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  • Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies

    Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies

    Check out my Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies in homage to the labor movement!
    Check out my Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies in homage to the labor movement!
  • Save the Date: Advance Screening of "Dolphin Tale 2"

    Save the Date: Advance Screening of "Dolphin Tale 2"

    Save the date:  Thursday, September 4th, go to the Desert Recreation District inside the Indio Community Center (Avenue 46 and Clinton) from noon to 2 p.m.!  We will be giving away tickets for our advance screening of "Dolphin Tale 2" on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16!  
    Save the date:  Thursday, September 4th, go to the Desert Recreation District inside the Indio Community Center (Avenue 46 and Clinton) from noon to 2 p.m.!  We will be giving away tickets for our advance screening of "Dolphin Tale 2" on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16!  
  • Box Office Preview

    Box Office Preview

    A horror movie, an action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, and two re-releases!  Check out your box-office weekend preview!
    A horror movie, an action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, and two re-releases!  Check out your box-office weekend preview!
  • Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
  • Labor Day Getaway: The Living Desert

    Labor Day Getaway: The Living Desert

    Looking for something fun to do for the entire family this weekend?  Look no further than The Living Desert!  You get to meet and pet some baby animals, enjoy half-off carousel rides, and more!  Click here for more info!
    Looking for something fun to do for the entire family this weekend?  Look no further than The Living Desert!  You get to meet and pet some baby animals, enjoy half-off carousel rides, and more!  Click here for more info!
  • Labor Day Getaway: Win Concert Tickets to See Brian Wilson

    Labor Day Getaway: Win Concert Tickets to See Brian Wilson

    Want a little staycation this coming Labor Day weekend?  How about visiting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino where you can see Brian Wilson and Al Jardine!  Click here for more info and to buy tickets, and here to enter our contest.  
    Want a little staycation this coming Labor Day weekend?  How about visiting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino where you can see Brian Wilson and Al Jardine!  Click here for more info and to buy tickets, and here to enter our contest.  
  • Labor Day Getaway: Discounts for Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Labor Day Getaway: Discounts for Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Save money on Desert Adventures Eco-Tours!  Click here to find out more!
    Save money on Desert Adventures Eco-Tours!  Click here to find out more!
  • Labor Day Getaway: Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Labor Day Getaway: Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Bob Schneider, owner of Desert Adventures Eco-Tours, gives us insight on his company and why it's a great idea for families to do this Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for more info.
    Bob Schneider, owner of Desert Adventures Eco-Tours, gives us insight on his company and why it's a great idea for families to do this Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for more info.
  • 2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
  • How to Play Chapman Stick

    How to Play Chapman Stick

    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
  • Unusual Musical Instrument

    Unusual Musical Instrument

    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
  • Helene Gailen Performing Arts Center

    Helene Gailen Performing Arts Center

    Rancho Mirage High School students are learning the intricacies of performing arts at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center.  For more info, click here.
    Rancho Mirage High School students are learning the intricacies of performing arts at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center.  For more info, click here.
  • Arts in Education

    Arts in Education

    What Rancho Mirage High School is doing to help students learn the value of arts in education.
    What Rancho Mirage High School is doing to help students learn the value of arts in education.
  • Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
  • The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
  • Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
  • "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
  • Exclusive Interviews with "The Expendables 3" Cast

    Exclusive Interviews with "The Expendables 3" Cast

    My fun interviews with "The Expendables 3" cast!  The third movie of the popular franchise is now out nationwide.
    My fun interviews with "The Expendables 3" cast!  The third movie of the popular franchise is now out nationwide.
  • Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
  • Exclusive: "The Expendables 3" Cast Interviews

    Exclusive: "The Expendables 3" Cast Interviews

    I sat down with Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey,Victor Cruz,Kellan Lutz,Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews to talk about their roles in "The Expendables 3!"  
    I sat down with Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey,Victor Cruz,Kellan Lutz,Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews to talk about their roles in "The Expendables 3!"  
  • Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
  • Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
  • Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
  • Back to School: Hairstyle for Girls

    Back to School: Hairstyle for Girls

    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, gives simple tips for the perfect hairstyle for girls who are heading back to school.
    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, gives simple tips for the perfect hairstyle for girls who are heading back to school.
  • Back to School: Haircut for Boys

    Back to School: Haircut for Boys

    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, shows us the best haircut for boys heading back to school.
    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, shows us the best haircut for boys heading back to school.
  • Back to School Week: School Supples

    Back to School Week: School Supples

    Mrs. Desiree D'Alessio, 3rd Grade Teacher at Cahuilla Elementary School, gave us the lowdown on school supplies!  What's the hottest this year, and what does "common core curriculum" really mean? 
    Mrs. Desiree D'Alessio, 3rd Grade Teacher at Cahuilla Elementary School, gave us the lowdown on school supplies!  What's the hottest this year, and what does "common core curriculum" really mean? 
  • Best Movies of 2014...So Far

    Best Movies of 2014...So Far

    My favorite films of 2014, so far!  From big Hollywood blockbusters to small independent films, 2014 has been gracious so far in giving us entertaining and thought-provoking movies.  Here are my favorites and I divided them all per category -- animated, thrillers, sci-fi action, drama, comedy.  Did your favorite make my list?  Take a look:
    My favorite films of 2014, so far!  From big Hollywood blockbusters to small independent films, 2014 has been gracious so far in giving us entertaining and thought-provoking movies.  Here are my favorites and I divided them all per category -- animated, thrillers, sci-fi action, drama, comedy.  Did your favorite make my list?  Take a look:
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy" Movie Review

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" Movie Review

    My review of "Guardians of the Galaxy!"  See why I'm calling it one of the best superhero movies you'll see this year!
    My review of "Guardians of the Galaxy!"  See why I'm calling it one of the best superhero movies you'll see this year!
  • MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan in the Morning Part 2

    MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan in the Morning Part 2

    Part 2 of our time with Bradley Ryan in the Morning from MIX 100.5.  The morning radio DJ talks about our partnership for to send a KMIR viewer to an exciting trip to Las Vegas courtesy of America's Got Talent!
    Part 2 of our time with Bradley Ryan in the Morning from MIX 100.5.  The morning radio DJ talks about our partnership for to send a KMIR viewer to an exciting trip to Las Vegas courtesy of America's Got Talent!
  • MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan in the Morning Part 1

    MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan in the Morning Part 1

    MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan talks about some exciting news regarding NBC's "America's Got Talent!"
    MIX 100.5's Bradley Ryan talks about some exciting news regarding NBC's "America's Got Talent!"
  • Middle School Students Learn Robots

    Middle School Students Learn Robots

    Middle school students in the valley are having a great time learning the science behind robots in COD's Summer Robotic Youth Camp!  What's their favorite robot-themed movie?
    Middle school students in the valley are having a great time learning the science behind robots in COD's Summer Robotic Youth Camp!  What's their favorite robot-themed movie?
  • COD's Youth Robotics Camp

    COD's Youth Robotics Camp

    Instructor Michael Gubler explains COD's Robotic Summer Camp for middle school students.  
    Instructor Michael Gubler explains COD's Robotic Summer Camp for middle school students.  
  • "Hercules" and "Lucy" Movie Reviews

