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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel has been taking a lot of cozy mystery book series and turning them into movies and we at KRL have reviewed most of them. We were excited to hear that Kate Carlisle’s Fixer-Upper Mysteries was the next series to be turned into movies, with the first on airing this month. We took some time to chat with Kate about this exciting news.

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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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by Michelle Ross


What can be a better way to spend a rainy fall weekend than cuddling and watching some attention-catching movies with amazing plot twist and a little horror? I certainly can’t name a single thing (apart from books) that can top that!

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Extra: A Mystery Short Story

IN THE June 27 ISSUE

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by Michael Guillebeau


You’ve seen me a hundred times and never known it and I’ve changed your life every time.
I’m a movie extra. I take care of the details. And I’m a pro. Cheap extras show up for the paycheck; I show up for the movie. Like this one, pirate film, could be a breakthrough if we do what it takes. Sometimes extras just stand in the back and smile. Sometimes, I do a lot more.

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by Michelle Swift



Warnors Theatre in Fresno is giving Central Calley residents the opportunity to see this historic 1928 Movie Palace as it would have been decades ago, and take a step back in time for a night out in a bygone era. Your next opportunity to do so will be on June 26 at 7 p.m.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: Movie Review

IN THE September 30 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



I was very very excited for this movie to come out. I was more excited than I have been for an animated movie in a long time. I loved the first movie and I couldn’t wait for them to make another one. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as great as the first, because the sequels never are. But this did not disappoint.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a proud Trekkie, with each new Star Trek movie I am filled with excitement and yet concern. Will they do this cult favorite that has literally been a part of my life since birth, justice? (Star Trek and I were born in the same year). Well JJ Abrams has done it again! Into Darkness continues to breathe new life into this reboot of the Star Trek stories. It not only remains true to the original characters and world, but adds to it.

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Iron Man 3: Movie Review

IN THE May 6 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


To say that I was excited for this movie is an understatement. Ever since the Avengers, I have been eagerly waiting to see what Marvel has dubbed Phase Two would bring to the table, and kicking off Phase Two was Iron Man 3.

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Top Five Baseball Movies of All Time

IN THE April 13 ISSUE

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by Larry Ham



It’s the opening weekend for the new movie 42, based on the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era. I haven’t seen it yet, and when I do, you’ll see a review here at KRL, but I thought you might enjoy my list of the five best baseball movies ever made.

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Robot & Frank: Movie On DVD Review

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We went to Redbox last weekend looking for something we hadn’t seen that the whole family might enjoy and ended up coming home with Robot & Frank, largely because it looked different, and it definitely was.

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Road To The Oscars 2013

IN THE February 18 ISSUE

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by KRL Staff



It’s that time of year again–time for the Oscars! So once again we are reviewing several of the Oscar nominees this week as we lead up to the Oscars on Sunday on ABC with coverage beginning at 7e/4p. Check back daily for more Oscar movie reviews and check out Oscar 2013 event page for a listing of all of the nominees!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur
& Linda O. Johnston


This week we have a review of the latest dog rescue mystery novel by Linda O. Johnston, Oodles of Poodles. We also have a great guest post from Linda that relates to the book–safety of animals in the movies. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book.

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by Brenda Williamson



Brenda shares with us in her first article in KRL, some perfect reading & movie watching suggestions for the cold winter nights–some are mystery, some are not! If you’re looking for things to do over your holiday vacation, or while you are stuck indoors because it’s too cold outside–check these out! There is quite the variety.

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