Oceanside International Film Festival Brings Pride to the Community

I’ve covered a number of film festivals in Southern California such as the Temecula Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, and a lot more but I’ve never been to Oceanside International Film Festival which is just in my neck of the woods. OIFF now on its 12th year kicked off its […]

The 22nd Newport Beach Film Festival 2021 Opening Night at Big Newport

The 22nd Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off on Oct. 21 at the Big Newport theater in Fashion Island Newport Beach with the world premiere of “Never Catch Pigeons: And Eleven More Hard Lessons from Mr. Paul Van Doren. The movie depicts the life of Paul Van Doren who invented the ultimate Southern California lifestyle […]

The 20th San Diego International Film Festival Kicks off in Balboa Park

The 20th San Diego International Film Festival kicked off on October 14 with an alfresco reception in the majestic Balboa Park in San Diego. Movie aficionados, filmmakers, producers gathered near the Botanical Building and the Lily Pond and posed on the red carpet. It was a magical night where food was catered by Topside Terrace […]

Fashion Filmmakers Showcase their Masterpieces at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

Yasss, I’m back on the red carpet. It feels so good to be out and about and covering a fashion event. It is my first time to feature the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival on July 24th at The Cut location in San Diego. The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, now in its […]

Bohemian Rhapsody, Not just a Movie but a Grandiose Experience

Bohemian Rhapsody is the champion. Rami Malek, brilliant. Freddie Mercury is a winner. I waited almost a year to see this movie, ever since Variety released that Rami Malek would play the lead role as Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami and Freddie have similar backgrounds – Malek, an Angeleno, and his parents […]

LA LA LAND, One of the Best Movies in Decade

I don’t usually do movie reviews but this movie LA LA LAND had all the ingredients that stir my emotions. I sure love musicals and a lot of my favorite musicals were in the 80s like Annie starring Aileen Quinn, Flashdance with Jennifer Beals, Fame with Irene Cara, Xanadu with Olivia Newton John and Gene […]

A recap on Laguna Film Festival – Shorts Film

Being a film advocate I’ve been to many film festivals in Southern California. Although I must admit, that my movie going has kinda lessened now because I have three boys. When I heard about Laguna Film Fest – A Festival of Short Films, I was like “Really? there’s a Laguna Film Fest?” And because of […]

The Third La Costa Film Festival a Smashing Success

Last September 10th was the opening night of the Third La Costa Film Festival held at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. It was my first time to attend/volunteer and blog about the fest. I could not be more thrilled to be there. That night was indeed a success. A fantastic night surrounded by […]

Star Power at the 16th annual Newport Beach Film Festival

Friday, April 23 marked the opening of the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Stars, city council members and other VIPs walked down the red carpet for the opening film “The Water Diviner,” which screened at the Big Newport Theater. “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, is an epic adventure set four years after […]

A must see in Los Angeles – Hollywood Costume Exhibit

Hollywood Costume Exhibit presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London  I was spellbound when I visited Hollywood Costume a couple weeks ago. If you like the movies …old Hollywood and nouveau Hollywood, you will be swept away with the Hollywood Costume exhibit that runs until […]