    "Hercules" and "Lucy" Movie Reviews

    It's brawn versus brains at the box-office but which one between "Hercules" and "Lucy" is worth your time and money?  Take a look at my reviews.
    It's brawn versus brains at the box-office but which one between "Hercules" and "Lucy" is worth your time and money?  Take a look at my reviews.
  • The One Movie You Have to See This Weekend

    The One Movie You Have to See This Weekend

    A trio of smaller, independent films light up the valley -- "The Fluffy Movie" starring Gabriel Iglesias, "And So It Goes" with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, and a movie that's sure to get Oscar nominations, many of them, "Boyhood."
    A trio of smaller, independent films light up the valley -- "The Fluffy Movie" starring Gabriel Iglesias, "And So It Goes" with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, and a movie that's sure to get Oscar nominations, many of them, "Boyhood."
  • Manny's Weight Loss Journey

    Manny's Weight Loss Journey

    Like many of you, I am also a victim of the yo-yo diet.  But since I started losing weight last year, I've been successful at keeping it off!  And it's no secret that exercise plays a big part!  Meet my trainer, Jake, from Get-Fit Training Systems.
    Like many of you, I am also a victim of the yo-yo diet.  But since I started losing weight last year, I've been successful at keeping it off!  And it's no secret that exercise plays a big part!  Meet my trainer, Jake, from Get-Fit Training Systems.
  • Learn National Dance Day Routine

    Learn National Dance Day Routine

    Support Starlight Dance Center for National Dance Day this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westfield Mall in Palm Desert.
    Support Starlight Dance Center for National Dance Day this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westfield Mall in Palm Desert.
  • National Dance Day Preview

    National Dance Day is this Saturday, July 26th, and the Starlight Dance Center dancers are getting ready for the big day!  Take a look at what they have prepared.  
    National Dance Day is this Saturday, July 26th, and the Starlight Dance Center dancers are getting ready for the big day!  Take a look at what they have prepared.  
  • Gertie the RV's Makeover

    Gertie the RV's Makeover

    Nationally-renowned interior designer, Christopher Kennedy, is volunteering his efforts to help Gertie the RV be a multi-functioning vehicle in the valley to help local charities.  Take a look at this plans!
    Nationally-renowned interior designer, Christopher Kennedy, is volunteering his efforts to help Gertie the RV be a multi-functioning vehicle in the valley to help local charities.  Take a look at this plans!
  • Help Gertie the RV Help the Valley

    Help Gertie the RV Help the Valley

    Comedienne Shann Carr is turning Gertie the RV into a multi-purpose vehicle to help local charities such as the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.  Go to www.shanncarr.com to help!
    Comedienne Shann Carr is turning Gertie the RV into a multi-purpose vehicle to help local charities such as the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.  Go to www.shanncarr.com to help!
  • "Apes" Takes Over Box-Office

    "Apes" Takes Over Box-Office

    Moviegoers went bananas for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!"  See the complete list of the "Top 5 Movies" that dominated the box-office this past weekend. 
    Moviegoers went bananas for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!"  See the complete list of the "Top 5 Movies" that dominated the box-office this past weekend. 
  • "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review

    Find out why I love "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!"
    Find out why I love "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!"
  • Watch "Seussical the Musical"

    Watch "Seussical the Musical"

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:04:23 GMT
    Seussical the MusicalJuly 11th - 20th 2014Palm Canyon TheatreNot just for the kids. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling militaryschool for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's attention to the speck of dust and his "loitering" care of Mayzie LaBird's egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs fo...
    Seussical the MusicalJuly 11th - 20th 2014Palm Canyon TheatreNot just for the kids. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling militaryschool for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's attention to the speck of dust and his "loitering" care of Mayzie LaBird's egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs fo...
  • What Movies to See and Avoid This Fourth of July Weekend

    What Movies to See and Avoid This Fourth of July Weekend

    Planning to watch movies this Fourth of July weekend?  Take a look at the hits and misses!  Have a great Fourth!
    Planning to watch movies this Fourth of July weekend?  Take a look at the hits and misses!  Have a great Fourth!
  • Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Interview for "Tammy"

    Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Interview for "Tammy"

    I love Melissa McCarthy!  She's simply down-to-earth!  Watch my fun interview with the Oscar-nominated actress.  "Tammy" is out this Fourth of July weekend.  
    I love Melissa McCarthy!  She's simply down-to-earth!  Watch my fun interview with the Oscar-nominated actress.  "Tammy" is out this Fourth of July weekend.  
  • Exclusive Interview with Susan Sarandon for "Tammy"

    Exclusive Interview with Susan Sarandon for "Tammy"

    Susan Sarandon is back on another road trip movie and her character in "Tammy" could have been Louise from "Thelma & Louise" if she survived!  "Tammy" opens nationwide this 4th of July weekend!
    Susan Sarandon is back on another road trip movie and her character in "Tammy" could have been Louise from "Thelma & Louise" if she survived!  "Tammy" opens nationwide this 4th of July weekend!
  • "Tammy" Interview with Kathy Bates

    "Tammy" Interview with Kathy Bates

    Here's the fantastic Oscar-winner Kathy Bates talking about "Tammy."
    Here's the fantastic Oscar-winner Kathy Bates talking about "Tammy."
  • Raw Video: Melissa McCarthy Talks About "Tammy"

    Raw Video: Melissa McCarthy Talks About "Tammy"

    Melissa McCarthy stars in the new comedy "Tammy" opening everywhere July 2nd.  Here's my raw interview with the actress.
    Melissa McCarthy stars in the new comedy "Tammy" opening everywhere July 2nd.  Here's my raw interview with the actress.
  • Raw Video: Susan Sarandon Interview for "Tammy"

    Raw Video: Susan Sarandon Interview for "Tammy"

    Susan Sarandon stars as Melissa McCarthy's hard-partying grandma in "Tammy."  Yup, she's back on a road trip movie!  See what she says about the connection between "Tammy" and "Thelma & Louise."  
    Susan Sarandon stars as Melissa McCarthy's hard-partying grandma in "Tammy."  Yup, she's back on a road trip movie!  See what she says about the connection between "Tammy" and "Thelma & Louise."  
  • Raw Video: Kathy Bates Talks About "Tammy" and Prop 8

    Raw Video: Kathy Bates Talks About "Tammy" and Prop 8

    Kathy Bates stars as a GLBT member in the new comedy "Tammy."  I sat down with the Oscar-winning actress for this fun interview.
    Kathy Bates stars as a GLBT member in the new comedy "Tammy."  I sat down with the Oscar-winning actress for this fun interview.
  • Raw Interview: "Tammy" Director Ben Falcone

    Raw Interview: "Tammy" Director Ben Falcone

    Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, makes his big-screen debut as a director.  How did he do?  Check out in this interview.
    Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, makes his big-screen debut as a director.  How did he do?  Check out in this interview.
  • Raw Video: "Tammy" Interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass

    Raw Video: "Tammy" Interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass

    "Tammy" interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass
    "Tammy" interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass
  • Top 10 Fourth of July Movies

