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  • July 2017 Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    August 2 at 12:29 p.m. by Voice Media film critics

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • Cruise Through the Valley With These <i>La Bamba</i> Film Locations
    July 18 at 5:08 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    Rock & roll pioneer Ritchie Valens and the San Fernando Valley will forever be synonymous. Take a ride through the northeast Valley and, whether it's a mural or a park, you’re sure to come across a tribute to the Latino rocker, who hailed from…

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    July 1 at 6:25 a.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     

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  • In L.A., Everything Is Fine: The Wonderfully Weird Los Angeles of David Lynch
    June 21 at 6:30 a.m. by Jared Cowan

    In the press kit for Lost Highway, David Lynch was asked if the 1997 film could have taken place in any other city besides Los Angeles. In typical Lynchian fashion he responded, "Perhaps, but you don't know how it would affect it. The place, the…

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    May 30 at 11:50 a.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • Lacing Up Our Skates and Rolling Out to the L.A. Filming Locations of <i>Xanadu</i>
    April 27 at 12:39 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    Until recently, 1980's Xanadu was a film I tended to avoid. I wasn't born until two months after the film was released and the DVD cover of a gazing Olivia Newton-John never leapt off the shelf at me. Honestly, I didn't really know much about the…

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    April 26 at 3:54 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • <i>HBO: The Escape</i> Brought Westeros, Pied Piper and the Oval Office to UCLA
    April 4 at 3:36 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    On April 3, HBO brought its immensely popular escape room challenge to the campus hot on the heels of a successful run at SXSW. HBO: The Escape puts players through an immersive experience in the middle of three of the network's most popular shows:…

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    April 4 at 12 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • Emotional Fans and a Few Famous Friends Say Goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
    March 27 at 1:20 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds left us three months ago, and let's face it, we'll never get over their sudden passings. A private memorial took place on Jan. 5, but from the outset the family said that a public memorial would be planned for the…

     
  • The Most California Movies of All Time
    March 21 at 9:07 p.m. by April Wolfe

    From the hills of San Francisco to the streets of Los Angeles, the Golden State plays a central character in many films throughout cinematic history. Sure, the film industry is based here, but our region's pastoral landscapes, beautiful beaches and…

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    March 10 at 4:46 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • A Closer Look at the Life and Times of L.A. Icon George Takei
    March 7 at 3:08 p.m. by LA Weekly

    The Japanese American National Museum's latest exhibit, "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei" opens to the public on Sunday, March 12. The exhibit honors the life and career of the Star Trek actor and activist, from his childhood in Los…

     
  • The Dude Abides at L.A. Lebowski Fest 2017
    March 6 at 1:01 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    Lebowski Fest — the traveling fan event that celebrates the Coen brothers' 1998 cult classic, The Big Lebowski — returned to L.A., the movie's hometown, with a screening of the film at the Wiltern Theatre. The March 3-4 event was rounded out with a…

     
  • Reviewing 2017's Oscar Best Picture Nominees
    February 22 at 11:11 a.m. by LA Weekly

    It's that time of year again, when Hollywood's best movies get kudos for pushing the boundaries of the film industry. This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture represent a wide variety of genres, from historical dramas and war films to…

     
  • The L.A. of John Hughes' <i>Some Kind of Wonderful</i>, 30 Years Later
    February 22 at 6:30 a.m. by Jared Cowan

    Though many of John Hughes’ films were love letters to his hometown of Chicago, often the city of Los Angeles would make cameos in his movies to double for locations in the Windy City. The Griswolds’ suburban Chicago home in National Lampoon’s…

     
  • Where’s That Street Scene? Probably on the Warner Bros. Backlot
    February 10 at 12:06 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    In the early days of the major studios, Universal Pictures was famous for its monster movies and MGM had its musicals, but it was Warner Bros. that was known for the urban crime drama or, more simply put, the gangster picture. The Warner Bros.…

     
  • When It Rains (for Real) on a Studio Backlot
    February 3 at 11:16 a.m. by Jared Cowan

    Recently we roamed Warner Bros.' Burbank backlot on one of the rare, rainy days in L.A. when film and TV crews head inside to cover sets so as not to lose a valuable day's work. The lot's streets, normally bustling with energy, were quiet, except…

     
  • L.A.&rsquo;s Shuttered and Abandoned Movie Locations
    January 9 at 12:32 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    The real estate in the Los Angeles area is just too valuable to allow vacant and shuttered properties to sit vacant and shuttered for too long. Three locations we wanted to include on this list have been demolished or totally redeveloped within the…

     
  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    December 29 at 6:07 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     

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