Category Archives: Movies

Crappy Classics: The Night Stalker (1972)

Another great TV made horror movie helmed by Dan Curtis and written by Richard Matheson. Great film noir and Dragnet vibe. I met the actor who played the vampire. He looked almost nothing like his character, plus he had a … Continue reading

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Long Beach Zombie Walk Oct 24th-26th

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Advanced Style comes to Los Angeles

I’ve been a big fan of Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style” blog since he began. Having had a great-aunt who was (and remains) one of my major style influencers, his work spoke to me immediately. Living in New York for … Continue reading

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DVD Review – Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/ALL

I have seen my fair share of music documentaries, and possibly your share too. “Filmage: the Story of Descendents/All,” follows the usual pattern of live footage interspersed with interviews and stills. Graphics are used creatively to help the audience keep … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Saturday Dusk-to-Dawn Marathon

6 p.m. – “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” – Documentary (2014, Anchor Bay/Radius) Frothy but entertaining documentary from Mike Myers about talent manager and chutzpah machine Shep Gordon, who guided the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and … Continue reading

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2014 Emerging Cinematographer Awards At The DGA: A New Golden Age Of Cinematography

Every year in the fall the International Cinematographers Guild or “ICG”, which is part of IATSE, gathers to honor the best in Emerging Cinematography by those Guild Members who are not classified as Cinematographers, but has fulfilled that role in these … Continue reading

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‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ Brings Hendrix to Life at a Pivotal Moment

For many of those who knew something of Jimi Hendrix’s ascent to rock stardom, it seemed that he burst on the scene at Monterey Pop Festival, coming over from England where he was starting to gain fame and went from … Continue reading

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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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Movie Review: “Kelly & Cal”

Kelly & Cal, directed by Jen McGowan, is about the unlikely friendship between unhappy new mom Kelly (Juliette Lewis) and depressed teen in a wheelchair Cal (Jonny Weston) that takes a few turns in the wrong direction, even as it helps … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Monstrous Bodies”

Monstrous Bodies, subtitled “Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction”, is an academic work by June Pulliam, published by McFarland. When I first saw the cover, I immediately thought of the Ginger Snaps movie trilogy, because the first movie especially … Continue reading

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