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Gary Oldman Visits the Valley for "Darkest Hour"

Gary Oldman, the Best Actor Oscar frontrunner for "Darkest Hour" was at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City for a special Q & A about the movie.  He told us he is now a valley resident!

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Movie Reviews: "Fifty Shades Freed," "The 15:17 to Paris"

Two new movies out in the valley -- the romantic drama "Fifty Shades Freed" and the docudrama "The 15:17 to Paris" from director Clint Eastwood.  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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Local Filmmaker Debuts Movie in the Valley

Gina Carey's "One Year Pact" opens in Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs tonight.

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Super Bowl: Top Five Best Football Movies

In homage to Super Bowl on NBC and KMIR, I compiled my Top 5 Favorite Football Movies of All Time!

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"Winchester" Movie Review

Helen Mirren is the queen of the mansion in "Winchester," the only big movie to open this Super Bowl weekend.

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My Top 5 Favorite Westerns of All Time

In homage to "Hostiles," I rounded up my Top 5 favorite westerns of all time!

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Movie Reviews: "Hostiles" & "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"

Two big films for you this weekend, the western "Hostiles" and the sci-fi dystopian flick "Maze Runner: The Death Cure."  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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Oscar 2018 Nominations Including Snubs, Surprises

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This morning, Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis revealed the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards and as usual, there were some snubs and surprises. SNUBS:  "Wonder Woman" was totally forgotten!  The symbol of feminine strength did not even get a technical nomination.   James Franco for Best Actor in "The Disaster Artist."  Effect of the #MeToo movement? "The Big Sick" except for a Best Original Screenplay nod, but where's Ho... More>>

Movie Reviews: "12 Strong" & "Forever My Girl"

New box-office releases this weekend -- "12 Strong" or "Forever My Girl."  Take a look at my reviews.

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PSIFF 2018: Interview with "A Fantastic Woman" Daniela Vega

Daniela Vega is mesmerizing in Sebastian Lelio's "A Fantastic Woman," Chile's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.  Here's my interview with the actress from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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Golden Globes Predictions: Movie Categories

Using my trusted crystal ball, I predicted the winners of the 75th Golden Globe Awards movie categories!

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PSIFF: Red Carpet Round-Up

It was a movie buff's paradise, the awards gala of the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Check out who stopped by KMIR's location on the red carpet.

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PSIFF: Who's Who

Who were honored at the awards gala of the Palm Springs International Film Festival?  Check it out!

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PSIFF Awards Gala: "Call Me By Your Name's" Timothée Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet stops by the red carpet before accepting his Rising Star award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Movie Review

Is the force strong with the latest "Star Wars: The Last Jedi?"  Check out my review of the eight installment of the popular franchise!

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75th Golden Globes Nominations -- Full List

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The nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning and Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" led the pack in the movie category with seven nominations including Best Motion Picture and director.   Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" follow with six nods each. Watch the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7th at 5 p.m. on KMIR live from the Beverly Hilton Ho... More>>

"Just Getting Started" Movie Review

My take on the new comedy, "Just Getting Started" starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo.  It's a new movie set in Palm Springs.  

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Exclusive: Morgan Freeman Talks About "Just Getting Started"

Morgan Freeman takes us behind-the-scenes of the new comedy "Just Getting Started."

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Rene Russo Talks About the Palm Springs-Set "Just Getting Started"

Rene Russo is the apple of the eye of Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones in the new comedy "Just Getting Started" which is set in Palm Springs.  I sat down with the actress for this one-on-one interview.

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Oscar Contenders: "Three Billboards," "Disaster Artist," "Shape of Water"

There is no big blockbuster opening this weekend so let's talk about the Oscar contenders now making their way to wide release.  We have "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "The Disaster Artist," and "The Shape of Water."

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“Coco” Movie Review

The latest Disney/Pixar offering “Coco” is set to dominate Thanksgiving weekend but is it worth your time and money?  Take a look at my review of “Coco.”

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Movie Reviews: "Justice League" & "Mudbound"

We all know it’s “Justice League” weekend at the box-office but besides the superhero saga, we also have the Netflix film “Mudbound.”  It’s blockbusters versus Oscar contenders at the box-office.  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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Exclusive: "Mudbound" Interviews

"Mudbound" is one of my favorite films this year and I was so excited to talk to cast members Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, and Mary J. Blige alongside their fantastic writer/director Dee Rees.  "Mudbound" opens in select theatres this weekend and will be streaming on Netflix. 

