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 Syndrome — 52 Super Movies Thru 2021

Santa Monica, CA — Help Us, Diana, You Are Our Only Hope! Is it Me, or is it getting harder to keep track of all the big franchise super hero flicks these days:  52 movies (and counting) over the next four … 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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