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by Kathleen Costa


Sherlock Holmes. He has been portrayed by many capable and varied actors: classic Basil Rathbone, iconic Jeremy Brent, steampunk-style Robert Downey Jr., and contemporary Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. However, a case can be made for another incarnation worthy of discussion. In 1981, HBO presented the 2-hour play Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Case of Alice Faulkner starring in the detective role…Frank Langella.

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by Sheryl Wall



Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Through the Looking Glass begins with Alice sailing her father’s ship, Wonder, as the captain through a storm. After a three-year journey on sea, she returns to London to her mother.

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Captain America: Civil War

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Don’t miss our video review of the movie Captain America: Civil War and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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10 Cloverfield Lane: Movie Review

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Don’t miss our video review of the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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Deadpool: Movie Review

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Check out KRL’s video review of the new Marvel movie Deadpool and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres!

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by Maria Rosemary


The 5th Wave is the latest in dystopian science fiction thrillers that originally began as a young adult book series. What sets it apart from its compatriots is the method by which society falls apart. Playing off today’s fears of disease, climate change and failing infrastructure in a way that is both relatable and chilling, the invading aliens responsible for the destruction come as a mere afterthought as the chaos and drama unfolds.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow


Rest assured.Star Wars: The Force Awakens was made for those of us who loved the original Star Wars Trilogy but prefer to pretend the Prequels never existed. Almost more of a soft reboot than a continuation (which it is, taking place thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi), J.J. Abrams plays homage to everything we loved about the first movies without hitting us over the head with the references (as he frequently did in Star Trek Into the Darkness).

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by Sheryl Wall



The Road Chip is the newest Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. It starts out with Dave introducing his girlfriend, Samantha, and her son Miles to the chipmunks over mini golf. When the grownups aren’t looking Miles plays pranks on the chipmunks but when they are watching he acts like a perfect gentlemen.

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by Maria Ramos


It has been nearly 20 years since the last time a Star Wars trilogy was kicked off and on December 17, we will be treated to The Force Awakens. Despite general disappointment with the prequel trilogy, the hype for Episode VII is at a fever pitch, not least because it promises a blending of what worked about the original series and some incredible new ideas and characters—many of which (like BB-8) are already beloved.

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The Good Dinosaur: Movie Review

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Good Dinosaur is the newest Disney/Pixar film. It is about an Apatosaurus dinosaur named Arlo who is afraid of everything and he wants to make his mark on the world like his brother and sister have. However, he finds it difficult to overcome his fears.

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Mockingjay Part 2: Movie Review

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Check out our video review of Mockingjay Part 2, and a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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Spectre: Movie Review

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

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by Laura Sidsworth


Sam Mendes (American Beauty), who also directed 2012’s Skyfall, does a wonderful job with the opening scene. The Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade through the City of Mexico is nothing short of dazzling. The energy and palpable power that Daniel Craig exudes is exactly as a Bond movie should be. Even the opening credits, replete with the Octopus’ smoky dark ink swirling about as the feminine forms’ hair, are ingenious cinematic art.

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The Peanuts Movie: Movie Review

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Peanuts characters have been around for many years and many have grown up with Snoopy and the gang. After 35 years it’s great to see them back on the screen.

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The Best Films of the Undead

IN THE October 24 ISSUE

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by Maria Ramos


With Halloween coming up fast this season, there’s no time like the present to celebrate one of the most-loved movie monsters in history: the zombie. Zombies have been around for almost a century in classic horror films, but only in recent years have they become a popular trend on TV shows and movies like The Walking Dead and World War Z. If you’re looking to revisit the classics this year, here are five zombie films that will creep you out in the best way.

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