    Top 10 Fourth of July Movies

    My list of the Top 10 Fourth of July Movies to help you celebrate Independence Day.  Some of the movies on the list are patriotic, and some capture America's fighting spirit.  Is your favorite movie on my list?  Check it out!
    My list of the Top 10 Fourth of July Movies to help you celebrate Independence Day.  Some of the movies on the list are patriotic, and some capture America's fighting spirit.  Is your favorite movie on my list?  Check it out!
  • Save the Date: "Tammy" Advance Screening

    Save the Date: "Tammy" Advance Screening

    Be the first to see "Tammy" starring Melissa McCarthy.  Pick up your tickets at Massage Envy on Friday, June 27th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. only!  Then, our exclusive screening is on Monday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16.  See you Friday to get your tickets, free massage, and raffle ticket to win great prizes!
    Be the first to see "Tammy" starring Melissa McCarthy.  Pick up your tickets at Massage Envy on Friday, June 27th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. only!  Then, our exclusive screening is on Monday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16.  See you Friday to get your tickets, free massage, and raffle ticket to win great prizes!
  • "Jersey Boys" Movie Review -- Toe-Tapping or Soul-Sapping?

    "Jersey Boys" Movie Review -- Toe-Tapping or Soul-Sapping?

    Clint Eastwood directs the big-screen version of the Tony-winning musical, "Jersey Boys."  The icon loved the musical so much that the movie follows the stage show's structure and plot.  But is the film good and does it do justice to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons?  Find out!
    Clint Eastwood directs the big-screen version of the Tony-winning musical, "Jersey Boys."  The icon loved the musical so much that the movie follows the stage show's structure and plot.  But is the film good and does it do justice to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons?  Find out!
  • Sequel Showdown: "22 Jump Street" VS. "How to Train Your Dragon 2!" Which is Better?

    Sequel Showdown: "22 Jump Street" VS. "How to Train Your Dragon 2!" Which is Better?

    It's a sequel showdown at the box-office between "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2."  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!
    It's a sequel showdown at the box-office between "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2."  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!
  • "Edge of Tomorrow" Movie Review

    "Edge of Tomorrow" Movie Review

    Tom Cruise returns to the big screen for the sci-fi adventure “Edge of Tomorrow.” Emily Blunt co-stars for the Doug Liman directed flick. Death becomes both a novelty and a necessity in the film but before you say kill me now, hear this, it’s one of the best action movies you’ll see this year! Why? Find out in my review.

    Tom Cruise returns to the big screen for the sci-fi adventure “Edge of Tomorrow.” Emily Blunt co-stars for the Doug Liman directed flick. Death becomes both a novelty and a necessity in the film but before you say kill me now, hear this, it’s one of the best action movies you’ll see this year! Why? Find out in my review.

  • Win Exclusive "MALEFICENT" Watch, T-Shirt, and Horns

    Win Exclusive "MALEFICENT" Watch, T-Shirt, and Horns

    Friday, May 30 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-05-30 23:53:37 GMT
    Thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Pictures, we're giving away some fun "Maleficent" collectibles like watch, t-shirt, and horns! Enter now for your chance to win! Winner will be announced on KMIR Today next Friday, June 6th! Good Luck!
    Thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Pictures, we're giving away some fun "Maleficent" collectibles like watch, t-shirt, and horns! Enter now for your chance to win! Winner will be announced on KMIR Today next Friday, June 6th! Good Luck!
  • Exclusive: Famke Janssen Talks About "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

    Exclusive: Famke Janssen Talks About "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

    I was happy to see Famke Janssen's character, Jean Grey aka Phoenix, return to the big screen for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and I was equally happy to talk to the actress about the movie and the upcoming sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse." 
    I was happy to see Famke Janssen's character, Jean Grey aka Phoenix, return to the big screen for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and I was equally happy to talk to the actress about the movie and the upcoming sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse." 
  • "Maleficent" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Movie Get?

    "Maleficent" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Movie Get?

    The much-awaited retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" is now out but is "Maleficent" worth your time and money?  Check out my review of "Maleficent."
    The much-awaited retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" is now out but is "Maleficent" worth your time and money?  Check out my review of "Maleficent."
  • Special Advance Screening: Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow"

    Special Advance Screening: Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow"

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:03:28 GMT
    Save the Date! KMIR is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures for our exclusive, advance valley screening of "Edge of Tomorrow" starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. From the writer of "The Usual Suspects" and the director of "The Bourne Identity" comes the new sci-fi adventure "Edge of Tomorrow."Our special screening is on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16. But you need your tickets! So where do you pick them up? Here's the info:Thursday, May 29th, Noon to 2 p.m.Cactus F...
    Save the Date! KMIR is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures for our exclusive, advance valley screening of "Edge of Tomorrow" starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. From the writer of "The Usual Suspects" and the director of "The Bourne Identity" comes the new sci-fi adventure "Edge of Tomorrow."Our special screening is on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16. But you need your tickets! So where do you pick them up? Here's the info:Thursday, May 29th, Noon to 2 p.m.Cactus F...
  • "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Blended' Movie Reviews

    "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Blended' Movie Reviews

    Two big movies for Memorial Day Weekend!  See which one is worth your time and  money between "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Blended." 
    Two big movies for Memorial Day Weekend!  See which one is worth your time and  money between "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Blended." 
  • As Seen on KMIR Today: My Fun Interview with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for "Blended"

    As Seen on KMIR Today: My Fun Interview with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for "Blended"

    I sat down with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore to talk about their new family romantic comedy, "Blended."
    I sat down with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore to talk about their new family romantic comedy, "Blended."
  • Jon Favreau Interview for “Chef” – Does He Eat Filipino Food?

    Jon Favreau Interview for “Chef” – Does He Eat Filipino Food?

    Jon Favreau returns to personal filmmaking with the new indie hit, “Chef!”  Not only is he starring in the film, he also wrote and directed the movie that is after my heart as well as my stomach! 
    Jon Favreau returns to personal filmmaking with the new indie hit, “Chef!”  Not only is he starring in the film, he also wrote and directed the movie that is after my heart as well as my stomach! 
  • As Seen On KMIR Today: "Blended" Interviews with Bella Thorne & Wendi McLendon-Covey

    As Seen On KMIR Today: "Blended" Interviews with Bella Thorne & Wendi McLendon-Covey

    My fun interviews with Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Reno 911," "Bridesmaids") and Bella Thorne (Disney Channel's "Shake It Up") from the movie "Blended." 
    My fun interviews with Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Reno 911," "Bridesmaids") and Bella Thorne (Disney Channel's "Shake It Up") from the movie "Blended." 
  • As Seen On KMIR Today: Exclusive Interviews with Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe for "Blended"

    As Seen On KMIR Today: Exclusive Interviews with Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe for "Blended"

    Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe reveal secrets of the new Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie "Blended."  I sat down with the stars for this exclusive, one-on-one interview.
    Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe reveal secrets of the new Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie "Blended."  I sat down with the stars for this exclusive, one-on-one interview.
  • Raw Video: My Fun Interview with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for "Blended"

    Raw Video: My Fun Interview with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for "Blended"

