Category Archives: DVDs

Movies Till Dawn: Dusk-to-Dawn Moviethon

6 p.m. – Out of the Past – Thriller (1947, Warner Archive Collection) Along with Double Indemnity, the quintessential noir picture, filled with the moral ambiguity, foggy landscapes and mounting sense of inescapable, cosmic doom that defined the genre. Laid … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Early Morning Sunday Programming

12 am – Jodorowsky’s Dune – Documentary (2014, Sony Pictures Classics) Fascinating documentary about filmmaker/mystic/madman Alejandro Jodorowsky’s quest to bring the epic science fiction novel Dune to the screen in the mid-1970s. Jodorowsky, whose c.v. includes the lysergic fantasy-Western El … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Wednesday Early Morning Programming

12 am – Non-Stop – Action-Thriller (2014, Universal) This brawny vehicle for star Liam Neeson’s second career as movie tough guy plays like Murder on the Orient Express staged as an airplane disaster picture, with Neeson’s weathered TSA marshal trying … Continue reading

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Cinema On The Beat

Cinema on the Beat is a new feature on the Los Angeles Beat. We’ll feature a weekly “A list” of mostly local, off-the-beaten-path film screenings and programs, home video and streaming picks, and exciting and ambitious upcoming works. The focus … Continue reading

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Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Described as “The first doc-opera” by its creators and distributors Scot McFadyen,  Sam Dunn and Reg Harkema, this ambitious (and at times fragmented) blend of rock opera, documentary and animation comes just this close to biting off more than it can … Continue reading

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Review: The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story

“It’s boring sometimes, but it’s still fun. I keep busy with so many things at once that I forget sometimes where I leave stuff! My book ( a history on Art) is almost finished, and of course there’s the garden. … Continue reading

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Review: Sensation-The Story of the Who’s Tommy [Blu-ray]

I’ve gotta admit that when this was sent to me in the mail I let out a soft groan, as I quietly thought to myself,  “This is territory that Townshend and company have traveled upon far too many times already! … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Early Wednesday Morning Programming

Midnight Godzilla: Final Wars – Science Fiction (2004, Sony Pictures) The 28th and final (to date) Japanese theatrical release featuring Godzilla from Toho Co., Ltd. pits the King of the Monsters against an array of foes from his five-decade career … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Sunday Early Morning Programming

Midnight: The Initiation of Sarah - Horror (1978, Shout! Factory) This small screen carbon of Carrie enjoys its own fan base among TV-movie devotees who appreciate its enthusiastic take on the Brian De Palma film’s high points and a game cast of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper

Super Duper Alice Cooper premiered on the west coast last night at The Grammy Museum at LA Live. The event was only its second screening after having recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Film makers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn managed to avoid … Continue reading

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