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ASU Film Spark Announces Release of Car Dogs

Arizona State University’s Film Spark program announced last night that “CAR DOGS”, a dramatic comedy starring Patrick J. Adams, George Lopez, Nia Vardalos, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, and Dash Mihok, will be released in theaters across the Valley on Friday, January 27, 2017. The production gave 85 ASU students and 15

MOONLIGHT | Movie Review

When you were a child, you learned things differently than you do now.  You didn't have the benefit of hindsight or experience to carry you through difficult situations, but somehow you still managed to carry the burdens of pre-adolescence and enjoy your life whenever possible.  Not all children are fortunate enough

THE PICKLE RECIPE | Movie Review

In The Pickle Recipe, directed by Michael Manasseri, Joey plays a DJ who is planning to perform his daughter's upcoming batmitzvah, but a fire at a wedding destroys all of his equipment.  Now he must find the money to stay in business and avoid disappointing his daughter.  His shady uncle

DESIERTO | Movie Review

When you put the politics of the situation aside, you can agree the rhetoric regarding illegal immigration has helped to dehumanize these individuals and families that are in the unfortunate predicament of leaving their country to find a better one.  There is a long and strenuous process in place that almost

COMPLETE UNKNOWN | Movie Review

When I was growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut.  I had posters and toys of rockets and learned about space with utmost fascination.  Eventually my career goals changed, but I still look up into the night sky with excited eyes and a child's smile.  Life is a journey of

MORRIS FROM AMERICA | Movie Review

Stand by Me was released 30 years ago and it is considered one of the best coming-of-age films.  Some other noteworthy films are My Girl, The Sandlot, and The Goonies.  They exhibit an energy that resonates with all ages and portrays a creative, yet still relatable transition from innocent childhood

THE NEON DEMON | Movie Review

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Beauty is only skin deep.  True beauty lies within.  These statements seem simple and straightforward, but our perception of each one can vary based on our experiences in life.  A downtrodden woman with wrinkles in her face and wearing an unkempt outfit

SWISS ARMY MAN | Movie Review

swiss army man movie review

I remember as a kid seeing a film called Weekend at Bernie's.  It was this odd story of two men who are invited to a big weekend party at their boss' beachfront, vacation home and discover, just as the party is about to begin, that their boss is dead.  Fearing they

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS | Movie Review

the music of strangers movie review

What is the value of music?  What purpose does it serve our lives and how do we justify our continued efforts to make music an immortal message about our culture for everyone to enjoy?  Culture itself seems meaningless when any society can easily be reduced to a collection of individuals who only require food

MAGGIE’S PLAN | Movie Review

Maggie's Plan

There are always stories of how someone gets into a relationship, but how do you present your story in a way that appears fresh and entertaining?  Setting the story in New York helps since that city seems to have a timeless environment regardless of the technology it's infused with.  Also

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