The Late, Great Ricardo Montalbán

Posted by Charles Reece, January 14, 2009 05:48pm | Post a Comment

At 88, he escaped from the planet of the apes.

Festival Of Swords & Sorcery

Posted by phil blankenship, January 14, 2009 05:20pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!

Festival Of Swords & Sorcery

January 17

5 Films. $10 All Day Pass.

Barbarian Queen (1985) 4:00pm
dir. Héctor Olivera, starring Lana Clarkson, Katt Shea

The Sword And The Sorcerer
(1982) 5:30pm
dir. Albert Pyun, starring Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale, Richard Moll, Richard Lynch
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Posted by Billyjam, January 14, 2009 02:46pm | Post a Comment

Between George W. Bush about to (finally) leave office and Slumdog Millionaire scooping up all those awards at the Golden Globes the other night, 2009 is already shaping up to be a great year, one with change for the better. 

Both events prove that sometimes good does overcome all, even in America. In the case of the Danny Boyle-directed Slumdog Millionaire's deserved four Golden Globes awards (not to mention its inevitable upcoming Oscar wins next month), it is a refreshing reminder that, even when you have given up hope, that a truly original piece of art can triumph in the face of all odds and get mainstream acceptance. To paraphrase one of the film's stars Dev Patel (who plays the 18 year old Jamal), "Maybe it is written" that sometimes the underdog can win.

If you haven't seen this movie already, get thee to a theater today or this weekend. It's so good and satisfying on so many levels, and is hands-down the best movie of the past year (far better than even Milk, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gran Torino, and The Wrestler -- all really great films in their own right) and hence the most deserved winner of any recent era Golden Globes that I can recall. slumdog millionaireAnd while the story description, the tale of a boy from the Mumbai slums who reaches the final round of the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with Bollywood vet Anil Kapoor playing the Indian Regis Philbin as host, is accurate, it really doesn't capture the true essence of this great film, which, at its core, is a traditional Hollywood (and/or Bollywood) rags-to-riches/love-story.

The Late, Great Patrick McGoohan

Posted by Charles Reece, January 14, 2009 10:29am | Post a Comment

Dead at 80. Be seeing you.


Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 13, 2009 10:55pm | Post a Comment
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