Last week, a trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón’s new feature “Gravity” was released online, causing a stir among movie fanatics and casual moviegoers alike. The film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Cuarón’s first feature since 2006’s “Children of Men,” depicts the terrifying experience of two astronauts on a spacewalk disrupted by flying debris that destroys their shuttle.
Already causing a stir within the Billboard and Recording Industry Association of America sales figures, is the album an intelligent marketing strategy or just a ploy for attention?
Saturday brought me to “Ernest & Celestine,” the most adorable children’s movie I’ve seen in, well, ever, and “Life of a King,” a not-at-all cute but equally lesson-oriented film on the true story of Eugene Brown, who started a widely adopted inner-city chess program.
Another day at the L.A. Film Festival brings me to remarkable debut film “Concussion,” a subtle, almost European in temperament film about lesbians and transgression, and “The Spectacular Now,” the much anticipated new film by the writers of “500 Days of Summer.” Miraculously, they manage to work the magic of “500 Days” again with “The Spectacular Now,” bringing the same sort of cliche-busting honesty to a genre (high school romance) chock full of eye-rolling formula.
The fourth day of my coverage of the LA Film Fest brings me to two very different films: “Casting By,” a fairly by-the-numbers documentary on the unsung heroes (casting directors) of the film industry, and “Only God Forgives,” a purposefully button-pushing gorefest by provocateur Nicholas Winding Refn, working again with “Drive” buddy Ryan Gosling.
My third day at the fest brings two not completely satisfying movies: the sci-fi “Prometheus” miniature “Europa Report” and the literary adaptation “Winter in the Blood.” As both were rather uninnovative, I was unimpressed, but depending on your affinity for genre film or literary fiction they could both plausibly please the right crowd.
searching for more articles...
Room in Guest House private bath share kitchen living rm. laundry, near UCLA (500 feet) pool, jacuzzi, parking one car all utilities, wifi, direct tv, gated entry $1775/month 310 309-9999
Guesthouse for rent in Mar Vista (8/2021). Bus lines to UCLA and Expo Line to USC. $2,000/month.(213)219-9882 or [email protected]
Beautiful guesthouse for lease in Beverly Hills Flats. One-car parking, kitchenette, gas stove, closet, living-room with bedroom on top floor. All utilities plus WIFI included. $2500/month 310-710-8841
WESTWOOD VILLAGE Large 1BR 1 Bath $2,600 (perfect for three people); parking included. Available September 1. Beautifully landscaped courtyard building, laundry room, pool. 691 Levering Avenue leveringheights.com (310) 208-3647
APARTMENTS FOR RENT! studios: starting at $1,400 1 beds: starting at $2,400 2 beds: starting at $3,400 3 beds starting at $5,000 All on Roebling, Midvale or Kelton! Call or text 310-502-3999
Redondo Beach family looking for an RN Nanny to help with a one month old baby going through cancer treatment as well as a healthy five year old. 30-40 hours per week. Overnights TBD. Experience in pediatric oncology or general pediatrics ideal (but not necessary). Please reach out to Michelle Dixon at [email protected]
Publisher’s Assistant needed. www.phonicsforlatinos-abcsincommon.com Daily tasks: managing/editing documents, emails. 3x/week. Hrs btwn 12PM-5PM, $20/hour.Not Remote
Personal Assistant needed to help a busy woman organize her life. Looking for someone with intuitive organizational skills, strong values, can do attitude and a positive disposition. 8 to 10 hours a week some time between Tues, Wed and/or Thurs. $25 an hour. Call Linda at (310) 694-1305
Part time Receptionist/dental assistant for dental office in west Los Angeles Monday Wednesdays Fridays wwww.bracesamerica.com (310)826-7494 [email protected]