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Things we Loved this Week 5/24/19

The trailer for The Dead Don’t Die, the new Jim Jarmisch film that just premiered at Cannes. The zombie comedy features an ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, Rosie … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Street Fighting Men and Women

“The Street Fighter Collection” (1974, Shout! Select) Lunatic martial arts action trilogy starring grindhouse favorite Sonny Chiba (“Kill Bill”) as Tatsuma Surugi (Terry Surugy in the English dub), a gleefully malevolent killing machine who laid waste to both sides of … Continue reading

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King Kong vs. Godzilla at The Secret Movie Club, Vista Theatre Saturday May 18

Tickets are going fast for this rare 35mm showing of Toho’s 1962 monster mash, which pits hometown hero Godzilla against an endearingly ragged Kong on loan from the film’s distributor, Universal Pictures. This is the English-dubbed, American edit of the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Wide World of Thrills and Chills Edition

“Princess Mononoke Collector’s Edition” (1997, Shout! Factory/GKIDS) A tribal prince in feudal Japan is inflicted with a curse after an attack by a woodland god corrupted by an iron ball in its body. To lift the curse, he travels to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Dirt

After years of development and rumor, Mötley Crüe’s biopic “The Dirt” hit Netflix in late March in a retelling of the shared name 2001 biography directed by Jeff Tremaine.  Daniel Webber plays Vince Neil, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Machine … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Curse of La Llorona

Most Angelenos know the Mexican legend of La Llorona, “The Weeping Woman,” that has been resurrected for this movie. If you are not familiar with it, La Llorona drowned her two children to punish her cheating husband. Instantly remorseful, she … Continue reading

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L.A. Through a Cracked Lens: Godzilla – King of the Monsters – Coming Soon!

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Things we Loved this Week 5/9/18

Theatrical Trailer for “Simon, King of the Witches” Sensory-overload promo for the Fanfare Corporation’s 1971 hippie witchcraft thriller, starring the astonishingly prolific Andrew Prine in the Manson-esque title role. Chock full of outrageous ballyhoo (“A man who curses the whole … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: House of (Mostly) New Movies

“Justice League vs. the Fatal Five” (2019, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Metropolis and Gotham City play host to the title card match between Justice Leaguers Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – with assist from a reluctant new Green Lantern and … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Written and photographed by Mimi Chen. Lucy Liu is the second Asian-American actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ceremony includes a reunion of Charlie’s Angels stars. Lucy Liu was honored yesterday with a Star on … Continue reading

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