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7th Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 10:36 AM
The American Cinematheque has announced their schedule for this year's annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction, which will be screening at both the Egyptian and...
First rumblings of Halloween - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 9:12 AM
We're still in the middle of summer, yet plans are already underfoot for this year's Halloween extravangazas. HauntWorld magazine mentions a big PR push that's being planned...
Box Office: Harry knocked off by Chuck and Larry - Monday, July 23rd 2007 11:52 AM
It was a rare summer weekend when the #1 slot at the box office was not occupied by a fantasy film. Last weekend's winner HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX was knocked...
New Beverly re-opening - Monday, July 23rd 2007 2:19 AM
The New Beverly closed last week after owner Sherman Torgan died. The theatre's MySpace page has now sent out a bulletin indicating that the theatre will re-open on Tuesday,...
Friday Cat Blogging: The Black Cat - Friday, July 20th 2007 10:55 PM
Stuart Gordon's MASTERS OF HORROR episode "The Black Cat" came out on DVD this week (I reviewed the film here), so it makes sense to make that the focus of this week's episode...
Sunshine 80% fresh - Friday, July 20th 2007 8:39 AM
SUNSHINE - the new sci-fi thriller opening today - received an 80% fresh rating in this survey of 51 reviews (41 fresh, 10 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes. The cream of the crop...
Gathering of the Ghouls - Thursday, July 19th 2007 1:15 AM
Aspiring Goth rockers, here's an opportunity for you to perform live in front of an enthusiastic audience.. The American Cinematheque is providing an opportunity for Horror...
Laserblast: The Black Cat, The Premonition, This Hills Have Eyes 2 - Wednesday, July 18th 2007 11:54 AM
Well, it's one of those weeks. Exciting home video releases are pretty slim for fans of fanstasy films, mystery movies, and sci-fi cinema. We'll just have to slog through the...
Harry Potter anti-backlash - Wednesday, July 18th 2007 10:43 AM
Aprapos of the new J.K. Rowling novel HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, which has sparked the usual backlash from self-appointed guardians of cultural standards, Los...
Phantom of the Opera will go behind the Orange Curtain - Tuesday, July 17th 2007 1:56 PM
We try to focus on events in and around Hollywood (this is Hollywood Gothique, after all), but Orange County is close enough for most Los Angeles residents to make the drive...
Box Office: Harry Potter makes Captivity disappear - Monday, July 16th 2007 8:39 AM
Guess what? HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX made its box office debut at #1. Big surprise, huh? In fact, it did so well that (with the help of a few strong holdovers)...
Movies on the Mind - review - Sunday, July 15th 2007 3:34 PM
I made a trip to check out Movies of the Mind at the Motion Pictures Academy this weekend. This is a traveling presentation that was orgnaized last year to celebrate the 150th...
Delubyo (Deluge) - Sunday, July 15th 2007 9:02 AM
Giant Robot is a nifty little store in West Los Angeles, full of toys, books, and imported Asian DVDs. That area of Sawtelle has several Sushi restaurants and other...
SAW IV - Darren Lynn Bousman Interview - Saturday, July 14th 2007 1:36 PM
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to admit one thing about the SAW franchise: it has managed to avoid the pit that sucks so many horror sequels down into box office oblivion....
Tekkonkinkreet 88% fresh - UPDATED - Saturday, July 14th 2007 10:02 AM
TEKKONKINKREET - the new anime film opening exclusively at the Landmark today - has not been seen by man critics on these shores, but those few have overwhelmingly embraced it,...
Website down UPDATE: Not any more! - Friday, July 13th 2007 1:46 PM
The main Hollywood Gothique website seems to be offline at the moment. The webhost insists they are on the case and the website will be back up shortly. Untill then, you wil...
Friday Cat Blogging: Alien - Friday, July 13th 2007 9:42 AM
For this week's edition of Friday Cat Blogging, we're taking a look at Jones, the mascot of the ill-fated spaceship Nostromo in 1979's ALIEN. Jones doesn't get much screen...
Captivity 12% rotten - Friday, July 13th 2007 9:12 AM
CAPTIVITY - the new thriller written by Larry Cohen and directed by Roland Joffe - earned a dismal 12% rotten rating in this survey of 16 reviews (2 fresh, 14 rotten) at Rotten...
Maestro of the Movies - Thursday, July 12th 2007 4:46 PM
John Williams will be conducting selections of his scores for the HARRY POTER and STAR WARS this weekend. There are two shows, on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. Both...
Tekkonkinkreet review - Thursday, July 12th 2007 10:50 AM
Salon.Com's Andrew O'Hehir gives a rave review to TEKKONKINKREET, a new Japanese anime film that opens Friday at the new Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles. Curiously,...
Rhinoceros review - Thursday, July 12th 2007 10:04 AM
The LA Weekly gave a fairly positive review (you have to scroll downa a bit to find it) to the City Garage's production of RHINOCEROS, Eugene Ionesco's 1958 satire about a...
Re-enter Labyrinth - Thursday, July 12th 2007 9:38 AM
The Nuart Theatre will be screening a new 35mm print of Jim Henson's fantasy flick LABYRINTH for one week, starting Friday, July 27. Also on the bill...
Vincent Price DVD box set on the way - Wednesday, July 11th 2007 12:28 PM
E-Splatter.Com informs us that MGM is planning to release a box set of Vincent Price horror titles on September 11: MGM owns the best Price titles and a box set of them all...
Fright Night 3D Anniversary Party - Wednesday, July 11th 2007 12:18 PM
The California Institute of Abnormalarts is an odd little venue in Burbank that hosts macabre burlesque shows and other unusual entertainment. For the last three years, they...
Harry Potter 77% fresh - Wednesday, July 11th 2007 11:03 AM
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - the latest adaptation of the novels by J. K. Rowling - earned an impressive 77% fresh rating in this survey of 120 reviews...