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Brick MADNESS Movie Premiere

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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by Joshua Ryan Taylor


What an occasion! The night of Sunday the 10th, the Tower Theatre was packed with people from all over the Central Valley excited to see the premiere of a truly Fresno Film. Shot and set in Fresno, created entirely by Fresno (or, at least, at-the-time Fresno) artists, Brick MADNESS charmed the audience, who was primed by a red carpet entrance.

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Brick MADNESS Local Movie Premiere

IN THE August 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL feels it is very important to support the local arts and entertainment community in the San Joaquin Valley and this week we are chatting with the director of a locally made film called Brick MADNESS which will have its Red Carpet Public Premiere in Fresno on September 9 at the Tower Theatre. Enjoy our chat with director Justin McAleece!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Local filmmaker Matt Sconce’s new film Altar will have its red carpet premiere on May 13 at the Crest Theatre in Fresno. We took a moment to chat with him about his film.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


As he gears up for an appearance at the Tulare Sci-Fi Con 2017 the second weekend of March, Fresno filmmaker Matt Sconce (director of locally shot films Stricken, Firefall, and Altar) sat down with Kings River Life to discuss his latest project, a 10-episode sci-fi web series called SuperBlam.

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2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Movie

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Doward Wildon,
Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho, Jessica Ham,
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The 2017 Oscars are nearly here! They will be airing on ABC on February 26 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. To celebrate, we are reviewing some of the movies nominated for Best Picture. Learn more about this year’s nominees on the Academy Awards website.

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by Jessica Ham



Check out our video review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and our coupon from Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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by Christina Morgan Cree


Alfred Hitchcock came to California in 1939 to film his first American production, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1940) starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier. Most people know he lived near Hollywood in Bel Air with his wife, Alma, and daughter, Pat, and it is well known the he found inspiration in and around the Bay Area as a backdrop location for several of his films.

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Fresno Filmmakers Alliance

IN THE August 6 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Many people may not realize how much talent and creativity are in this Valley. KRL has covered theatre and music from the beginning, but only now and then have we written about the local film industry. Our hope is to start covering more local film, and to start that off we chatted this week with Jeff Meacham about the Fresno Filmmakers Alliance. Jeff is the Administrator of the FFA Mixers.

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Equals: A New Type of Sci-Fi Film?

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

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by Maria Rosemary


Utopian themes have always been a part of the sci-fi genre, but in recent decades the dystopian world is quickly taking its place. From the brutal matches of The Hunger Games to the classically sinister tones of 12 Monkeys, dystopian world views have quickly become the norm for filmmakers. Case in point, the unique and sometimes disturbing elements found in the 2015 film Equals. This fascinating yet flawed case study, produced by A24 Films and DirecTV, highlights everything that’s right and wrong about this thriving genre.

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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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Touched with Fire: Movie Review

IN THE March 12 ISSUE

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by Christine F. Anderson


Touched with Fire: Not your conventional love story.
Carla (Katie Holmes) is a bipolar poet who struggles to remember what she was like before she got sick. Marco (Luke Kirby) is also a bipolar poet, off his meds, who walks around New York City obsessively drawing chalk images of the moon as he talks endlessly about the Apocalypse. When the two find themselves checked into the same mental institution, the stars align and a romance is formed, the attraction being the similarities of their respective psychoses.

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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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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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