Category Archives: Movies

The Damned at the Glass House 4/20/2016

Here is a little teaser of a photo essay for you. Friend of The Beat Martin Wong got some great photographs at The Glasshouse in Pomona last night. “…the first-generation U.K. punk band played “Ignite,” one of my favorite songs off … Continue reading

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Monsterpalooza Takes Over the Pasadena Convention Center this Weekend!

It’s not too late to get your Monsterpalooza tickets for this weekend! There are hundreds of vendors for monster movie make-up, monster sound effects, and pretty much anything monster-related. Enjoy special screenings of horror and fantasy movies, panels on subjects … Continue reading

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Noir City: 18th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir

Now just look here, all you hard-livin’ broads and fellas, with a knack for seein’ things in black’n’white. Dem picture folks over at American Cinematheque, in cahoots with da Film Noir Foundation, are puttin’ on a show – why, it ain’t … Continue reading

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Baseball has begun! And Skirball is here to help you celebrate.

As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to lose a regular season baseball game in 2016, or in fact give up a single run. The way I see it, they’re well on their way to the first … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead Los Angeles Celebrates Women of Horror

Award winning Canadian director Patricia Chica’s short “A Tricky Treat” will be shown Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Burbank Hotel as part of the Days of the Dead Weekend Los Angeles. The “horror-comedy with a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Bizarre Transmissions

After a wince-inducing opening sequence in which real pigs are butchered – to the tune of comic music – “Slaughterhouse” (1987, All Channels) settles into an E.C. Comics-styled blend of dark humor and ‘80s slasher tropes. Writer-director Rick Roessler draws … Continue reading

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Alejandro Amenábar’s “Regression” with Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson Comes Out on DVD in May

Check out the trailer for “Regression” by Alejandro Amenábar, who directed one of my favorite ghost thrillers, “The Others”. “Regression” stars Ethan Hawke as a detective investigating what appears to be a satanic cult, with Emma Watson as one of the member’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

The big news in TV this weekend was the return of Pee-Wee Herman in “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday”. The film was made exclusively for Netflix, with Judd Apatow producing and a score by Mark Mothersbaugh. Fans will be thrilled with the … Continue reading

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Great Horror Movie Nights at the Old Zoo

Pining for the spooky thrills of October? Pine no more. Ten Thirty One Productions, the people who bring you The Great Horror Campout and Hell Hunt, are resurrecting the Great Horror Movie Night under the stars in the Griffith Park’s Old … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Documentaries Real and Imagined

With reality seemingly at a premium of late, it might time to look at a recent spate of documentaries – and one mockumentary – as a palate cleanser to the current state of things. “All Things Must Pass: The Rise … Continue reading

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