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Opening Night - Yoskay Yamamoto at LA Film Fest

Yoskay Yamamoto at the LA Film Festival by Film Independent. He'll be Signing on Sunday at the LAFF. I believe the time is at 5:30pm at the ArcLight theater in Culver City. That's the program below! Yoskay is on the cover, he also get a shout out inside from Director of the fest, Jennifer Cochis.   The program!  That's Jennifer Cochis and Yoskay at the opening night. She's the Director of the LA Film Festival.  These hardworking volunteers are now Yoskay fans. The cast of The Book of Henry in front of the screen on opening night. A fine film! The dude in the middle is one of the Breaking Bad dudes.

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Ten Things in 2011

This isn’t a Top Ten list like “Best Concert, Best Movie, or Best Toy”. It’s a list that’s as important and there are highlights in them all, but by no means is it a Top Ten of anything. They’re just important as everything else – family, friends, and so on. Maybe I’ll try and turn out a list that’s more like that…    We painted the mural on the wall. That alone was an 11 hour project.    Zen Garage – The year started off great with the Zen Garage art opening just a few days before the new year. Yet, the actual New Year’s Day kicked off with the Oshogatsu program at JANM. It was motor vehicles including the...

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Juror Duty at Los Angeles Film Festival

Yes, I was chosen to watch a battery of movies in a few days, deliberate with fellow judges, and pick the winners. You’d think it’s an easy task, just to sit and watch movies, but staying objective, realizing that a movie that might not be your style, still might be the best film, and there’s more to it. I judged at the SFIAFF, Cinevegas, and there was a couple more… I’m glad to help out. 15k for the champ is a pretty hefty prize considering the prize is usually zero at the smaller fests, but you do get to place those cute grape leaves on your movie poster. Thankfully, the films take place at night and they show 3 times...

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Karate Robo Zaborgar Review – Showing at Los Angeles Film Festival, sponsored by Giant Robot

[youtube]PdnnC43Cotw[/youtube]   In our age of Green Lantern, X Men, and the upcoming Avenger series, Japan has their own super hero redo, and it’s Zaborgar, a 70s kids superhero known as “Denjin Zaboga” which was a motorcycle that transformed into a robot to fight enemies using the commands by his helmet wearing “master”, Yutaka Daimon. But unlike the superhero movies produced by Hollywood that are now focusing on perfect CG and reality, this film is sort of an Austen Powers version that spends a good deal of time poking fun at the fiction and glorifying the groovy 70s. Some of the jokes are loud but some are so subtle, they challenge you to find more.   The beginning half puts the...

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