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In 1953, She was the most famous woman in the world

By Steven Lane, published on Jan 28, 2007

...known and unknown. “The play is “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad”; Christine has been touring the country in the lead as the wonderful Madame Rosepettle. Did you know that Rosalind Russell played the role in the Hollywood movie version? They look a lot alike, don’t you think? The critics just adore Christine’s performance and in the proper venue, with the right publicity the play should shoot straight to the heavens!” Suddenly, once again, Ramon suddenly went silent as he looked at me intently,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, hollywood, marina del rey

The College Journalism Professor and Citizen Newspapers

By Steven Lane, published on Jan 25, 2007

...Mr Miller says that this experience “was allegorical to the beginnings of online newspapers”. A fair comparison, I would say. There weren’t a lot of cable households in 1969. From 1970 to 1972, he split his time between the cable giant of that time, Theta Cable, and the movie channel, simply known as the “Z Channel”. Finally in 1972, frustrated with the constant turnover of owners and management in the burgeoning cable T.V. business, he returned to teaching. From 1979 to 1982, in addition to his teaching duties he formed the student run radio station... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, citizen journalism, atlanta, movie, california

Scary Movie...Overkill?

By Matt Hilton, published on Jan 25, 2007

After 4 Scary Movies, writers have decided on a fifth movie, The fifth moovie should be released by this time next year. Scary Movie 4 was quite successful in 2005 bringing in a stunning 41 million dollars on the opening weekend! With success like that, David Zucker couldn't resist returning to the movie series as the director. Although there is no set concept for the fifth movie, it should start production soon. It's rumoured that Anna Faris will be reprising her role as Cindy Campbell. The Scary Movies have been a success, but when is too much enough? Other major sequels coming out in 2007 include:... (more)

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You Ain't Seen a Trailer Park Like This

By drtydz, published on Jan 11, 2007

Insult or intellectualize as you wish, the best comedy you’re probably not watching is now a Big Dirty movie and currently in its 6th season on Showcase TV in Canada. What began independently in 1991 as writer/director Mike Clattenburg’s black & white faux-documentary on a couple of Canadian trailer park pet hitmen has grown, matured, and cured into a #1 comedy TV series and a Hollywood-influenced feature, minus the U.S. distributor. Respect is earned, and while I admit to being the first in line to cross-check a Canuck, steal their Loonies and drink their Molson Ice; I mighta had it... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood

Movie Review: Pan's Labyrinth

By mattjosh, published on Jan 10, 2007

Going into this movie, I had no idea how much of the director's work I had already seen. His name is Guillermo del Toro and, in his relatively sparse career, he has made several notable films including Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, and Hellboy. Clearly, "notable" does not always mean "good," but such a memorable CV is impressive nonetheless. In fact, those are the only films he has made in the past 10 years and I'm willing to bet you've all heard of at least three of them. Not a bad feat for a foreign-born-and-raised director who was virtually unknown before then. Whether or not you've... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood, fashion

He's going the Distance: An Interview with Harry Perry

By V, published on Jan 9, 2007

... well, take care. Harry: Thanks. Take care. Speaking of shows, I did an IMDB search on you and you've got a four page bio. (Frowning), a what? What is thatIMDB, it's a resource that you look up for a .... What's IMDB? The photographer who accompanied me interjects. Photographer: Internet Movie Data Base. Harry: Oh huh. Yeah, it's a database you can look up for anyone that has done anything on television or film and you've got pages. You've appeared in a lot of stuff both cameo and acting. You've got a lot of stuff on there. That's because I have agents trying to sell me. I'm not ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, venice beach, australia, basketball, religion, movie, california, police, environment, hollywood, music, shooting

Pillsbury Soldier: A Conversation with Nicholas Gurewitch

By Hassassin, published on Jan 4, 2007

...of theaters disappointed. I thought Mel Gibson's latest was pretty outrageously exciting though. Apocalypto? No, seriously people. Apocalypto? NG: Yeah. Certainly not his love-letter to Jesus. The imagery at the Mayan temple was absolutely awe-inspiring. I fall in love every time a movie matches it's emotional fervor with equally intense imagery. What'd you think of King Kong? NG: Kong. I got a big love-hate relationship with Kong. [That movie] was also a real exciting picture, but I think I simply have a love-hate relationship with CGI. There were sections of that... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jesus, movie, california, sex

Exploring LA for under $10

By pleasurepalate, published on Jan 4, 2007

...2) LA Conservancy Walking Tours ($10) - Take 1 or more of 13 different tours exploring LA's architecture and history. My personal favorites are the Broadway Theater Tour which explores the unique architecture and history of the largest concentration of pre-World War II movie houses in America, and the Angelino Heights Tour, where you get to see the beautiful Victorian homes of one of LA's oldest suburbs. Most tours run every Saturday. For more info, go to: 3) The Watts Tower ($7) - The Watts Tower is something... (more)

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The Train Man of Ventura, California

By Steven Lane, published on Jan 4, 2007

...sporting a beat up white bicycle helmet over his signature worn baseball hat. One would be reminded of a modern day Ichabod Crane with the addition of the ever present smile. It turns out, Jerry Drapeau is a "trainspotter". This is not to be confused with Irving Welsh's excellent book or the movie of the same title. According to the English to American Dictionary: TRAINSPOTTER n. These are people whose hobby is to, well, spot trains. They stand in railway stations or on bridges and note down the types and serial numbers of any trains that go past. And is exactly what he does. As each... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, movie, california

Attack of the Killer Sequel

By C. Reagan, published on Jan 3, 2007

...wasn't 2006 chock full of sequels too?" Sure, we had "Pirates of the Caribbean 2", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning", "X-Men: The Last Stand", "Superman Returns", "Ice Age: The Meltdown", "Clerks 2" and who can forget "Van Wilder Presents: The Rise of Taj"? Was Van Wilder even IN that movie? Granted, 6 of the top 12 movies of 2006 were sequels or remakes. These films helped to boost a steadily declining box office revenue and give hope to movie makers that American's hadn't completely given up on the big screen. Unfortunately, this was not the case two years ago, when numbers... (more)

Tags: harry potter, movie, spiderman, superman, hollywood

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