    We all love Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler together!  The two has great chemistry as seen on "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates."  Have no fear, that chemistry is still palpable in "Blended," a super-funny comedy that is ignited by Barrymore and Sandler.  In this interview, we talked about the movie, and Sandler's aunt, Aunt Bobby, who lives in Palm Desert and loves little old me! 
    We all love Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler together!  The two has great chemistry as seen on "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates."  Have no fear, that chemistry is still palpable in "Blended," a super-funny comedy that is ignited by Barrymore and Sandler.  In this interview, we talked about the movie, and Sandler's aunt, Aunt Bobby, who lives in Palm Desert and loves little old me! 
  • RAw Video: “BLENDED” Interview with Wendi McLendon-Covey

    RAw Video: “BLENDED” Interview with Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Wendi McLendon-Covey has been a busy actress as of late.  She was one of the "Bridesmaids," then became "The Single Moms Club," and now, McLendon-Covey stars as Drew Barrymore's best friend in the funny "Blended."  Check out my interview with the funny actress. 
    Wendi McLendon-Covey has been a busy actress as of late.  She was one of the "Bridesmaids," then became "The Single Moms Club," and now, McLendon-Covey stars as Drew Barrymore's best friend in the funny "Blended."  Check out my interview with the funny actress. 
  • Raw Video: Bella Thorne Talks About "Blended"

    Raw Video: Bella Thorne Talks About "Blended"

    Bella Thorne, the Disney Channel star, is now ready to embark in movies!  She stars as Adam Sandler's daughter, Hilary aka Larry, in the new comedy "Blended" opening Memorial Day weekend.  I sat down with the actress to talk about the movie, and her new album, "Call It Whatever." 
    Bella Thorne, the Disney Channel star, is now ready to embark in movies!  She stars as Adam Sandler's daughter, Hilary aka Larry, in the new comedy "Blended" opening Memorial Day weekend.  I sat down with the actress to talk about the movie, and her new album, "Call It Whatever." 
  • Raw Video: Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe for "Blended"

    Raw Video: Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe for "Blended"

    Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe nearly stole the show in the new movie "Blended."  I sat down with the dynamic duo to talk about their interest in the movie, their characters, and their ideal vacation.  Have fun!
    Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe nearly stole the show in the new movie "Blended."  I sat down with the dynamic duo to talk about their interest in the movie, their characters, and their ideal vacation.  Have fun!
  • "Godzilla" Movie Review

    "Godzilla" Movie Review

    Is the new "Godzilla" worth your time and money and is it better than the 1998 version?  We've all been waiting for it, and it's finally here.  But before you head out to watch "Godzilla," take a look at my movie review.
    Is the new "Godzilla" worth your time and money and is it better than the 1998 version?  We've all been waiting for it, and it's finally here.  But before you head out to watch "Godzilla," take a look at my movie review.
  • Adam Sandler's Aunt Bobby Loves KMIR!

    Adam Sandler's Aunt Bobby Loves KMIR!

    I sat down with the fantastic on-screen couple, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, for their super-funny romantic comedy "Blended."  And to my surprise, Sandler said that his Aunt watches KMIR and loves little old me!  I just couldn't contain my happiness!  Best compliment ever!  I'll post the complete interview shortly, but for now, here's a short tease. 
    I sat down with the fantastic on-screen couple, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, for their super-funny romantic comedy "Blended."  And to my surprise, Sandler said that his Aunt watches KMIR and loves little old me!  I just couldn't contain my happiness!  Best compliment ever!  I'll post the complete interview shortly, but for now, here's a short tease. 
  • Exclusive Interview: Bryan Cranston for "Godzilla"

    Exclusive Interview: Bryan Cranston for "Godzilla"

    Bryan Cranston adds credibility to the big screen adventure "Godzilla."  He stars as Joe Brody, the emotional center of the film.  I sat down with the Emmy and Golden Globe winner to talk about the movie.  
    Bryan Cranston adds credibility to the big screen adventure "Godzilla."  He stars as Joe Brody, the emotional center of the film.  I sat down with the Emmy and Golden Globe winner to talk about the movie.  
  • Exclusive Interviews: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Talk About "Godzilla"

    Exclusive Interviews: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Talk About "Godzilla"

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are getting ready for the ride of their lives!  Both are about to embark on the big (literally!) summer blockbuster "Godzilla."  I sat down with the talented actors to talk about their roles and the movie. 
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are getting ready for the ride of their lives!  Both are about to embark on the big (literally!) summer blockbuster "Godzilla."  I sat down with the talented actors to talk about their roles and the movie. 
  • Exclusive Interview: "Godzilla" Director, Gareth Edwards, Talks About Making the Blockbuster

    Exclusive Interview: "Godzilla" Director, Gareth Edwards, Talks About Making the Blockbuster

    "Godzilla" returns to the big screen with the brand new movie about the King of Monsters opening this Friday.  I sat down with the director, Gareth Edwards, to talk about the movie. 
    "Godzilla" returns to the big screen with the brand new movie about the King of Monsters opening this Friday.  I sat down with the director, Gareth Edwards, to talk about the movie. 
  • See Ben Affleck as Batman

    See Ben Affleck as Batman

    Directed Zack Snyder posted the above picture on Twitter saying,I shot this with my@Leica_CameraM Monochrom.#Batman#Batmobile#Gothamhttp://imgur.com/3hRU6pxpic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJI don't know about you but this looks fantastic -- serious muscle definition, and a very cool, new and improved Batmobile!I think Ben Affleck is taking this Batman to the brooding Dark Knight that we love! So yay!The actor is starring alongside Henry Cavill returning as our Man of Steel and Gal Gadot being feature...
    Directed Zack Snyder posted the above picture on Twitter saying,I shot this with my@Leica_CameraM Monochrom.#Batman#Batmobile#Gothamhttp://imgur.com/3hRU6pxpic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJI don't know about you but this looks fantastic -- serious muscle definition, and a very cool, new and improved Batmobile!I think Ben Affleck is taking this Batman to the brooding Dark Knight that we love! So yay!The actor is starring alongside Henry Cavill returning as our Man of Steel and Gal Gadot being feature...
  • "Harry Potter" Spinoff Gets Release Date

    "Harry Potter" Spinoff Gets Release Date

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-05-13 22:32:05 GMT
    Warner Bros. has announced that the "Harry Potter" spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them" will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016! Save the date Potter fans!The fantastic lady who gave us Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is making her screenwriting debut for the movie. According to Wikipedia, "Fantastic Beasts" is about:Fantastic Beastspurports to be a reproduction of a textbook owned byHarry Potterand written by magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional character in theHarry...
    Warner Bros. has announced that the "Harry Potter" spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them" will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016! Save the date Potter fans!The fantastic lady who gave us Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is making her screenwriting debut for the movie. According to Wikipedia, "Fantastic Beasts" is about:Fantastic Beastspurports to be a reproduction of a textbook owned byHarry Potterand written by magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional character in theHarry...
  • RAW VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks About "Godzilla"

    RAW VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks About "Godzilla"

