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Movie Review: “The Cobbler”

“The Cobbler”, in theaters now, tells the story of a magical shoe-stitching machine that upends the life of a downtrodden cobbler named Max Simkin (Adam Sandler). Written and directed by Thomas McCarthy (“The Station Agent”), it features a strong cast, including Steve Buscemi, … Continue reading

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The Original Grand Budapest Hotel Model is Exclusively on Display at The Hollywood Museum

The wonderfully quirky Grand Budapest Hotel was the recipient of four Oscars® this awards season: that included Best Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling and Original Score. Wes Anderson won best screen play at the Writers Guild Awards the week … Continue reading

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Albert Maysles, Life Changer

I heard that Al Maysles passed away yesterday at his home in Manhattan. I was just talking about him last night. As a kid, the first thing I watched on our new betamax (!) was his film, Gimme Shelter. I … Continue reading

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Live Review: Will Jay at The Mint

Last Saturday I attended emerging solo artist Will Jay’s concert at The Mint. He put on a stellar performance, and captivated his audience from start to end. I arrived at about 2:00pm, and I was let into the venue at around 2:15pm. … Continue reading

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Robert Williams’ Really Big Show

I first met Robert Williams when we were part of the underground art community called the Zero One in the early 1980’s. He had always been a star in the Zap comic Book community, but his paintings were so much … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Shock All Night Marathon

12 am – “The Black Scorpion” – Science Fiction (1957, Warner Archives Collection) Volcanic eruptions south of the Border unleash a horde of gigantic, man-eating scorpions with designs upon Mexico City. This bantam-weight retread of Warner Bros’ previous big bug … Continue reading

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The Beat’s Donna Lethal Speaks at “Advanced Style” Screening

One thing that has always been abundantly clear about Donna Lethal is that along with her love of fashion, beauty and hair, she has a strange attraction for the geriatric set. Turn your back for a moment and you will find her coddling and … Continue reading

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2015 Academy Awards – Our Predictions!

It’s that time of year again in Los Angeles.  Oscar season is upon us and it’s time to get our prognostications out just in the nick of time. This is shaping up to be one of the most difficult Oscars … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Rewrite”

The Rewrite, written and directed by Marc Lawrence feels like a throwback to the romantic comedies of the early 2000s and late ’90s, the kind in which Hugh Grant has always excelled. He revives his signature charming cad persona here among an impressive cast … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Sunday Morning Shock-a-Thon Schedule

12 a.m. – “Tales from the Crypt”/”Vault of Horror” – Horror (1972/1973, Shout! Factory) Note: some spoilers may follow.  The British film company Amicus Productions released a number of horror-themed anthology films in the 1960s and 1970s (“Asylum,” “The House … Continue reading

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