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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.

Movie Review: ‘The Cured’ Presents a New Zombie Twist

“The Cured,” in theaters and on demand Feb. 23, 2018, is a smart, new Irish zombie film from director David Freyne. It makes me think that the UK really knows how to do zombism-as-infectious-disease. (See the excellent “28 Days Later” and … Continue reading

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Live Review: Wolf Parade at The Fonda

As a longtime fan of Wolf Parade, I was certainly disappointed when the Montreal band split up back in 2011 to work on other projects. They reunited somewhat quietly in 2016 with an independent self-titled EP, but this year, they … Continue reading

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My, How Time Flies – Some Favorites of 2017

I don’t quite know how it’s happened, but we’re already halfway through January of 2018! The future is uncertain, but here are some personal favorites of last year (whether or not they were released in that year). Albums: Lilly Hiatt … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” at The Hammer Museum

This Sunday, January 7th, former Vice President Al Gore will be at The Hammer Museum in Westwood for a free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Since our current administration is hell-bent on bringing about the apocalypse, let … Continue reading

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“Kedi” Signing & spcaLA Benefit at Amoeba Music

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“Little Masters” Imagine Studio Art Exhibition

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“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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