    We love Bryan Cranston, and we love him as Walter White in "Breaking Bad!"  Now, the actor is teaming up with the King of all Monsters for "Godzilla!"  Take a look at my fun interview with the actor!
    We love Bryan Cranston, and we love him as Walter White in "Breaking Bad!"  Now, the actor is teaming up with the King of all Monsters for "Godzilla!"  Take a look at my fun interview with the actor!
  • RAW VIDEO: "Godzilla" Interview with Elizabeth Olsen

    RAW VIDEO: "Godzilla" Interview with Elizabeth Olsen

    The baby sister of the Olsen twins is all grown up!  She dazzled us with her star-making performance in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and now, she's getting ready for her first big summer blockbuster, "Godzilla!"  Take a look at my fun interview with the actress.
    The baby sister of the Olsen twins is all grown up!  She dazzled us with her star-making performance in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and now, she's getting ready for her first big summer blockbuster, "Godzilla!"  Take a look at my fun interview with the actress.
  • RAW VIDEO: "Godzilla" Director Interview

    RAW VIDEO: "Godzilla" Director Interview

    Director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") talks about remaking "Godzilla" and why this new version stays faithful to the spirit of the 1954 "Godzilla." 
    Director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") talks about remaking "Godzilla" and why this new version stays faithful to the spirit of the 1954 "Godzilla." 
  • RAW VIDEO: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks About "Godzilla"

    RAW VIDEO: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks About "Godzilla"

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as U.S. Navy officer, Ford Brody in the monster-size hit, "Godzilla!"  How did he research the role, and how was it like working with Bryan Cranston?  Take a look!
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as U.S. Navy officer, Ford Brody in the monster-size hit, "Godzilla!"  How did he research the role, and how was it like working with Bryan Cranston?  Take a look!
  • Wonder Woman Gets a Star

    Wonder Woman Gets a Star

    A superhero lands in Palm Springs!  
    Lynda Carter, famous for being Wonder Woman on television from 1975 to 1979, received a great honor.
    A superhero lands in Palm Springs!  
    Lynda Carter, famous for being Wonder Woman on television from 1975 to 1979, received a great honor.
  • "Neighbors" Movie Review

    "Neighbors" Movie Review

    Seth Rogen and Zac Efron team up for director Nicholas Stoller's ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") "Neighbors."  Also starring are Rose Byrne ("Insidious" films, "Bridesmaids"), Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Lisa Kudrow.  "Neighbors" is Rated R. 
    Seth Rogen and Zac Efron team up for director Nicholas Stoller's ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") "Neighbors."  Also starring are Rose Byrne ("Insidious" films, "Bridesmaids"), Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Lisa Kudrow.  "Neighbors" is Rated R. 
  • Cinco de Manny Song

    Cinco de Manny Song

    PALM DESERT - Cinco de Mayo is known as "Cinco de Manny" here at KMIR. Manny the Movie Guy's birthday is on May 5. So we had Mariachi Orgullo Aztecta to play him a song!
    PALM DESERT - Cinco de Mayo is known as "Cinco de Manny" here at KMIR. Manny the Movie Guy's birthday is on May 5. So we had Mariachi Orgullo Aztecta to play him a song!
  • “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Movie Review -- Do We Need Another Spidey Movie?

    “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Movie Review -- Do We Need Another Spidey Movie?

    Director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone for the sequel but is it better than the first "The Amazing Spider-Man?"  Or should Spidey just hang it up?
    Director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone for the sequel but is it better than the first "The Amazing Spider-Man?"  Or should Spidey just hang it up?
  • Are You the Valley's Voice? Win Big Prizes!

    Are You the Valley's Voice? Win Big Prizes!

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-30 16:51:38 GMT
    Do you have what it takes to be the next singing sensation on NBC's "The Voice?" We're looking for you! KMIR is inviting you for our special contest we're calling "The Valley Voice." Every Friday for the next three weeks, we're holding audtions at the Crazy Coconut Bar and Grill in Palm Springs. Here are the dates:MAY 2ND, 9TH, AND 16TH Contest begins nightly at 9 p.m.All you have to do is sign-up for the contest at Crazy Coconut and bring your singing voice!Crazy Coconut is on 166 N Palm Can...
    Do you have what it takes to be the next singing sensation on NBC's "The Voice?" We're looking for you! KMIR is inviting you for our special contest we're calling "The Valley Voice." Every Friday for the next three weeks, we're holding audtions at the Crazy Coconut Bar and Grill in Palm Springs. Here are the dates:MAY 2ND, 9TH, AND 16TH Contest begins nightly at 9 p.m.All you have to do is sign-up for the contest at Crazy Coconut and bring your singing voice!Crazy Coconut is on 166 N Palm Can...
  • "The Quite Ones" Movie Review Plus "The Other Woman" and 4-D Theater?

    "The Quite Ones" Movie Review Plus "The Other Woman" and 4-D Theater?

    My reviews of the horror flick "The Quiet Ones" and the comedy "The Other Woman."  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!
    My reviews of the horror flick "The Quiet Ones" and the comedy "The Other Woman."  Which one is my pick of the week?  Take a look!
  • "The Quiet Ones" Exclusive Interview

    "The Quiet Ones" Exclusive Interview

    I sat down with the cast of "The Quiet Ones" -- Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, and Jared Harris.  The creepy horror film, bearing the Hammer Films mark, opens in the valley on Friday, April 25. 
    I sat down with the cast of "The Quiet Ones" -- Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, and Jared Harris.  The creepy horror film, bearing the Hammer Films mark, opens in the valley on Friday, April 25. 
  • Raw Video: "The Quiet Ones" Interview

    Raw Video: "The Quiet Ones" Interview

    My fun interview with "The Quiet Ones" cast -- Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, and Jared Harris.  "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters on Friday, April 25. 
    My fun interview with "The Quiet Ones" cast -- Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, and Jared Harris.  "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters on Friday, April 25. 
  • Get Ready for Live-Action "Barbie" Movie

    Get Ready for Live-Action "Barbie" Movie

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:30:08 GMT
    Barbie is coming to the big screen! But this one's not going to be an animated adventure but a live-action comedy featuring the iconic blond, blue-eyed doll! Sony Pictures will team up withMattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation to deliver you the movie that I'm sure you've been waiting for! Jenny Bicks, a writer for the Showtime series ``The Big C'' and a veteran of the sitcomes "Men in Trees" and "Sex and the City" is penning the script. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing....
    Barbie is coming to the big screen! But this one's not going to be an animated adventure but a live-action comedy featuring the iconic blond, blue-eyed doll! Sony Pictures will team up withMattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation to deliver you the movie that I'm sure you've been waiting for! Jenny Bicks, a writer for the Showtime series ``The Big C'' and a veteran of the sitcomes "Men in Trees" and "Sex and the City" is penning the script. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing....
  • "Transcendence" Movie Review

    "Transcendence" Movie Review

    The new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" arrives in the valley this weekend but is it worth your time and money?  Manny the Movie Guy has your answer. 
    The new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" arrives in the valley this weekend but is it worth your time and money?  Manny the Movie Guy has your answer. 
  • Morgan Freeman Talks About "Transcendence"

    Morgan Freeman Talks About "Transcendence"

