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Overlooked by Oscar: Sunshine and 1408 - Sunday, February 24th 2008 2:09 PM
As part of their on-going "Overlooked by Oscar" coverage, Cinefantastique has posted reviews of two films from 2007 that deserved attention: SUNSHINE and 1408. SUNSHINE has...
Juno: Best Cameo by a Gore Film - Sunday, February 24th 2008 2:05 PM
And the award for Best Cameo by a Gore Film goes to THE WIZARD OF GORE in JUNO! That’s right: the PG-13 Oscar-nominated critical fave - about a sixteen year old girl dealing...
Ray Harryhausen - last chance! - Sunday, February 24th 2008 2:00 PM
Ray Harryhausne is wrapping up his recent week-long series of appearances in and around Los Angeles with a stop at the Mystery and Imagination Book Shop on Monday, February 25...
Opening Today: The Signal - Friday, February 22nd 2008 9:55 AM
THE SIGNAL - the low-budget horror film that earned some buzz on the festival circuit last year - opens today in limited engagements. According to Fandango, it is playing in...
Art Direction Oscar Nominees - Friday, February 22nd 2008 9:38 AM
This afternoon, the American Cinematheque is presenting one of several events tied in with this weekend's Oscar telecast. A Discussion with Academy Award Nominees for Art...
Overlooked by Oscar - Wednesday, February 20th 2008 2:40 PM
Having skpeed doing a year-end Top Ten List for 2007, Cinefantastique instead opted for an article looking at fantasy films, mystery movies, and sci-fi cinema that were good...
The Greats of Roth at New Beverly - Sunday, February 17th 2008 5:18 PM
This two-week festival of films selected by director Eli Roth (HOSTEL) has begins tonight at the New Beverly Cinema and runs through March 1. Roth will be introducing many...
Caturday: The Cat ("Lao Mao," 1992) - Saturday, February 16th 2008 2:22 PM
One of the joys of Hong Kong Cinema is the sheer uninhibited exuberance of their fantasy films. The results can be wildly outrageous and entertaining - or, in this case, they...
Ray Harrhyhausen at the Hollywood Collector's Show - Friday, February 15th 2008 11:26 AM
Just a reminder: Stop-motion effects expert Ray Harryhausen will be appearing today at the Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank. The long-running collector's convention presents...
This Week's Releases: Jumper and Spiderwick - Friday, February 15th 2008 10:34 AM
Two big genre films are opening nationwide for the President's Day weekend; actually, they opened a day early (on Valentine's Day) to stretch the lucrative frame as much as...
Diary of the Dead opens today - Friday, February 15th 2008 10:26 AM
George Romero's latest journey to the land of the Living Dead begins a one-week run tonight, including a Friday midnight screening. Romero himself will appear in person on...
"Spider" crawls into the Dome - and more! - Friday, February 15th 2008 8:30 AM
What's happening at ArcLight Cinemas, this weekend and beyond? This weekend, two big fantasy films are opening in the ArcLight's Hollywood and Sherman Oaks theatres: THE...
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Talking about "Diary of the Dead" (Minor Spoiler in Last Paragraph) - Thursday, February 14th 2008 4:00 PM
Four months since the West Coast premiere of DIARY OF THE DEAD at Screamfest, I took advantage of the opportunity to see it again at the American Cinematheque’s preview on...
Diary of the Dead - tonight at the Egyptian! - Wednesday, February 13th 2008 10:38 AM
DIARY OF THE DEAD opens on Friday for a one-week run at the Nuart Theatre, but for fans who just can't wait, there is an opportunity to see the film tonight at the Egyptian...
Caturday: The Cat People (1982) - Saturday, February 9th 2008 2:19 PM
I sort-of cat-blogged this movie last year, when it screened at the American Cinemathque, but in honor of its HD-DVD release, I'm giving it another go. Besides, I have a...
A Boy and His Dog - tonight - Friday, February 8th 2008 6:02 PM
Cult film A BOY AND HIS DOG is screening at the Nuart Theatre at midnight tonight. The film stars a young Don Johnson as a scavenger in post-WWIV American who has a telepathic...
Sweeney on stage - Friday, February 8th 2008 4:33 PM
The stage version of SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is coming to Los Angeles. Stephen Sondheim's musicla will run from March 11 - April 6, at the Ahmanson...
Ray Harryhausen in Person - Sunday, February 3rd 2008 11:58 PM
Stop-motion maestro Ray Harryhausen will be making a series of appearances in California this month, most of them in the Los Angeles area. Lawrence French provided a list over...
Spiraling into Hollywood - Sunday, February 3rd 2008 10:14 AM
SPIRAL, Adam Green's follow-up to HATCHET, is coming to home video on February 19. Prior to that, it will get theatrical exposure in a handful of exclusive engagements around...
Caturday: The Eye 10 - Saturday, February 2nd 2008 1:29 PM
It's Saturday - time for Cat Blogging! This week, we have our eyes on the kitty cameo in THE EYE 10, the second sequel to 2002's THE EYE (the source of the...
The Eye - Review - Saturday, February 2nd 2008 12:35 PM
All too predictably, this remake of the Hong Kong horror film THE EYE (”Gin Gwai,” 200) recreates the original story with slick but anonymous Hollywood production values...
Boldy Trek to the Queen Mary - Friday, February 1st 2008 5:34 PM
The Queen Mary is offering STAR TREK: THE TOUR this month in the dome that used to house the Spruce Goose, right next to where the ocean-liner-turned-hotel is permanently...
The Eye opens today - Friday, February 1st 2008 5:29 PM
Well, it certainly seems as if nothing - not even diminishing box office returns - can stop the wave of horror remakes - in particular, remakes of Asian horror films. The...
Building on Blade Runner - Wednesday, January 30th 2008 3:24 PM
I somehow neglected to post this earlier: A Los Angeles Times article tells us that, inspired by Ridley Scott's 1982 science-fiction masterpiece, a businessman hopes to giant...