Quality scary stuff from Blumhouse, the folks who know what they’re doing with “The Invisible Man” and some pleasurable emotions for our time in “Military Wives” in streaming.
Plenty of movies for housebound families this week and adults will find a welcome blast of joyfulness in the documentary “A Secret Love,” about a gay couple who kept their relationship hidden for 60 years.
The Disney+ streaming service provides the best product this week in “Prop Culture,” an entertaining and heartwarming look behind the scenes of some of your favorite movies. And one of the year’s biggest and most interesting flops, “Birds of Prey” as available for purchase.
Great stuff streaming this week including a unique and very funny high school coming-of-age series from Mindy Kaling and “Circus of Books,” a documentary that tells the story of a unique Los Angeles bookstore that became the center of the gay community in West Hollywood.
Captain America and Thor are in on deck in streaming this week but in different roles. And to celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4th) Disney+ is offering up a slew of Star Wars movies on demand starting at $9.99.
A couple of the most popular cops in movies stage a successful return in “Bad Boys for Life” in home video. And sports fans get a big gift in the much-awaited documentary about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in “The Last Dance” on ESPN.
We’re adding a new feature this week. “Movies That Make You Feel Good” replaces “From The Vault.” It’s a movie that will offer some good feelings in these difficult times.
"Living Things," currently showing at the Long Beach Creative Group’s Gallery, brings unique and diverse interpretations to the exhibit’s theme — living things. Artists’ works on display include Greg Fritsche, Narciso Martinez, Donald Tiscareno, Kay Ruffin, Adonna Khare, Ray Bravo and Helen Cox.
Welcome to the latest home-bound edition “Viewing the Videos.” With the theaters closed, movies come to us on disks or on streaming services. So here we go.
While the movie theaters are closed and we’re stuck at home, there’s at least one outstanding movie now available for home viewing. And later, I’ll offer some alternatives to the better-known streaming services.
"Touched by Midas, California’s Dreams," a solo exhibit with works by artist Bartosz Fraczek, is making a splash at the Hellada Gallery in downtown Long Beach. According to the artist, the displayed works were inspired by the desire to explore the nature and landscape of California and the A…
Clint Eastwood’s latest effort, “Richard Jewell” is streaming, and Vin Diesel is in theaters with a slightly above average action effort in “Bloodshot.”
The latest entry from the folk at Pixar, “Onward,” is in theaters this week and Adam Sandler is outstanding in a tough dramatic role in “Uncut Gems” in home video.
"Conversations on Conflict," an interactive installation by artist Kiyomi Fukui Nannery is currently on view at the Belmont Height’s neighborhood Flux Art Space. In addition to viewing the art, visitors are invited to share time with the artist, to fold origami cranes and to engage in conversation.
Oh, Theatre what a wicked mistress you are. My acting instructor, well one of them — the great Joanne Gordon, once told me as much.
Fans of fear will feel at home with “The Invisible Man” in theaters and one man takes on one of America’s biggest corporations in home video’s “Dark Water.”
CA Design 1955, currently showing at the Long Beach Museum of Art, is an homage to California Designed, an exhibition curated in 1955 showing new home furnishing.
When Dede Rossi announced that she was leaving the executive director post for the Belmont Shore Business Association, board president Mike Sheldrake said no one could replace her.
I'm looking for a word, but I don't think it exists. It is like reminiscence, but that doesn't exactly fit. That would require that I was recalling a time from my past.
Lots of laughs in the murder mystery/comedy “Knives Out” in home video. There are two movies for children in theaters and there’s one, “Sonic The Hedgehog” that adults can enjoy too.
The Norman Gottlieb Annual Youth Art Show and Competition, currently on display at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, is an annual showcase that celebrates the talent and vision of art educators and student artists from the Long Beach Unified School District.
“Jojo Rabbit,” one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture, is in home video. Choices in theaters are less inviting, with the exception of “The Photograph.”
The praises I have for Musical Theatre West's ''Ragtime,'' which opened Friday in at the Carpenter Center, are numerous and indisputable; but I am left searching for something in the midst of its brilliant execution.
Gyre, a series of eight, one-week, one-work exhibitions, is currently showing at the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum on the Cal State Long Beach campus.
Quique Rivera is a sculptor, an animator, a photographer, a film director, and foremost, a story teller. Rivera’s current Museum of Latin American Art show, "Floating Timeline," brings the viewer into his creative process.
“Parasite,” one of nominees for Best Picture Oscar, is in home video and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Don’t miss it. In theaters, there’s comedy and crime in “The Gentlemen” and a moving look at heroism in the Vietnam War in “Last Full Measure.”
The Long Beach Creative Group’s first show of 2020 is a standout. Artists include Moira Hahn, Sandy Winkler, Lawrence Yun, Dorte Christjansen, Michiel Daniel and Carolyn Sabol. The show was curated by Michiel Daniel.
Agatha Christie's work returns to the Main stage at the Long Beach Playhouse with a great degree of charm. Last year in this spot was the Christie's effervescent "The Spider's Web." This time round we find ourselves in a darker, more nebulous world. While this is standard Christie fare, and …
A good week for sequels. In theaters, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence bring back the fun in “Bad Boys for Life” and “Zombieland: Double Tap” carries on the tradition of a comedy-filled zombie movie.
Fran LuJan, Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum’s (PIEAM) director and curator, is a one-woman cast of thousands, coordinating, curating, writing grants, keeping PIEAM operating smoothly and meaningfully.
The Pinochet regime created an inhumane existence for the people of Chile. "Arte, Mujer y Memoria" at the Museum of Latin American Art presents 30 arpilleras created by Chilean artisans between 1976 and 2019 in response to the Pinochet experience.
One of the great pictures of last year or any year, “1917” arrived in Long Beach theaters last week. And “Like a Boss” is an R-Rated comedy that in the past would have featured guys, but this time stars two women.
A movie with Oscar potential (“Joker) arrives in home video this week. Theatrical releases are a predictable animated feature “Spies in Disguise” and a predictable horror film, “The Grudge.”
"My Long Beach," an exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art created by Long Beach Unified middle school students, explores the community and what it means to the students.
In theaters, Adam Sandler ditches his usual goofy personality for a tense and compelling role in “Uncut Gems.” Writer/director Greta Gerwig brings a fresh and different look at “Little Women.” Quiet week in home video.
The latest Star Wars movie is in theaters but that’s almost overshadowed by the furry creatures in “Cats.” In home video, Renée Zellweger does Oscar-worthy work as Judy Garland in “Judy.”