Tag archive for ‘Entertainment’

IMAX Journey to the South Pacific

IMAX Journey to the South Pacific

IMAX Journey to the South Pacific Runtime 40 minutes. OK for children. Filming in IMAX is horribly expensive. The projector alone costs $2 million. Each camera costs $500 thousand. I don’t know how the economics justify the costs, especially for a 40 minute film like this, but the result is mind-boggling. Filming in IMAX results […]

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Runtime 120 minutes. OK for children. About 15 years ago my good Yoga friend, Betty Culiner, and her boyfriend Bill Wyse, invited me to a party celebrating Betty’s career in film. She was a dancer in most of Gene Kelly’s films and assistant choreographer. They had put together a reel of all […]

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Runtime 180 minutes. Not for children. The weakness of our capitalistic system isn’t in the means of production. The main weakness is in professional services, where there is almost always a built-in conflict of interest. The most morally corrupt in our society is without question the legal profession where lawyers’ […]

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor Runtime 120 minutes. Not for children. World War II’s iconic war movies were A Walk in the Sun (1945) and Battleground (1949). For the time, they were impressive pieces of work. But what they didn’t do was to capture the intensity and violence of battle. They were a lot of talk and not […]

American Hustle

American Hustle

American Hustle Runtime 137 minutes including credits Not for children. This is the 21st century version of The Sting (1973), loosely based on the ABSCAM scandal (1978-81) in which the FBI hired Melvin Weinberg, a con man with a record, to plan and carry out the scheme of entrapping government officials accepting bribes. Here the con […]

Salute to Vienna Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall!

Salute to Vienna Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall!

Salute to Vienna returns to The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall for a 10th appearance on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2:30 p.m. This highly anticipated New Year’s Concert, a magnificent re-creation of Vienna’s world famous NEUJAHRSKONZERT, features a stellar cast of over 75 musicians, including European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. Celebrate with […]

The Hot Shots Comedy Cruise Features dozens of “name” TV and movie comedians….

The Hot Shots Comedy Cruise Features dozens of “name” TV and movie comedians….

Sandra Kuker will host the Hot Shots Comedy Cruise March 15-19, 2014 and wrangle the A-List of Comedians performing exclusively for our cruise clients. This 100 proof hilarious sea adventure mixes luxury amenities and laugh-out loud comedy every day. It’s a unique experience to mix cruising with comedy mayhem and the on-shore sites of Catalina […]

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace Runtime 116 minutes. Not for children. …and into the fire for an unsuspecting person who wanders into a theater not knowing what to expect. This is unremittingly depressing and graphically violent. At times during the first hour, however, I thought I had died and gone to a Terrence Malick movie, so […]

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis Runtime 111 minutes. OK for children. There’s a lot more to this film than meets the eye. This is the story of folk music in Greenwich Village just before Bob Dylan arrived and helped create folk rock that swept the country in the ‘60s with people like his girlfriend, Joan Baez, and […]

Commercial Acting Classes for Adults Now in Burbank

Commercial Acting Classes for Adults Now in Burbank

Buddy Powell’s COMMERCIAL ACTING for ADULTS will begin 2014 with an additional location. Starting Jan. 8, weekly classes will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fitness Is Art Studio located at 2019 W. Magnolia in Burbank (just east of Keystone). Nearly every day in Los Angeles television commercials are produced. Nearly […]