Author Archives: Paul Gaita

About Paul Gaita

Paul Gaita lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his lovely wife and daughter. He has written for The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Variety and Merry Jane, among many other publications, and was a home video reviewer for Amazon.com from 1998 to 2014. He has also interviewed countless entertainment figures, but his favorites remain Elmore Leonard, Ray Bradbury, and George Newall, who created both "Schoolhouse Rock" and the Hai Karate aftershave commercials. He once shared a Thanksgiving dinner with celebrity astrologer Joyce Jillson and regrettably, still owes the late character actor Charles Napier a dollar.

Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 4)

“The Cold Light of Day”  (1989, Arrow Video) Grisly, low-budget dramatization of real-life crimes conducted by Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who gruesomely murdered at least 12 men and boys in London during the late ’70s and early ’80s. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 3)

“The Deeper You Dig” (2019, Arrow Video) The deck is already stacked against loner Kurt (John Adams) – he’s accidentally killed teenager Echo (Zelda Adams), and despite many attempts, can’t seem to dispose of her body – when he discovers … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 2)

“Spree” (2020, RLJE Films) No one is more surprised than desperate rideshare driver Joe Keery (“Stranger Things”) to discover that livestreaming the murders of his passengers can do wonders for his sagging social media account. Vicious and dark horror-satire takes … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 1)

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Season 1” (Showtime/Paramount/CBS, 2020) Detectives in Los Angeles circa 1938 discover that a malevolent supernatural entity from Mexican folklore may be responsible for not only a grisly murder, but also rising social and political unrest … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Pre-Halloween Pleasantries (Nothing Creepy* Here Edition)

“The Secret Garden” (2020, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Orphaned after the death of her parents from a cholera outbreak in India, ten-year-old Dixie Egerickx is sent to the English estate of her distant uncle (Colin Firth), where she discovers the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Kinds of Icons 2 – Kid Heroes Edition

“Gamera: The Complete Collection” (1965-2006, Arrow Video) Arrow’s eight-disc Blu-ray set compiles all 12 films featuring the giant, firebreathing turtle Gamera, who vied with Godzilla for global adoration from the kaiju faithful for more than a half-century, and bundles them … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 9/25/20

Sale of New Gas-Fueled Passenger Cars Banned in California Starting in 2035 Continuing the fight against climate change, Governor Newsom has issued an executive order that bans the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars in California beginning in the year … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Kinds of Icons, Part 1

  “The Best of Cher” (2020, Time Life) This nine-DVD, 15-hour Time Life set, which covers the post-Sonny/pre-movie stardom and post-Oscar periods of her career, provides not only an abundance of footage of El Centro’s Cheryl Sarkisian, but also examples … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Must Die!

“The Beast Must Die” (1974, Severin Films) Wealthy hunter Calvin Lockhart invites a gaggle of Very Suspicious-Seeming individuals – among them Michael Gambon, Charles Gray and Peter Cushing – to his English manor home in order to determine which among … Continue reading

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The Tribe and Chris Carter Pay Homage to the Beatles @ Coach House on 9/5

The LA-based classic rock collective The Tribe Band will perform songs by the Beatles as part of a Labor Day Weekend live-streaming event and countdown on Saturday, September 5. Chris Carter, host of the long-running “Breakfast with the Beatles” radio … Continue reading

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