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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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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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by Lorie Lewis Ham



What better way to celebrate Halloween than to interview the Valley’s queen of horror, The Homicidal Homemaker Kaci Hansen from Visalia! We chatted with her about her new TV show and more! Kaci is also the founder of the Central Valley Horror Club.

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The Intern: Movie Review

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Intern is easily one of my favorite movies of the year so far! It’s comedy, drama and just a feel good kind of movie. The premise is also a lot of fun and the cast is great.

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by Jessica Ham



Check out Jessica’s video review of the movie Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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