November 28, 2012 |
AMC, the nation's second-largest cinema chain, is opening its first dine-in theater in Southern California in Marina del Rey. Set to open Monday, the theater is the 11th dine-in theater that Kansas City, Mo.-based AMC has opened around the country. AMC Marina 6, at the corner of Maxella and Glencoe avenues, features six auditoriums with more than 400 seats for adults only that will allow patrons to order food and drinks, including beer and wine, from their plush recliners. “It's dinner and a movie, and it's done right -- what could be better than that?
December 6, 2012 |
"Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home" is an absorbing, at times heartbreaking look at several former and current denizens of downtown L.A.'s Skid Row, a 50-block area that one observer here respectfully calls "an open asylum for the mentally ill. " As the documentary's director Thomas Napper makes clear, the neighborhood is that and so much more. True, it's a community wracked by the forces of gentrification, drug addiction, crime and, some contend, an overly assertive police presence.
November 28, 2012 |
AMC, the nation's second-largest cinema chain, is opening its first Southern California dine-in movie theater, taking the concept of dinner and a movie to a new level. Set to open Monday, the remodeled AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 is the 11th dine-in theater that the Kansas City, Mo., chain has opened around the country since its first location debuted in 2008 in an affluent Atlanta district. The refurbished location, on the second floor of a shopping center at Maxella and Glencoe avenues in Marina del Rey, features six auditoriums for adults only.
October 4, 2012 |
Director Lee Daniels has a habit of falling madly in love with characters nobody else wants, out of an underclass littered with sociopaths, psychopaths and their victims. He has done it again in the sweat-soaked noir of "The Paperboy. " It's the Florida Everglades of the 1960s, and there is nothing friendly about this place, including the backcountry alligator skinner on death row, the chippy who's fallen for him, or the journalists intent on saving him. An exceptional cast led by Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and John Cusack gives these tawdry miscreants a scuzzy, sexy, sad reality that is as unerring as it is unnerving.
March 30, 2012 |
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe -- now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
November 25, 2011
'The Artist' MPAA rating: PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood; the Landmark, West Los Angeles
April 29, 2011
'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' MPAA rating: G Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood
October 28, 2011
'Like Crazy' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood; the Landmark, West Los Angeles