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Michael Keaton reveals the McDonald’s Empire’s unsavory history in “The Founder” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Michael Keaton reveals the McDonald’s Empire’s unsavory history in “The Founder” [MOVIE REVIEW]

  by Jasper Bernbaum/www.cinemacy.com It feels eerily appropriate that The Founder is being released nationwide on the same day as the presidential inauguration. It’s a film that serves as both a necessary history lesson and cautionary tale about the beginning of big business and modern consumerism, a concept that could potentially continue to dictate our […]

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Ride the wave: the 10th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach

Ride the wave: the 10th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach

by Jennifer Passaro Umi is both the Hawaiian word for ten and the Japanese word for wave. It is with grace, power, and something like the predictability of physics that a handful of the world’s best slack key guitarists, Hawaiian singers, and hula dancers will gather to perform this Sunday at the 10th Anniversary Southern […]

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Cinemacy Editors Pick Their Top Films of 2016

Cinemacy Editors Pick Their Top Films of 2016

Cinemacy Staff/www.cinemacy.com What we here at Cinemacy consider to be the best of 2016 represents a combination of the movies that had the greatest emotional impact on us, matched with movies that felt innovative or groundbreaking. Here are the films we consider to be last year’s best. Happy new year! Morgan – The Lobster The […]

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‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

Legendary Hermosa Beach surfer and paddler Jim Kerwin has passed away at the age of 95 . He was the last of the Surfin’ Kerwin brothers and the last surviving member of the pre WWII Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.

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In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

In Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson”, life Americana is lyrical [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com   The thing about daily life, since it’s typically lived in such a familiar, repetitive and track-like fashion, is that we often miss the subtle, magical coincidences that are going on around us all the time. In his latest movie, “Paterson“, writer and director Jim Jarmusch sprinkles in these subtle surrealities that […]

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Peninsula Homes: Jane Austen Lives Here

Peninsula Homes:  Jane Austen Lives Here

The rare Regency style Peninsula home was inspired by its owners’ backgrounds and travels   Photos by Kim Pritchard and Rob Massi by Stephanie Cartozian The late Rita Rogers, M.D. met her future husband G. Allen Rogers, M.D. at Albany Medical School in the late 1950s, while finishing her psychiatric residency. Rita was born in […]

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Action-packed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” could’ve gone a little more rogue [MOVIE REVIEW]

Action-packed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” could’ve gone a little more rogue [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com It’s a risky – and dare it be said, roguish – move, to release a stand-alone Star Wars movie outside of the classic saga series that fans know and love so well. Riskier still would be hiring a director with only three feature films to his name (including just one blockbuster) to […]

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Mira Costa hoops squad falls to Chaminade

Mira Costa hoops squad falls to Chaminade

by Paul Teetor It was a shot that could have been a turning point. Instead it opened the door to a crushing defeat. When Jacob Magelby, Mira Costa’s tallest player, went up for a layup early in the third quarter of Friday night’s non-league encounter with Chaminade of West Hills, the Mustangs were in the […]

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Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

Modern Musical ‘La La Land’ is a beautiful, bittersweet look at love and stardom [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com This isn’t the first time thirty-six-year-old Ryan Gosling and twenty-eight-year-old Emma Stone have played on-screen lovers (“Gangster Squad,” “Crazy Stupid Love”), nor is it the first time thirty-one-year-old Damien Chazelle wrote and directed an electrifying feature film about an artist’s drive to perform onstage (Academy Award-winning “Whiplash”). Put them all together, and […]

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Natalie Portman transforms into the stunning and stoic First Lady in ‘Jackie’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

Natalie Portman transforms into the stunning and stoic First Lady in ‘Jackie’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

by H. Nelson Tracey/ www.cinemacy.com For better or for worse, timing plays a massive role in our view of films, no matter how much we as an audience try to be objective. Yet, when employed correctly, a movie can strike an exact chord. Perhaps in the wake of the most divisive election in our lifetime, an […]

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Searching for Pops

Searching for Pops

Bob Woodie went missing in the Sierra Nevada high country in October. His sons, who’d grown up backpacking with their father, once again followed him into the mountains.   by Robert Woodie All Photos courtesy the Woodie family When Manhattan Beach resident Bob Woodie did not return from a hiking and fishing trip October 16, […]

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Werner Herzog’s ‘Into the Inferno’ is a Different Kind of Nature Odyssey [MOVIE REVIEW]

Werner Herzog’s ‘Into the Inferno’ is a Different Kind of Nature Odyssey [MOVIE REVIEW]

by H. Nelson Tracey/www.cinemacy.com In director Werner Herzog’s own words, “This is not something you will find playing on the National Geographic channel.” And with all due respect to NatGeo, from the very beginning, the sounds of an angelic chorus singing hymns over images of a fiery chasm of volcanic magma, reveals that we are in […]

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Local Islamic community finds solace, hope in Torrance’s embrace

Local Islamic community finds solace, hope in Torrance’s embrace

by Saima Fariz Torrance has long offered its Islamic community a safe and welcoming space to express their faith within. In the face of the 2016 election results, Muslims in the city remain steadfast in demystifying their religion with positive messages of identity and inclusion. Using simply the word “hope” to describe her faith, 16-year […]

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‘Bleed For This’ goes the full twelve rounds

‘Bleed For This’ goes the full twelve rounds

by Ryan Rojas/Cinemacy.com There’s a fire that burns in “Bleed For This,” the latest boxing-story-to-screen movie about boxer Vinny Pazienza, the former World-Champ who suffered what should’ve been not only a career-ending but life-ending car accident and his against-all-odds decision to train to get back in the ring. Vinny’s insane perseverance and dedication to the sport […]

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ is as stylish and seductive as its director, Tom Ford

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is as stylish and seductive as its director, Tom Ford

by Morgan Rojas/Cinemacy.com Leave it to Tom Ford, world-renowned fashion designer (fans include Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, and Julianne Moore to name a few), to create such a visceral and complexly beautiful follow-up to his directorial debut, “A Single Man,” with the sexy revenge thriller, “Nocturnal Animals.” Based on the novel Tony […]

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