What’s On TV: New Hallmark Channel Valentine’s Day Special Day Movie: ‘A Dash of Love’

by Jeff Klayman Hello young lovers (and not so young too!). Mark your calendars with a large red heart for the next in Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Valentine’s Day:  A Dash of Love If, as Shakespeare wrote, “music be the food of love,” in this delightful comedy, “food” itself provides the catalyst for romance.  Jen […]

‘Taboo’ A New Miniseries Starring Tom Hardy Premieres On FX, Tuesday January 10th At 10 p.m.

by Sandi Berg Tom Hardy stars as a revenge-seeking adventurer in this eight-episode conspiracy thriller from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) that’s set in the early 1800s. Hardy himself developed the story. Set in 1814, the series follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably […]

‘Emerald City’ A New Series On NBC Premieres Friday January 6th At 9 p.m.

By Sandi Berg Tune in Friday night for NBC’s Wizard of Oz reboot.  We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore, (to quote a more naive Dorothy), in this much darker, more-adult take on the classic story. For one thing, Dorothy (True Detective’s Adria Arjona) is no longer a child; she’s 20 years old, and even her canine […]

Festival Celebrates Screenwriters, Student Filmmakers

Screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (Despicable Me films, The Secret Life of Pets) hosted the second annual “Best Films Ever Written” film festival at the Agoura High Performing Arts Education Center in Agoura Hills Friday night. Following a screening of their pick, 500 Days of Summer, Paul, an Agoura Hills resident, and Daurio interviewed the film’s screenwriter, Scott Neustadter. The […]

Anti-Bullying Campaign Teaches Girls to Find the Kind

Young women from the Conejo Valley were given an opportunity to screen Finding Kind, a bullying awareness documentary, and ask questions of filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson Friday evening at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Events Center. “I’m here to promote kindness with my fifth through eighth graders,” said Leslie Martinez, principal of Mariposa Global School […]

Filmmakers to Screen ‘Finding Kind’ to Raise Awareness About Bullying

by Susan Pascal The effects of bullying can last a lifetime. I know. I was bullied in middle school. I was in seventh grade and had just moved from a laid-back, small town, where I had plenty of friends, to an upscale, suburban neighborhood to become the quintessential fish out of water. Because I wasn’t […]

New Live Production of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Airs Thursday Night On Fox

What better way to get into the Halloween mood than to tune in Thursday night to Fox and catch a new live and updated version of the iconic film, Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The fun begins at 8 p.m. FOX is doing the Time Warp, with this new live […]

A New PBS Special, ‘Grammy Salute To Music Legends,’ Airs Friday Night

by Sandi Berg This is a must see for all music fans!  A new all-star PBS concert special offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions by those they’ve inspired. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth […]

Reyes Adobe Days Features History, Family Fun and ‘Noogs’

“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun […]

Filmmaker Exhibits Conejo Valley Horror Collection at LACMA

The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA  description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s: …creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. […]