Category Archives: Film Surf Report

Film Surf Report: Disney Fables Are Still A Man’s World Even When It’s A Girl’s

     Santa Monica, CA — Disney has a curious problem with its Princesses:  Their stories are being told from a man’s POV. Tale as old as Time: Fairy Tale about a young girl is adapted for the big screen by … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Audiences with Super Hero Fatigue Syndrome Must Get Used to Universes and 44 Movies by 2020

Santa Monica, CA — Is it Me, or is it getting harder to keep track of all the big franchise super hero flicks these days:  44 movies (and counting) over the next four years?!  This audience member has Super Hero Fatigue … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: In Praise of LaLa Land And Singing While Stuck On The 405 Freeway

   Santa Monica, CA — Sometimes, ya just need to see a “happy” film.  For me, that film is LaLa Land which was nominated for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards. I saw an advance screening in November courtesy of KCRW Radio … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: 2017 Must-See Movies

Santa Monica, CA — 2017 is shaping up to be a Year of Must See Films. And best of all, these major studio releases are not all super hero movies. (Okay, most are.) Still basking in the song and dance … Continue reading

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Surf Report: Movies, Books, Theatre Got Sexually Fluid With The Bromances in 2016

  Santa Monica, CA — All across Entertainment, 2016 was the Year of the Bromance. I just finished reading Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Anne Rice’s latest entry in her uber-successful Vampire Chronicles. It’s pretty homoerotic stuff, and I … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Time To Tell The Origin Stories of #001-006 Before Another Bond Cocktail Is Shaken And Not Stirred

      Santa Monica, CA — The Next James Bond?  Pass. While I have enjoyed the Sam Mendes/Daniel Craig era of Bond, I am ready for something completely different (as Monty Python might say).  And, it’s not Tom Hiddleston even though … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Nia Vardalos is Hollywood’s Greek Screenwriting Goddess

Burbank, CA — Nia Vardalos conquered Burbank Saturday speaking to a ballroom filled with aspiring writers attending The Great American Pitch Fest. Head cold and sniffles, be damned. The former Box Office Girl at Second City has a great Origin … Continue reading

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