Archive for October, 2010

Referendum

Belts buckled, seats and tray tables in their upright position, we are on our final approach to the mid-term elections. This country, where exactly are we going? Our landscape has become a competition, not for the advancement of the country but simply as a battlefield between Americans with the only goal; to knock the other […]

A Happy Turkey Time

To you and yours! Let’s be thankful for what we have. Enjoy this merry time. If you gain weight it will be just fine. So, eat up. Don’t count calories. Here’s the Dieter’s Prayer: Lord, grant me the strength that I may not fall Into the clutches of cholesterol. As polyunsaturates, I’ll never mutter, For […]

Lucky Brown’s New Movie Tech Studio, Another Great Story to Tell

Lucky Brown’s New Movie Tech Studio, Another Great Story to Tell

By Frank Barron Years ago as editor of The Hollywood Reporter, I met with the heads of all the movie studios to do stories. They were the legendary men who ran the industry, guys like Walt Disney, who I remember knew everybody’s name on the Disney lot and always asked about their families. I also […]

Young Author Makes Her Mark in the World of Children’s Literature

Young Author Makes Her Mark in the World of Children’s Literature

By Ana McKenzie A smiling blonde graces the cover of the small, thin children’s book. She’s holding what looks like a poem while a gleeful audience cheers her on. Though the cover of Masiela Lusha’s children’s book Boopity Boop! Writes Her First Poem seems like a simple illustration, the story behind the image began years […]

Chandler School Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

Chandler School Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

Chandler School is celebrating 60 years of excellence in K-8 education throughout the 2010-2011 school year. Sixty years ago, Chandler School was founded by Thomas A. and Catherine Chandler in a rambling, turreted shingle house in Altadena, California. They dreamed of a school that would provide young students with innovative, inspired academic programs taught by […]

Thai One On

Quietly peeking through the hustle and bustle of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Boulevard, sits a little gem of an eatery, called Sompun, named after the tiny, 84-year-old woman who is at the throne of this truly authentic Thai restaurant that has embraced Studio City for more than thirty years. This is not your typical Americanized […]

Think Outside the “Box” with Puro e Simplice

Think Outside the “Box” with Puro e Simplice

Next time you are organizing an event, small dinner party, big wedding, week long seminar or a longer film shooting and you need to feed your clients, friends, family, or colleagues, why not think outside the box (not literally, food from a box is not good, is it?) and take into consideration the need of […]

RED

RED

RED Run time 105 minutes Not for children All through this I kept comparing it with The Expendables, a silly film earlier this year peopled by aging action stars that took itself oh, so seriously. Here we have aging stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Richard Dreyfuss, and John Malkovich, who, instead of taking […]

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy Run time 98 minutes OK for children I have to profess my bias before I write this review. I was a Beatlemaniac (and still am). This is a terrifically entertaining movie. But what was jarring for me was that Aaron Johnson, playing John Lennon, looks ten years older than Thomas Sangster, who plays […]

I only caught one production on the weekend, but it was a wild ‘n’ wonderful winner!

I only caught one production on the weekend, but it was a wild ‘n’ wonderful winner!

Hope you’ll see it! A winner for all audience members who are “young at heart”… of any age! Hoboken to Hollywood – A Journey through the Great American Songbook Wow…What a spectacular musical adventure… I loved every magical moment! If there was a “re-run button,” I would’ve sat there and watched it again from start […]