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“The Runaways”: On Screen, In Your Face Like It’s 1975

ongoing  Whether you were a rock fan in 1975 – or whether you weren’t even conceived – you’re going to want to take in “The Runaways,” the biopic made Floria Sigismondi, starring Kristen Stewart as guitarist-singer Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as singer Cherie Currie. Yes, it has the rock …

Hollywoodland: Trust no one

                                                                                     Saturday Sept. 16-21 It seems almost sport in these parts – maybe especially in these parts – to dump on Ben Affleck’s acting, but he may have etched his best performance yet as George Reeves, TV’s "Superman." Diane Lane is superb as his girl on the side and the …

A convenient (and free) Inconvient Truth

Sat. Dec. 3 We know we’re not the first (or second, or third … ) to say this, but had Al Gore shown the kind of animation he shows in "An Inconvenient Truth," he’d have been elected President. (Hmm, do you think we’d be sunk in the Iraq sand?) "An …

Citizen Kane Has Risen From the Grave

Monday Sept. 10 Charles Foster Kane. You may know him as Citizen Kane, or Orson Welles’ stand-in for Willam Randolph Hearst. "Citizen Kane" is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. It all starts with Kane’s death, alone, as he utters just one word, "Rosebud." This was …

The Coen Bros. Return: “Burn After Reading”

ongoing When worlds collide … chaos happens. It's a theme the Joel and Ethan have explored it  a few times – quite chillingly in "No Country For Old Men" – and it's one they return to in a somewhat lighter fashion in "Burn After Reading," starring George Clooney, Frances MacDormand, John Malkovich and …

Special Sessions From Sessions Americana

 Fri. May 15 Session Americana – those round table, rustic-minded roots rockers – have been playing regular Tuesday gigs at the Lizard Lounge for some time now and they continue to do so. But they've got something special coming up two gigs, concluding Friday May 15 at 9: Record release parties for …