Category Archives: Television

Return to Kovacsland: UCLA Film and Television Archive Pays Tribute to TV Pioneer’s Centennial

The UCLA Film and Television Archive will pay tribute to comedian and television pioneer Ernie Kovacs with a two-night retrospective of his groundbreaking small screen work and film career. “Kovacsland Forever: Ernie Kovacs Centennial” – which is one of several … Continue reading

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A List of Favorites From 2018

As usual, my Year End list doesn’t include much released in the current year, because I’m a slow mover with a tendency to look back over my shoulder. But here are some things I discovered this year that I recommend. … Continue reading

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Only in LA Can You Watch Little House on the Prairie with Nellie Olson and Baby Carrie

This year is the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Little House on the Prairie. Celebrate the holidays today by combining the sweet, old-fashioned simplicity of life on the prairie with the glamour and celebrity of Hollywood. Cafe ’86 will … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Back in Black (and White)

“The Man Who Cheated Himself” (1950, Flicker Alley) Rookie detective John Dall (“Gun Crazy“) investigates the killing of Harlan Warde, husband to socialite Jane Wyatt, who committed the murder with the help of her lover: Dall’s older brother and fellow … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 Gift Guide for Eclectic Insomniacs (Small Screen and Three Stooges Edition)

Goofball TV comedy or existential treatise on the human condition? In the case of Dan Harmon‘s “Community” (2009-2015), both are applicable. The series, about a gaggle of outcasts at a small junior college, embraced a dizzying array of high and … Continue reading

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Ready for the Hollywood Christmas Parade? Because they are Ready for You!

The grandstands are sold out, but there still is time to head down to Hollywood Boulevard. The parade starts at 5 PM. “Entertainment Tonight” co-anchor Nancy O’Dell will serve as this year’s grand marshal, and there will be live performances … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaelogy (Part 2 – Martian Sentai Octopus Edition)

“The Martian Chronicles” (1980, Kino Lorber) Six-hour, three-part miniseries attempts to translate Ray Bradbury‘s collection of short stories and prose poems about the fallout of an attempted colonization of Mars by Earth astronauts. Screenwriter Richard Matheson uses mission commander Rock … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology (Part 1 – Ash, Sid and Joan Edition)

“Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Series” (2016-2018, Anchor Bay) Five-disc Blu-ray set packages the gore-soaked TV adventures of Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the bloviating, abuse magnet hero of Sam Raimi‘s “Evil Dead” trilogy. Here, as in the films, it’s … Continue reading

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Beyond Fest Returns to the Egyptian to Start off October Extra Spooooooooky

Co-presented by Hulu and Shudder, Beyond Fest will be taking over the historic Egyptian Theatre for two weeks of chills, thrills, and scary, scary horror. The festival kicks off tonight,  Wednesday, September 26th and will continue through Tuesday, October 9th, … Continue reading

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Aquabats Rally Fans to Save The World by September 1st at 8PM!

The multi EMMY nominated and winning Aquabats have initiated a Kickstarter campaign for their Legion of Righteous Comrades to bring back The Aquabats! Super Show! This is the kind of show the whole family can enjoy. The Aquabats! Super Show! will be … Continue reading

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