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December 2011 Blog Posts (11)

FILM REVIEW: Seducing Charlie Barker

By Rachel Galvin

"Seducing Charlie Barker" is a great character study filled with unexpected twists and turns and comic interactions. The characters are light and funny. The situations start out realistic but always with an unexpected twist with…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 26, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

FILM REVIEW: "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

(Possible Spoilers)

By Rachel Galvin

It is nice to see a leading lady who makes no excuses for who she is. She allows herself to be aggressive, violent and even insane, yet likable, withdrawn, introverted and vulnerable. Lisbeth Salander is a character many actresses both dream about yet fear. The beautiful Rooney Mara stripped away convention, literally, to become this part. No more Hollywood glamour ... saying this character is rough around the edges is an…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 20, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

"The Incubus" distributed nationwide



Writer-director Shayne Leighton, who also starred in "The Incubus," said she feels humbled to see her film in Blockbuster and by the fact that it can be watched by people all over the country. When she went into Blockbuster for a photo-op after the release date on Dec. 6, she found not only did the staff recognize her, but also someone had already rented out the movie. Now, that is star-power! The film already had a limited theatrical release and has a popular soundtrack based on the…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 18, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

FLIFF 2011 Awards

 

FLIFF FILM AWARDS -- 2011

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 18, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Michael Haney now on Skype & DVD

Local acting coach Michael Haney has classes on DVD & Skype! (see his posts below):…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 18, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Local filmmaker starts webseries documenting his weightloss





For local filmmaker Carlos Cruz, his weight loss has been an uphill battle. Through poor diet, he amassed over 300 pounds on his 5'8" frame at one point... His weight climbed and fell like a yo-yo throughout his life. He ended up with Diabetes. But one particular visit to the hospital, which happened to be on his last birthday, was a turning point. His sugar was out of control. His body seemed to be breaking down and other…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

"Actors Walk" 2012 ***Fighting Against Child Abuse, Neglect, Bullying & Suicide Prevention***



Every ten seconds in the US a child is abused, and over 1500 children die annually as a result of abuse and neglect. “Actor's Walk” is a nonprofit, national charity event, which takes place on February 19th of each year. We are dedicated to raising awareness and helping to provide the funding that is so desperately needed to advocate and…
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Added by CRAIG BONAVENTURA on December 15, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

"The Legend of Ivan Tors"

(On left: Direc tor Scott Cardinal, FLIFF President and CEO Gregory von Hausch looks on)…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 14, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Burning Man movie!

"Dust and Illusions," a documentary about the Burning Man phenomenon will be screened Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Movies of Lake Worh, 7380 Lake Worth Rd., Lake Worth, FL. …

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 10, 2011 at 2:15am — No Comments

Tokyo Blue party

For film community -- Mega Holiday party at Tokyo Blue 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. at the Ocean Manor Resort Hotel. Enjoy a night of live DJ, food, drinks and networking in the lounge, pool side and ocean front.

Proper attire required so DRESS TO IMPRESS! There will be professional photography and video.

21 & Over

$10 at the door
Valet parking available

OCEAN MANOR RESORT
4040 GALT OCEAN MILE DRIVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308

Added by Rachel Galvin on December 10, 2011 at 2:05am — No Comments

FMPTA Holiday Party



Dec. 18, 6 p.m.

Flashback Diner

4125 SW 64th Ave., Davie, FL 33314

Please bring a $15 gift card from Walmart, Target, or Kmart (the preferred stores) for children in need at 4Kids of South Florida (www.4kidsofsfl.org) -- not required to attend, but must RSVP and pre-pay by Dec. 12 at http://fmptapbb.webs.com/apps/webstore. FMPTA Paid members: $15, Non-Members:…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 10, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

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