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Beautiful Fight Scenes Through the Seasons

“To everything…there is a season.”  Or so the song, and biblical verse, says.  This holds true for so many things in our lives.  One of the unlikely things that I have found follows this uncannily accurate proverb is the beauty of sword fights in film.  Recently, when thinking of my favorite sword fights (by favorite … Continue reading

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Sacramento International Film Festival (SIFF) is less than two weeks away. If you reside in the area you should definitely come and check out the show.  This year festival highlights will include the screening of Model Minority by Japanese – American filmmaker, and 13 year E.R. cast member, Lily Mariye. Lily and Oscar winning … Continue reading

Festival frenzy

These days’ film aficionados everywhere are finding it a whole lot easier to get a flick fix. The burgeoning business of film festivals has fans flocking to screening venues in hopes of an opportunity to preview the next big blockbuster before anyone knows that it will even be a blockbuster. Film festivals have been around … Continue reading

Hautest ticket in town

SACRAMENTO — Salutations Sacramento is my subdued interpretation of the widely used phrase “Hello Hollywood.” It appears as though the conservative little capital city has finally arrived with fashion and flair comparable to that of the City of Angels. Sac Fashion Week swept through town last week sweeping Sacramento off of its 6-inch heels. The … Continue reading

Academy antics

SACRAMENTO — Credits rolled last Sunday and it’s a wrap for the 85th Annual Oscar Awards. “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane proved once again to be a real, funny guy, as a first-time and he claims last-time host of the traditionally haughty academy affair. The opening montage set the tone with a well-mixed blend of … Continue reading

The Warriors

In a discussion of anyone’s favorite directors, it’s unlikely that the name Walter Hill would come up.  In fact, most people probably couldn’t name any of his films.  However, I would bet you that most movie fans have seen at least one of the films he has directed.  Hill is the director of such hits … Continue reading

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