Archive for June, 2005

Wanted

Wanted

| June 25, 2005

The harsh, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles are the scene of the original dramatic series Wanted, a gritty, edgy crime thriller that follows a specialized team of law enforcement officers as they track down the city’s 100 most wanted criminals. Gary Cole (The West Wing), Ryan Hurst (Taken), Rashida Jones (Little Black Book), Benjamin Benitez […]

Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD

Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD

| June 25, 2005

On June 28th, 2005, Warner Home Video will release the much-anticipated Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD, loaded with extras and completely remastered and remixed to provide exceptional sound and picture quality. This is especially important since quality archival footage of this great musician’s work is so rare. Mr. ‘ mastery of his instrument, the electric […]

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Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead

| June 23, 2005

In 1968 George Romero changed the face of the American Horror genre by bringing to the screen “Night of the Living Dead”. Many of us know the story of NOTLD; a small black and white film made on $120,000 that played drive-ins and double bills for years before George really got recognized for his abilities […]

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Eating Out / Fighting Tommy Riley

Eating Out / Fighting Tommy Riley

| June 23, 2005

A friend and I were recently talking about how tired we are of the gay cinema cliché of male prostitution. Is male prostitution a daily part of the average gay man’s life? Really? Is it what we aspire for, to buy another guy for sex or to be bought in some warped capitalistic (and moralistic) […]

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Bewitched

Bewitched

| June 23, 2005

Movie ticket prices are up. Concession prices are ridiculous. More ads are showing up before the Warnings (trailers). Movie attendance is down. It doesn’t take my Economics degree to figure out why more people would rather rent a DVD than go to the theaters. Or is it that Hollywood is running out of ideas. This […]

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Me and You and Everyone We Know

| June 22, 2005

th intimate, ensemble-driven character pieces (think Sideways, Garden State, or anything Wes Anderson). Today’s cinematic innovators are that hybrid known as “the filmmaker” – they both write and direct their movies, and often generate quite a niche fan base doing so. Indeed, these auteurs often serve as a much-needed antidote to the recycled TV show-turned-movie, […]

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My Summer of Love

My Summer of Love

| June 16, 2005

It is dusk, and the large expanse of concrete making up a parking lot glows strangely underneath the lights from a streetlamp. As barren as a desert, the parking lot seems perfectly abandoned, except of course for a lone, white car, which rests in the center of the lot. The car is by no means […]

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Los Angeles Film Festival – June 16-26, 2005

Los Angeles Film Festival – June 16-26, 2005

| June 16, 2005

The Los Angeles Film Festival has become an annual destination for film buffs of every persuasion. Now in its 11th year it offers over 200 narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos. There were Coffee Talks with industry luminaries, live performances (Julie Sweeney’s last live performance of her sold out show “Letting Go of God”), […]

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The 2005 Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

The 2005 Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

| June 15, 2005

The fifth year of the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival featured a celebrity-studded bonanza of rare films and insider Hollywood details that delighted film historians, film noir buffs and movie fans alike. Many of this year’s attendees traveled from out of state and in some cases, from other countries to attend what has become the […]

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Guard from the Underground

Guard from the Underground

| June 15, 2005

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, one of Japan’s more esteemed contemporary directors, delivers a simple conceit–club-wielding maniac butchers mid-level employees in empty skyscraper–producing a pleasing albeit slightly ridiculous thriller set in the confined world of the mega-corporation. But as the movie focuses more and more on the killer, the movie loses its appeal. Akiko Nureshima begins her first […]

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