Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers
Tonight, Southern California's PBS station, which is based in Costa Mesa, airs the broadcast debut of a documentary I found enlightening and warts-filled despite being made by the main subject's loving granddaughter.It's California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, Sascha Rice's cinexamination ... More >>
Ian Massey has a funny piece in UC Irvine's New University student newspaper about the ultimate Oscar "snub": the nomination denied a certain Moneyball supporting actor.He would be Mike Gillespie, the head coach of the Anteaters baseball team.
The formulas work in movie version of Michael Lewis' book
As the first entry deadline for the 13th running of the Newport Beach Film Festival nears, newbie filmmakers might be spooked that Movie Maker Magazine has named Orange County's esteemed cultural event one of the "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee." It sounds so big time and industry envelope ... More >>
Searching the High Road.Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>
An 11th-hour relocation saves the 12th annual celebration of cinema
Bluewater Comics/Michal SzyksznianTo preview tonight's concert at Honda Center, Heard Mentality reviews the bio comic Fame: Justin Bieber Unauthorized so you don't have to read it.It's a common and universally agreed-upon idea among critics that there's nothing easier--and in most cases ... More >>
David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status with 'The Social Network'
Here are 15 things I'm looking forward to at the Newport Beach Film Festival, which kicks off tonight and continues through April 29. These are based on preview screenings, festival descriptions and even less-informed nonsense.Ling-Bai.blogspot.com1) Bai Ling on the red carpet tonight. Years ago, ... More >>
Now that Obama has sewn up the Democratic nomination for Presidential candidate, he will begin to face the problem that all principled politicians have faced at one point or another. Stick to the idealistic viewpoints and policies in which they truly believe, though they may alienate a large portion ... More >>
All aboard the '80s wayback machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie
The odd upside of Robert Redford’s terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
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