Category Archives: Movies

Ace Hotel, Bates Motel, Halloween Chills: LA Opera Presents Psycho with Live Score

LA Opera Off Grand continues its Halloween tradition of pairing classic horror films with live orchestral accompaniment in the Theatre at Ace Hotel this October with a screening of “Psycho.” One of Hitchcock’s true masterpieces, “Psycho” remains among the most … Continue reading

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‘Dia de los Muertos’ 2019 Celebrates Throughout the Southland: Your Guide

The 24th Street Theatre Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party. (Photo by Cindy Marie Jenkins, courtesy of the 24th Street Theatre) UPDATED 10-16-19* All events listed are gathered in the spirit of cultural awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Midnight Spook Party (Halloween 2019, Part 1)

“The Dead Don’t Die” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Polar fracking, or something equally ominous in tone, causes the dead to rise from their graves, which, if judged by the muted responses of police officers Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloe … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Joker

One of my favorite films of all times is a silent film called “The Man Who Laughs.” It is the study of a man who was kidnapped and disfigured as a child in order to punish the boy’s father. It … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino and Mark Lindsay Blow my Mind at The GRAMMY Museum

Last Wednesday night, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed Quentin Tarantino to discuss his music selection process for his movies, particularly his recent film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” He was interviewed briefly by GRAMMY Museum moderator Scott Goldman, who then turned … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: It Gets Dark Early This Time of Year

“Midsommar” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Reeling from a terrible family tragedy, an already-anxious Florence Pugh discovers, far too late, that a visit to a remote religious community in Sweden is a Very Bad Decision. Writer-director Ari Aster‘s second feature doesn’t … Continue reading

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Our 2019 Guide for Ongoing Halloween Events Happening all Month Long!

Here is an entire month of events to thrill, chill and scare the living crap out of you! HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS DARK HARBOR AT THE QUEEN MARY 7 p.m.-12 midnite weekdays, 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays / Long Beach / $34 … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: The Joker Mural in Progress

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A Family is Torn Apart & Patched Back Together in “Collisions”

“Collisions,” a new film written and directed by Richard Levien, is the story of one San Francisco family’s total disruption when their widowed mother (Ana de la Reguera) is arrested by ICE. Starring Izabella Alvarez as super smart 12-year-old Itan … Continue reading

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Mods & Rockers Film Festival Returns to Celebrate Handmade Films and Monty Python

The Mods and Rockers Film Festival returns this month to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of HandMade Films, and the 50th Anniversary of Monty Python with the cheekily titled “The OTHER HandMade’s Tale” film festival. The festival will kick off ten … Continue reading

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