LUCASFILM & ILM Launch ILMxLAB to Develop Immersive Computer Animated Entertainment

By David Riess   Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. have announced the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw ... Continue Reading →

Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party & John Wayne Odyssey Ball

Same event (for 25 years;  same Producer & Dinner Chairman (Norby Walters); Familiar Sponsor, famed designer Peter Nygard & similar cast of former Oscar winners & nominees ... Continue Reading →

Don Giovanni – San Diego Opera: Far More Than Fifty Shades

Don Giovanni – San Diego Opera Occasionally the worlds of opera and film overlap, and such is the case this weekend when both Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Fifty Shades of Grey open. ... Continue Reading →

Son of God a blessing for Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

  Irish actress Roma Downey, who played the tender-hearted angel Monica in the hit TV series Touched By An Angel, can now be seen playing Mary the mother of Jesus in the film ... Continue Reading →

The Wizard of Oz: 3D Reissue

This 1939 classic is a landmark for dozens of reasons. I wanted to see if I could get our next generation to embrace the film, so my wife and I rustled up our daughters  on a weekend ... Continue Reading →

Best of 2012 Palm Springs Short Film Festival

The 18th annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Film Market, the largest festival of its kind in this country, completed its run June 19-25 and this writer’s ... Continue Reading →

“Movies for Grownups” Gala

Movies for Grownups Gala Humble Jeff Bridges, ultra-funny Robert De Niro, quiet Billy Crystal, and friendly Sean Penn, at AARP “Grownups” Awards Event It ... Continue Reading →

“The Ultimate Trip” Returns: 2001 In 2008

“The Ultimate Trip” Returns: 2001 In 2008   Actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood at 40th anniversary screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I have a friendly disagreement ... Continue Reading →