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Nov.06.2013
In Roadshow!, film historian Matthew Kennedy tells the fascinating story of the downfall of the big-screen musical in the late 1960s. It is a tale of revolutionary cultural change, business transformation, and artistic missteps, all of which led to the obsolescence of the roadshow, a marketing...
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Jul.09.2012
Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He's a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he...
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Jun.26.2012
    Independent filmmaker, Blasket McManus has struggled his entire life to make small, personal films.  But in a culture obsessed with blockbuster superheroes and vampire horror flicks, Hollywood considers Blasket irrelevant.  To show he still matters, Blasket creates his most...
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Nov.01.2011
The End is a fun, comprehensive, pop culture read about the 50 top movies, books, songs, comics, artworks, and plays—from the movie Shaun of the Dead to the pop song "It’s the End of the World as We Know It"—that have been created about the apocalypse. Each item includes: a synopsis of the...
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Feb.20.2011
Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books...
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Oct.09.2010
In our age of Netflix and streaming videos, movie attendance continues its long decline, and cinema-going is becoming ever less of the collective experience Walter Benjamin so memorably described. Throughout the city of San Francisco, however, many theaters built between 1910 and 1950 are still...
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Sep.08.2010
The beloved bestselling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a...
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Sep.05.2010
In our age of Netflix and streaming videos, movie attendance continues its long decline, and cinema-going is becoming ever less of the collective experience Walter Benjamin so memorably described. Throughout the city of San Francisco, however, many theaters built between 1910 and 1950 are still...
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Jun.21.2010
Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw-dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as ...
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May.30.2010
CULT HERO DENNIS HOPPER COMES TO CONEJO He’s developed a reputation as a rebel on and off the screen. Dennis Hopper, actor and director and film star. But there’s another side. Artist. Hopper was in Thousand Oaks last week to showcase his controversial cinema work, “The Last Movie,” 20 years...