Fictional newscaster Louis La Fonda is incredibly invested in his work. From investigative reporting to human interest pieces, he likes to dive headfirst into the story. And, that's kind of the problem. The deeper La Fonda explores his assignments, the more of a mess they become.
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Our weekly list of special movie events to check out in L.A.:
Thursday, Aug. 16
6. Last January at Sundance, a movie starring Frank Langella (who played Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon and, more importantly, the scheming owner of the Knicks in Eddie) as a man who becomes friends with a robot made qui ... More >>
An overweight balding man exits a subway station and, as he walks, up pops his name in bold, cartoonish, drop-shadowed white letters: Louie. He stands alone in the doorway of a pizza parlor inhaling a slice, his eyes searching and expressionless, watching people pass by as people watch him, an urban ... More >>
Art by Ben Chlapek, Courtesy of Gallery 1988
Pee Wee Herman is back in full swing, with an appearance last weekend at San Diego's Comic-Con, a show here in L.A. that moved to Broadway, a voice part in the new Smurfs movie and a reported movie project involving Judd Apatow. It would seem that ... More >>
Sometimes life imitates art. Or maybe it goes the other way around. But at Gallery 1988, art imitates art at the annual "Crazy 4 Cult" exhibit, a conglomeration of pieces inspired by some of the most celebrated cult films in history.
The show, which opens again on July 8, has featured art ri ... More >>
On Friday night, Gallery 1988's so-called Venice location (which is really in Santa Monica) runneth over with fans of cult classic movie Wet Hot American Summer. They packed in to check out "Camp Firewood," an exhibition of 65 works of art inspired by the film, and perhaps to catch a glimpse ... More >>