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Movie Review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ – ‘Alien’ and a Ticket for a Tat

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If you were at the NuArt Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 or 16, you could have gotten a ticket for a tat. If that tattoo was based on the work of H.R. Giger, that is, and you wanted to see the premiere of 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World.' H.R. Giger was a relatively obscure surrealist artist until 1979 when the world saw his design work in Ridley Scott’s 'Alien'. From that moment, the world of science fiction and horror, rock music album covers, punk and goth culture, and tattoos and fetish art was changed forever. Read More »

Movie Review: Arnold Schwarzenegger – Zombie’s Father in ‘Maggie’

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My brain’s cynicism synapse snapped when I heard that a new Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie was opening at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Read More »

Academy Award Winner Dan Lindsay Shares His Story

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Academy Award documentation Dan Lindsey shares experiences and advice on filmmaking Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Fargo’

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I have been a fan  Coen Brothers movies since I saw Raising Arizona, in the 1980s. The 1996 Academy Award winning film Fargo is one of my all-time favorite movies, though a couple others of their films also populate my top ten. Fargo marks the brothers’ return to their home state of Minnesota, though not all Minnesotans appreciated their portrayal. Between ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Argo Extended Edition’

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What's included is pretty much all useful and interesting, without the fluff some releases use to beef up their extras list. Not to mention, all of the additional physical material packaged with the discs, are pretty cool, too. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Driving Miss Daisy and More from Warner Brothers

Driving Miss Daisy, Mrs. Miniver, and Grand Hotel all get the Blu-ray treatment, the most recent film, the best. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Silence! The Musical at the Hayworth

Jonathan Demme's Academy Award-winning classic The Silence of the Lambs gets the musical comedy treatment in this riotous stage adaptation. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): The Heiress at the Pasadena Playhouse

Ruth and Augustus Goetz's play makes a triumphant return to the Pasadena Playhouse in a well-mounted production. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Dogtooth

Worth the wait for the high-def release. Read More »

Movie Review: The Town (2010)

The Town rehashes familiar material Read More »