Author Archive: Alicia Ayoub

Alicia Ayoub has been published by Filmmonthly.com and "Verve" Magazine of Hendersonville, Nc. Her passion for the entertainment industry does not end with the pen. After working as a theatrical stage manager for over a decade, she is trying her hand at film making; having worked for Dreamworks, PBS, and Stormcatcher Films. Currently, Alicia is revising a screenplay in between movie gigs.

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Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish

Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish is a comedic tour- de- force.  That’s ironic, considering it’s not a movie proper and Jay and Silent Bob aren’t in it.  Instead, it’s over 3 hours of the brainchild behind the notable characters; the incomparable Kevin Smith; and his trusty straight man Jason Mewes; talking, just talking.  It […]

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Roseanne – Still Relevant and Entertaining!

Roseanne – Still Relevant and Entertaining!

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

I must admit, reviewing the Roseanne show, Seasons 3 and 4, has been one of my favorite assignments thus far. Every episode is a delight, whether it’s on the light- hearted or the more dramatic side. She’s loud, she’s brash, she’s strong, she’s Roseanne Barr (Arnold)! Starring in the self- titled sitcom from 1988- 1997, […]

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Joe Maddison’s War

Joe Maddison’s War

| July 28, 2011

World War II serves as the backdrop for one man’s struggles and how these affect those close to him in the wonderful film Joe Maddison’s War. The year is 1940, and as the war breaks out, Joe, a British Everyman and WWI veteran, finds his sense of reality turned inside out. While constantly being reminded […]

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The Wind Journeys

The Wind Journeys

| March 27, 2011

The Film Movement Series delivers two South American gems, Ciro Guerra’s award- winning drama “Los Viajes del Viento” or “The Wind Journeys” and the Peruvian short “Danzak,” directed by Gabriela Yepes. Both are ripe with lovely cinematography and displays of various regional cultures. The “Wind Journeys” describes the tale of Ignacio, played by Marciano Martinez, […]

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Praxis:  A Painful, Yet Beautiful Lesson

Praxis: A Painful, Yet Beautiful Lesson

| April 13, 2010

Praxis is beautiful: exquisite in its pain, intimacy, and simplicity of style. It illustrates the struggles of Brian, a young writer who is lost amidst the turmoil of his depression, desperation, and identity crisis. He is plagued by scattered thoughts which lead to a complete shutdown and inability to differentiate between his mind and reality. […]

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Justin Time

Justin Time

| March 30, 2010

Justin time is the cute family action adventure movie which tells a tale of magic and the struggle between good and evil. The teenager Justin (Chris Laird) is given an ancient amulet for his birthday. It has been passed down through the generations until it ends up with Justin as he is half Shoshoni Indian. […]

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Homewrecker

Homewrecker

| March 1, 2010

What happens when a fame- starved parolee gets a free ticket to spend a week with a couple who happen to be Television producers? Yup, a lot of mayhem. Homewrecker follows the exploits of Boyd, better known as “Shawn” as he attempts any ploy he can devise to become their new TV star. Unfortunately, the […]

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Clans of Scotland- A Journey into the Highlights and Low Points of Scottish History

Clans of Scotland- A Journey into the Highlights and Low Points of Scottish History

| February 8, 2010

Paul Murton takes the audience on an interesting trek, delving into the histories of 12 Clans of Scotland. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable as he learns from a slew of people and even participates a bit in sword fighting and kayaking. His journey is rife with impressive and deteriorating castles, magnificent landscapes, impressive artwork, […]

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Brava Italia:  Not Brava Three Hours

Brava Italia: Not Brava Three Hours

| January 22, 2010

Brava Italia is a long documentary, presented as three separate parts. While these are separated by theme, the whole movie is a series of snapshots of Italy’s several provinces, with some interviews of locals. The actor Paul Sorvino narrates with a love, pride, and enthusiasm for Italy apparent. Occasionally he includes Italian phrases with an […]

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Pushing The Limits- The Four Minute Mile: A Brilliant Moment In Sports History

Pushing The Limits- The Four Minute Mile: A Brilliant Moment In Sports History

| January 14, 2010

The Four Minute Mile depicts the historic moment of Roger Bannister’s triumph over the seemingly impossible. For several years, athletes attempted to complete the mile race in under four minutes. A figurative “brick wall” was erected in the minds of many as racers tried and failed to break the world record. This film outlines the […]

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