    Morgan Freeman teams up with Johnny Depp for the first time for "Transcendence."  The actor plays the mentor of Depp's character.  What got Freeman interested in the role, and how accurate is the science fiction premise of the movie?  Manny the Movie Guy sits down with the actor to find out. 
    Morgan Freeman teams up with Johnny Depp for the first time for "Transcendence."  The actor plays the mentor of Depp's character.  What got Freeman interested in the role, and how accurate is the science fiction premise of the movie?  Manny the Movie Guy sits down with the actor to find out. 
  • Exclusive: Cast of "Transcendence" Interviews

    Exclusive: Cast of "Transcendence" Interviews

    Manny the Movie Guy sits down with Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, and Rebecca Hall to talk about their new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman.  "Transcendence" opens in the valley on Friday, April 18th.  
    Manny the Movie Guy sits down with Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, and Rebecca Hall to talk about their new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman.  "Transcendence" opens in the valley on Friday, April 18th.  
  • Manny the Movie Guy Interviews "Transcendence" Director

    Manny the Movie Guy Interviews "Transcendence" Director

    Transcendence opens this Friday. Manny the Movie Guy interviews the Oscar-winning director Wally Pfister. 
    Transcendence opens this Friday. Manny the Movie Guy interviews the Oscar-winning director Wally Pfister. 
  • RAW VIDEO -- Morgan Freeman Talks About "Transcendence"

    RAW VIDEO -- Morgan Freeman Talks About "Transcendence"

    I’ve always enjoyed talking to the great Morgan Freeman but he was especially animated one Saturday afternoon talking about his new movie “Transcendence.”  He particularly admired working with Johnny Depp (even though it’s really for one scene – the rest are CGI) and counted the actor as one of the main reasons he took the role of Joseph Tagger, a brilliant computer professor who warns the world about its reliance on technology.  Watch my raw, uncut interview with the icon.
    I’ve always enjoyed talking to the great Morgan Freeman but he was especially animated one Saturday afternoon talking about his new movie “Transcendence.”  He particularly admired working with Johnny Depp (even though it’s really for one scene – the rest are CGI) and counted the actor as one of the main reasons he took the role of Joseph Tagger, a brilliant computer professor who warns the world about its reliance on technology.  Watch my raw, uncut interview with the icon.
  • RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Kate Mara

    RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Kate Mara

    I’ve always been in awe of Kate Mara.  The sibling of Rooney Mara has an unforgettable face and can always steal scenes from her fellow actors in movies such as “127 Hours” and “Transsiberian.”  In “Transcendence,” Mara is Bree, an anti-technology extremist who will do anything to stop transcendence.  Watch my uncut interview with the actress.
    I’ve always been in awe of Kate Mara.  The sibling of Rooney Mara has an unforgettable face and can always steal scenes from her fellow actors in movies such as “127 Hours” and “Transsiberian.”  In “Transcendence,” Mara is Bree, an anti-technology extremist who will do anything to stop transcendence.  Watch my uncut interview with the actress.
  • RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Paul Bettany

    RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Paul Bettany

    Paul Bettany has always been a reliable character actor and he puts his talent to good use in the new sci-fi thriller “Transcendence.”  He stars as Max Waters, the family friend of the couple played by Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.  He’s a pro-technology who warns about society’s reliance on computers.  Watch this uncut footage of my interview!
    Paul Bettany has always been a reliable character actor and he puts his talent to good use in the new sci-fi thriller “Transcendence.”  He stars as Max Waters, the family friend of the couple played by Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.  He’s a pro-technology who warns about society’s reliance on computers.  Watch this uncut footage of my interview!
  • RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Director Wally Pfister

    RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Director Wally Pfister

    Wally Pfister has worked with the great Christopher Nolan as his director of photography in movies like “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” Memento,” and much more -- pretty much in all of Nolan movies.  But now, the Oscar-winning cinematographer from “Inception” is branching out and making his debut as a director in “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp.  Watch the uncut footage of my interview.  
    Wally Pfister has worked with the great Christopher Nolan as his director of photography in movies like “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” Memento,” and much more -- pretty much in all of Nolan movies.  But now, the Oscar-winning cinematographer from “Inception” is branching out and making his debut as a director in “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp.  Watch the uncut footage of my interview.  
  • RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Rebecca Hall

    RAW VIDEO -- "Transcendence" Interview with Rebecca Hall

    I love Rebecca Hall!  Not only is she a memorable actress (“The Prestige,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” “The Town”), she is also a very sweet person!  In “Transcendence,” she plays Evelyn, the wife of Johnny Depp’s character, who will do anything to bring back her husband to life, even if it’s virtual.  She really anchors the movie from start to finish.  
    I love Rebecca Hall!  Not only is she a memorable actress (“The Prestige,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” “The Town”), she is also a very sweet person!  In “Transcendence,” she plays Evelyn, the wife of Johnny Depp’s character, who will do anything to bring back her husband to life, even if it’s virtual.  She really anchors the movie from start to finish.  
  • Your Complete MTV Movie Awards Winners List

    Your Complete MTV Movie Awards Winners List

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:38:16 GMT
    As soon as you saw Conan O'Brien emerging from a 5,000 pound flaming bucket of popcorn, you know you're in for another wacky, entertaining MTV Movie Awards. O'Brien broke the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show open (are you listening Ellen?) with stars such asTaylor Swift, Sir Anthony Hopkins, the cast of “The Big Bang Theory,” Adam Sandler, Katy Perry, Andy Samberg, Jack White, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Scorsese, Demi Moore, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba,...
    As soon as you saw Conan O'Brien emerging from a 5,000 pound flaming bucket of popcorn, you know you're in for another wacky, entertaining MTV Movie Awards. O'Brien broke the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show open (are you listening Ellen?) with stars such asTaylor Swift, Sir Anthony Hopkins, the cast of “The Big Bang Theory,” Adam Sandler, Katy Perry, Andy Samberg, Jack White, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Scorsese, Demi Moore, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba,...
  • "Captain America" Beats "Rio 2"

    "Captain America" Beats "Rio 2"

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:05:48 GMT
    Cap takes over Macaws. Disney/Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million at the North American box-office and $60.6 million overseas leaving "Rio 2" gasping for the second place. The animated sequel from 20th Century Fox debuted at No. 2 with $39 million. With voice performances from the likes of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, "Rio 2" made a total of $62.5 million overseas. The two other new releases this past weekend opened in third and fourth place. The fanta...
    Cap takes over Macaws. Disney/Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million at the North American box-office and $60.6 million overseas leaving "Rio 2" gasping for the second place. The animated sequel from 20th Century Fox debuted at No. 2 with $39 million. With voice performances from the likes of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, "Rio 2" made a total of $62.5 million overseas. The two other new releases this past weekend opened in third and fourth place. The fanta...
  • Movie Reviews -- "Rio 2" and "Draft Day"

    Movie Reviews -- "Rio 2" and "Draft Day"

    My reviews of "Rio 2" and "Draft Day."  See which one is worth your time and money. 
    My reviews of "Rio 2" and "Draft Day."  See which one is worth your time and money. 
  • "The Raid 2" Director Talks About the Film and the Possibility of "The Raid 3"

