Category Archives: Television

The International Swingers: A Musical Documentary In 48 Hours with 2 Shows To Make a 2 Sided 45RPM Single

It was the surprise show by the Foo Fighters rocked out at Redballs Rock & Pizza in December that got the Rock N’ Roll ball rolling. Now everyone’s eyes are peeled for some action in North Hollywood after that banger … Continue reading

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Herblock: The Black & the White Screening at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

  Herb Lawrence Block was a legendary and powerful editorial cartoonist and opinion maker of the 20th century. The documentary Herblock: The Black & the White, produced by a Father and Son team of George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Til Dawn: “Marine Boy: The Complete First Season” (1967)

This candy-colored anime aired in the United States on syndicated stations in 1967, making it among the first Japanese animated series (after Astro Boy, Gigantor and Kimba the White Lion) to reach television audiences here. Set in a not-too-distant future … Continue reading

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Fraggle Rock’s 30th Anniversary Party

Beloved Jim Henson show Fraggle Rock celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its creation at The Spare Room in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel this past Wednesday. Gobo and Red were on hand at a short red carpet at the entrance to greet celebrity … Continue reading

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SWEET TALK – HUNGRY FOR CANDY, GUYS? GET SOME NUTS!

As I was pondering my next topic for this column, I ran across various mementos from Snickers’ “Get some nuts!” ad campaign launched in Britain in 2006. It featured an ass-kickin’ Mr. T setting the British men straight about issues … Continue reading

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The Annie Awards: Fast Track Prognosticator to Animation Oscar Win and a Tribute to Animation Legend June Foray

    Arriving early always makes a event seem to ramp in a slow manner. Like any other award event it will reach it peak speeding things along in dramatic fashion on the Red Carpet just before it’s official start. … Continue reading

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Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII

No matter which team you’re rooting for, the Beat has a few spots for you to get some beer and grub. And lots of yelling. Maybe even some guys punching the air. I cannot promise your safety if you are rooting … Continue reading

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Rolling on the Red Carpet and Award Winners: 4th Annual Taste Awards at Vibiana

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat. Alie and Georgia celebrate winning at the Taste Awards. It’s award season in Los Angeles where there’s an award event or some sort of recognition party every few days. There’s … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, September 18-24, 2012

Please note: all titles released solely in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-rays and Blu-ray/DVD combos are in italic and bold fonts. MULTIPLEX Despite superb word of mouth, screenwriter Joss Whedon and co-writer/director Drew (Cloverfield) Goddard’s Cabin in … Continue reading

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Et Tu, Nucky?

Like a few million other people, I was completely flummoxed when Nucky Thompson shot his protege Jimmy Darmody in the head last year.  I hate to let television ru(i)n my life like this, but it’s worth talking through in public … Continue reading

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