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“David Bowie is” Coming Soon to a Theater Near You! One Day Only! September 23rd! We Like Exclamation Points!

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Robin Williams and the Weather

Back in the ’90s, I was the foley stage recordist at Sony Studios. I had met Robin Williams once, when I was at Disney and we had both worked on Hook. He seemed like a very nice guy. A few … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Frank”

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, out on August 22, is the bizarre and funny tale of a young English musician’s adventures joining an absolutely crazy – but talented – American band. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film was inspired by journalist/filmmaker Jon … Continue reading

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Phantom of the Paradise 40th Anniversary Panel

Last night Creature Features in association with Civil Disobedience Productions presented a showing of “Phantom of the Paradise” along with a panel of cast and crew to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary. The cult classic was director Brian De Palma’s ode … Continue reading

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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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