Author Archive: Jessica Machen
Jessica is a writer and screenwriter living in the Chicagoland area. Having graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Film/Video Screenwriting, Jessica's goal is to have an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay by the 100th annual awards.
Something everyone should know before watching this mockumentary/comedy starring Pauly Shore is that it may be offensive to Africans and the entire adoption process. Prior to the credits at the end of the film and following the credits, Pauly Shore makes it aware that although he pokes fun of the situation, it is a serious […]
Young children will love watching Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, the story is about a young boy, Sosuke, who finds, saves and befriends a goldfish princess named Ponyo. Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, dampens the friendship between the two when he brings Ponyo back to her sea home. But […]
If you love cars, racing and Eric Bana, you should definitely check out the DVD Love the Beast. Eric Bana directs a very touching documentary about his love for his car, a Ford GT Falcon Coupe, and the emotional ties associated with it. Essentially, it’s a love story. The documentary allows fans and car-lovers alike […]
ALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The troublemaking chipmunk is ready to come home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. In this sequel, Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) must go to school after Alvin’s attention hogging concert trick lands Dave (Jason Lee) in a full body cast in the hospital. The boys are left […]
Jasper Cole has been working in Hollywood as an actor for over 20 years with roles in both television and film. His latest role is in the upcoming action comedy film MacGruber that stems from the Saturday Night Live skit of the same name. Cole plays Zeke Pleshette, a villainous sidekick to Val Kilmer’s character […]
Newbie filmmaking duo Anders Anderson and Andy Steinman’s debut feature film with their production company A2 Entertainment follows the concurrent stories of two fathers and their quest for redemption with the loss of their sons. The filmmakers sat down to discuss their experience with filmmonthly.com. FilmMonthly: You read the script for Stolen in July and […]