Category Archives: Movies

Outfest: Pat Rocco and George Takei

“Outfest is one of the leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to growing, preserving and showcasing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender filmmaking. Beyond its well-known annual festival (its namesake), it screens movies year-round (as part of a regular series), and hosts special … Continue reading

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The Purge: Breakout

Over the last few years the horror films slated near Halloween have been artsy fartsy duds or disasterous reimaginings of old 70′s and 80′s classics. These movies are all sold with glossy saturation ads which are often misleading and leave you … Continue reading

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Cinema On The Beat – July 10, 2014

Cinema on the Beat is a new feature on the Los Angeles Beat. We’ll feature an “A list” of mostly local, off-the-beaten-path film screenings and programs. The focus will be mainly on underground, independent releases, as well as music-related films, … Continue reading

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Hollywood Heritage Museum and The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Celebrating: The Squaw Man, 100 Years of Movie Production

  Nothing says “Hollywood” like the Silent Era and the Golden Age of film. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the centennial celebration The Squaw Man by the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Heritage Museum.The Hollywood production of Squaw Man was the … 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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Movie Review: “The Signal”

The Signal, directed by William Eubank, is a mind-bender of a movie that starts off as a dreamily-paced road trip with three college friends and then careens into a gripping sci-fi mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: We Are The Best

I am a first generation Punk Rocker. I am a tough audience. I cannot even sit still in a chair; it feels like punishment. However, I just saw a subtitled movie that was too cute for words called, “We Are … Continue reading

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Hugues Wisniewski’s Short Film: Headshot Takes a Shot at Taking the Audience in a Most Heady and Explosive Direction

To what lengths would you go to get your headshot to a prominent (or even not so prominent) talent agent and wow them with one short audition?–Pretend to be the agent down the hall? Wear the Groucho Marx nose and … 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: 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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