Archive for the ‘Film, Movies’

  • 1001 Inventions at LA Science Center: Islamic Science in Golden Age plus Arabia 3D
    1001 Alchemist tents The interactive exhibit at the LA Science Center is definitely worth checking out. Geared to kids, as most of the Science Center is, there is something there for all of us children at heart. The achievements of the Islamic World during the time of the European Dark Ages are impressive. Too often we think of the Arab-speaking world as the repository...
    by at July 28th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Oscars 2010
    I confess.  I am a movie junkie.  I watch the Academy Awards.  I love the Oscars.  I like criticizing the dresses – and admiring the good ones.  Luckily, we have TIVO so we speed through the ads.  Is that fair?  Don’t know and don’t care cause I couldn’t plow my way through the evening otherwise.  I really fear brain death, especially as...
    by at March 8th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  • CineVegas 11, Las Vegas Film Festival, Jun 10-15
    I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here about the 11th CineVegas Film Festival that runs June 10-15 at the Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino. They have a dynamic website that will give you all the information about tickets, showings and star-studded events. (see link below) When I am asked, which is often, about some of the greatest experiences I’ve...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Free Outdoor Picture Show
    The District at Green Valley Ranch presents a series of outdoor movie screenings on Friday and Saturday nights. The films start at 7pm unless specially noted below and you’ll enjoy the stars (both kinds) at the Green. Please no glass, alcohol or smoking. Call The office at the District 702-564-8595 or 877-564-8595. www.thedistrictatgvr.com December: Dec 07 –...
    by at December 6th, 2007 at 05:12 pm
  • More Free Michael Curtiz films @ Library
    Continuing the series Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou is the screening of the greatest classic films by director Michael Curtiz. Free admission. What a great way to spend Tuesday afternoon if you don’t have a day job. Showtime @ 1pm. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV. Call 702-507-3400 for more info. Dec 04 – “MIldred Pierce” (1945)...
    by at December 3rd, 2007 at 04:12 pm
  • “Garth Brooks Live” at local movie theaters
    AEG Network LIVE, Sprint and National CineMedia’s FATHOM bring you Garth Brooks on the big screen Nov 14 @ 6pm with an encore pre-recorded presentation on Nov 15. Garth, a 10-time Country Music "Entertainer of the Year" award winner, performs from the new Sprint Center in Kansas City and is carried into the following local theaters with the most cutting...
    by at November 12th, 2007 at 09:11 am
  • Screening of Local Filmmakers
    Winchester Cultural Center will present the Featuring Local Independent Cinema (FLIC) program monthly, usually the last Sunday of the month @ 2pm. Caution: Times and days of the week can change. Full-length and short films produced by local filmmakers will rotate every other month. Viewings will be followed by a discussion hour. Tickets $3. Submissions of film, digital...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 11:09 pm
  • “11th Hour” – Film and Panel Discussion
    I went to 11th hour with a certain sense of dread. It was a film that was going to reiterate a lot that I already knew, expose more and generally leave me slightly depressed. I was most pleasantly surprised. Using a format similar to "The Secret," with cameo interviews by shakers and movers of the environmental movement, interspersed with sometimes beautiful...
    by at September 11th, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Free Family “Movies in the Park”
    Make it a fun outdoor evening with family and friends for free movies in park and under the stars. Bring chairs or blankets and picnic baskets to see family films as part of the City of Las Vegas "Movie in the Park" series. There is a pre-movie activity and refreshments for purchase. Sep 21 Fri – 6:30p. "Matilda." Call 702-229-1607 for more...
    by at September 8th, 2007 at 10:09 pm
  • CineVegas – Final Results
    The 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival is over. What a whirlwind, wonderful experience! I’m almost afraid to promote the event for fear of it losing its intimacy and accessibility from too much success. Here is a film festival that still has plenty of room for public access, yet has evolved into a professional, well-run event attracting quality films and even a...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • CineVegas Final Results
    The 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival is over. What a whirlwind, wonderful experience! I’m almost afraid to promote the event for fear of it losing its intimacy and accessibility from too much success. Here is a film festival that still has plenty of room for public access, yet has evolved into a professional, well-run event attracting quality films and even a...
    by at June 19th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • CineVegas – Thoughts on Directors
    CineVegas is a wild smorgasbord of the sweet, sour and spicy flavors of the human condition served up from the imagination of the director’s mind. To create a film, long or short, to journey from concept to final cut, to choose one story out of billions of possibilities is such an amazing feat. It requires tenacity, focus and concentrated vision. There is rarely...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • 9th Annual CineVegas Film Festival
    This little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of "Ocean’s Thirteen" and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on Wed...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • CineVegas – Swinging California & Hard Life in Malaysia
    Films by directors making their debuts with either first or second releases. More info at cinevegas.com. "I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone" is set in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. I must give this a mixed review in that the story of a mattress, two men and two women and the noisy, sweaty, gritty backstreets of Kuala Lumpur is intriguing...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • CineVegas – La Proxima Ola
    The CineVegas Festival introduced "La Proxima Ola" (The Next Wave), films by the new cinema mexicana which hold promise for a fascinating surrealist expressionparticular to the Spanish mind. Some of the films were more successful than others, all have been technically excellent with a remarkable authenticity both in acting and art direction. "Once Upon...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • Grindhouse Film
    I don’t normally go to blood and guts horror movies cause I have this idea that all those sick images cannot be good for my psyche. But with all the buzz about Grindhouse, I just felt I was missing out on a bit of culture, if I didn’t see it first hand. To my great surprise, I had a mostly hilarious evening. Sure, some of it is just plain gross, but certainly...
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • 300 the Film
    This is a fun film, if you don’t mind a lot of gory battle scenes. The cinematography is amazing; you are left in a nowhere land between reality and comic book animation. It’s really very well done. Gerard Butler is marvelous as King Leonidas. That Scottish masculinity and Shakespearean training make him very believable as a king capable of god-like valor....
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Las Vegas needs an Art House movie theater
    I just happened to check out the website for ShoWest, the film industry trade show that caters to cinema exhibition and distribution, and saw that they are offering a feature called ShoWest University. ShoWest U is an educational program geared toward the regional and independent theatre owner. What a yearning I developed for the no-frills little Palm Theatre in San...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • An Evening with The Lost Boys of Sudan
    The screening last night of the The Lost Boys of Sudan was not as well attended as one would like, but that’s easy to understand. This ugly thing happening in Africa makes us all uncomfortable. We know it’s tragic and feel helpless about doing anything to change things. There are so many places in the world that are a mess, so much suffering, for reasons...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • What is the Secret?
    You keep hearing about the movie, but The Secret is not a movie per se, as it has no plot, although it does tell stories. It is a DVD of interviews of thinkers and doers who reveal a law of energy dynamics giving the practitioner great power over the circumstances of his life. It utilizes dramatization, like Biblical parables, to show us the many faces of the human condition...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Forrest Whitaker reigns as Last King of Scotland
    I’ve been a fan of Forrest Whitaker for years and have always thought that the guy was one of the most talented actors around. But with a face and body like his, it’s hard to get leading roles. Did you see him in "Ghostdog: The Way of the Samurai?" Must-see movie and peformance. The buzz is that he will take the Oscar home for Last King of Scotland...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 11:02 am