By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Thousands of tourists (like us) joined area residents in the ongoing celebration of the 300th birthday of New Orleans, by heading to the [...]
By Jenny Peters Quick, can you point out Georgia on a map? And if you pointed to the Peach State in the southeastern United States, that wouldn’t be the place we mean. [...]
By Jenny Peters Now in its 15th year, the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala wowed the well-heeled crowd who turned out to fill the ballroom of the new InterContinental Downtown [...]
By Jenny Peters Everyone knows that the Sundance Film Festival is the place to be for independent filmmakers and as the 2018 version of the annual fest held in Park City, [...]
By Jenny Peters From second-time film director John Krasinski to two-time Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale, the stars came out to the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood to [...]
By Jenny Peters There’s a new film festival in town (well, in the OC, that is) and its motto could be “Short and Sweet.” The inaugural Laguna Film Festival launched [...]
Is it art imitating life? Or life imitating art? When it comes to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s brilliant “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” it really doesn’t matter. What matters is how fascinating his film is to watch.
“Birdman” tells the story of Riggan, a once world-famous film actor whose career is totally in the trash when we meet him. Masterfully brought to life by Michael Keaton, Riggan’s claim to fame was as the Birdman, an action hero whose movie appearances raked in millions. But once Riggan walked away from that film franchise (and money train), his career never really recovered and his fame slipped. Now he’s used his own cash to mount a show on Broadway, in the hopes of becoming a respected star once again.
As Meryl Streep's latest acting triumph, as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," picks up awards season steam, there's also a bit of controversy surrounding the biopic, particu [...]
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood kicked off their 2010 holiday season on November 29 by unveiling a tableau of James Stewart as George Bailey in the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” On hand to cut the ribbon at the attraction’s newest exhibit was actress Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey (George’s youngest daughter) in the film. Karolyn is the last surviving member of the cast and travels around the world to join celebrations of the classic Christmas movie.
It was a wild night in Westwood on Monday, November 16, as the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" swept into the Mann Village Theatre. Screaming fans started lining up days before in the hopes of getting a glimpse - or even a kiss! – from one of the stars of this sequel to "Twilight." And they were not disappointed, as teen heartthrobs Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the "New Moon" stars all basked in the adulation, posing for pics, joking with the crowd, and even bestowing a smooch or two on their delighted fans. Our Christina Radish was there in the thick of it, and got some fantastic shots of the vampires, werewolves, and the humans who love them. The film opens everywhere Friday, November 20, 2009 (www.newmoonthemovie.com/). But you knew that already, didn't you?