home for Thanksgiving dinner, Josh asked if I was interested in seeing the world’s first Iranian spaghetti western vampire film, shot in black and white with subtitles. I wasn’t quite sure I was interested until he then informed me that the film was directed by a woman. Sold, I screamed! Actually, I was interested from the start so we decided to see A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night at the Regent Theater in Westwood, CA yesterday afternoon. BUT, before I met up with Josh at the movies, I made my way to Amoeba Music and Vacation Vinyl to do a bit of Record Store Day shopping. Yes, RSD is usually a once-a-year occurrence and yes, it always occurs in the spring but this year, they’ve added a second RSD to cash in on the Black Friday frenzy. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing really great things about the new Michael Keaton film Birdman (in fact, Trent Reznor revealed that Birdman is, thus far, his favorite movie of the year) so even tho I’m doing my best to keep things really low key this week, I decided to go out last night to see this movie once and for all. My friend Stacey and I talked about seeing Birdman last Sunday but we weren’t able to meet up so last night was our night to see it. I have to agree that Birdman is one of the better movies of the year. I didn’t know what to expect going in but I was very pleasantly surprised by what I saw as the movie unfolded. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6′ / FKA Twigs FTW!

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Yesterday was a very fun, pretty busy day for me. In the early afternoon, I met up with my friends Elena and Andreas in Hollywood so that we could see the new Disney Animation film Big Hero 6 at the El Capitan Theater. Afterward, I paid a visit to my superstar hairstylist and BFF Josh Rosebrook for a much-needed haircut and then I made my way downtown to see FKA Twigs live in concert. The movie was great, the company was even better … and the concert was truly an amazing experience. I had a really great Saturday, I have to say. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

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Last night, one day before the movie opens wide in theaters today, I attended an early showing of the much-anticipated sequel movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. After MONTHS of counting down the days, I finally got the chance to see part 1 of the 2-part finale of the Hunger Games film franchise. As expected, Mockingjay – Part 1 acted as a placeholder for the second movie due out next year but I felt it was still a very entertaining movie. All of the really big action will take place in Part 2 but Part 1 definitely packed enough of an emotive punch to entertain fans of the Hunger Games series. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

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Way back in May we got our first look at Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in the based-on-a-true-story movie Foxcatcher and last night, I finally got to see the movie for myself. To be completely honest, I really wasn’t all that informed on what the movie is all about … but after I saw the trailer, I knew it was a movie that I wanted to see. As I watched Foxcatcher last night, all I kept thinking was how unbelievable it is that this movie is based on true events. It’s an odd but very compelling film, once that I enjoyed very much. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’ In 4DX

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Last night I met up with a great group of friends for an evening showing of the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar and while I wish I could say that I enjoyed the movie, well, I cannot. The night was really fun nonetheless because I got to see Nicole, Becca and Loy for the first time in forever and I got to spend more quality time with Darion and Omar but … very unfortunately, the movie was a huge fail on absolutely all fronts. Not even the fun 4DX experience was enough to make the movie good because even those effects were lacking. The night as fun but the movie was not. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Theory Of Everything’

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Back in August, when the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic film The Theory of Everything was released, I cried. Last month, when the second trailer for the film was released, I cried. We even learned that Hawking himself cried when he saw the movie so I was fully expecting to be a bawling mess when I made my way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA last night to see the movie for myself. I was quite shocked when I realized that the movie didn’t make me cry at all … but only because the movie is so beautifully told that I was far to focused on smiling throughout the movie that there was no need to shed a tear at all. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Book Of Life’

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Last night I hung out with my good friend Adriana for the first time in far too long and we enjoyed a very fun night together. After we hung out at her place for a bit, we grabbed a delish Mexican dinner and then made our way to the movies. We had planned on seeing The Box Trolls but ended up seeing an early showing of the new animated film The Book of Life. Folks, The Book of Life was sooooo good! If there is one movie that you need to see this Hallowe’en season, it’s The Book of Life. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Whiplash’

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Yesterday afternoon, I met up with my friends Emma and Josh for a movie date that we had postponed from Friday night and we saw one of the best films of the year. A few weeks ago, I saw the trailer for the new indie film Whiplash and was immediately intrigued by the surprisingly dark story of a teacher and his pupil. I had a feeling from the trailer that I would enjoy the movie … and I was right. Whiplash is a remarkably entertaining movie that is well acted and very well told. More »

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