Category Archives: Movies

Random LA: That Bladerunner Look

Hollywood in smoke from the Santa Clarita fire. “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

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Movie Review: Wiener-Dog

“Wiener Dog” is a movie about a sweet-faced, open-hearted dachshund who weaves her charming way through the lives of people at four different stages of life, all of whom treat her with love and affection, which she returns unconditionally. Well, … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro Creeps Up LACMA

August 1st through November 27th, fans of horror, fantasy and science fiction should head to LACMA for director Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters,” an exhibit of art, artifacts and props from his own Bleak House collection (see video). The exhibit will … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Black and White Crime Wave, Part 2 (Clearinghouse of Mystery Edition)

12 a.m. “Key Largo” – Crime Drama (1948, Warner Archives Collection) Embittered WWII vet Humphrey Bogart travels to Florida to pay his respects to Lionel Barrymore, the father of his late service pal. A hurricane forces Bogey to take shelter … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sensitivity Training” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

Serena, played byAnna Lise Phillips, is a high energy research microbiologist with a no fuss unsentimental personality who heads the research at a microbiology lab to find cures for diseases. This story arises out of a conflict that between Serena and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Girl Flu” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Girl Flu” is a sweet, coming-of-age movie revolving around Bird, played by Jade Pettyjohn, and her relationship with her party hardy, weed-smoking mother Jenny, played by Katee Sackhoff. Jeremy Sisto plays Jenny’s boyfriend, Arlo, who’s looking for something more substantial in a relationship than “F*ck … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “11:55” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

Victor Almanzar stars in “11:55,” as Nelson Sanchez, a marine freshly returned from Iraq to his family and in particular, his sister Angie, played by Elizabeth Rodriguez. The first part of the indie feature establishes their relationship before expanding the story to … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Binge Watching as Patriotic Duty, Part 3 (Tomato Tarzan Gong Show Edition)

“The Gong Show Movie” (1980, Shout Factory) is a semi-fictionalized look at the mayhem that swirled around its creator and host, Chuck Barris, as he showcased the most surreal and inept acts imaginable on his late ‘70s syndicated amateur talent … Continue reading

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