Category Archives: Culture

To include: editorials, interviews, articles and rants related to my preoccupation with the dynamic nature of culture.

TCM Classic Movie Festival Premier

The Third Annual Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival opened Thursday  with a grand Red Carpet event outside the fabled Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.   Held over four days in the heart of historic Hollywood, the TCM Classic … Continue reading

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WRATH OF THE BULLY’S The Weinstein Co. vs. MPAA

WRATH OF THE TITANS, in IMAX 3-D, sequel to CLASH OF THE TITANS, opens this weekend. Also opening this weekend is BULLY, the new documentary by Lee Hirsch about the increase in, and increasingly vehement, incidents of bullying among young … Continue reading

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Talk of the Town! 14

kkurman, on the backbeat.  9 March’12           Its all LORAX right now. Well, Dr. Seuss anyway. It was just his birthday on March 2nd. He was born in 1904, so he would have been 108, he died in ’91. To … Continue reading

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MAGIC CITY

MAGIC CITY Preview Event West Hollywood   The Press Release for the launch of MAGIC CITY, a new TV series produced for the Starz network, opens, “In 1959 Miami Beach, nothing is what it seems…” That pretty much says it … Continue reading

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MAD MEN is back.

kkurman 15 March 2012 It has been a long hiatus, 17 months, but MAD MEN hasn’t skipped a beat. In the two-hour season opener we are drawn right back in to the inter-office politics and Don Draper’s complicated charade of … Continue reading

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Meltem Cumbul

Meltem Cumbul is at the center of Turkey’s expansive, influential media industry that has wide distribution throughout Europe and the Middle East. Known mostly for her work in television, in daytime dramas, mini-series and hugely popular game shows, her body … Continue reading

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Talk of the Town! 13

This week got off to a good start. We went to a screening of ACT OF VALOR and were blown away! This film is really something refreshingly new. It has elements of every war movie you’ve ever seen however, the … Continue reading

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Talk of the Town! 4

kkurman, on the beat.  26 May ’11 Its been slow around here this week. I think its mostly about catch-up on movies missed and anticipation of what’s coming up. HANGOVER II was pretty much as expected, a ribald romp through … Continue reading

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Talk of the Town!

kkurman, on the beat.  5 May ’11 This week was all POC, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ that is. Went to the all media pre-screening at the magnificent, old Hollywood movie palace the El Capitan the other night … Continue reading

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Talk of the Town!

kkurman, on the beat.  30 March ’11             Last week was a silent week. For one reason, there was really nothing interesting going on at the movies. The other reason was a respectful moment of silence for the passing of … Continue reading

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