Category Archives: Television

Holy Hollywood! ‘Burt Ward’ Gets a Star on the Walk of Fame!

Last Thursday, January 9, 2020, Burt Ward, who played Robin on the television series, Batman, joined his co-star Adam West on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, their two stars are paired up in front of The Guinness World of … 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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The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White

“Every time.” Behind me and to my left, in the darkened theater, a voice says these words aloud. Remarking on the gut-wrenching exasperation and hopelessness of the infamous ending to Rod Serling’s masterful 1959 episode “Time Enough at Last,” one … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019 (Noirvember Edition)

“The Set-Up” (1949, Warner Archives Collection) Hoping for a comeback, worn-out fighter Robert Ryan accepts a match against a younger, tougher opponent (pro boxer Hal Fieberling), unaware that his manager (George Tobias) has assured local hood Alan Baxter that Ryan … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Merv Griffin

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Need a Little Pick-Me-Up? The Breaking Bad Pop-Up is Here to Blue You Away!

The One Who Knocks cocktail at the Breaking Bad Experience in WeHo. Photo by Mark Blackwell. Ever since The Simpsons turned a Burbank 7-11 into a Quickie Mart back in 2007, television and restaurant makeovers have been a match made … Continue reading

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Riveting ‘The Max Factor’ Documentary Makes its Debut at The Hollywood Museum: The Self Same Building in Which the Make-Up Empire Arose

Just as the sheen of the summer of 2019 was beginning to need one more touch up before its final close-up, throngs of actors, musicians, producers, and showbiz folk alike wheeled their previously pale faces into the old Max Factor … Continue reading

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August 31: Ernie Kovacs Retrospective at Cinecon 55

The groundbreaking work of television comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs will be featured at the 55th annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Clips from Kovacs’ singular career, which helped to inspire generations of comedians that followed, from David Letterman to the Kids … Continue reading

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Come Cuddle Guinea Pigs at Hilary’s Cafe: A ‘Fleabag’ Pop-Up Experience!

For Amazon Prime’s “Fleabag” fans in the know, Hilary’s Café is a way to connect with this critically and publicly well-received comedy. The promotional pop-up”café” set in a storefront on Melrose lets you pet and cuddle one of their lovely … Continue reading

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Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger! Pops up In WeHo

Pop-ups inspired by television shows are hot this year, and right on the heels of Stranger Things’ “Scoops Ahoy,” a “Good Burger” will be popping up on July 10, 2019, to celebrate the return of Nickelodeon’s popular sketch show, “All … Continue reading

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