Speros’ Heroes Comic Book Store Is My Canoga Park Haven

Speros' Heroes Comic Book Store
Billie Holiday’s “There Is No Greater Love” is playing as I write this quick recommendation, as 2017 closes with the discovery of my personal Field of Dreams – Speros Heroes’ Comic Book Store. If you’re looking for a slice of heaven (or haven), please spare a few minutes . . . 

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Flipping the Script on: ‘Pan’ (2015)

Pan
 
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Quinn Shephard Crafts Immersive, Crucible Inspired World With ‘Blame’

Blame
Like J. Alfred Prufrock, I really have no idea how to proceed, but I’ll start with this; Blame is an accomplished, fully realized narrative. If you love layered storytelling that turns on a dime, then this film should be up your alley. There’s a ton of reasons  I’m enamored with Blame, but let’s start with the obvious . . .

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Anderson Cowan Reviews ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ (CinemAddicts)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Since our monthly CinemAddicts podcast is a nearly two hour unwieldy mess (I mean that in a good way), I wanted to break our December audio a bit and spotlight Anderson Cowan’s review of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I still haven’t seen this movie and like a moron I rarely come around to Cowan’s recommendations. I simply love his engagement when it comes to reviewing movies, so here’s his take on the flick below!!

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Sari Sari Store Delivers Inspired Filipino Cuisine At DTLA’s Grand Central Market

Sari Sari Store
I’m a nostalgic guy, and my years living in John Fante’s Bunker Hill (2003-12) continue to fill my days (with what, I do not know!). But memories are best served by creating new ones, and thanks to Grand Central Market’s Sari Sari Store, my holidays are just a little brighter. Details on the “Filipino concept” haven is below!!

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Show Creator Derrick Redford Spotlights “Deep South” With ‘Memphis Fire’

Memphis Fire
It may be shooting in the lot driven confines Burbank, Ca., but the independently produced Memphis Fire’s narrative focus is lights away from La-La Land. Show creator Derrick Redford, who also stars in the project, had the single camera comedy pilot shot in Digital 4K. Details on the show, which co-stars David Arquette, is found after the jump!

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Chris Cornell Scholarship Honors Soundgarden Frontman’s Commitment To Human Rights

Chris Cornell - Soundgarden
Chris Cornell lives on, and his commitment to “justice, human rights and advocacy” is spotlighted with The Chris Cornell Scholarship which is part of UCLA’s $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign. Details on the scholarship is found after the jump.
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Brittany Snow Talks “Huge Honor” of ‘Bechloe’ Fan Fiction

Pitch Perfect 3

 

People who say movies don’t make a life changing difference probably aren’t cinephiles at heart, and one Pitch Perfect fan doesn’t subscribe to that opinion. In the audio clip below, Pitch Perfect 3 actress Brittany Snow talks about how the #Bechloe fan fiction and the films made a huge impact on a moviegoer.

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‘The Strange Ones’ Review: Mysteries Breathe Life Into Memorable Thriller

The Strange Ones
Running at a lean and mean 82-minutes, The Strange Ones is a thriller that journeys into a dark, seemingly unforgivable space and leaves us there to find our way back into the light. Some moviegoers may turn the other direction at abstract storytelling, but I was hooked from the get go. 

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App Life: ‘Star Wars: Force Arena’ Adds Poe Dameron, Finn, and BB-8

Along with upping my TV and movie intake, I’ll also be drowning myself in video games (when time permits!) in 2018. Since I absolutely flipped for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of my tasks today will be to download Star Wars: Force Arena on iOS. Last week Netmarble posted an update on the App, and details on the additions and the game is featured after the jump.

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