Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Big Hero 6 (plus Feast)

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It’s number one at the box office for good reason! Big Hero Six offers up original, loveable action heroes that will delight you and your family. Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Pictures have joined forces to create an animated superhero …

11.17.14

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya & The Common Sense Seal

Common Sense, our go-to resource to review all things media, just developed a new Common Sense Seal to highlight great movies for watching with the family.  Not only are the films vetted by the Common Sense folks with their normal …

11.15.14

Getting to the Nutcracker this Weekend – a Local Story!

A friend of ours here in Los Angeles, Serene Dillman, has just finished a documentary about ballet students at the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Getting to the Nutcracker takes us behind the scenes of the annual production …

11.13.14

Fall Movies: Birdman with Michael Keaton

A comedy-drama co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Zach Galianakis, Andrea Riseborough.

         Rating: R     Running time: 119 mins

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Entertaining, romantic, beautifully acted, imaginatively …

11.12.14

Girls on a Walkabout

The tradition of "walkabout" films is a strong one. The physical journey is simultaneously a mental journey inward, and the universal, emotional journey to the self translates neatly to literature and film.
11.4.14

An Unusual Story Told in Unusual Spaces

Los Angeles currently has two museum exhibitions that explore the creative legacy of German filmmakers, and each show has an innovative presentation that will appeal to visitors, whether they be film buffs or not.
10.27.14

Watch The Book of Life & Explore Day of the Dead celebrations in LA

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The Book of Life is a charming new film with a fresh look and feel that many reviewers are calling one of the best animated films of the year. Perfectly suited for ages five and older, this vibrant fantasy-adventure story …

10.24.14

Oscar Museum’s “Hollywood Costume” Surprises

A love of film accumulates over a lifetime, propelling film buffs to see a show like Hollywood Costume, a colorful survey of what some of our favorite actors have worn in some of our favorite films over the years. …

10.21.14