The Paley Center for Media announces festival line-up for PaleyFest LA, March 17-26, 2017

TweetBEVERLY HILLS, CA  – The Paley Center for Media announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood, CA March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26 and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites. “For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spotRead More

At the Box Office: Review of Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

TweetMarvel’s “Doctor Strange” is metaphorically the latest “Shining Star” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Sorcerer Supreme who’s known for his ties with the Avengers and the Defenders in the name of all that is Earth, Wind & Fire.  Get it?  The 70s R&B/funk/soul supergroup Earth. Wind & Fire sang “Shining Star”, which is what Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) thinks of himself as in the same way as armored billionaire Avenger Tony Stark/Iron Man: arrogant and brilliant with a know-it-all ego, which puts a strainRead More

10th ANNUAL STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL: June 30 – July 2, 2016

TweetSTERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Come celebrate the 10th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival as it returns to Freedom Hill County Park on June 30-July 3. Expect things to be bigger and better than ever! Michigan’s biggest FREE festival will have the biggest lineup of all time with the biggest carnival layout to date!! Event Address: Freedom Hill County Park 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 Parking is available on-site and off-site; prices vary from FREE to $15. Off-site parking locations: Meijer – FREE parking with FREE shuttle to festivalRead More

Movie Review: Bring a box of tissues when you see “Me Before You”

TweetEmilia Clarke and Sam Claflin star in the new Warner Bros. drama “Me Before You.” The movie opens with a shot of a couple making out in their bed. The sun rises and it is morning time. We see shots of Will Traynor (Claflin) dressing up in a suit and tie and putting on his dress shoes. He is off to work as a businessman. Upon crossing the street, Will is hit by a motorcycle and had to get his legs amputated. Wow! What a way to start a movie.Read More

Rancho Cucamonga residents celebrate “Star Wars” Reads Day at Biane Library

TweetRANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Darth Vader and a Light Saber duel. No, wasn’t May the 4th. The community celebrated “Star Wars” Reads Day at the Paul A. Biane Library over Memorial Day weekend. “A lot of light sabers, a lot of force, I like this stuff,” said Rafael, a 9th grader from Fontana. “I get a lot of autographs from them. I get to show that I love Star Wars a lot.” The special event was held in conjunction with the anniversary of the release date of the first StarRead More

Movie Review: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the perfect way to cap your college semester

TweetSeth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron reunite two years later for “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” This movie is coming out at just the right time as most students have already completed finals and are on their summer break. The movie starts out with moaning sounds as Mac Radner (Rogen) and his pregnant wife, Kelly (Byrne) are having sex in their bedroom. Mac noticed that Kelly was starting to look naucious. Seconds later, she puked on his head. It was something that didn’t agree with her stomach. What a wayRead More

Opera review: Mozart Mows Through Motown

TweetAnyone who’s ever seen the movie about Mozart from the 80’s called Amadeus knows that little Wolfgang was a wild thing as a little boy. He grew up in Salzburg, Austria with musical parents, and was encouraged early on to follow in their footsteps. While still a boy, he had footsteps that made Big Foot green with envy! Wolfgang eventually took Vienna by storm, and was the Cat’s Meow across Europe by the time he began his final musical score for The Magic Flute. It was a commissioned work. IRead More

Movie review: “Mother’s Day” is the perfect gift for moms everywhere

Restaurant Review: ‘The Horseless Carriage’ offers a unique dining experience next to Galpin Ford

TweetNORTH HILLS, CA — When I heard there was a family restaurant located adjacent to a Ford dealer, I thought, “I’m going to have to check this place out.” It is called The Horseless Carriage and it opened back in 1966. The restaurant has an amazing rating on Yelp, four stars out of five. Let me set the scene for you. Customers are looking at vehicles in the showroom. On the other side of the window, you can see people enjoying their breakfast, lunch or a full on steak dinner.Read More

Play review: ‘Macbeth’ Strings Up Detroit

TweetDETROIT — I went and saw the opening night of Macbeth at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday. There’s always an excitement in the air on opening night. I remember one opening night seeing “Rocky” with my buddies at Showcase Cinemas in Sterling Heights when I was in high school. The entire theater gave it a standing ovation after the final scene. Yo, Adrian! Any classic’s audience on the opening night of its run has an ambiance of a certain energy, a certain electricity, that only happens one time. AtRead More