Feature Articles The Flick Chicks - Movie reviews, ratings, feature stories from women film critics and the latest cinema studio news about upcoming feature films. http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles 2018-06-21T22:50:28+00:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management CinemaCon 2017 Showcases Studio Presentations and Top Film Talent 2017-04-08T17:32:35+00:00 2017-04-08T17:32:35+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1753-cinemacon-2017-showcases-studio-presentations-and-top-film-talent Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2>CinemaCon 2017 Showcases Studio Presentations and Top Film Talent</h2> <p>Caesars Palace hosted CinemaCon 2017, the official convention of NATO (National Theater Owners Convention) from Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30. For attendees, highlights of this annual 4 day event, which celebrates the movie going experience and brings together theater&nbsp; owners and managers with movie studios, distributors and vendors and the latest technological innovations, was getting to experience live, in person, appearances by some of the biggest stars and filmmakers in the business. And this year was no exception.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2>CinemaCon 2017 Showcases Studio Presentations and Top Film Talent</h2> <p>Caesars Palace hosted CinemaCon 2017, the official convention of NATO (National Theater Owners Convention) from Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30. For attendees, highlights of this annual 4 day event, which celebrates the movie going experience and brings together theater&nbsp; owners and managers with movie studios, distributors and vendors and the latest technological innovations, was getting to experience live, in person, appearances by some of the biggest stars and filmmakers in the business. And this year was no exception.</p> </div> The Palms Casino Resort Hosts Red Carpet Premiere for 'Bleed For This' 2016-11-30T21:10:28+00:00 2016-11-30T21:10:28+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1713-the-palms-casino-resort-hosts-red-carpet-premiere-for-bleed-for-this Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><p>The Brenden Theatres inside the Palm Casino Resort hosted the red carpet premiere of the new movie, 'Bleed for This', the true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, on Thursday evening, November 17. 'BLEED FOR THIS' stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent)&nbsp; as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer from Providence R.I. who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p>The Brenden Theatres inside the Palm Casino Resort hosted the red carpet premiere of the new movie, 'Bleed for This', the true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, on Thursday evening, November 17. 'BLEED FOR THIS' stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent)&nbsp; as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer from Providence R.I. who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt.</p> </div> Judy Thorburn's Top Ten Films of 2015 2016-01-28T04:02:02+00:00 2016-01-28T04:02:02+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1671-judy-thorburn-s-top-ten-films-of-2015 Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><p><strong><a href="http://www.videoart3d.com/"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" height="150" width="113" /><strong></strong></a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a year filled with medicore comedies, dramas and action adventures, the flicks, either fiction or based on a true story, that stood out from the rest as the most memorable for being deeply moving, inspiring and/or thought provoking were the following.&nbsp; Each and every one deserved to be on my Top Ten List of 2015 and brought to mind why I love movies as much I do.</p> <p>Here is the list:</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><strong><a href="http://www.videoart3d.com/"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" height="150" width="113" /><strong></strong></a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a year filled with medicore comedies, dramas and action adventures, the flicks, either fiction or based on a true story, that stood out from the rest as the most memorable for being deeply moving, inspiring and/or thought provoking were the following.&nbsp; Each and every one deserved to be on my Top Ten List of 2015 and brought to mind why I love movies as much I do.</p> <p>Here is the list:</p> </div> World Premiere of Lance Burton's Billy Topit Master Magician 2015-09-29T20:18:00+00:00 2015-09-29T20:18:00+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1626-world-premiere-of-lance-burton-s-billy-topit-master-magician Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />World Premiere of Lance Burton's Billy Topit Master Magician</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />World Premiere of Lance Burton's Billy Topit Master Magician</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> CinemaCon 2015 Showcases Technological Advancements, Upcoming Films, and a Bevy of Stars 2015-05-12T03:58:32+00:00 2015-05-12T03:58:32+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1584-cinemacon-2015-showcases-technological-advancements-upcoming-films-and-a-bevy-of-stars Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />CinemaCon 2015 Showcases Technological Advancements, Upcoming Films, and a Bevy of Stars</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>Celebrating its fifth year, CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the largest, most important gathering for the global motion picture industry, took place Monday through Thursday, April 20-23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.</p> <p>The annual four day event is about “celebrating the movie going experience” with the movie theaters and the major studios and distributors partnering together in a continual effort to enhance that experience for their audiences.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />CinemaCon 2015 Showcases Technological Advancements, Upcoming Films, and a Bevy of Stars</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>Celebrating its fifth year, CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the largest, most important gathering for the global motion picture industry, took place Monday through Thursday, April 20-23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.</p> <p>The annual four day event is about “celebrating the movie going experience” with the movie theaters and the major studios and distributors partnering together in a continual effort to enhance that experience for their audiences.</p> </div> Judy Thorburn's Top 10 Films of 2014 2015-01-08T07:58:25+00:00 2015-01-08T07:58:25+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1527-judy-thorburn-s-top-10-films-of-2014 Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><p><strong><a href="http://www.videoart3d.com/"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" height="150" width="113" /><strong></strong></a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The annual trend is that movie studios release what they deem their cream of the crop, or best films towards the end of the year for award considerations because the most recent films are the ones that stick in the mind of voters. Regardless of that fact, earlier in the year several outstanding films were released that were just as worthy and shouldn't be forgotten.