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Before You Shop Online, Watch My Top 12 Holiday Scams to the Tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

26 November 2014 7:07 PM, PST

Robert Siciliano, McAfee Online Security Expert, shared the Top 12 Holiday Scams! And so I sang it with the Rancho Mirage High School Choir! Just in time for the holidays! Take a look!

On The Twelve Days Of Christmas Scammers Gave To Us.

Bad Usb Blues

Byo Device

Year In Review Traps

Atm Skimming

Bank Robocall Scam

Holiday Travel Scams

Getting Carded


Buyer Beware

Chilling Charities

Deceptive Advertising

And, You.Ve Got Mail! »

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What Movie Should You See This Thanksgiving Weekend?

26 November 2014 7:03 PM, PST

This Thanksgiving weekend, let me direct your attention to .The Theory of Everything.. It.s awards season after all, so if I were you, I.ll skip both .Horrible Bosses 2. and .Penguins of Madagascar. for this delightful treat! A tour de force performance by Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking matched with vitality by Felicity Jones. Simply put, .The Theory of Everything. is one of the most honest love stories I.ve seen in a while!


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Visionary: Richard Linklater to Receive Big Palm Springs International Film Festival Award

26 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST

Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.

Here's the full press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »

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"Birdman" Tops Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most nods from the Independent Spirit Awards! Nominations were announced today, and "Birdman" got 6 noms including Best Feature, Director, Editing, Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Supporting Male for Edward Norton.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava Duvernay's "Selma" each received 5 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on Saturday, February 21st.

Here's the full list of nominees for the

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole


Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy


Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey


Producers: Jason Blum, »

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The Park is Now Open! Watch "Jurassic World" Trailer Now!

25 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST

I've been a longtime fan of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. From the books by Michael Crichton to the first movie by Steven Spielberg (yes, not much of a big fan of the last films, even "The Lost World"), I was looking forward to seeing what director Colin Trevorrow could do with the series. I loved his "Safety Not Guaranteed" for its brilliant simplicity, but now he has a budget, and what can he do with that budget? "Jurassic World" stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Judy Greer and will open on June 12 of next year.

Universal Pictures has released the film's first trailer and from the looks of it, it seems like the same old same old routine. Put a bunch of people in a park, and let the dinosaurs feast! But as soon as I heard the tinkling on the piano, I felt quite nostalgic! So here you go, »

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