Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing -- full-time -- since 2005. SEO-optimized Internet copy includes news analysis, political Op/Ed and parenting, gardening as well as automotive tutorials. Her ghostwriting work covers a variety of topics but primarily focuses on blogging, article advertising and real estate promotion. Sylvia earned her degree from the Denver Business College.
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  • Women in Film Los Angeles Continues Independent Film Series
    WIF hosts an Independent Film Series that takes place on the first or third Wednesday of almost every month. It features shorts made by members.
  • UNIQUE LA Debuts Monthly Movie Night With 'Chinatown'
    You have known UNIQUE LA as an independent design show. Get to know it now as the host for a UNIQUE LA Movie Night. First up on the menu is 'Chinatown.'
  • 'Puss in Boots' Proves Some Movie Franchises Really Do Have Nine Lives
    DreamWorks Animation fans have been counting down the days to the October 28 release of 'Puss in Boots.' Does this prequel really deliver or is the puss just riding an ogre’s coattails? In fact, it not only delivers but shows why some movies must spin.
  • BAFTA Los Angeles to Award First Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award November 30
    The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Los Angeles has renamed its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment. The new name will be the 'Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award' after acclaimed James Bond producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli.
  • Neo-Noir Crime Dramas for a Halloween Movie Night
    Film noir offers perfect ambiance for a Halloween movie night. If the partiers are younger and older movies more difficult to come by, why not take a closer look at the neo-noir crime drama genre?
  • Punk Rock Music Documentaries for a Halloween Movie Marathon
    Goths, punks, loud music, dissonance, and a devil-may-care attitude are fodder for a movement that thrived on makeup, shock value, and attitude. Halloween is a perfect time for the documentary fan to check out the punk rock genre.
  • Horror Movie Remakes to Watch and Avoid This Halloween
    Halloween is a sacrosanct occasion for the horror movie buff. Scary movies, the play of lights and shadows, quintessential slasher films, and fake blood by the gallon dominate the scenes. Horror movie remakes capitalize on this day, but some fall flat.
  • Ushering in Late Summer with the Best and Worst Movie Hurricanes
    Moviemakers capitalize on the love-hate relationship the U.S. has with the weather by producing hurricane-inspired films. Some succeed -- yet there are flops in the lineup. Who is who in hurricane cinematography?
  • When Action Launches, Maintains a Martial Artist Movie Career
    Actors abhor the insinuation that they are being typecast. That said, there are plenty of action movie darlings who would not be suitable for other genres. Ever wonder if your favorite action hero could handle a swap?
  • Three Key Elements that Define Drama
    What is the definition of a true-blue cinematic drama? Is it the absence or the presence of humor? Can you put your finger on the facets that make the genre great? In fact, there are three simple attributes any drama must have -- or face box office fail.
  • Documentaries Deliver Freedom: Three Differences from Narrative Films
    Of all the movie genres, documentaries are perhaps the most underrated and overlooked films. Frequently hijacked by political activists with axes to grind, the documentary is also one of the most versatile and welcoming fields open to movie makers.
  • When Remakes Sound the Siren Song
    Can you capitalize on an audience favorite? Movie directors attempt to remake films, following the shiny lure of repeat success. They forget that the original actors might have just been the magic that created a blockbuster.
  • From Cult Movie Director to Household Name
    Cult films are a bit like obscenity; you know it when you see it. Holding strong appeal to a niche audience at first, these movies have the power to turn a relatively unknown director into a household name. Will this trend continue?
  • Factually Inaccurate Movies Depicting American Patriots and Heroes
    Are you thinking of scheduling a history lesson for Independence Day? Fitting neatly after the barbecue and backyard fun, the family gathers around the big screen TV for a movie purportedly based on a true story. But is it?
  • A 1990s Cyberpunk Movie Marathon for Father's Day Weekend
    Dad loves cyberpunk, steampunk, and anything post apocalyptic. Being a child of the 1970s, he adores the 1990s movie offerings. Dad plans a Father's Day movie marathon and you don't want to show up with 'The Matrix' (again). What do you pick?
  • Worst Movie Dads Ever
    On Father's Day we celebrate the men who held down jobs and brought home the bacon to feed the hungry brood. If you need a little help getting into the spirit of the occasion, check out some of the worst dads to ever grace the movie screen.
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  • The Fountain of Youth in Movies
    If it is not the Chest of Cortez or a stay in Davy Jones' Locker, it is the Fountain of Youth that gets fans of Jack Sparrow into the movie theaters. Depp reprises the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'
  • Easter Movies for Preschoolers
    Easter is just around the corner, and the preschool is closed for the holiday. How will you entertain the youngsters? Easy! It matters little if your holiday focuses on the Easter bunny or on the Christian cross; there are great movies for everyone.
