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Halle Berry in Extant, CBS’s New Sci-Fi Mystery-Thriller Series Produced by Steven Spielberg

Halle Berry in Extant, CBS’s New Sci-Fi Mystery-Thriller Series Produced by Steven Spielberg

Halle Berry is equally acclaimed for her acting and for her beauty. The stunning actress has won an Oscar, she has starred in many films, and she has produced a few. Now she has turned her attention to television with the new CBS series Extant, premiering July 9th. Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of […]

Paul Tirado, a Talented Young Actor on the Rise

Paul Tirado, a Talented Young Actor on the Rise

There’s a promising career ahead for actor Paul Tirado. He has the film Love In Moreno Valley coming out early next year, and new projects are coming his way. The likable, young performer is poised for success and he has a great attitude that will see him flourish. Tirado offers that “special something.” It was […]

Anger, Sarah Palin, and Whiskey — Indefinite Articles:  A Libertarian Rage

Anger, Sarah Palin, and Whiskey — Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage

By Natasha Lewin As if the high-taxed, low-income, over-gunned, under-educated people of America weren’t already at their own personal tipping point, Phillip Andrew Bennett Low has hit a new nail on the political coffin with his one-man show Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage. One part poetic outrage, two parts constitutional satire, and one snifter of […]

Tony’s Movie Thumbnails

Edge of Tomorrow (SSSS): This is a gripping, humorous time-travel movie that starts out on a high note with a fine confrontation between Major Tom Cruise, a smarmy PR man, and General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson), that lets Tom know what the army is all about. Thoroughly engrossing, it’s extremely well-directed with humor and pace by […]

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street Runtime 118 minutes. Not for children. When you see Channing Tatum in a movie you know you’re going to get a wooden performance, an actor with no comedic timing, and one whose every line is reminiscent of Tony Curtis muttering, “Yonda lies da castle of my fadda” in The Black Shield of […]

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow Runtime 113 minutes. OK for children. On the surface, this looks awful, a typical 21st-century major studio production. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), a smarmy PR specialist, is assigned to a team invading Europe that has been taken over by an alien force and is poised to take over the world. Naturally, […]

Around the World with the Pierce College Pangaea

Around the World with the Pierce College Pangaea

By Natasha Lewin On Tuesday, May 27th, the Pierce College Philharmonic Choir and San Fernando Valley Master Chorale took a standing-room-only audience on a musical extravaganza from around the world. Led by Terry Danne, artistic director and founder of the Premiere Chorale, the packed crowd was first treated to Carl Orff’s chilling Carmina Burana. (“O […]

The Love Punch

The Love Punch

The Love Punch Runtime 94 minutes. OK for children. This movie is a stunner. Emma Thompson is one of the more gifted women in film, a terrific actress and a fine writer. While Pierce Brosnan has been in some horrors (his performance in the ghastly conversion of Mamma Mia to the screen stands out as […]

Blended

Blended

Blended Runtime 117 minutes. OK for children. Since my original estimate of the movie was so negative, I felt guilty when it actually made me laugh out loud just a few moments after I wondered if I could give it a rating lower than 0/10. How could I laugh out loud if it was such […]

The Normal Heart has stellar cast with Julia Roberts on HBO

The Normal Heart has stellar cast with Julia Roberts on HBO

The Normal Heart just premiered on HBO. It was a bestseller that has been adapted into an unflinching HBO Films presentation that explores the indifference that escalated the growing AIDS epidemic in New York City’s gay community in 1981. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Alfred Molina. Julia Roberts […]