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Young Frankenstein Book Signing and Q&A Tonight!

It seems like everybody has a favorite quote from “Young Frankenstein,” which was possibly the funniest film Mel Books ever made. The all-star cast included Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn. Oh, and we can’t … Continue reading

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‘Logan’ aka Wolverine, Still Tormented After All These Years

Logan (Hugh Jackman) is not the same superhero that he once was. He’s tired. He’s old, he may be dying and he drives a limo. That’s right, our super hero mutant is a limo driver. If that’s not bad enough, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Man Movies

“The Man Who Skied Down Everest” (1975, The Film Detective) Japanese alpinist Yuichiro Miura, who set a world speed skiing record in 1964, sets his sights on conquering Mount Everest, albeit in a very different way: with the assistant of … Continue reading

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Stars Come Out At Night For “Winners” At Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis

Last night a few hundred guests and your’s truly were in attendance at my favorite Rock and Roll watering hole, the Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood. The occasion? “Winners”, a celebration of the rich history of … Continue reading

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ The Boogeyman Is Back And He’s Taking No Prisoners

Poor John Wick (Keanu Reeves) All he wants to do is lead a quiet life and play with his dog. Unfortunately, his associates have other plans for him. ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ brilliantly directed by Chad Stahelski (‘John Wick’) and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ’50s Violence

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955, Warner Film Archives) One-armed vet Spencer Tracy’s search for a Japanese-American farmer takes him to the titular California desert town, where de facto town boss Robert Ryan and his goons (Ernest Borgnine and Lee … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Praise of Richard Crenna

“Wait Until Dark” (1967, Warner Archives Collection) In Terence Young’s film version of the stage drama chestnut by Frederick Knott, Audrey Hepburn is the blind woman who, unbeknownst to her, has a doll stuffed with stolen heroin that belongs to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Benjamin Millepied’s Documentary “RESET” on The Paris Opera Ballet

“RESET” is a documentary on Benjamin Millepied’s (choreographer of “Black Swan” and husband of Natalie Portman) journey as the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet and his attempts to rejuvenate this historic institution with his dance production of “Clear, Loud, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Doobious Sources”

In this day and age, with the gap between genuine news and misinformation thinning daily, the idea of a movie that satirizes this phenomenon is a welcome one, whether for comic diversion or pointed warning about its potential implications. A quick look … Continue reading

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Comedies (Sort Of) for a Melancholy Week

“Cosmos” (2015, Kino) Law student Witold (Jonathan Genet) decides to stop fretting about his first novel to join his dunce of a pal (Johan Libreau) at a remote, fog-shrouded Portuguese village. There, the pair become embroiled in what seems like … Continue reading

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