Category Archives: Television

Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Bizarre Transmissions

After a wince-inducing opening sequence in which real pigs are butchered – to the tune of comic music – “Slaughterhouse” (1987, All Channels) settles into an E.C. Comics-styled blend of dark humor and ‘80s slasher tropes. Writer-director Rick Roessler draws … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

The big news in TV this weekend was the return of Pee-Wee Herman in “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday”. The film was made exclusively for Netflix, with Judd Apatow producing and a score by Mark Mothersbaugh. Fans will be thrilled with the … Continue reading

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Chef Amar Santana’s Vaca in Costa Mesa Brings a Touch of Spain to Delight the Taste Buds

Chef Amar Santana is on a roll. This Thursday, he is in the finale of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, with an excellent chance of becoming the next “Top Chef”. Since opening his newest restaurant, Vaca, in early December, it has … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 2 – Vintage Rogues’ Gallery

Midnight – “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” – Television/Horror (1970, Scream Factory) Distributed to television by American International Pictures, this 53-minute special features Vincent Price in performances of four short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Though the videotaped production … Continue reading

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The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Expands College Scholarship Program!

And…please stay tuned: For now comes the time of year when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences dispenses all manner of honor regarding every facet of the respective television industry, but also recognizes its up-and-comers in the form … Continue reading

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2016 ACTRA Awards To Honor Neve Campbell With The National Award of Excellence

Hollywood is in the thrall of award season and engulfed in a blur of the process of honoring so many talented and gifted artist for their hard work. ACTRA will be hosting its own award event. ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Party III – Holiday Programming Schedule

12 a.m. – “Automan: The Complete Series” – Action/Science Fiction (1983/1984, Shout Factory/Fabulous Films) Hapless police computer expert Walter Nebicher (Desi Arnaz, Jr.) uses his technical skills to create a lifelike hologram (Chuck Wagner) that becomes his partner in fighting … Continue reading

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…Aaand This Year’s Host for NATAS’ 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmys: David Pogue!

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently announced the unveiling of the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.  This year’s host:  None other than Tech Guru of Yahoo Tech, CBS News, Sunday Morning, Scientific American, and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Rae, Best Known as Mrs. Garrett from “The Facts of Life,” to Sign Latest Autobiography at The Santa Monica Library

Aaah The Facts of Life, anyone who was more than just a speck in some joker’s eye during the early 1980s remembers that one!:  Mrs. Garrett in particular as the loveable, sometimes harried, but always hip and supportive housemother.  If … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Museum Decorates for Christmas and Opens its Doors to 60 Plus Dolores Mission School Students!

On Wednesday December 9th The Hollywood Museum, which is festive and glamorous enough all year round, will gussy itself up even further for the Holidays.  More importantly, it will open its doors to between 60 and 80 students from the … Continue reading

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