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Movie Reviews: "A Bad Moms Christmas" & "Thor: Ragnarok"

It’s bad moms versus Thor at the box-office with the sequels “A Bad Moms Christmas” and “Thor: Ragnarok” opening in the U.S. this weekend!  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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"Thor: Ragnarok" Giveaway

Congratulations to Melissa Cabrera for winning our "Thor: Ragnarok" giveaway courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios.

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Movie Reviews: "Breathe" & "Geostorm"

My thoughts on the romantic-drama "Breathe" and the action-adventure "Geostorm."

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Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Talk About "Breathe"

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in the new romantic drama "Breathe" from director Andy Serkis making his full-feature directorial debut! 

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Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish "Geostorm" Interview

Exclusive interviews with Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, and Abbie Cornish for "Geostorm."

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Andy Garcia, Dean Devlin "Geostorm" Interview

"Geostorm" opens in the valley this Friday.  I sat down with director Dean Devlin and Andy Garcia who stars as President Palma. 

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Movie Reviews: "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women," "Marshall"

It's the battle between two new movies based on real events:  "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women" vs "Marshall!"  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman Talk About "Marshall"

Chadwick Boseman (Thurgood Marshall) and Josh Gad (Sam Friedman) star in the new biopic "Marshall."  I sat down with the actors for this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at "Marshall."

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"Walking Out" Premiere to Benefit Desert AIDS Project

"Walking Out" is making its Palm Springs debut to benefit Desert AIDS Project.  From local producers, Jim Burba and Bob Hayes, "Walking Out" stars Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, and Bill Pullman and premieres Oct. 12th at 7:30 pm at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

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Sterling K. Brown, Reginald Hudlin Interview for "Marshall"

Director Reginald Hudlin and Sterling K. Brown take you inside the making of "Marshall."

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Exclusive Interview: "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women"

Luke Evans and Bella Heathcote star in the new biopic "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women" from writer/director Angela Robinson.  I sat down with the actors from the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival for this exclusive interview.

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"Blade Runner 2049" Movie Review

Is "Blade Runner 2049" a worthy follow-up to the original 1982 Ridley Scott movie?  Take a look at my review!

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"American Made" Movie Review

My take on Tom Cruise's new film "American Made."

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"Victoria & Abdul" Movie Review

“Victoria & Abdul” is getting major Oscar buzz for Dame Judi Dench’s performance but how is the rest of this Stephen Frears-directed production?  Take a look at my movie review of “Victoria & Abdul.”

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"Victoria & Abdul" Interview with Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

Victoria and Abdul speak!  Check out my fun interviews with Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal for "Victoria & Abdul."

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Director Stephen Frears, Eddie Izzard Talk "Victoria and Abdul"

I sat down with director Stephen Frears and actor Eddie Izzard (Bertie/Edward VII) at the Toronto International Film Festival for this exclusive look at "Victoria and Abdul."

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"Eastsiders" Filmmakers Talk About Cinema Diverse

An episode of the hit Netflix series "Eastsiders" shot in Palm Springs premieres as the closing night film of Cinema Diverse.  I sat down with Kit Williamson (writer/director/star) and his spouse and co-star, John Halbach, for this interview.  

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"Brad's Status" Interview Part 1: Mike White and Luke Wilson

"Brad's Status" opens in the valley this weekend, I sat down with writer/director Mike White and Luke Wilson at the Toronto International Film Festival for this interview.

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Remembering the Wonderful Pattie Daly Caruso

My heart still aches upon hearing the death of Miss Pattie!  I will miss her terribly :(

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“Mother!” Movie Review

Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” visits theaters near you but should you love this film?  All I can say is you’ll either love or hate it!  See my “mother!” movie review.

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"It" Movie Review

I may be in Toronto for TIFF, but I couldn't leave the valley without letting you know of the new big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's "It." 

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"It" Cast Exclusive Interviews

The child actors of "It" talk about the making of the big screen version of the Stephen King classic.

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"I Do...Until I Don't" Movie Review

Opening exclusively at Tristone Palm Desert 10, see if the new dramedy "I Do...Until I Don't" is worth your time and money!

