Category Archives: Movies

The Unbearable Lightness of Being: a Modern-day Classic in Review

Photo by Laurel Haberman for the Los Angeles Beat As I revisited the rarely screened 1988 drama “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” flashes of the film I had seen only once came back to me, in a montage of stunning, … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Movies Till Dawn: Truth is Stranger Than Science Fiction

“Star Trek: Picard” (2020, CBS Home Video/Paramount Home Video) Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his role as former “Enterprise” captain Jean-Luc Picard in this CBS All Access series. I will confess that I never watched “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Movies Till Dawn: Post-Election Palate Cleansers

“Grace of My Heart” (1996, Kino Lorber) Boundless talent and fortitude allow singer-turned-songwriter Illeana Douglas to navigate the turbulence of the music industry during the 1960s and her own personal life and ultimately bring her own artistry to life. Writer-director … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Music, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020 – The Final Chapter)

“She Should’a Said No!”/”The Devil’s Sleep” (1949, Kino Lorber/Something Weird Video) The horrors of marijuana and diet pill addiction, as revealed by America’s fearless exploitation showmen. The top of the bill stars Lila Leeds, a minor actress who rose to … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

L.A. Dance Shorts Film Festival: Virtual and Free!

Lovers of both dance and film can enjoy the 4th Annual L.A. Dance Shorts Film Festival from home this year on November 13th thru November 15th. The 2020 program features 34 international films, all FREE, but viewers can support the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Movies, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 6)

“The Dead Center” (2018, Arrow Video) Psychiatrist Shane Carruth and medical examiner Bill Feehely are pulled into the orbit of an apparent suicide victim (Jeremy Childs) who revives in the morgue with no memory of his death and the ability … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Spots to Catch a Halloween Drive-In Movie

If you’re itching to watch a spooky flick or horror classic on a big screen, here are ten drive-in movie options for you to celebrate the season safely during this pandemic Halloween. You can play Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me” … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellanious, Movies, Upcoming Events | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the Buzz? Spooky Weekend Happenings

Saturday, October 23, 2020 Los Angeles Underground: Sleuthing Tunnels Lost & Found Webinar 12 PM PDT – 1:30 PM PDT Join Esotouric for 90-minute webinar exploring both small- and large-scale tunnel systems beneath Los Angeles. Hosts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave will … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, Fashion, Movies, Music, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 5)

First: “The Dead Ones” (2020, Artsploitation Films) opens on a harrowing note – a quartet of high schoolers are hunted down by gunmen dressed as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – and from there, manages to head into even … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoy Virtual and Socially-Distanced Fun at Haunted Little Tokyo This Week!

This year, “Go Little Tokyo” is presenting its 4th Annual “Haunted Little Tokyo,” starting today and continuing through Halloween. The event features both free and low-cost events, including virtual ghost tours and campfire stories, art, film, and a Halloween walking take-out … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Attractions, Cocktails, Beer, Wine & Weed, Food, Movies, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment