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: Wonder Woman Rescues Audiences with Super Hero Fatigue — 54 Super Movies Thru 2021

  Santa Monica, CA — Help Us, Diana, You Are Our Only Hope! Save us from The Joker Origin Story that Warner Bro. and DC Comics want Martin Scorcese to direct. Save us from The Conjuring Universe of films. Save … 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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Film Surf Report: Suddenly, Everyone Is Fighting! Super Heroes Work Out Their Issues

Santa Monica, CA — The theme of the year for Super Hero Franchise Films is Conflict. Batman is going up against Superman.  Captain America and Iron Man seem to be at war.  The X-Men are at it again, but this … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: 2017 Looks To Be The Year of Disney (And Its Franchises)

Santa Monica, CA — Looking at the big franchise films slated for release in 2017, one headline jumps out at me:  Disney (including LucasFilm, Marvel and Pixar) is gonna have a boffo year at the box office with at least nine guaranteed … Continue reading

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Film/TV Surf Report: Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women Days Of Future Past

Santa Monica, CA —  When Entertainment Weekly published last week’s magazine featuring four of Hollywood’s most accomplished actresses/producers, I had a sense of Deja Vu. I felt like I had seen this cover before.  And, I had….30 years ago, on Life Magazine: … Continue reading

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