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“The Chi” Recap: ‘Terror Town’

HOLLYWOOD─I had no plans to do a recap of the latest episode of the Showtime drama “The Chi,” but things were so riveting. Just typing this has me eager for the next episode America. The episode, ‘Terror Town’ was a turning point for so many reasons America. SPOILER ALERT: If you have not watched the episode, stop reading now. First,...

Stern Grove Festival Goes Virtual

SAN FRANCISCO—The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of the 2020 Stern Grove Festival season. Organizers have found a way to entertain fans through Best of the Fest, a series of video playlists featuring archived performances, scenery of the Grove, and special guests. According to Stern Grove Festival's press release, Best of the Fest began airing on Sunday, June 14 and...

Sami Brady Returns To Salem On “Days!”

HOLLYWOOD─The buzz about one of the staple characters on the NBC soap “Days of Our Lives” has been talked about for months and this week, Sami Brady made her return and blew into town like a storm people. First we had Eli and Lani tie the knot, then Justin and Kayla’s wedding blew up and this week the focus...

San Francisco’s Annual “Shakespeare Festival” Goes Online This Year

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s annual Shakespeare festival will be free, online, and live this year due to the pandemic. The festival starts July 18, and will run until September 27.  A live performance of “King Lear”, this year’s featured performance, will be available live on Youtube on July 18 at 7:00 PM, and on Sunday, July 19 at 4 PM. The...

“Arkansas” Is An Exciting Ride

HOLLYWOOD─Smart, exciting, riveting are just a few words I can use to describe the movie “Arkansas” which turned out to be a delightful surprise in a theater-less movie going experience for the past couple of weeks. I have seen plenty of movies dedicated to the world of drugs. The operations that happen behind the scenes, the glitz and glamour...

The Thrill Of Good Horror

HOLLYWOOD─I recently read a story that revealed fans of horror films are better prepared for outbreaks, pandemics and utter chaos that we only imagine can happen in the movies, but it feels like we’re living in a pandemic right now. Let’s be clear, this is not “Night of the Living Dead” or some zombie apocalypse, but we are dealing...

Presley Saga Continues

HELLO AMERICA!─It was so sad and emotionally disturbing to hear about the death of Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough.  It forced me to remember what a good friend his granddad was to me when I first arrived in Hollywood. Sonny West, one of the Presley crew and a close friend of mine brought him over to the RKO lot...

Grant Imahara, “Mythbusters” Host, Dead At 49

CALIFORNIA—Grant Imahara, 49, the former host of the TV show “Mythbusters," died on Monday, July 13. The reported cause of Imhara's death was a brain aneurysm. Imahara was born in Los Angeles on October 23, 1970. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. He worked in animatronics for movies such as "The Matrix Reloaded," "Jurassic Park: The...

“Monster Hunter” Movie Delays Release Date To 2021

HOLLYWOOD—Paul W. S. Anderson’s new movie “Monster Hunter,” a film adaptation of the popular video game “Resident Evil" has pushed the release date from its original date of September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021. Sony announced the delay on Friday, July 10, due to coronavirus concerns. The movie stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and...

“Outcry” Is A Mesmerizing Documentary

HOLLYWOOD─If there was ever anything I learned as a film student is that you can never trust a documentary fully. Why? It is simple, many tend to have bias or lean in one direction or another versus the others. They tend to favor or place things on a spotlight that is beneficial to the goal that the filmmakers may...
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