Category Archives: Television

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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Tickets Go on Sale Today for a Stranger Things Drive-Thru Experience

As Halloween nears with no sign of an end for Covid, Haunts and promotional events have started to switch to a “drive-into” mode. The “Stranger Things” experience in Downtown LA, which will be open from October 1 through 31, 2020, … 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: For the Long Haul

“Star Trek: Short Treks” (2020, Paramount Home Video/CBS DVD) Nine shorts from CBS All Access, all focused on small but pivotal moments in the lives of characters from “Star Trek: Discovery” and the greater “Trek” universe. A working knowledge of … Continue reading

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Grand Park Invites You to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home with Rapper D Smoke, Chef Susan Feniger, Danny Trejo, and Shepard Fairey

Grand Park + The Music Center’s annual Block Parties have been Los Angeles’ go-to events for eight years. In spite of the Covid pandemic, they will continue to tradition with their “4th of July Block Party: Home Edition.” The first … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Normal New

“Slay the Dragon” (2019, Magnolia Home Entertainment) The current national/global climate may have exhausted your personal bandwith for social and political anxiety, but if able, you should consider this documentary on the insidous practice and impact of gerrymandering, or reshaping … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Other Realities

“Valerie and her Week of Wonders” (1970, Second Run DVD) With the onset of her first period, certain notions (or hallucinations) are revealed to young Czech Valerie (Jaroslava Schallerova), including the possibility that the young man she fancies may be … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Welcome Distractions

“30 Rock: The Complete Series” (2006-2013, Mill Creek Entertainment) Though current global circumstances seem to warrant it (demand, even), I’m not much for binge-watching TV. Even the most revered or critically acclaimed shows start to wilt after three or four … Continue reading

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