Things to Do with Kids in LA: Outdoor Screenings this Summer

Forget your Hulu and Roku and all those crazy devices you’re using to watch classic films — all you really have to do is head out into town and it’s a sure thing that you’ll find an outdoor screening that …

6.19.12

The Flap about The Great Gatsby

The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby came out this week and has already generated plenty of internet buzz, even though the 3D film won’t hit theaters until Christmastime. Jay Gatsby will be portrayed by Leonard di Caprio, perhaps …

5.25.12

Things to Do in LA: Last Call at the Oasis

We saw a new documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, directed by Oscar winner Jessica Yu and from the producers of The Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for ‘Superman’  and Food, Inc.

The film’s impressive credentials also include being based …

5.3.12

The Hunger Games: Who Should Watch?

Despite having heard rave reviews of “The Hunger Games” from two readers in two generations who really loved Harry Potter,  I sniffed at the book covers with a certain disdain – kids killing kids? Sounded too violent and… offensive to …

3.22.12

Keep Cool this Spring

Sunday night March 18 was the premiere of the Discovery Channel’s new series Frozen Planet, and we highly recommend setting your DVRs for the next six weeks continue to capture the high drama and stunning photography of another epic …

3.20.12

The Artist – a silent film made in the old LA tradition

Silent films are suddenly all the rage… good timing the Oscar sweep by The Artist. You can catch several silent films this spring — after you see The Artist in the theaters, that is.

In May, The Los Angeles …

3.15.12

The Secret World of Arrietty

Hayao Miyazaki and his team of master animators at Studio Ghibli worked with American animators at Disney to produce a new film adaptation of Mary Norton’s popular book, “The Borrowers”. If your family loves Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Princess

2.15.12

Your Week with Marilyn

I never really lost my head over anything to do with Marilyn Monroe — other than Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.”  But the screen siren is hard to ignore this season; I loved My Week with Marilyn, and …

1.31.12

ARCHIVED EVENT: Vivian Maier – Mary Poppins finds celebrity post-humously

Sometimes a story comes along that captures the imagination of everyone that hears it: the story of Vivian Maier is one of those tales. Maier was a nanny in upscale neighborhoods in Chicago in the 1950s (she once worked for …

1.26.12