Back in theaters for the first time in months, movie goers have a classy action thriller in “Nobody.” In home video, the Mighty Ducks are back with a Disney+ series that’s loads of fun for adults and children alike.
Artists from the Long Beach Creative Group, with financial and access help from the Port of Long Beach, have created and mounted a show focusing on the Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge's final three years of construction.
Tom Holland, best known for the big action franchise Spider-Man, puts his acting talent on display in an intense drama, “Cherry” and Disney+ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe unveil a new direction in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
A partnership between the Long Beach Airport and the Arts Council for Long Beach has developed a 20-piece exhibit addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
“Supernova” is a magical movie with two great actors, Stanley Tucci and Collin Firth, in the story of a couple facing the scourge of dementia. Jennifer Garner can’t save “Yes Day” and cartoon icons Tom and Jerry completely miss the target in their own movie, “Tom and Jerry.”
While galleries remain closed, Long Beach’s own Loiter Galleries located at The Streets downtown continues to host exhibits that can be viewed through their window.
A partnership boasting several successful movies among them have purchased rights to the Queen Mary's multiple stories, and announced Monday, March 1, that a trilogy of horror movies is in the works.
The great Tom Hanks is at the top of his game in a new take on the classic western, “News of the World.” “I Care a Lot” is a dark drama with plenty of unexpected turns.
International City Theatre's production of “ART” by Yasmina Reza opened virtually on Feb 18. It is the first play of ICT's 36th season, which I truly hope sees a safe and triumphant return to the stage, at least by year's end.
“The Muppet Show” brings fun for all after an absence of almost 50 years and two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand does it again in “Nomadland.”
Two movies this week that are similar in that they are both mainly two-character dramas but very different in other ways. “The Little Things” is a great cop story about unlikely partners and “The Big Dig” is a great partner movie about….archeology.
“Puff of Wind," a public art sculpture donated by Dr. Asher David Kelman, has been installed at its new Long Beach home at Junipero Beach, just below the Long Beach Art Museum.
Streaming sketch comedy from multiple locations may be the COVID-19 version of "Saturday Night Live" — at least if Jon Peterson and his P3 Theatre Company has their way.
With entertainment venues temporarily shut down due to the pandemic, folks have had to get even more creative to make a living plying their craft.
Despite our low campus population since last March, key Beach personnel, together with external teams, have been working to repair and improve facilities and infrastructure, as well as work on new structures around The Beach. From necessary landscaping projects to construction on our forthco…
In an effort to keep the art scene in Long Beach alive during the pandemic, area artist groups have combined their resources to showcase a new, in-person and virtual exhibit called "Couriers of Hope."
A movie set in the pandemic, “Locked Down,” is entertaining and “WandaVision,” a Disney+/Marvel series, may have some potential if you’re willing to invest the time.
Master filmmaker Frances Ford Coppola released a revised version of “Godfather” late last year and it’s a welcome version. On a less sweeping scale, an abused mother struggles to find a place to live with her two children in the intense and enjoyable “Herself.”
Two extremely well-done films this week showcase classic film genres: “Sylvie’s Love,” a romance and “Honest Thief” an action drama starring Liam Neeson as a man who should not be taken lightly.
Disney+ serves up a great big Christmas present for everyone with “Soul,” a joyful animated look at finding your way in the world. The latest “Wonder Woman” is disappointing. And George Clooney stumbles badly in the abysmal “The Midnight Sky.”
The last great film performance from “Black Panther’s” Chadwick Bozeman is the holiday highlight and Robert De Niro takes the day off in “The War with Grandpa.”
Last February, aspiring young playwrights around the country were given a challenge — write a 10-minute play about gun violence and efforts to end it.
A new Christmas movie, “Almost Christmas: A Christmas Journey,” will be watched for years to come, and “Run” provides an escape from all the happiness in a tense thriller in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock.
A new one-man version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will start streaming the Saturday after Thanksgiving to benefit live theaters across the country.
Screen legend Sophia Loren is back in the movies with “The Life Ahead” and a much younger actor with a tremendous future is on hand in “A Teacher.”
A relatively new theater troupe, the Mid-World Players, is offering the community a Thanksgiving gift in the form of a play designed specifically for the internet.
"Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one's fellow human beings," said American poet Maya Angelou.
First let me say how much I’ve missed you. I suppose this mightn’t be the time or place to reach out to you, but I really can't start typing without saying how wonderful it is to be typing this to you right now.
The great Bill Murray is on screen in his most likeable role in “On the Rocks,” Borat is back and “Rebecca,” a new version of a screen classic, raises the question: “Why Did They Bother?”
The future of the Academy Awards is murky, but “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix is Oscar quality. Also this week, an excellent action picture in “Ava” and a fun, scary series in “Helstrom.”
An exciting filmmaker makes her big-time debut in “The 40-Year-Old Version” and Adam Sandler does what Adam Sandler does well in “Hubie Halloween.”
Extremely high quality work in the ground-breaking drama “The Boys in the Band” and a much lighter, but no less skillful, story of a young American woman making her way in “Emily in Paris.”
The phrase, “the opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings,” first appeared on the sports pages of the Dallas Morning News in March 1976. The saying cautions against assuming that an event is irreversible and is most commonly used in association with athletic competitions.
A documentary, “Harry Belafonte on The Tonight Show,” about a Black man hosting the “Tonight Show” in 1968, raises important questions about whether things have changed. A much lighter movie, “Enola Holmes,” imagines what would have happened if Sherlock Holmes had a younger sister.