Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: Winnebago Man

Before the internet even existed, there was a community of tape traders who collected and shared “found videos” and unusual clips. One of the most popular videos passed hand to hand was “Winnebago Man,” outtakes from a 1988 shoot for … Continue reading

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Memories of Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco as the Installation Opens Inside ltd los angeles

I still have dreams about Rodney’s Disco 42 years later. If sounds were smells, I’d wake up with the scent of an E chord sitting beside me while I inhale faded magazines and memories washing by in an endless movie … Continue reading

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Long Beach’s “Retro Row” Hosts a Happy Hour Event this Saturday: Wine, Beer, Music, Great Food and Lots of Shops

One of the nicest places to take a stroll is Long Beach’s “Retro Row”—a section of 4th Street situated between Cherry and Temple with stores featuring vintage & contemporary clothing, furniture and accessories, art, antiques & collectibles, books, roller skates … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – “Love and Mercy,” “The American Dream” and “Iris”

The never-ending flow of information on any given subject that can be found on the internet has rendered one of the most venerable movie genres – the biopic, as well as its real-life counterpart, the biographical documentary – more than … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Crime and Punishment

12 a.m. – “Miami Blues” – Action/Thriller (1990, Shout Factory) Co-producer Jonathan Demme’s eclectic film style is felt throughout this darkly comic crime drama about love and murder among lowlifes on both sides of the law in Florida. Alec Baldwin … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey / Hollywood Bowl, 8/18/15

Sitting under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl was the ideal setting for experiencing Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by conductor Brad Lubman, gave a stellar performance of the … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Reagan-Era Nightmares

12 a.m. – “Scarecrows” – Horror (1988, Scream Factory) This supernatural thriller opens on an energetic note, with a gang of soldiers turned thieves, fresh from a big payroll heist, forced to land a stolen getaway plane (and its kidnapped … Continue reading

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DVD Review: A Kristen Wiig Double Feature

Kristen Wiig is one of the biggest breakout stars we have seen from Saturday Night Live in a long time. I didn’t always get her humor, except for the tiny baby arm sister. When I saw “Bridesmaids” I finally understood the appeal. … Continue reading

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Scare LA 2015: Let the Haunt Begin

This weekend, 10,000 haunt enthusiasts are gearing up for Scare LA ,which will creep into Pasadena Saturday August 8th, and Sunday August 9th. Over 200 vendors will display incredibly gross and life-like “mangled corpse” props and unimaginable goodies aimed at home haunters and mid-level … Continue reading

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Video Review – The Decline Of Western Civilization I, II and III

Finally, the Decline Of Western Civilization collection, Penelope Sheeris’ three-part documentary series on LA’s indigenous music scenes as observed in 1980, 1987 and 1996 is available on home video. While VHS copies of the first two have circulated for years, … Continue reading

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