  • 'HappyThankYouMorePlease' Launches Directorial Debut for Josh Radnor
    Audiences know Josh Radnor for his starring role in "How I Met Your Mother." He will next enter America's living rooms not just as a TV actor but also as a director with "HappyThankYouMorePlease."
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Film Adaptations Just Beastly?
    The original 'Beauty and the Beast' was the brainchild of Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Penned in 1740, the tale was a sweeping criticism of women's roles in society in general, and the marriage system in particular.
  • Liam Neeson's 'Unknown' Features Been There, Done that Storyline
    If Liam Neeson is not careful, he will become known as the standard bearer for formulaic action movie entertainment.
  • Is the Roku Player All It's Cracked Up to Be?
    Like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video on Demand, and a host of other channels? The Roku player might just be the gadget to get. For a scant $60, the small machine is hailed the best media player yet. Is it really?
  • Amanda Knox Movie Doomed for Lawsuits?
    Entitling it "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," Lifetime depicts the events leading up to the brutal slaying of Meredith Kercher.
  • The New Hollywood Black List for Liked Scripts
    In bygone days, Hollywood blacklisting referred to the ousting of movie talent in the wake of McCarthyism. Today, getting on the Internet Black List is an honor reserved for but a few scripts. What's it all about?
  • Plan a Romantic Film Date Night with Couples in Los Angeles
    Los Angeles may be America's hot spot for all things cinematic, but when it comes to planning a romantic date, there are a lot of trimmings and asides a group of couples should consider. How can a movie buff make a film date night successful? Easy!
  • 'Pet Sematary' Remake Chugs Along
    "Pet Sematary" is the iconic 1983 horror novel by none other than Stephen King, the master of the genre. Following hot on the heels of the sinister "Christine," it is not surprising that filmmakers jumped at the chance of bringing "Pet Sematary" to life.
  • Watching Movies on a Laptop
    Is anyone still viewing the TV as the sole movie delivery system? How quaint! Cell phones, PDAs, tablets, PCs and laptops are the entertainment delivery system of today and tomorrow. What are the best laptops for watching movies?
  • Film Classes in Los Angeles, California
    With Hollywood being the entertainment capital of the United States, it stands to reason that there are ample opportunities for film-related classes in Los Angeles, California. Four schools prepare future movie greats for their new careers.
  • 2011 California Film Awards - What's Hot?
    The California Film Awards are getting ready to honor the 2010 movie greats. As the Mission Bay Ballroom of San Diego's Bahia Resort Hotel gets transformed for the occasion, the buzz surrounding the movie awards is reaching fever pitch.
  • Black Beauty: Unmasking the Green Hornet's Car
    Movie lovers watching the "Green Hornet" are looking forward to a revival of America's quintessential pulp fiction hero. I am chomping at the bit to get a much closer look at his rides.
  • AFI Awards Highlights: 1967 to 2010
    The American Film Institute (AFI) was founded in 1967 at the behest of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. The mission of the AFI is the preservation of America's rich film heritage.
  • Holiday Shopping for the Movie Fans on Your Gift List
    If you have ever tried to check off the movie buff on your holiday gift list by venturing into the DVD section of the store, you know that there is a lot more to buying for these fans than meets the eye. Find 3 evergreen ideas that fit any taste.
  • Yogi Bear: America's Favorite Pic-a-nic Basket Stealing Cartoon Character
    Yogi Bear is the eponymous star of the "Yogi Bear" 3D live action movie that debuts in December, 2010. Do you ever wonder how it all got started?
  • Welcome to the Los Angeles Cinefamily
    For the movie lover who simply cannot stomach another (supposed) Hollywood blockbuster and would rather gnaw off a limb than sit through the latest prequel of an epic movie in Los Angeles, the Cinefamily is the answer.
  • Hollywood Heritage Museum: Remembering when the Silver Screen was Silent
    Situated at 2100 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California, the Hollywood Heritage Museum is a small, unassuming building.
  • Quotes from 'Wings of Desire' by Wim Wenders Underscore Greatness of the Movie
    "Wings of Desire" is perhaps the best movie ever made. Am I biased in favor of director Wim Wenders, just because he also made "Paris, Texas?" Hardly. In fact, the story line is actually not all that new.
  • The Formulaic Romantic Comedy: Breaking it Down
    DePaul University defines the archetypal comedy as the narrative that tells the tale of a likable protagonist who experiences a notable "rise in fortune." Add the romantic component to the mix, and the formula allows for a slight adjustment.
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  • Los Angeles Film Festival: Rich on Content but So-So on Flash
    It lasted from June 17 to June 27, 2010: the Los Angeles Film Festival brought a number of substance-rich movies to the City of Angels. At the same time, it fell flat in the area of Hollywood glitz. (This turns out to be a good thing!)

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