By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The blockbuster movies, coming summer soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry, sit on the edge of your seat and are loaded with realistic looking special effects. Get your ticket stubs ready for the five highly anticipated movies, offering you an escape to a cool theater to beat the summer heat. “This is the End” revolves around a group of friends struggling to survive during the Apocalypse and arguing over the last Milky Way candy bar. This hilarious movie sports a talented cast, including James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen. The cast’s strong comedic timing becomes apparent in the trailer, as well as presenting a reason for … [Read more...] about Escape the summer heat with upcoming blockbusters
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| “Star Trek: Into Darkness” delivers high action thrills that will leave you sitting on the edge of your theater seat. The exciting blockbuster movie soared to number one and earned $70.2 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. "Star Trek: Into Darkness” is the highly anticipated sequel to the wildly popular movie "Star Trek" released in 2009. The opening scene shows a high-speed chase on an exotic planet complete with a fiery volcano, which draws you into the movie feeling eager about what will happen next. Actor Chris Pine reprises the role of the iconic Captain James T. Kirk and actor Zachary Quinto also returns as … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams plans to live long and prosper
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| “The Great Gatsby” draws viewers with such realistic looking special effects that it places you into the wondrous, dangerous world of millionaire Jay Gatsby. Although it faced stiff competition with “Iron Man 3” at the box office, “The Great Gatsby” managed to open at number two and earned $51.1 million in its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. Producer, writer and director Baz Luhrmann, director of movies like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," has returned with his take on the novel, "The Great Gatsby." Traces of "Romeo and Juliet" also showed up in "The Great Gatsby," since both movies revolved around a pair of lovers becoming … [Read more...] about Baz Luhrmann gives The Great Gatsby a modern makeover
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| She and Him returned with a 14-song compilation of catchy and foot-tapping good tunes in their third album Volume 3, recently released on May 14. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward make up the band, which has become wildly popular, especially in the independent music circuit. The band’s music is an influence from 1960s bands like The Beach Boys, well known for their breakthrough, psychedelic album, Pet Sounds, in 1966, including popular songs like “Good Vibrations.” She and Him’s vintage fashion sense also reflects their music, both a throwback to an earlier era, but with a modern twist. One of the songs Deschanel sings in Volume 3 is “Hold Me, … [Read more...] about She & Him returns with vintage sound in Volume Three
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer “The Big Wedding,” promises to deliver comedic thrills that will make you laugh right out of your seat. The hilarious movie opened at number four and earned $7.59 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts. The movie has similarities to the wildly popular, “Father of the Bride,” movie series, starring actor Steve Martin that revolves around a family reuniting for a wedding and the resulting craziness that ensues. “The Big Wedding” gives an updated twist that includes adoption, divorce, cheating spouses, and other surprises. Writer, director, producer Justin Zackham, writer of movies such as, "The Bucket List" and "Going … [Read more...] about You’re invited to “The Big Wedding”
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The local theaters and venues in San Bernardino and Riverside offer highly anticipated live entertainment ranging from plays to music festivals and performances. The Fox Theater is well known for historically being the first theater to present the classic movie “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable back in 1939. The Masters of Harmony returned to the venue with a performance called “Pulling Out the Stops," on April 28. The choir, directed by Justin Miller, sings different types of songs such as: jazz, Broadway, classical and more, according to the Fox Theater’s official website. The theater is also looking for … [Read more...] about Live entertainment to hit local theaters
By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer| The movies of 2013, coming soon to a theater near you, will make you laugh, cry or grab onto your theater seat horrified. Get your ticket stubs ready for these six highly anticipated movies. “The Big Wedding” revolves around a funny, dysfunctional, family, reuniting for a wedding. This movie sports a talented cast, including Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. They bicker and joke at the dinner table and elsewhere for our entertainment. You’re invited to the wedding on April 26. “Pain and Gain” centers around two body-builders turned criminals, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. This action-comedy-crime movie, based on a true story, … [Read more...] about Coming to a theater near you!