Nicolas Cage, William H. Macy, Andy Garcia to be Honored at Catalina Film Festival

In four short years, the Catalina Film Festival (CFF) has hit its stride and is quickly reclaiming it’s spot under the Hollywood sun. The annual event, taking place September 24 -28, has matured into a five-day festival screening 87 films with 27 world, U.S. and West Coast premieres. Catalina has been hosting Hollywood celebrities for […]

Catalina Film Festival 2014 Highlights: William H. Macy, Andy Garcia, Emmy Rossum and Roman Coppola

CFF William H. Macy and Suzette Valle

The 2014 Catalina Film Festival attracted some of the brightest stars in Hollywood. William H. Macy, Andy Garcia, Emmy Rossum, Roman Coppola, and Jordin Sparks were among the celebrities that made their way from the mainland to the island via helicopter. I was a guest of this year’s festival, and it was also my first […]

Posh Meets Casual Dining at The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach

The Patio on Lamont Street, which opened in 2012 in Pacific Beach, is a cozy restaurant with a definite neighborhood-eatery vibe. It also pleasantly lacks the usual seaside environment and the sand-clad clientele. The décor is a careful balance of Old-World elegance (mirrors and chandeliers in the main dining room) with a touch of Zen; its casual yet stylishly modern furnishings […]

New Poster for Disney’s “Into the Woods”

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and […]

San Diego Film Festival 2014 Line Up and Events

Check out my post about the upcoming San Diego Film Festival over at The Wrap!