    "The Raid 2" Director Talks About the Film and the Possibility of "The Raid 3"

    My fun interview with the writer/director of the fantastic "The Raid 2!"
    My fun interview with the writer/director of the fantastic "The Raid 2!"
  • "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Movie Review

    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Movie Review

    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" flies into theaters near you but is the sequel worth your time and money?  Watch my review to find out!
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" flies into theaters near you but is the sequel worth your time and money?  Watch my review to find out!
  • My Fun Interview with Shailene Woodley for “Divergent”

    My Fun Interview with Shailene Woodley for “Divergent”

    I love, love, love Shailene! Not only is she a fantastic Oscar-nominated actress (she received her nomination for “The Descendants”), she is also sweet in person (she’s a hugger!). Check out my fun interview!
    I love, love, love Shailene! Not only is she a fantastic Oscar-nominated actress (she received her nomination for “The Descendants”), she is also sweet in person (she’s a hugger!). Check out my fun interview!
  • Movie Reviews -- "Bad Words," "Cesar Chavez," "Noah"

    Movie Reviews -- "Bad Words," "Cesar Chavez," "Noah"

    "Bad Words" for comedy lovers, "Cesar Chavez" for political biopic fans, and the biblical "Noah," three movies to choose from.  But which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look.
    "Bad Words" for comedy lovers, "Cesar Chavez" for political biopic fans, and the biblical "Noah," three movies to choose from.  But which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look.
  • Aloe Blacc Talks About "The Voice," Avicii, and Madonna

    Aloe Blacc Talks About "The Voice," Avicii, and Madonna

    Aloe Blacc mesmerized us as the voice behind Avicii's "Wake Me Up."  Now, he's the mentor of Team Adam in "The Voice."  The singer talks about the hit show and working with Avicii.  Oh, and his advice to Madonna who's set to work with the DJ.
    Aloe Blacc mesmerized us as the voice behind Avicii's "Wake Me Up."  Now, he's the mentor of Team Adam in "The Voice."  The singer talks about the hit show and working with Avicii.  Oh, and his advice to Madonna who's set to work with the DJ.
  • "Divergent" Movie Review

    "Divergent" Movie Review

    Is "Divergent" a worthy adaptation of the beloved Veronica Roth novel?  Find out in my movie review!
    Is "Divergent" a worthy adaptation of the beloved Veronica Roth novel?  Find out in my movie review!
  • Theo James Talks About "Divergent"

    Theo James Talks About "Divergent"

    Theo James is fast becoming a star (he nearly stole the episode he’s in in PBS’ “Downton Abbey”) and many girls are swooning over him when they heard that he’s going to star as Four in the big-screen version of “Divergent.”  Here's the actor talking about his role in the big-screen adaptation.
    Theo James is fast becoming a star (he nearly stole the episode he’s in in PBS’ “Downton Abbey”) and many girls are swooning over him when they heard that he’s going to star as Four in the big-screen version of “Divergent.”  Here's the actor talking about his role in the big-screen adaptation.
  • “Divergent” Interviews with Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn! Meet the Priors!

    “Divergent” Interviews with Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn! Meet the Priors!

    Meet the stars who played Tris and Caleb’s parents – the Priors! Ashley Judd is their mom, Natalie, and the wife of council member Andrew Prior (Tony Goldwyn). And truth be told, they’re the hearts of the movie.  What are the themes of the movie that speak volumes to them the most, and what faction will they choose? 
    Meet the stars who played Tris and Caleb’s parents – the Priors! Ashley Judd is their mom, Natalie, and the wife of council member Andrew Prior (Tony Goldwyn). And truth be told, they’re the hearts of the movie.  What are the themes of the movie that speak volumes to them the most, and what faction will they choose? 
  • “Divergent” Interviews with Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer

    “Divergent” Interviews with Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer

    I love these two! They were fun to talk to – smart and gracious! Maggie Q stars as Tori in “Divergent,” the mysterious Dauntless member transfer from Erudite who gives Tris her test in preparation for the Choosing Ceremony. Mekhi is Max, one of the Dauntless leaders
    I love these two! They were fun to talk to – smart and gracious! Maggie Q stars as Tori in “Divergent,” the mysterious Dauntless member transfer from Erudite who gives Tris her test in preparation for the Choosing Ceremony. Mekhi is Max, one of the Dauntless leaders
  • “Divergent” Interviews with Miles Teller and Jai Courtney!

    “Divergent” Interviews with Miles Teller and Jai Courtney!

    My fun interviews with the villains of "Divergent" played by Miles Teller and Jai Courtney!
    My fun interviews with the villains of "Divergent" played by Miles Teller and Jai Courtney!
  • “Divergent” Interviews with Christian Madsen and Ben Lloyd-Hughes

    “Divergent” Interviews with Christian Madsen and Ben Lloyd-Hughes

    Christian Madsen and Ben Lloyd-Hughes are rock stars! Actually, all the “Divergent” actors are rock stars! They’re fun to talk to like Madsen and Lloyd-Hughes. Madsen stars as Al and Lloyd-Hughes is Will, they are both Dauntless initiates. So what attracted them to working on “Divergent,” and how did they prepare for their roles?
    Christian Madsen and Ben Lloyd-Hughes are rock stars! Actually, all the “Divergent” actors are rock stars! They’re fun to talk to like Madsen and Lloyd-Hughes. Madsen stars as Al and Lloyd-Hughes is Will, they are both Dauntless initiates. So what attracted them to working on “Divergent,” and how did they prepare for their roles?
  • Tyler Perry and Nia Long Talk About "The Single Moms Club"

    Tyler Perry and Nia Long Talk About "The Single Moms Club"

    I always enjoyed talking to Tyler Perry.  In his new movie, “The Single Moms Club,” Perry ditched his usual heavy-handedness and gave us a commendable film. Big credit goes to Nia Long and the rest of the cast.
    I always enjoyed talking to Tyler Perry.  In his new movie, “The Single Moms Club,” Perry ditched his usual heavy-handedness and gave us a commendable film. Big credit goes to Nia Long and the rest of the cast.
  • America Ferrera Interview for “Cesar Chavez”

    America Ferrera Interview for “Cesar Chavez”

    America Ferrera stars as Helen Chavez, the wife of our hero played by Michael Pena, in the new political drama, “Cesar Chavez.” The last time I spoke with the actress, it was for “How to Train Your Dragon,” four years ago. Now, Ferrera is tackling more grown-up roles that challenge her. 
    America Ferrera stars as Helen Chavez, the wife of our hero played by Michael Pena, in the new political drama, “Cesar Chavez.” The last time I spoke with the actress, it was for “How to Train Your Dragon,” four years ago. Now, Ferrera is tackling more grown-up roles that challenge her. 
  • Diego Luna Talks About “Cesar Chavez” and the Filipino Contribution to the Revolution

    Diego Luna Talks About “Cesar Chavez” and the Filipino Contribution to the Revolution

