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Articles from the June 2, 2010 edition

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 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

Best Worst Movie

When it was finished, there was no theatrical release. Trolls were nowhere to be found. Instead vegetarian goblins were the enemies of the Waits family, and what was performed in true earnest, went...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

George Romero's Survival Of The Dead

I still remember when NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was released. A mere youngster, I thought it was one of the coolest films I had ever seen. It’s still a face of mine. I found the whole concept and...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time

Take three parts “Indiana Jones”, add two parts “The Mummy”, mix in some “National Treasure” and then toss in a little Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort and even a little Anakin Skywalker, and...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

In 1865, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics professor at Christchurch University in Oxford, England forever changed the world. No, he didn’t disprove the Pythagorean Theory or find a...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010


The Best Picture Oscar race officially takes off this week with the release of Anurag Basu’s KITES. This is PURE OSCAR GOLD. Unfamiliar with Basu’s work, I went into this screening blind, with no...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

Letters To Juliet

Ah, Juliet. The mere mention of the name may make even the most hardened heart a tad wistful at the thought of love won or love lost, while for the true romantics, hearts may go pitter patter and...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

The Last Song

I should know by now that anything to which Nicholas Sparks is attached will guarantee an increase in the stock value of Kleenex. A world class novelist, the mere mention of some of his most...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

The Last Station

Leo Tolstoy is long considered one of the greatest novelists of our time. Celebrated for works such as “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”, his appeal is as universal as the language of love...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

The Joneses

Think back to your youth and those small suburban neighborhoods or city communities or even now in this age of technogadgetry. Remember when Mr. Jones got a new car? What did your dad go out and do?...

 By Debbie Lynn Elias    Movies    June 2, 2010

Waking Sleeping Beauty

The bar is set and the Documentary Oscar race begins with the debut of WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY. Not environmentally or politically messaged, WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY takes a rare, honest, and very...

 By Olga Connolly    News    June 2, 2010

Remembering Albert

Olga Connolly, Five time Olympian and Olympic gold medal winner, was a 50 year resident of Culver City, She now resides in Huntington Beach. The old-world milieu of Sorrento Market drew me to stopping in whether or not in shopping mode. Sometimes I...

 By David W. Myers    News    June 2, 2010

Albert Vera Dies

3 Time Mayor Suffers Apparent Heart Attack Albert Vera Sr., an Italian immigrant who came to the U.S. as a penniless teenager and grew to become one of the most admired government officials and...