Christmas comes to the movie theaters with “Last Christmas” and horror fans will be happy with “Doctor Death.” A couple of gems, “The Farewell” and “Peanut Parker Falcon” are available for streaming and purchase.
Once again, the Long Beach Open Studios Tour ( LBOST) event was a great success. Spanning four weekends in October, The 2019 open studio tour was organized into four geographic hubs, Zaferia/Eastside, Cal Heights/Bixby, Wrigley, and Belmont Heights/Belmont Shore.
With Tootsie rolls and Snickers fun size bars still in our hands, it is the time of year we look up from our Jack O'Lanterns to witness the great changing of the seasons.
1967 — the beginning of what I know as the world. There was of course a ‘before,’ but I just remember the fire in the eyes of so many young people who saw something previous generations hadn’t.
Artist Adam Harrison’s first institutional solo exhibition, "Place," is currently on display in the Ocean Gallery at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The venue is a perfect setting for the large-scale landscapes representing locations in Long Beach and San Pedro.
This was a big opening weekend for Long Beach theater, with both “Something Rotten (a very new musical)” from Musical Theatre West and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” from International City Theatre.
A remake and sequels released this week. “The Lion King” remake in home video is a technological marvel. The sequels are in theaters with “Zombieland 2: Double Tap” and an evil fairy in in “Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil.”
Greenly Art Space has used its “Artists in Communities” grant from the California Arts Council to fund Running in Place, an exhibit by CSU Fullerton graduate student Juan Gomez. The grant is designed to help artists create work that is relevant to the communities in which they live.
What is the recipe for a psychopath? I have heard it said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and that usually suffices to soothe those of us who have chosen the path of parenthood.
Will Smith is in theaters this week, but the best movie is the much smaller “The Addams Family.” And a new take on buddy movies is very funny with “Stuber” in home video.
Currently showing at the Museum of Latin American Art, "Antología Memento" (Memento Anthology) is a 16-panel installation created by Tomas Ochoa, depicting Colombia’s landscape, architecture, and people. The impression is that of linking the country’s current reality to its hidden past.
A controversial and compelling movie, “Joker,” arrives in theaters this week, while the extremely well done (and much more family friendly) “Toy Story 4” is available in home video.
"Between the Divide," the new Billie Jean King Main Library’s inaugural art installation, presents the work of the Arts Council for Long Beach’s 2019 Professional Artist Fellows and Percent for Arts Fellows.
For the second time this year, playwright Lauren Yee’s work comes to Long Beach. First was the "Hatmaker’s Wife" at the Long Beach Playhouse and now "Hookman" at CalRep.
Renée Zellweger lights things up as Judy Garland in “Judy” in theaters. And “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is very exciting for fans of all ages.
"The Haunting of Hill House" has been a go-to for ghostly entertainment since the publishing of Shirley Jackson's novel in 1959. By 1963 it had been made into a very successful film that captured the essence of the book in a way the other versions haven’t quite been able to until the highly …
A big star in a big movie lights it up on the big screen in “Ad Astra” and “Yesterday” is delightful on a much smaller scale in home video.
The highly anticipated Jennifer Lopez feature “Hustlers” misses the mark in theaters this week. In home video, “Dark Phoenix” fails to do the job in bringing the Marvel X-Men series to a conclusion
After the artist’s two-month sojourn in the Long Beach area, the “Matias Duville: desert means ocean” exhibit is on display at the Museum of Latin American Art. Duville’s collection of drawings highlights the timeless interconnection between land and sea.
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date...,” said the Bard of his love.
In theaters, “IT Chapter Two” manages to be scary and boring at the same time. Keanu Reeves brings a big package of fun to home video with “John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum.”
"B.A.T. State III," showing at Cal State Long Beach's Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum (formerly the University Art Museum) presents a diverse body of prints by women artists from the archives of El Nopal Press in Los Angeles. Bon a Tirer (B.A.T.) is the abbreviation for “good to go,” the fi…
The (Most Lamentable Tragedie of) “Titus Andronicus” indeed has a most lamentable history. While it was a hit when it was first produced, as time wore on it became one of Shakespeare’s most denigrated works, and would stay so until the latter half of the 20th Century.
"The Art of Bloom," brought to you by the same people who brought Pow! Wow! to Long Beach, is an immersive, pop-up exhibit in a bit of a pop-up gallery — the Edison Theater.
The Long Beach Creative Group (LBCG) had a well-attended opening for its second gallery show, 7 Artists, 7 Visions, last weekend. The dedicated audience braved the heat to meet the artists, mingle with art community leaders, and view the art.