Category Archives: Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Bigger, Better and So Much Fun

The crew of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is back.  In case you need a refresher course, they include: Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves called the … Continue reading

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Street Food Cinema Kicks Off 2017 Season with La La Land at Exposition Park

Just imagine this LA summer night: You’re nestled on a blanket with friends; nomming on some succulent burgers, tacos, and barbecue; and enjoying the mesmerizing flicker of one of your favorite films on a huge ass screen. Welcome to Street Food Cinema 2017. Continue reading

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‘Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices’ to Screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 and 27

In 1994, at the 65th Annual Academy Awards presentation, upon receiving the Oscar for the Best Song, ‘Streets of Philadelphia’, Bruce Springsteen delivered the finest acceptance speech that event has ever experienced: ‘You do your best work, and you hope … Continue reading

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The First Ever SlowMo Marathon is Happening at LA Live Saturday

The creators of the new Baywatch movie have thought up one of the best promotional stunts ever. This Saturday, April 22nd, LA Live will be the site of the Slow Mo Marathon, a 0.3km that must be run entirely in slow motion.  The person … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Gimme Danger & Danny Says

 Protopunk fans will find much to drool over in these two documentary features, the former centered on the force of nature that was Iggy and the Stooges, the latter focusing on publicist/ manager/ journalist/ all-around impresario Danny Fields, who was … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Singing, All Dancing

“Dancing Lady” (1932, Warner Archives Collection) If you’ve been watching FX’s wonderful and addictive “Feud: Bette and Joan,” you’ve heard Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford gripe about clawing her way back to the top after being declared box office poison in … Continue reading

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“The Ghost In The Shell” – An Exciting, Strange Trip Into The Future

“The Ghost in the Shell,” based on the Japanese anime of the same name, has been the focus of much controversy since the announcement that Scarlett Johansson would be playing the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi aka Major. Hopefully the casting of Miss Johansson … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” is a gorgeous Focus Features film based on the story of Antonina and Jan Żabińska, the owners of the Warsaw Zoo who rescued hundreds of people during the Holocaust. The screenplay by Angela Workman was adapted from Diane Ackerman’s book of … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Museum Unveils Arresting Homage to Jean Harlow!

When you think of beautiful, bodacious, yet badass, screen presences, certain names might come to mind such as Sigourney Weaver in “Aliens,” Carrie Fisher as a scrappy Star Wars princess, or even Rizzo aka Stockard Channing aspiring to her very … Continue reading

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“Beauty and the Beast,” or “Beneath Every Monster Is a Prince”

Well, not every monster, but definitely the one in this Disney classic. “Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Bill Condon, written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Siliotopoulous, is a live-action/CGI remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name. For those … Continue reading

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