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Is MoviePass Too Good To be True?



MoviePass is a subscription based movie service that allows you to watch one (2D) movie, in theaters, per day for a flat monthly fee. Last week, the service dropped it’s monthly subscription charge from $50 to an incredible $9.95 a month. This means that you can go watch one movie per day for the entire month, for ONLY 10 Bucks!

I was more than a bit skeptical when my brother, Mr. Cavalli, told me about this service. But, since I go to the movies at least once a week I figured I would be saving a bunch of cash if this turned out to be legit. So…

Is it Worth It?After doing TONS of research, I say.. HECK YEAH! … If you decide to sign up for the service (like the thousands of people that made the MoviePass website crash last week) and you go to the movies at least twice a month, you are already saving 5 to 8 bucks. I signed up for the service a few days ago and I am waiting for my card to arrive so I can go try it out.

How Does It Work?

Once you sign up for the service, you have to wait for your personal MoviePass credit/debit card to arrive in the mail.

Once it arrives you go to a theater where the service is accepted (you have to PHYSICALLY be at the theater or at least 100 yards away from it).

You then check-in at the theater, on your MoviePass App, on your phone.

You select the movie you want to watch (even new releases) and the showtime you prefer.

Once you select the movie. MoviePass will automatically (and magically) load the amount of money the movie ticket costs, directly to your MoviePass card.

Finally you go to the box office and purchase the movie ticket for the movie and showtime you selected (it won’t work for another movie) using the MoviePass card.

And that’s IT! You can potentially repeat these steps 30 times a month (even on the weekends), to take full advantage of this amazing offer. 

Where Does It Work?

Fear not, my fellow Victor Valleyans! I checked to make sure it is accepted in the theaters up here in our beautiful desert and this is what came out:Great news, all of the high desert theaters accept it! If you want to go watch a flick in another city, this is the link you can use to check and see if they accept it in a particular city:

Any Restrictions?

Yup, but only some really minor ones that are far from being deal-breakers.

  1. You can only use the service to watch 2D movies. No 3D or IMAX or any other fancy formats.
  2. You cannot watch the same movie more than once.
  3. You cannot buy more than one ticket per day, per card.
  4. You have to pay 10 dollars a month for every member of your family.
  5. The price might eventually change, but the company said that it will stay at $10 a month for at least a year.

For now, I say this is a deal that is too good to pass up. Once I get my card I will update you on how well the service works. The service does have the potential to go belly-up eventually since, even though you are only paying $10 a month, MoviePass is still paying the theater chains the full price of all the tickets of all the movies you watch in a month. However, until that happens, I will definitely be taking advantage of this sweet deal!

Related Article:
MoviePass Works in the Victor Valley!

Ezequiel T (a.k.a., El Checky) is a Translator with a lifelong passion for films. He has been reviewing movies for years and has been watching, discussing and sometimes even making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 12 years, Joanna.


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Adelanto man asleep in Del Taco drive-thru arrested on weapon and drug violations



After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — Authorities arrested a previously convicted felon after they found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at a fast-food restaurant, officials said.

It happened on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at about 1:00 AM at the Del Taco on Highway 395, near Palmdale Road in Adelanto.

Deputies Mora and Lopez from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Leon Earl, a resident of Adelanto, in the drive-through, asleep, and foaming at the mouth.

Officials said Leon appeared to be in distress and was woken by deputies to have him checked out by medical personnel.

“During the investigation, deputies searched his vehicle and located a loaded Glock handgun, high capacity magazine and a large amount of cash,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Leon was found to be an ex-felon who is a documented gang member.”

Leon was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for the weapons violations. 

Deputy Mora authored a search warrant for his residence which was served later the same day. “During the execution of the warrant, deputies located narcotics for sale including suspected cocaine, packaging, scales, ammunition and an additional high capacity drum magazine were located,” stated authorities.

It was also discovered Leon was a wanted person by Corona Police for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with great bodily injury. Leon had bailed out of custody for the weapon violation but was arrested by Corona Police at the jail. 

After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations
(Photo courtesy of Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department)

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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Adelanto man arrested for alleged child abuse of 3-month-old



ADELANTO, Calif. ( — An Adelanto man is facing child abuse charges after detectives say he caused multiple injuries to a 3-month old.

25-year-old Jose Aragon, was arrested at his home in the 10500 block of Florence Court in the city of Adelanto and charged with PC 273a(a)- Willful Cruelty to a Child on Tuesday, July 21st.

According to a sheriff’s news release, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail were notified of a three-month-old victim who was admitted to Victor Valley Hospital with multiple injuries. 

Through the investigation, detectives learned the victim was in the care of Jose Aragon, and while under his care, the victim sustained multiple injuries consistent with child abuse caused by Aragon, officials said.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Officials said the case will be submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for review. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Cavender or Deputy Shelly Ponce at the San Bernardino County Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claims life of 47-year-old man from Coalinga



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A 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA died as a result of his injuries in a Monday night crash. (google maps)

ADELANTO, Calif. ( —  A Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claimed the life of a 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA.

It happened at about 10:55 PM on July 13, 2020, in the area of Bellflower Street near Pansy Road in Adelanto.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located a 2008 Ford Pickup truck approximately 30-50 feet off the roadway. The driver was trapped in the mangled wreck and required major extrication.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lora Way told VVNG the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Bellflower, north of Pansy when it collided with the dirt embankment and rolled several times into the vacant field.

Way said the male was extricated and transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he passed away. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.

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