August 22, 2012 |
If you're a slacker and not afraid to show it, then the New Beverly Cinema has the film festival for you. The New Bev's “Slacker Week” festival begins Sunday and Monday with Cheech and Chong's 1978 stoner classic “Up in Smoke,” directed by Lou Adler, and another stoner favorite, 2004's “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” with John Cho and Kal Penn. On tap for Tuesday is the 2001 Broken Lizard comedy “Super Troopers,” followed on Wednesday by the 1978 classic “Animal House,” directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, and Judd Apatow's 2007 blockbuster, “Knocked Up,” with Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl.
December 29, 2011
MOVIES The New Beverly shines a light on French filmmaker Francois Truffaut's Hitchcock phase with a double feature of his 1968 revenge tale "The Bride Wore Black," starring Jeanne Moreau as a vengeful widow, and his 1969 suspense thriller "Mississippi Mermaid," with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve. "Bride" screens in a new 35mm print. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. and Fri. $8. (323) 938-4038. http://www.newbevcinema.com.
June 2, 2011
The Vampire-Con Film Festival returns to the New Beverly for the third year, offering up four ways to appreciate the undead on the big screen. Friday's double feature, "Revenge of the 80s," presents "Fright Night" (1985) plus "Vampire's Kiss" (1988), while Saturday trots out the Blacula franchise — "Blacula" (1972) and "Scream, Blacula, Scream!" (1973) — for "Saturday Night Vampire Fever. " Don't forget to dress in your vampire finest for the festival's costume contest. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 and 10:20 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $7 each day. (323)
April 11, 2011
Glenn Ford double feature When: Saturday, Peter Ford will sign books at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30 Where: American Cinematheque Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Price: $11 Info: http://www.americancinematheque.com
March 18, 2011
MOVIES The NeverEnding Story / Labyrinth Drink along to a double feature of beloved '80s fantasy features, presented by the Cinema Speakeasy and the Downtown Independent. Come in your favorite fantasy costume, and get ready to "dance, magic, dance. " Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles. Doors open at 7 p.m., costume contest at 7:45 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (213) 617-1033. http://www.downtownindependent.com BOOKS Ted Danson Though best known for his role as the lady-killing, beer-slinging ex-ballplayer Sam Malone on the TV show "Cheers," Danson is also a longtime environmental activist who has testified before Congress about marine conservation.
March 18, 2011 |
There was a rare sighting in the Southern California desert Friday night. An official report confirmed that there was a huge stadium nearly filled with people in tennis-watching clothes. It said that they were cheering loudly every 30 seconds or so, that there was lots of smiling, fist-bumping and oohs and aahs. The report said a fun time was had by all. But the last sentence of the report destroyed the credibility. It said the people were there watching DOUBLES. It figured.