I took my 17 year old and his buddy to see 2oolander tonight, and we laughed through the entire movie. In fact, the whole theater did. I found all of the cameos amusing; beginning with Justin Bieber and ending with Tommy Hilfiger. I was impressed that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson looked just about the same, 15 years after the original. I love to look at Penelope Cruz in anything; a bikini, Glamour magazine, a movie sequel. What’s not to love? Zoolander2 was exactly what I expected- cheap laughs at celebrities’ expense floating along a thin, ridiculous plot. Just like the first movie.
I went online to get a promo photo of the movie and found out that most reviews are unfavorable. People are disappointed in Zoolander 2. I don’t understand why. I wasn’t expecting it to be seriously funny. I was expecting it to be really, really, ridiculously good looking, and it was.
The wonderfully quirky Grand Budapest Hotel was the recipient of four Oscars® this awards season: that included Best Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling and Original Score. Wes Anderson won ...
Love Heroes is not Bad Lands first outing. The duo, formerly known as "He Met Her" and fronted by Rocky and Mowgli, produced their first head turning recordings called Crime Novela. Chevy Nights, the secret track on Love Heroes, references the ...
Sheila Kuehl, a child actress and one time regular as Zelda on Dobie Gillis, finds her political footing in California's political theater as the first openly gay state Senator. "Political Animals" ...
Joel Potrykus' Buzzard is unquestionably "Loser Friendly" fare and may be perfectly suited for "Millennials" cultural disenfranchisement with its budget conscious cinematography and equally financially conscious mise en scene.
The story revolves around Joshue ...
I generally only write reviews about books that I am inspired to read more than once, so my book reviews aren't about new releases that I liked, they are about tried and true books that I LOVE.
I favor quirky stories, inspirational memoirs, and real life drama. There are many movies and books that I have enjoyed more than once. If you liked any of these, we probably have similar taste-
Books: Peter Pan, Choke, A Life Without Consequences, Fight Club, The Adderall Diaries, Lets Pretend This Never Happened, The Glass Castle, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Wild, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, Just Kids,
Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Seven Psychopaths, Ghost World, Pulp Fiction, Hook, Big Fish, Reservoir Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom, Being John Malcovich,
I am President of The Fun Zone; The Center for the Study of Funism.
Ray Goren is the young teen composer/singer/guitarist written about in the LA Beat. He brings his solo live show to the stage now, performing songs from his new "Free" EP. Tickets $10. Info: (323) 653-0640 or www.genghiscohen.com. Also performing there Friday, May 12
Larry “Fuzzy” Knight’s BLOWIN’ SMOKE Rhythm & Blues Band Featuring The FABULOUS SMOKETTES
7-9:30pmBogie's Lounge, 32001 Agoura Rd., at the Westlake Village Inn
Bassist extraordinare "Fuzzy" Knight (Spirit, Ike Turner Revue) brings his blues and soul revue to Westlake Village. Read about them in the LA Beat here. Tickets: $10. Info: (818) 889-2394 or http://www.bogies-bar.com/.
Slow Kiss, Turning Violet, Elkhead
9:00 pmThe Redwood Bar, 316 W. 2nd St. Los Angeles, 90012
Champagne on Main
11am-6:30pmMain Street, Downtown Ventura
A "Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair" returns with a street fair and live music. Champagne, chocolates, wine and craft beers will be featured at the walk between 3 and 6pm. Street fair: Free. Wine Walk: $50. V. I P. Chocolate Lounge $70. Info: (805) 628-9588. Purchase tickets at: www.champagneonmain.com.
12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival
10am gates open, 11am music startsStudio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo
Phantom Blues Band headlines, with Debbie Davies, Chris Cain, R.J Mischo, Michael John and The Bottom Line featuring Mikey Mo, Crooked Eye Tommy, Jim Gustin and Truth Jones. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/