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Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.

“JANE” at the Hollywood Bowl and Coming to Theaters Friday

Last week, the Hollywood Bowl held a special screening of “JANE,” the new documentary on Jane Goodall by Brett Morgen. The evening was truly special, featuring a short introduction from the charming Dr. Goodall and Morgen, and live accompaniment of … Continue reading

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“Anne Bonny: The Infamous Female Pirate”

Anne Bonny is perhaps the most famous woman who disguised herself as a man and became an actual Pirate of The Caribbean. Thanks to a sensationalist version of her life story written by one Captain Charles Johnson in 1724, she … Continue reading

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“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”

“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story,” directed by Jon Brewer, documents Mick Ronson’s underappreciated career as a rock guitarist, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. The film focuses mostly on the late Ronson’s collaboration with David Bowie in The Spiders from Mars, … Continue reading

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“JANE” at Hollywood Bowl with Live Score by Philip Glass

On Monday, October 9th, National Geographic Documentary Films presents a special screening at the Hollywood Bowl of  “JANE,” a new documentary about everyone’s favorite primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. The film was directed by Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of … Continue reading

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J.M. Lee’s “The Dark Crystal” Prequel Novels

You have probably heard by now that a prequel to beloved ’80s fantasy film “The Dark Crystal” is coming soon to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode series. Featuring all Jim Henson Creature Shop/Brian Froud beasties, “The Dark Crystal: Age of … Continue reading

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Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood at Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music in Hollywood presents a charity auction for Planned Parenthood on Saturday, August 5th at 4pm, with actress/musician host Tawny Newsome (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”). Go bid on items like concert tickets, gift certificates and collectibles, including tickets to see … Continue reading

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Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane”

Nashville artist Lilly Hiatt has released an endearing video for her uplifting new single “Trinity Lane.” Set in her comfortable-looking, messy apartment, and featuring several shots of her cute cat, the video and song are about being content on one’s own, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Incomparable Rose Hartman”

Opening this Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center is “The Incomparable Rose Hartman,” a short documentary about the notorious NYC fashion/celebrity photographer. Directed by Øtis Mass, who is yelled at several times on camera by his feisty subject, the film is a humorous … Continue reading

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Charming L.A. Kids’ Book: “Los Angeles 1 to 10”

Need a cute gift for a little one? How about this 5″ x 5″ board book that’s all about L.A.? It’s called “Los Angeles 1 to Ten,” written by Sara Beth Greene and illustrated by Jimmy Thompson. It’s lightweight with … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Delightfully Silly “Lost In Paris”

“Lost In Paris” is a whimsical new film from Oscilloscope Pictures, starring married comedians Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. The couple portrays Dom, a (sort of) lovable French tramp, and Fiona, an awkward but sweet Canadian librarian. The movie blends Buster Keaton-style … Continue reading

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