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Trick-Or-Treaters pencil out Bob Hope's house

Hey, how 'bout former Lizzy Maguire star Hilary 'Someone Should Knock Her on Her' Duff spreading malicious rumors about Bob ...

Assorted film festival news

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/10/54642/ The Oceanside International Film Festival has invited 3 of Mira Costa College's finest to join the official jury. Twin ...

More intoxicating Kapralik to lap

Miniature movies from the "shadow box" world of studio collagist, Jacques Kapralik

Given my recent two week archeological dig into the sacrosanct work of "shadow box" wizard, Jacques Kapralk, did anyone really ...

2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival here we come!

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/09/54591/ The list of titles on tap for this year's 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival has gone public. Instead ...

Review: David Alvarez's 'Building Blocks' commercial

I vote according to camera placement, not campaign promises or party affiliation. Bob Filner's sudden heave-ho didn't leave much time ...

Review: Baggage Claim

Paula Patton is so desperate to find a lover that she hides in a trash can to stalk her potential ...

Review: Battle of the Year in 3D

There's still a chance to skip it in theatres!

People always ask what television shows I watch after clocking a hard day at the multiplex. Like I don’t get ...

Barbara Sinatra reveals true identity of Ronan Farrow's father

Former Vegas showgirl and mannequin for the late, great Mr. Blackwell, Barbara Sinatra, has broken her silence concerning the paternity ...

Anatomy of an ad campaign: Our Gang comedies, 1922 - 1938

The following is to be played on a loop while reading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkM0m-fB2Uw Last week was my mother's Yahrtziet. Twelve years. ...

Sinatra, not Woody the biological father of Rosemia's baby?

He has his father's eyes. According to a bombshell interview with Vanity Fair, actress Mia Farrow claims that Frank Sinatra ...

Hitchcock-tober unveils 9 digitally remastered masterworks

Nothing you see in a San Diego movie theatre all year could possibly come close to matching the experience of ...

Dig a hole: A.C. Lyles, the man from Paramount

New Year's Eve, 2001, the first year I ever rang out the old in a warm climate. Who says I'm ...

Review: I Am Divine: The True Story of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Pink Flamingos was my Rocky Horror Picture Show. Every weekend for 52 consecutive weeks you’d find me parked 4th row ...

4th row center: The Last Temptation of Christ

August 12, 1988. It was a sticky 91 in the shade as I stood in line at Chicago's Biograph Theatre ...

When letterboxing fails: the Joe Besser edition

Maybe my editor, Ernie Grimm, is right. From Ann Miller's door frame splintering headdress to Joey Bishop's putting green coiffure, ...

Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street pushed back to 2014?

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/25/53731/ November 15th, opening day. That meant something. So it shall be written across the one sheet, so it shall ...

The Frank Sinatra clock

Guaranteed to work or Jilly will break its hands. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/25/53722/

Sex comedy Don Jon first mainstream movie to advertise on porn sites

Make that second...

CORRECTION: Don Jon is not the first film to advertise on a porn site. A member of my crack research ...

There are spoiler alerts and then there's...

Thanks to friend John Albert for slapping this on my Facebook wall. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/22/53558/ P.S.: In Safe Haven, Katie's new friend, ...

Archivists unearth fresh Stooges!? Moe, Larry, the cheese!

It's the Holy Grail of Stoogedom. Forget about finding the flabby 10 hour cut of Greed or the missing reels ...

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