Cinema Siren

Leslie Combemale is Cinema Siren, here to guide film lovers through a sea of celluloid. Watch her video reviews, including exclusive access to actor and director interviews, on YouTube! (Cinema Siren on YouTube) Cinema Siren's reviews are published nationally on - just find your local Patch page and search keywords Cinema Siren. But to keep things easy, her reviews are also always posted right here on Check back with us regularly as there is always something new!

Trancendence: What fresh HAL is this?


  Oscar winning cinematographer Willy Pfister makes his directorial debut with this week’s highly anticipated new release starring Johnny Depp.  A fascinating but ultimately overly ambitious piece of filmmaking, Transcendence attempts in both its subject matter and visual artistry to

Rio 2: This Sequel Soars


April 11, 2014 The Brazilian director of the computer animated $484 million dollar blockbuster, Rio, Carlos Saldanha and Blue Sky Studios come together again for a sequel, bringing gorgeous color, highly detailed backgrounds, enhanced characterization and better songs to Rio

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – “Oh Beautiful!”


April 5, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier is truly a must-see for anyone who loves superhero movies, but also for those who love spy thrillers, and even for anyone who loves a good character drama…but however much Cinema Siren heaps

Cinema Siren Reviews: “Noah” – A Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking


03/29/2014 You know those cute little ark toys teeming with chubby pairs of animals peeking out from all sides that one buys on the way to every baby shower? Don’t look for that warm fuzzy ark here. In this week’s

Cinema Siren Reviews Muppets Most Wanted – Furry, Puppety Fun


03/21/2014 Jim Henson’s The Muppets are officially an American treasure. One need only check the permanent collection of the American History Museum for confirmation. Let’s just say that Kermit’s “ancestor” from 1970 makes Washington DC his home. This week welcomes

Cinema Siren reviews Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 5 Stars


03/14/2014 Wes Anderson should really be announced as the poster model for the world’s most positive representation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Those of you who worship at the auteur altar of the director, who have long embraced his fastidious, meticulous

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: Best in Show or In the Dog House?

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014),.

03/08/2014 Cinema Siren finds herself in a quandary. The new 3D animated release Mr. Peabody & Sherman feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes. The animation looks dated, but the voice

2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them


02/28/2014 OK, movie lovers and Sirenauts, you have only two more days to squeeze in all the nominated movies if you want to offer informed and well researched opinions on the winners of the 86th annual Academy Awards. The program

Cinema Siren Reviews: Pompeii – Lava is Coming


February 21, 2014 Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Emily Browning make one hot duo in this entertaining historical disaster flick. When HBO started the campaign for season 4 of Game of Thrones with the ubiquitous tagline “Winter Is Coming,”

A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

Valentines Day

02/14/2014 It’s Valentine’s weekend. That’s right, the day of romance, having fallen on a Friday, is now overflowing and seeping itself into Saturday and Sunday. That’s the nature of anything relating to love and romance. It cannot be contained. Cinema