If there’s one thing that U.K. novelist Nick Hornby knows, it’s all-encompassing obsessiveness. The most recent of his books to be turned into a film is “Juliet, Naked.” Both novel and movie cover the lamentations of Annie (Rose Byrne),...
AMC’s 10-episode series “Dietland” inexplicably shows up under the genre “comedy,” and make no mistake, this not a comedy. It’s not even that popular mashup genre, a “drama-dy.” Based on the well-received 2015 novel by Sarai Walker, “Dietland” follows...
Eighth Grade Can a movie about what is arguably the worst year of school be delightful, insightful and impactful? The answer is a resounding yes. Comedian Bo Burnham (find his stand-ups “Make Happy” and “What” on Netflix), writer and director,...
It might be inconceivable to an adult, encountering this very successful franchise for the first time, with this the third installment of just why the “Hotel Transylvania” feature films have been so successful; and the first film was the...
Culver City's Veterans' Auditorium has hosted events ranging from bodybuilding competitions, basketball, and roller derby to orchestra concerts, musical theater, and the annual rock and mineral show. It has also occasionally hosted other kinds of rock. One especially notable performance...
American Animals, currently playing at the Landmark Theaters, just over the Culver City border in West Los Angeles, is the best kind of “based-on-a-true-story” movie. It provides backstory, the “actual” story, as well as a glimpse of the real...
By Miranda Myers & Jamison Province Nathan’s Kingdom debuted at the Dances With Films festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, held at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. Directed by Olicer Muñoz and starring Culver City High School alumnus, Jacob Lince, Nathan’s...
The Netflix original series “Harlan Coben’s Safe,” which debuted this month on the streaming service, marks Michael C. Hall’s return to series television. Hall first came to the attention of television viewers’ in HBO’s watershed “Six-Feet-Under,” as David, the...
And, it’s time for the summer blockbusters. Do you go to the movies more in the summer? Here are some brief bits for films current theatrical releases. The theme for these reviews is … not for everyone. While this reviewer...
Boulevard Music not only keeps musicians supplied with strings, picks, and reeds, it offers a place to perform, network and train the next generation. Located south of Culver on Sepulveda, Boulevard Music (www.boulevardmusic.com) offers instrument sales, rentals, and repairs, books...

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