Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: Big Trouble

“Big Trouble in Little China” (1988, Shout! Factory) Trucker Kurt Russell discovers that his big-mouth-and-big-gun approach might not help pal Dennis Dun reclaim his fiancée (Suzee Pai) from an ancient Chinese sorcerer (James Hong) living under the streets of San … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jojo Rabbit

The second World War was a nasty business. It seemed like it became a bizarre game of “follow the leader” for adults. As portrayed in Oscar-nominated JoJo Rabbit, the Germans seem brain dead from sniffing explosives and gunpowder, each one … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What’s New for 2020?

“The Lighthouse” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Isolation, treacherous weather, grain alcohol and dangerous secrets – as well as a possible sea monster or two – collaborate to drive grizzled 19th century lighthouse keepers Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson out of … Continue reading

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Pretty Dope Fiends and After School Specials

Thinking about the pretty dope fiends I’ve known after watching the riveting and very sad documentary, “Who Killed Nancy?” (2009). One I met while walking somewhere near ABC No Rio in NYC, he asked me if I was ok because … Continue reading

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“Mystify” Examines Passionate INXS Frontman Michael Hutchence

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence” is a dreamy-paced documentary about the late INXS singer, told through oral accounts and video clips, including home footage taken by Hutchence, family members and girlfriends. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, it … Continue reading

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Cult Classic ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Lush Restoration and Interviews with the Filmmakers

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979) is a movie about a teen-aged songwriter absolutely determined to meet her favorite band so they can play her songs. She cuts school and camps out in front of the venue to get concert tickets … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Holiday House of Hairy Horrors

“Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1932, Shout! Factory) Barking mad scientist Bela Lugosi attempts to put the crackpot evolutionary theory behind his sideshow act – which features Erik (career Hollywood apesuit actor Charles Gemora), a gorilla that can “talk” after … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More New and Notable (Award Bait Edition)

“Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” (2019, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) Everything you really need to know about Quentin Tarantino‘s reality-bending Hollywood drama can be found here in Elise’s write-up, so I will simply add: the Bruce Lee scene and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Continental Cowboys, Malibu Princes and Austrian Maharajahs

“Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic (“The Tiger of Eschnapur” and “The Indian Tomb”)” (1959, Film Movement Classics) Strapping young German engineer Paul Hubschmid (a.k.a. Paul Christian)  is invited to India to improve the infrastructure of the (fictitious) city of Eschnapur, but … Continue reading

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Studio Movie Grill in Glendale Serves Cocktails and Munchies Right to Your Theater Seat

With six other locations in California, and many more across the country, Studio Movie Grill has opened its newest location in Glendale in the former location of the MGM Grand 5-Star Cinema. The 10-screen multiplex is located in two buildings … Continue reading

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