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17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announcement

Here we are with another year for NBFF. The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is arriving this week (April 21-28th) and they have hundreds of films to present. This year, NBFF is proud to announce its Opening Night Film, the world- premiere of After The Reality starring Matthew Morrison and Sarah Chalke and Closing Night Film, The Fixer starring Dominic […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: ‘Arlo & Julie’

The final film I was able to see for the Newport Beach Film Festival was this fun little indie called Arlo & Julie. I really enjoyed it. With a neat story, very likable characters, and a soundtrack consisting mostly of old jazz to better evoke some specific films and filmmakers that I see as likely […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: ‘Follow Friday The Film’

So what is all this Twitter business? Wednesday at the Newport Beach Film Fest afforded me the opportunity to check out a documentary that would have made more sense to see on a Friday. At least I now know what I can recommend via #ff on Friday, as Follow Friday the Film is an enjoyable […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: ‘Unforgiven’

Monday night at the Newport Beach Film Festival saw a film that I have been anticipating for some time be represented as the Japanese Spotlight feature of the night. I was quite happy to have seen it. The Japanese remake of Unforgiven makes a good case for why I am never against the idea of […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: ‘Cas & Dylan’

Here’s another Newport Beach Film Fest review focused on just one feature that I caught on Monday morning. Cas & Dylan is a Canadian-produced road trip comedy, focused on an odd couple that needs to be enjoyed, if one wants to enjoy this film as a whole. It is a bit cutesy in the way […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: ‘Felony’

I only checked out one film on Sunday, for the Newport Beach Film Festival, but it was an interesting Australian crime drama serving as a morality tale and a showcase for the three lead characters. Felony features some strong performances, with Tom Wilkinson, in particular, making a good case for why he is almost always […]

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NBFF 2014 Reviews: ‘Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Obvious Child’

Saturday Night at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Fest was another challenging scenario, as a number of films were showing and I had to consider how to best spend my time. Fortunately, the two movies I was able to see were both quite good. Teacher of the Year is my favorite film of the […]

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NBFF 2014 Reviews: ‘Cheatin’’ and ‘The One I Love’

Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival found me with a lot of options to choose from. While I had heard many good things about a number of the films featured and had considered attending at least four different films playing around the same time, I ultimately chose to go with Cheatin’ and The One […]

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NBFF 2014 Review: Lovesick

Opening night at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival was a nice start to what should be an exciting festival to keep track of.  Given the difficulty I have had at nailing down exactly which films to check out on what days, due to interest in so many, it seems like I am in […]

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15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Close with West Coast Premiere of CHEF Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

As stated in the previous post, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is coming soon (opening night is April 24th) and there will be many films and festivities I plan to see and be a part of.  This post contains the official press release concerning the closing night film, which I am very excited […]

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WORLD-PREMIERE OF ‘LOVESICK’ OPENS THE 15th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24

So it begins.  For the past few years I have been covering the annual Newport Beach Film Festival and the time is upon us for me to get really busy covering it again.  Staring April 24th, I will be doing my part to attend the festival, which includes hitting up parties (poor me), putting some […]

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NBFF Reviews: The Iceman and Ghost Team One

I have already reviewed the Closing Night film of the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival (the very entertaining The Way Way Back), but this is my final article in regards to the films I saw on Thursday night, closing out my time covering the festival.  It has been an exciting and exhausting experience, but I […]

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NBFF Review: The Way Way Back

The closing night film for the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival is a real audience pleaser.  The Way Way Back is a fairly standard coming-of-age story about an introverted boy opening up to others thanks to good-natured people he befriends, away from his family.  The film is not breaking any new ground nor is it […]

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NBFF Reviews: Geography Club And Paris Manhattan

Compared to my Tuesday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival, Wednesday was a much lighter affair.  While The Hunt is still my favorite film that I have seen at the festival this year, both Geography Club and Paris Manhattan were much cheerier films that I can imagine would win over many audiences.  While […]

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NBFF Reviews: Rushlights And The Hunt

Tuesday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival was a bit of a dark one, as both films settled into dramatic territory, with one pulling this off way more effectively than the other.  To put it bluntly, on this night I saw both my worst film of the festival so far and my best […]

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NBFF Reviews: Wasteland, Fruit Of Labor, And Gus

Monday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival put me right back on schedule for viewing two films a night for the remainder of the week, possibly seeking a bit of solace (and food) at the wonderful after parties, and then stationing myself back at home, where I can deliver my thoughts on the […]

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NBFF Review: Greetings From Tim Buckley, Isolated, And Welcome To The Jungle

Saturday at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival was a busy day.  I specifically planned it that way, as I wanted my Sunday to be more relaxed.  So I ended up seeing 4 different films, none of which were similar in any way.  It was a full schedule and I have thoughts on three of […]

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NBFF Reviews: Blood Type Unknown and A Single Shot

Friday night at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival allowed me the chance to see two films.  One was a romance drama with a twist called Blood Type: Unknown.  The other was a dramatic thriller called A Single Shot.  I was very pleased with one of these films, but still enjoyed my time at the […]

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