Category Archives: Movies

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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Things we Loved this Week 05/03/19

Paul is Dead is a 14-minute short film written and directed by London-based filmmaker George Moore. Paul is Dead, now available for free viewing on Vimeo, tells the story of how Billy Shears came to replace Paul McCartney in 1967. … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Upcoming LA Times’ Food Bowl

The L.A. Times Food Bowl takes over the entire month of May with 31 days of food. The Food Bowl is a fundraiser for the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Food Forward, and the Midnight Mission. With over 100 events spread throughout … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Turnover, a Charming and Heartwarming Comedy about Lovable Misfits

Turnover is a heartwarming comedy starring a cast of zany characters and charming misfits. It all revolves around a restaurant in Southern California owned and operated by Peter (played by Paul Guilfoyle), who is transformed by a series of happenstances … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: New Kind of Kick (in the Head) Edition

“Dragged Across Concrete” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) A trifecta of hardluck types – disgraced cops Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn and ex-con Tory Kittles – decide that the solution to their downward-spiraling fortunes is to rob violent criminal Thomas Kretschmann. … Continue reading

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