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  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★★

    I had the opportunity to attend the world premiere screening of Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to the spinoff of the The Conjuring universe, which also references the upcoming The Nun. Make sense?

    The premiere was held at the Theater at the Ace Hotel (where I also got to see a 40th anniversary screening of Carrie), a gorgeous old movie palace with an elaborate lobby (complete with bar), vintage restrooms, and seats from an era when Americans were a little less…

  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    Watched @ Pacific Theatres Glendale 18 (Glendale, CA).

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  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    Watched @ El Capitan Theatre (Hollywood, CA).

    "I suffer from short-term memory loss. It runs in my family. At least, I think it does….where are they?…"

    Dory’s introduction in the 2003 classic Finding Nemo can be taken, at first, as a purely comic device. Dory, the bubbly and determined Regal Blue Tang, is a fish without a past who knocks into Marlin the clownfish, and helps find his missing son Nemo. She enters the picture solo, and at its conclusion,…

  • Gilda

    Gilda

    Remarkably rich tale of a demented love triangle between two former flames and a Nazi, set in postwar Buenos Aires. Equal parts film noir and “woman’s picture,” not to mention one of the strongest films of the 1940s. REQUIRED.