Sunset & Dine in Hollywood, June 7

Posted by Amoebite, May 29, 2012 07:59pm | Post a Comment
Sunset & DineThis first-ever Sunset & Dine event on June 7th will be a community celebration of the amazing food, art, and businesses located in the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District in Hollywood.

Held at Academy Hollywood, the brand new outdoor movie amphitheater at AMPAS's (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) Pickford Center (Vine & Delongpre), the $20 admission gets you access to beer and wine, food from local restaurants, and an art exhibition of pole banner designs created by students at Helen Bernstein High School (HBHS). The top four winning designs will be turned into actual street pole banners to be installed throughout Hollywood. All proceeds from the event will benefit the HBHS art department.

Oscars Outdoors
The new Oscars Outdoors venue.
Running from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. we encourage everyone to come out and support this new spot in the heart of Hollywood. Stop by the Amoeba booth and say hello!

Academy Hollywood
6322 Delongpre Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Starting June 15th, AMPAS is holding Oscars Outdoors, film screenings Friday and Saturday nights through August 18th at the new outdoor amphitheater in Hollywood. They'll kick off the series with Casablanca (1942) on June 15th. Gates at 6pm, screenings begin at sunset. $5 general admission, $3 for Academy members and students.

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Total Recall Remake Begs the Question, Why? Why, Hollywood? Why?

Posted by Billyjam, May 23, 2012 02:02pm | Post a Comment
Total Recall 2012 trailer

Ever since word of the 2012 remake of the 1990 movie Total Recall (starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston) began circulating via various publicity vehicles including the above movie trailer, it begged (no screamed) the question, why? Why, Hollywood? Why do you need to remake already well-made movies like this one? The original Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox, and loosely based on the 1966 Philip K Dick short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, was made only 22 years ago and was just fine to begin with...better than fine in fact since any movie strong enough to distract from Arnold's poor acting is one very good movie!  Additionally, it is not like the original Total Recall was a foreign language film that needed an English language/Americanized version. Of course that excuse for remaking foreign language films based on the premise that Americans won't read subtitles is ridiculous anyway, but even so why not simply dub foreign movies into English for Stateside release? The rest of the world sits through American blockbusters dubbed in their native tongue, so why not the other way around?

Already, movie fans - all of whom have not seen the new version - are slamming the remake saying that Hollywood should have left well enough alone. Meanwhile, the new movie's makers contend that Total Recall Version 2012 is not simply a straight remake; it alters the storyline, leaving out all the Mars scenes and adding more of a modern era international political backdrop. Personally, I am with these other movie fans in believing that they should not have remade Total Recall. Why not just adapt another good SciFi story to the big screen? There are so many great SciFi novels that should be given the film treatment.

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Hester Street Fair "Goes Hollywood" starting Saturday, 6/2

Posted by Amoebite, May 21, 2012 03:40pm | Post a Comment
Time Out New York's #1 Thing to Do is coming to Hollywood & Argyle for the Summer with a series of four fun-filled events!

The Hester Street Fair series will kick off on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am - 7pm with the Bite Size Food and Craft Festival, a handpicked selection of LA restaurants, indie chefs, and food trucks transforming their most popular dishes into bite sized portions. Mini portions mean maximum plate-hopping. Over 120 amazing arts and crafts, vintage vendors and collectors will be on hand for their premiere event, tapped off with a craft beer garden and live music.

Amoeba is delighted to sponsor a day filled with bite-size delights, arts and crafts, shopping, music performances, and microbrews. Come on down and join us and stay tuned for info on upcoming Hester Street Fair events!

More info HERE!

Hester Goes Hollywood

Hester Street Fair

14th Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival- Final Weekend!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 4, 2012 11:00am | Post a Comment


This weekend brings the 14th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival to a close with a bang.  Nine screenings will be presented over 3 days, with a couple of interviews & a book signing thrown in for good measure!

Friday May 4th brings a great Dashiel Hammett double in The Maltese Falcon (1931) / City Streets. This pairing continues with Thursday's pre-code, proto-noir theme, City Streets is a newly restored print courtesy of UCLA and is a must see for Gary Cooper fans.

Saturday offers up two separate events.  A special 3:00 matinee showing of The Postman Always Rings Twice featuring a discussion with award winning noir novelist Denise Hamilton.  The evening presents a Geraldine Fitzgerald double Three Strangers / Nobody Lives Forever.  Fitzgerald's son, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, will be discussing the films and signing his book Luck & Circumstance:  A Coming Of Age In Hollywood, New York & Beyond.  

Rounding out the weekend, Circumstantial Evidence / Sign Of The Ram has the Sunday matinee slot & Mary Ryan, Detective / Kid Glove Killer will finish off the evening.  Leading lady Marsha Hunt will be on hand to discuss her roles in these not-on-DVD rarities.

14th Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival Continues!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 27, 2012 12:30pm | Post a Comment

This Friday, April 20th was the kick off for the 14th annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival @ the Egyptian Theatre. Opening night's Alad Ladd double played to a full house and for good reason!  The newly restored print of the long lost Great Gatsby was a delight as was seeing the classic This Gun For Hire.  Night number two , Naked Alibi / Suddenly, was given an interesting analysis by Charles Reece in his most recent posting, click here to check it out.  Sunday's triple, featuring Cornell Woolrich based films, topped off one of the best weekends of film that I've had in many years.  There was a bonus showing of Suddenly on Sunday for those who had been disappointed with the lousy digital projection the night before.  

Week number 2 starts off with a Arlene Dahl pairing in Scene Of The Crime / Reign Of TerrorNorman Lloyd will be on hand to discuss his part in Scene of the Crime.  A Mid 50's take on the trials and tribulations of life on the Manhattan docks is offered on Saturday. Actress Julie Adams will be on hand to discuss her adventures in making Slaughter on 10th Ave.  Sunday offers a gangster double featuring Dick Powell & George Raft, Wednesday brings us a great "corrupt cop" double and Thursday packs a pre-code punch with a couple of "proto-noir" gems.

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