San Diego International Film Festival Opens

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego International Film Festival has announced the festival line-up of events, the opening and closing night films, and highly anticipated panels. This year, the festival will occupy two unique festival villages – one in La Jolla at ArcLight Cinema, Westfield UTC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and one in downtown San […]

Dog Film Festival To Tour San Diego September 25

SAN DIEGO–Following its overwhelming, sold-out success in New York City, the first-ever Dog Film Festival is touring the country, stopping in 12 cities nationwide, including San Diego September 25. The Petco Foundation, whose goal is to help every animal live its best life, is serving as the national presenting sponsor of the festival, which celebrates […]

Warner Bros. “Suicide Squad” Tops $267 Million At Box Office

BURBANK–DC’s favorite lineup of incarcerated antiheroes arrested the global box office this weekend, with “Suicide Squad” topping $267 million and smashing records for both the film and its many players. The announcement was made today by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. With a domestic total of $135.1 million for the weekend, […]

Daniel Kaminsky’s The Deal, Set To Premiere At Hollyshorts Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD–Daniel Kaminsky’s supernatural thriller short film The Deal is set to premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival’s opening night celebration August 11 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Written and directed by Kaminsky who began his career as Joss Whedon’s assistant on Marvel’s The Avengers, The Deal stars Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse), Michelle DeFraites, Daniel Amerman, and Bobby Soto. The film was produced by Michael […]

Film Group Launch San Diego Women’s Film Network

SAN DIEGO–ArcLight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers recently formed the San Diego Women’s Film Network, a new forum uniquely designed to support, educate and enrich women working in and those aspiring to work in the film, media, and entertainment fields. The new joint venture kicked off July 19 at ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla with […]

‘Ghostbusters’ Fetches Four Heroines to Fight Ghoulish Goo Makers Premiering July 15

By Danny R. Johnson Theater and Movie Critic LOS ANGELES – When Ghostbusters was originally released in 1984 it was a special-effects blockbuster which combined a cunning dialogue movie, in which everybody talked to each other like they had common sense and intelligence who were also in on the joke. The movie starred Bill Murray, […]

Director Milcho Manchevski Finishes Production Of Bikini

NEW YORK, NY–Producers Anja Wedell and Munire Armstrong said today that Bikini, directed by Academy award nominee Milcho Manchevski, wrapped production in New York. Questioning the lines between fiction and reality, Bikini tells the story of a documentary filmmaker and his girlfriend who take a charismatic but troubled woman into their home, turning their lives upside down. Manchevski also wrote the script, based on […]

‘RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers’ To Bring MST3K Classic To Big Screens

DENVER–Dust off that time machine (and the floppy disks that run it), because this May the guys of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000) – are bringing “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” to select cinemas across the nation. “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” will […]

‘Miles Ahead’ Movie Is Just a Small Glimpse of the Colossal Genius that is Miles Davis

By Danny R. Johnson Jazz and Pop Music Critic LOS ANGELES – Miles Dewey Davis III, better known as Miles Davis, was not only the most important jazz trumpeters of all time, he was one of the giants of the 20th century music scene. In the recently released Sony Pictures Classics movie, Miles Ahead, its […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Flies Past Half A Billion Dollars

BURBANK–(Business Wire)–Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” continues to win at the worldwide box office. Soaring past $500 million after only five days in theaters with a total of $501.9 million and counting, the film joins a very rare group of movies that cross half a billion dollars in their […]