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Fall 2017 Movie Preview – Oscar Edition

From Venice to Toronto, film festivals signal the beginning of the movie award season.  Here are the upcoming movie we’ll be talking about come Oscar time.

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"Logan Lucky" Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh leaves retirement to direct the Nascar heist action-comedy “Logan Lucky.”  Is it worth your time and money?  Check out my review of “Logan Lucky.”

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"Annabelle: Creation" Movie Review

“Annabelle: Creation,” the prequel to the first “Annabelle” plays a part in the ever-expanding “The Conjuring” universe.  We now know how the doll became demonic.  But, is this worth your time and money?  Check out my movie review of “Annabelle: Creation.” 

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Exclusive Interviews with "Annabelle: Creation" Cast, Director

Behind-the-scenes look at the latest addition to "The Conjuring" franchise, "Annabelle: Creation." 

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"Detroit" Premiere, Movie Review

Go inside the world premiere of "Detroit" in the beautiful Motor City!  Plus, is it worth your time and money?  Check out my movie review of "Detroit."

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Exclusive: Kathryn Bigelow, John Boyega, Will Poulter "Detroit" Interview

Director Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega and Will Poulter talk about "Detroit."  

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"Detroit" Cast Talks About the Movie

The new powerful film, "Detroit," opens in the valley this weekend.  Go behind-the-scenes on the making of the Kathryn Bigelow film.

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See "Annabelle: Creation" in Advance and for Free

Pick up your free passes to "Annabelle: Creation" and see why I'm calling it one of my favorite horror movies this year!  Go to the MIX 100.5 studios in Palm Springs weekdays between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up your tickets! 

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"Atomic Blonde" & "The Emoji Movie" Movie Reviews

It's "Atomic Blonde" versus "The Emoji Movie" at the box-office!  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!

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"Dunkirk" Movie Review

Christopher Nolan, one of the greatest contemporary storytellers, returns for the WWII drama “Dunkirk.”  But is it worth your time and money?  Check out my “Dunkirk” movie review.

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"War for the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review

It’s the big movie of the week, “War for the Planet of the Apes.”  But is the third (probably the last) chapter of the reboot worth your time and money?  Take a look at my movie review:

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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" Movie Review

It’s finally here, the latest reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise!  But is “Homecoming” worth your time and money?  Check out my movie review of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

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Movie Reviews: "The Beguiled," "Baby Driver," "The House"

It's a busy box-office weekend!  From drama-thrillers ("The Beguiled") to action ("Baby Driver") and comedy ("The House"), not to mention animated films ("Despicable Me 3"), it's a smorgasbord at the movies!  Not sure what to see?  Take a look at my weekly reviews!

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Sofia Coppola Reveals Secrets of "The Beguiled"

Sofia Coppola, the second woman to win the Best Director prize at Cannes Film Festival, mixes drama and suspense in the new "The Beguiled."  Take a look at my interview with the director. 

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Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning Talk About "The Beguiled"

Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning co-star in Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled."  Check out my interviews with the actresses. 

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Get Your Free Tickets to "The House" Advance Screening

See "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in advance and for free!

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” Movie Review

Should you see the fifth installment of the "Transformers" franchise?  Check out my review!

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"Cars 3" and "Rough Night" Movie Reviews

"Cars 3" for the entire family or "Rough Night" for those who love raunchy comedies!  Two big films to choose from this weekend!  But are they good?  Check out my movie reviews of "Cars 3" and "Rough Night."

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Theresa A. Mike Fashion Show

A fashion show for a great cause!  Join us this Saturday at Spotlight 29 Casino benefiting the Theresa Mike Scholarship Foundation!  For tickets, call Leanna Thomas at 760-863-2484!

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“It Comes at Night” & “Megan Leavey” Movie Reviews

“The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise is the biggest movie to open this weekend but if I were you, I’d ignore that one (stale idea, lifeless) and focus on two other, and much better movies, "It Comes at Night" and "Megan Leavey."

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Enter To Win: Passport To Coachella Giveaway

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Westfield Palm Desert and KMIR News want to send you and a friend to the biggest music event of the year...Coachella!

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Your Complete Oscar Nominations

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards! For the first time ever, the Academy chose to pretape the nominations instead of announcing them live from their headquarters at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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My Complete and Fearless 2017 Oscar Predictions

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Now that the ballots are en route to the 89th Academy Awards, it is time for us to predict who will be the big winners!...

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