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‘It’ borrows from nostalgia to induce nightmares [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘It’ borrows from nostalgia to induce nightmares [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com In theaters now is the horror movie It, adapted from the 1,138 page Stephen King novel of the same name. The story of a small town tormented by a demon in the form of a killer clown has already broken box office records, scaring up an estimated $117.1 million. This has made It not […]

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Hip-Hop heart-warmer Patti Cake$ is stylish and sweet [MOVIE REVIEW]

Hip-Hop heart-warmer Patti Cake$ is stylish and sweet [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com What if 8 Mile starred a girl? This is essentially Patti Cake$, a Cinderella story of an over-weight underdog who tries to up-end herself from a dead end life in her New Jersey hometown by following her dream of becoming a rap superstar. Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and acquired by […]

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Catalina paddlers raise funds for ALS in honor of Hermosa teacher

Catalina paddlers raise  funds for ALS in honor  of Hermosa teacher

by Tom Horton Anastasia “Peacha” Horton, my mother, was a long time Hermosa Beach resident and for 25 years a beloved third-grade teacher at Valley View Elementary School (now Hermosa Valley).  She remained active in retirement, especially as a grandmother, until 2004 when she experienced slurred speech that progressed to difficulty swallowing, followed by falls, […]

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Documentary “Whose Streets?” is a captivating call to action [MOVIE-REVIEW]

Documentary “Whose Streets?” is a captivating call to action [MOVIE-REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com On August 9th, 2014 – a little over three years ago– an 18-year-old, unarmed black student named Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Just a day before, this northern suburb of St. Louis was virtually unknown to the rest of the world, but that would soon change in the most […]

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NEXT FEST Brings Sundance Hits ‘Lemon’ and ‘Gook’ to Los Angeles [MOVIE REVIEW]

NEXT FEST Brings Sundance Hits ‘Lemon’ and ‘Gook’ to Los Angeles [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan and Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Every summer, the Sundance Film Festival brings a handful of films directly from Park City to Los Angeles to make their L.A. debut at Sundance NEXT FEST. This diverse selection of films played in Sundance’s NEXT category – a category that showcases bold films by up-and-coming talents of tomorrow. The festival is […]

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Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrates St. James 125th anniversary Mass

Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrates  St. James 125th anniversary Mass

Los Angeles County Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrated Mass for over 700 St. James parishioners Saturday morning. The occasion was St. James’s 125th anniversary. The church was founded in 1892, the same year the City of Redondo Beach was incorporated.

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‘Dunkirk’ is an epic achievement that should be seen on the big screen

‘Dunkirk’ is an epic achievement  that should be seen on the big screen

  by H. Nelson Tracey/Cinemacy.com Film director extraordinaire Christopher Nolan has cemented himself as one of the few directors whose name alone not only draws audiences to see his films as fast as they can but on the biggest screen that they can. The undeniable legacy of his entire filmography, including “The Dark Knight” trilogy […]

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Froggie puppeteer Rick Morton needs help

Froggie puppeteer Rick Morton needs help

Long time South Bay Puppeteer Ric Morton is undergoing treatment for cancer and is seeking help through GoFundMe.

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In “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press,” Gawker vs Hogan is a Modern Day David vs Goliath

In “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press,” Gawker vs Hogan is a Modern Day David vs Goliath

By Morgan Rojas for Cinemacy.com There is no doubt that former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Gene Bollea) is regarded as one of the most popular pop culture figures of all time. From action figures to reality shows and beyond, Hogan’s public persona has been a part of pop culture for generations. It’s […]

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Baby Driver is a total joy ride fueled by a killer soundtrack [MOVIE REVIEW]

Baby Driver is a total joy ride fueled by a killer soundtrack [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas for www.cinemacy.com If you’re looking for some excitement at the movies this summer, look no further than Baby Driver. Written and directed by fanboys everywhere’s favorite Edgar Wright, Baby Driver is a stylish explosion of genre-blending action thriller, romantic heist movie and crime film all in one.  Baby Driver centers around a […]

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“The Bad Batch” makes Burning Man look like your grandma’s tea party [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Bad Batch” makes Burning Man look like your grandma’s tea party [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Bringing “Bad” back to the big screen for her highly anticipated sophomore film is Ana Lily Amirpour, the visionary who made black and white Vampire Spaghetti Westerns a thing. Amirpour trades the streets of Bad City for the barren desert of Texas in “The Bad Batch,” a meditative and highly audacious cannibal film […]

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Musical comedy ‘Opening Night’ is worth a standing ovation [MOVIE REVIEW]

Musical comedy ‘Opening Night’ is worth a standing ovation [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Morgan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Birdman meets 30 Rock in director Isaac Rentz’s feature film Opening Night, an ensemble musical comedy with heart, soul, and a bunch of naughty jokes. We spend one hilariously chaotic night backstage the Broadway production ‘One-Hit-Wonderland,’ a musical journey through the poppy hits of yesterday, led by *NSYNC’s JC Chasez (as himself). […]

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Love is on the rocks in indie rock relationship comedy, Band Aid [MOVIE REVIEW]

Love is on the rocks in indie rock relationship comedy, Band Aid [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Ryan Rojas/www.cinemacy.com Embarking on adulthood is hard, but doesn’t have to be joyless, as the new indie mumblecore comedy Band Aid shows. Making its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and in theaters this Friday, Band Aid is a light-hearted romantic comedy about the hardships of modern relationships and how sometimes those things […]

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The kid from Rockingham: B.J. Barham stays true to his Carolina home

The kid from Rockingham: B.J. Barham stays true to his Carolina home

by Whitney Youngs In 1994, B.A.T. Industries settled with the Federal Trade Commision to acquire the American Tobacco Company for $1 billion, and under the settlement, the company was stripped of its sole tobacco manufacturing plant in Reidsville, N.C., a town, then, with a population of slightly more than 12,000 — many of whose residents […]

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Wind, big surf challenge SBBC/ Spyder Kings, Queens of Beach

Wind, big surf challenge SBBC/  Spyder Kings, Queens of Beach

"I couldn't tell the chop from the waves," said Dave Schaefer, who blasted through six heats sick with what he later learned was pneumonia.

by Morgan Sliff The end of season, South Bay Boardriders “King of the Beach” contest, hosted by Spyder Surfboards two Saturdays ago, began with a clean, sizeable swell and light, offshore winds. Then, mid-morning, the wind switched onshore and the sky darkened, creating the most challenging conditions of the six-contest series. “I couldn’t tell the […]

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