May 27, 2010
"Sex and the City" is not just a show. It's not just a movie. It's not just two movies. It's a lifestyle, and you can live it. The ArcLight is offering up cocktails and hors d'oeurves at its pre-show party to get you in the mood for the newest installment of "Sex." Don't be fashionably late — the party starts an hour and a half before the show. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Thur.-Fri., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 5 p.m. Sun. $70. (323) 464-4226. http://www.arclightcinemas.
April 20, 2010
MUSIC Sublime With Rome: Members of the famed Long Beach reggae-punk band Sublime have re-formed with vocalist Rome Ramirez stepping in for Bradley Nowell, who died in 1996. The group introduces its new lineup and kicks off its exclusive and hotly anticipated six-date theater tour with two nights at the Palladium. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. (323) 962-7600. http://www.livenation.com. EVENTS Red Book Dialogues: This series of public conversations pairs Jungian analysts with artists and thinkers to explore and respond to "The Red Book," Carl Jung's long-unseen illuminated manuscript, on display now at the Hammer.
April 16, 2010
‘Exit Through the Gift Shop' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 26 minutes Playing: At the ArcLight Hollywood and the Landmark, West L.A.
December 6, 2009 |
Given its penchant for eclectic programming, it's no surprise that the Hollywood Bowl curates its show posters the same way it curates its shows. "Musically, we always want to do something unique," says Laura Connelly, director of presentations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., which oversees the Bowl's concert lineup. "It's not about putting all the big names together, but coming up with pairings that produce something special. The posters are a reflection of that." Last summer, the Bowl asked a dozen artists, including rock-graphics guru Stanley Mouse, punk painter Niagara and the retro-cool Shag to design images for performers such as Grace Jones, Pink Martini and Death Cab for Cutie.
July 9, 2009 |
Is it just me, or are there moments every summer when the desire to escape life as you know it absolutely overwhelms? You've already seen every decent film out there and a few that aren't. Take heart and time travel back to the '50s with the lovely "Sabrina" and the sweet innocence of Audrey Hepburn and a different sort of moviemaking entirely -- quieter, gentler, careful with its emotional punches.
June 9, 2009 |
L.A. audiences would seem to need no introduction to Mexican cinema. The city has the nation's largest Mexican American population, it's the adopted home of many of Mexico's leading actors, directors, cinematographers and designers, and there are numerous venues and festivals here that regularly screen Mexican films. But in bringing his Hola Mexico Film Festival to Los Angeles for the first time, Samuel Douek wants to show U.S.
March 12, 2009 |
Much of the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, of course, is that he understood -- perhaps better than any other filmmaker -- that the power of any movie came from the psychological as much as the visual chords that could be played. Which is why, nearly 50 years after its release in 1960, the 45-second shower scene in "Psycho" is still terrifying and paralyzing. And if you think it's scary on cable, try it again in the dark of a theater, where you can join in the communal scream when . . .