    Diego Luna, the actor who made his mark in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” makes his English-language directorial debut with “Cesar Chavez,” a passionate film about the activist leader. In this interview, we talked about Luna’s interest in making the movie, how he researched the film, and the importance of the Filipino farm workers in shaping the revolution. 
    Diego Luna, the actor who made his mark in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” makes his English-language directorial debut with “Cesar Chavez,” a passionate film about the activist leader. In this interview, we talked about Luna’s interest in making the movie, how he researched the film, and the importance of the Filipino farm workers in shaping the revolution. 
  • Michael Pena Interview for “Cesar Chavez”

    Michael Pena Interview for “Cesar Chavez”

    Michael Pena is one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth guys in Hollywood! That’s why his new role, “Cesar Chavez,” is a perfect fit for the actor. Like the activist leader, Pena is humble and speaks the truth. And yes, he gained weight to play the part! 
    Michael Pena is one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth guys in Hollywood! That’s why his new role, “Cesar Chavez,” is a perfect fit for the actor. Like the activist leader, Pena is humble and speaks the truth. And yes, he gained weight to play the part! 
  • Joe Manganiello Talks About “Sabotage” and Working With His Childhood Idol, Schwarzenegger

    Joe Manganiello Talks About “Sabotage” and Working With His Childhood Idol, Schwarzenegger

    Joe Manganiello teams up with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new action-thriller “Sabotage” from writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “End of Watch”). Here's the actor, famous from HBO's "True Blood" and "Magic Mike" talking about "Sabotage."
    Joe Manganiello teams up with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new action-thriller “Sabotage” from writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “End of Watch”). Here's the actor, famous from HBO's "True Blood" and "Magic Mike" talking about "Sabotage."
  • Movie Reviews -- "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "300: Rise of an Empire"

    Movie Reviews -- "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "300: Rise of an Empire"

    The animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" or the action-thriller "300: Rise of an Empire" -- two movies to choose from!  Which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look: 
    The animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" or the action-thriller "300: Rise of an Empire" -- two movies to choose from!  Which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look: 
  • Kathryn Hahn Talks About "Bad Words"

    Kathryn Hahn Talks About "Bad Words"

    Kathryn Hahn slides into a leading lady role in the new film "Bad Words" from Jason Bateman, making his feature-film directorial debut. Hahn, a scene stealer, nearly stole our hearts in "We're the Millers" as an oversexed camper, and now, she's playing it straight in "Bad Words" as a journalist writing an expose on Bateman's character.  
    Kathryn Hahn slides into a leading lady role in the new film "Bad Words" from Jason Bateman, making his feature-film directorial debut. Hahn, a scene stealer, nearly stole our hearts in "We're the Millers" as an oversexed camper, and now, she's playing it straight in "Bad Words" as a journalist writing an expose on Bateman's character.  
  • Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey Interview for "The Single Moms Club"

    Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey Interview for "The Single Moms Club"

    I sat down with two of the “single moms” in the movie, Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno 911,” “Bridesmaids”), to talk about working with Tyler Perry in "The Single Moms Club."  
    I sat down with two of the “single moms” in the movie, Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno 911,” “Bridesmaids”), to talk about working with Tyler Perry in "The Single Moms Club."  
  • My Fun Interview with Jason Bateman for "Bad Words"

    My Fun Interview with Jason Bateman for "Bad Words"

    Jason Bateman makes his first feature-film directorial debut in the raunchy comedy "Bad Words." Watch my fun interview with the actor/director below to see what attracted him to the material and if he can even spell LOL. 
    Jason Bateman makes his first feature-film directorial debut in the raunchy comedy "Bad Words." Watch my fun interview with the actor/director below to see what attracted him to the material and if he can even spell LOL. 
  • Ansel Elgort aka Caleb Prior Interview for “Divergent”

    Ansel Elgort aka Caleb Prior Interview for “Divergent”

    Ansel Elgort stars in “Divergent” as Caleb Prior. He’s the brother of our heroine, Tris (Shailene Woodley), who chooses Erudite over his parents’ faction, Abnegation. In this interview, we talked about his interest in the role, how he prepared, and what faction would he choose.
    Ansel Elgort stars in “Divergent” as Caleb Prior. He’s the brother of our heroine, Tris (Shailene Woodley), who chooses Erudite over his parents’ faction, Abnegation. In this interview, we talked about his interest in the role, how he prepared, and what faction would he choose.
  • "The Single Moms Club" Interviews -- Cocoa Brown and Zulay Henao

    "The Single Moms Club" Interviews -- Cocoa Brown and Zulay Henao

    I love these two! Cocoa Brown is a delight in the film (her scenes with Wendy McLendon-Covey are truly funny) and Zulay Henao brings the necessary “go girl” attitude.  Here's my interviews with the actresses for Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club."
    I love these two! Cocoa Brown is a delight in the film (her scenes with Wendy McLendon-Covey are truly funny) and Zulay Henao brings the necessary “go girl” attitude.  Here's my interviews with the actresses for Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club."
  • "3 Days to Kill" Movie Review

    "3 Days to Kill" Movie Review

    Kevin Costner returns to the leading man role in the new action-thriller “3 Days to Kill” from producer and co-writer Luc Besson and director McG. Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen provide support as the family that grounds Costner’s character. But is the movie good or is this just another “Taken” wannabe? Take a look at my review:
    Kevin Costner returns to the leading man role in the new action-thriller “3 Days to Kill” from producer and co-writer Luc Besson and director McG. Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen provide support as the family that grounds Costner’s character. But is the movie good or is this just another “Taken” wannabe? Take a look at my review:
  • Movie Reviews -- "Winter's Tale" and "Endless Love"

    Movie Reviews -- "Winter's Tale" and "Endless Love"

    Movies made for Valentine's Day -- "Winter's Tale" with Colin Farrell or the remake of "Endless Love."  Which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look:
    Movies made for Valentine's Day -- "Winter's Tale" with Colin Farrell or the remake of "Endless Love."  Which one is worth your time and money?  Take a look:
  • "The Lego Movie" Review

    "The Lego Movie" Review

    If you were like me, when I first heard that Warner Bros. was making a movie based on Lego, I rolled my eyes! Not another movie based on a toy! But then I saw the film, and I ate my words! So how many kisses does “The Lego Movie” get? Take a look!
    If you were like me, when I first heard that Warner Bros. was making a movie based on Lego, I rolled my eyes! Not another movie based on a toy! But then I saw the film, and I ate my words! So how many kisses does “The Lego Movie” get? Take a look!
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  • Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies

    Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies

    Check out my Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies in homage to the labor movement!
    Check out my Top 10 Best Labor Day Movies in homage to the labor movement!
  • "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
  • Best Movies of 2014...So Far

    Best Movies of 2014...So Far

    My favorite films of 2014, so far!  From big Hollywood blockbusters to small independent films, 2014 has been gracious so far in giving us entertaining and thought-provoking movies.  Here are my favorites and I divided them all per category -- animated, thrillers, sci-fi action, drama, comedy.  Did your favorite make my list?  Take a look:
    My favorite films of 2014, so far!  From big Hollywood blockbusters to small independent films, 2014 has been gracious so far in giving us entertaining and thought-provoking movies.  Here are my favorites and I divided them all per category -- animated, thrillers, sci-fi action, drama, comedy.  Did your favorite make my list?  Take a look:
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