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...together in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Santa Monicaâ€™s Third Street Promenade is one of the success stories. Stretching from Broadway to Wilshire and only three blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the Promenade is lined with hundreds of shops and restaurants, plus three first-run movie theaters and an independent cinema on Second Street. A multitude of street performers (more than 700 permits handed out this year alone) compete for the attention and dollars of around 40,000 daily visitors. There are also an estimated 2,000 homeless in and around the Promenade, a very visible ... (more)
...in the shower just to get wet? To these same actresses who are this thin, what is the point? Are you so desperate for work that you will let some dead from the neck up meathead Hollywood producer tell you how you have to look? And finally, to those in control of the Hollywood cookie-cutter-movie machine, why are you so careless with your actresses? Is it some kind of power trip that you can make or break a star based solely on how thin she is willing to make her body for you? Or is it some messed up sexual fantasy that you are forcing on these women just so you can... (more)
...University, especially when offered screen time or publicity to spread the word about my thoughts on the world. The boys have remained anonymous for now, with "Borat" being widely released this week, I'm sure it won't be long before they are identified on YOUTUBE or MYSPACE. Unless you've been living under a rock, it's likely that you've heard how drop dead funny this movie is. Regardless of any lawsuits, go see the film and grab a few extra napkins from the concessions stand. You will laugh yourself to tears and gasp in horror, not only at drunk frat boys, but at so very much more. (more)
...strangers to their assailant. The assailant often times has some knowledge of the intended victim. This is not to say that there are not sexual crimes committed on the first person that walks by. An example of this would be the 10-year-old girl up in Palmdale who was raped at knifepoint in a movie theatre. The alleged rapist (because he has not yet been convicted even though he confessed to the crime) had gone to a movie at the local mall and then cruised the mall. He found his victim, took her to an empty theatre behind the screen and raped her. Then he calmly walked to... (more)
The opening night finally arrived and Sacha Baron Cohen's second movie actually lived up to all of the hype. This film is a great piece of cinematic irreverence and it will easily fit in among the great comedy classics. The movie actually delivers everything you could want for your movie buck, laughs upon laughs, romance, tears, and even a few chills. Normally I am not the type to buy in to a publicity storm such as what accompanied this movie, but as I have been a long time fan of Cohen and especially his Borat character, I braved the opening night crowd to be one the first to see this... (more)
... accompanying photo (at left) shows the deposed dictator of Iraq quite well dressed in his suit coat, with no tie. However, the eyes give him a look of incredulity.
It is as if he cannot comprehend what is about to happen here. It would be a hilarious photograph if it were in a Halloween movie and he had just heard a "bump" in another room of the house. He could even be a stand-in for Eli Wallach in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. (Except in the parody I wrote, he was in the Lee Van Cleef role). I don't know who took that photograph of Hussein, but there is something about that... (more)
On October 28th, some of the biggest bands from Orange County (and one from San Diego) got together for a night of spooky costumes, brief movies, and great music. Strangely enough, while all of the bands were southern California residents, none of their members listed their location as an influence. Whether their dream is to live elsewhere (Matthew Mason, guitarist of Great Glass Elevator, explains â€œThe thought of Alaska inspires me more than Orange County.â€), or a slight resentment for their homeland (Jarret Killen, guitarist of Narwhal, complains that â€œCalifornia is a weird place to make... (more)
...couple and they seemed to have figured out how to balance their careers with their home life. When Reese was working, Ryan was not, they alternated taking projects so they could be there to support each other. Reese said, "Marriage and family come before everything. You don't want to make a movie at the cost of your relationship." (Us Weekly, September 6, 2004) Ryan followed in suit by saying, â€œThings like my baby and my wife are a lot more important to me than being in one of the top ten grossing movies of all time.â€(imdb.com) There has been numerous published quotes and... (more)
...on the album are â€œThis Is Not Gloriousâ€ and â€œMary Getaway (I Lost Everything).â€ â€œThis Is Not Gloriousâ€ dwells at the edge of genre-bending. The bass has a nearly reggae beat, and the synthesizer emits a noise that seems most fitting in a science fiction movie. However, the lyrics are poignant, and as usual, Hamiltonâ€™s voice rings out above the dissonance and acts as guidance through the storm. â€œMary Getawayâ€ explores the deeper side of the band and is a quieter ballad that gets lost in the first listen through. The pessimistic... (more)
...a director and because these were personal photos of his friends, it seemed like he did not want to exploit them for monetary gain. Although he may have wanted to be something else, the photographs are extraordinary. They're not the glossy publicity photos from the studio days. Instead, they are funny, whimsical, intimate, and artistically and compositionally stunning. And to place the images at the Arclight is brilliant! There may not be a better place to see these rare photographs. They belong, very appropriately, framed and hung inside a movie theatre that celebrates film. (more)