&nbsp; That said, in looking back at all the movies I saw in 2014, the list below reflects the ones that left an indelible impression and stuck with me the most when it came to great storytelling, performances, and emotional impact.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><strong><a href="http://www.videoart3d.com/"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" height="150" width="113" /><strong></strong></a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The annual trend is that movie studios release what they deem their cream of the crop, or best films towards the end of the year for award considerations because the most recent films are the ones that stick in the mind of voters. Regardless of that fact, earlier in the year several outstanding films were released that were just as worthy and shouldn't be forgotten.&nbsp; That said, in looking back at all the movies I saw in 2014, the list below reflects the ones that left an indelible impression and stuck with me the most when it came to great storytelling, performances, and emotional impact.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Original ‘The Four Seasons Member’, Tommy DeVito, Honored with a Party and Special Screening of JERSEY BOYS for his 86th Birthday. 2014-06-24T05:30:58+00:00 2014-06-24T05:30:58+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1471-original-the-four-seasons-member-tommy-devito-honored-with-a-party-and-special-screening-of-jersey-boys-for-his-86th-birthday Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />Original ‘The Four Seasons Member’, Tommy DeVito, Honored with a Party and Special Screening of JERSEY BOYS for his 86th Birthday.</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />Original ‘The Four Seasons Member’, Tommy DeVito, Honored with a Party and Special Screening of JERSEY BOYS for his 86th Birthday.</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Moviegoers invited to meet the Foodimals on the "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Foodmobile Tour 2013-09-09T17:20:14+00:00 2013-09-09T17:20:14+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1351-moviegoers-invited-to-meet-the-foodimals-on-the-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2-foodmobile-tour Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />Moviegoers invited to meet the Foodimals on the "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Foodmobile Tour</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>On Monday afternoon, September 2, local Las Vegas residents and visitors enjoying an afternoon out at Sunset Park got an unexpected treat with the arrival of a food truck offering FREE box lunches to one and all.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />Moviegoers invited to meet the Foodimals on the "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Foodmobile Tour</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>On Monday afternoon, September 2, local Las Vegas residents and visitors enjoying an afternoon out at Sunset Park got an unexpected treat with the arrival of a food truck offering FREE box lunches to one and all.</p> </div> 2013 Las Vegas Film Festival Indie Icon Award Recipients 2013-07-30T05:25:03+00:00 2013-07-30T05:25:03+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1333-2013-las-vegas-film-festival-indie-icon-award-recipients Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />2013 Las Vegas Film Festival Indie Icon Award Recipients</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>The 6th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival (LVFF) which took place for four days, Thursday July 18 to Sunday, July 21 at LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) awarded the Indie Icon Awards to two young actors, Zoë Bell and Rory J. Saper for their respective performances in “Raze” and “Rufus” with red carpet appearances and presentations on Saturday, July 20.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />2013 Las Vegas Film Festival Indie Icon Award Recipients</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>The 6th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival (LVFF) which took place for four days, Thursday July 18 to Sunday, July 21 at LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) awarded the Indie Icon Awards to two young actors, Zoë Bell and Rory J. Saper for their respective performances in “Raze” and “Rufus” with red carpet appearances and presentations on Saturday, July 20.</p> </div> CINEMACON 2013 Showcased Industry Pros, Latest Technology and Upcoming Blockbusters 2013-05-03T01:06:06+00:00 2013-05-03T01:06:06+00:00 http://www.theflickchicks.com/index.php/features-sp-1686761358/feature-articles/judy-thorburn/1263-cinemacon-2013-showcased-industry-pros-latest-technology-and-upcoming-blockbusters Judy Thorburn kreatia@aol.com <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />CINEMACON 2013 Showcased Industry Pros, Latest Technology and Upcoming Blockbusters</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>The third edition of CinemaCon, the annual convention of NATO (National Association of Theater Owners), the largest gathering of theatre owners and managers from around the world, took place at Caesars Palace over the course of four days, Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18, 2013. More than 5,000 movie industry members attended the convention.</p> <p>Along with a trade show floor that featured the the latest technological innovations, theatre seating, food concession goodies and more that enhance the movie going experience, the annual highlight for attendees is the opportunity to get a sneak peak at some of the most highly anticipated films from the major studios' upcoming slate, attend the screenings of several full lengths films and to catch special in person appearances by big name stars and filmmakers.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><h2><img style="margin: 0px 12px 12px 0px; float: left;" title="Judy Thorburn" alt="judy-thorburn-editor" src="images/stories/Judy_Thorburn/judy-thorburn-editor.gif" height="133" width="100" />CINEMACON 2013 Showcased Industry Pros, Latest Technology and Upcoming Blockbusters</h2> <p>By Judy Thorburn</p> <p>The third edition of CinemaCon, the annual convention of NATO (National Association of Theater Owners), the largest gathering of theatre owners and managers from around the world, took place at Caesars Palace over the course of four days, Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18, 2013. More than 5,000 movie industry members attended the convention.</p> <p>Along with a trade show floor that featured the the latest technological innovations, theatre seating, food concession goodies and more that enhance the movie going experience, the annual highlight for attendees is the opportunity to get a sneak peak at some of the most highly anticipated films from the major studios' upcoming slate, attend the screenings of several full lengths films and to catch special in person appearances by big name stars and filmmakers.</p> </div>