Category Archives: Movies

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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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 Rundown: This Week in Brief 08/28/20

Alpine Village near Torrance may be Designated a Historic Landmark Anyone who grew up in the South Bay will remember Christmas shopping trips to Alpine Village, the largest, drunkenest Oktoberfest in California, their huge weekend swap meets, and 80s punk … Continue reading

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Outfest 2020 Screens “Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism,” with a Live Digital Panel Tonight!

“Pleasure is a priority,” says Tova Sewall in Michelle Handelman’s 1995 documentary, “Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism,” which is now screening virtually as part of OUTFEST 2020. Though not for the faint of heart, the experience of watching Handlemann’s  25 … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Thrills and Chills for a Long, Hot Weekend

“Promare” (2019, Shout! Factory/GKids) In the future, a section of humanity will be branded as terrorists for their ability to produce spontaneous and destructive combustion, but a young and brash member of a firefighting rescue team discovers that their intentions … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Pretending I’m a Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story”

Swedish director Ludvig Gür’s “Pretending I’m a Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story” is focused on Tony Hawk, the legendary pro skater and gaming guru, who transformed both skating culture and the skater gaming genre with peerless success … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Women of Substance

“Unraveling Athena: The Champions of Women’s Tennis” (2019, Shout! Studios) For some viewers, director Francis Amat‘s documentary may be an introduction to many of its subjects, despite the fact that they are among the world’s best women’s tennis players. That … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 8/14/2020

Pink’s is Open for Business Pink’s Hot Dogs will begin serving the hungry in Hollywood again. Eater Los Angeles reported that the venerable stand, which has been closed since March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced via social media … Continue reading

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