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,...
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...
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),...
It has been an extraordinary few weeks for Carlson Park bassist Steuart Liebig.* On September 18 Liebig, Arts District guitarist G.E. Stinson, Oakland saxophonist Phillip Greenlief, and New York drummer Jim Black gave an intense performance at the Blue...
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...
Satchmo in Screenland--Louis Armstrong: History and Legends Mythmaker Louis Armstrong claimed to have been born July 4, 1900, a date which suits his colossal stature in 20th Century American culture. However, recent research found a baptismal record with an August 4,...
The first in an occasional series. In 1985, a luminescent Michelle Pfeiffer was fresh from playing the coke-addled love interest in Al Pacino’s iconic “Scarface.” Her next project was the sleeper “Into the Night,” in which Pfieffer was able to...
By Spencer L. - Age 11 Kid Scoop Media Correspondent On July 31, I saw the musical “Hamilton,” on Broadway in New York City. I fell in love with this musical since I first heard the soundtrack a year ago. I...
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...
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...

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