Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:10 am
ZJ Boarding House and California Heritage Museum present “Night Sesh” at 8 pm tonight. This event will feature the premiere of Gracias LA’s skate film, “Gracias Skateboarding Volume Uno.”
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am
Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:05 am
Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking will all be part of the 2nd Annual Cinema at the Edge festival in Santa Monica this weekend.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 8:58 am
Transformers: Age of Extinction was the most-popular movie this weekend, with its $36.4 million in estimated ticket sales.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica is not Hollywood, but the city certainly has connections to the home base of the American film industry. Not only are there sound stages and production companies within Santa Monica, many film and television employees, executives, or professionals also live here.
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:29 am
Long-time Santa Monica resident Alan Swyer’s film “El Boxeo” has been nominated for the prestigious Imagen Award in the category of Best Feature Documentary.
Posted Jul. 1, 2014, 9:38 am
The movie "WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger" (currently in local release) opens with a media montage of “Whitey” Bulger’s 2011 capture in Santa Monica after 16-years on the run.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:09 am
Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake each have five nominations heading into tonight's presentation of the 2014 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:04 am
The latest Transformers movie outperformed industry expectations and cracked the elite club of movies premiering with $100 million in opening weekend sales in the U.S. and Canada.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:05 am
Think Like A Man Too opened in the number one position in the box office sales list, with an estimated weekend gross of $30 million.
Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:16 am
"22 Jump Street'' proved today that a Rated R-for-raunchy comedy sequel can strike box office gold, as it is bringing in $60 million in opening weekend sales.
Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:03 am
Miles Memorial Playhouse presents the 9th Annual Santa Monica Teen Film Festival at 4 pm this Saturday. The event will feature close to 50 short films, submitted from across the nation as well as around the world, with about half made by young filmmakers based in Santa Monica and Los Angeles County.
Posted Jun. 5, 2014, 8:03 am
Paul Haggis is one of Hollywood’s most highly respected writer-producer-directors, having racked up two consecutive Best Film Oscars for “Million Dollar Baby,” directed by Clint Eastwood, and “Crash,” which he wrote and directed, winning an Academy Award for both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Posted Jun. 2, 2014, 8:29 am
When it comes to inspirational football films, “Rudy” is often the gold standard. Here in Santa Monica, the City’s namesake high school has a “Rudy” of its own, and his name is Matthew Tapia. The 18-year-old-senior is the subject of short documentary.
Posted May. 29, 2014, 7:56 am
“Le Chef” is a delicious, starry-eyed food adventure that will keep you thoroughly entertained from the opening playful animated fruit and vegetables dancing to Nicola Piovani’s whimsical musical score, to the beautiful settings and mouth-watering close-ups of food served up by Director of Photography Robert Fraisse.
Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Matt Tapia was born three months premature and, at the time, given a 5 percent chance to survive. His weight at the time of birth: 1.5 pounds.
Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:54 am
Santa Monica resident and established actress Tanna Frederick has a variety of films and productions under her belt – but her success and fame seem to have taken absolutely no toll on her humble, friendly, and down-to-earth nature.
Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am
Traverse Media announced on May 19 it has released the “raw and provocative” independent film "Sugar" on iTunes, VUDU, Vimeo on Demand, and DVD.
Posted May. 22, 2014, 7:47 am
In his 40-year career, famed British cartoonist Ralph Steadman has created thousands of political and social caricatures illuminating injustices inherent in all facets of life, whether overt or covert.
News, Santa Monica, Film, Smc
Posted May. 21, 2014, 6:56 am
SMC has awarded the filmmakers of "Muñecas" an $8,500 donation to help them begin filming later this month.
Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:00 am
'Godzilla' burned through the box office competition this weekend, raking in a massive $93.205 million – more than three times as much as the No.2-ranked comedy 'Neighbors.'
Posted May. 13, 2014, 9:10 am
Nick Paskhover is about to graduate from Crossroads and head cross-country to New York University, where he will begin his creative studies at the Tisch School of Film and TV next semester. There, he hopes to hone in on his skills as a filmmaker.
Posted May. 11, 2014, 9:24 am
"Neighbors" opened in the number one spot at the North American box office this weekend, with an estimated $51 million in ticket sales.
Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
Eat|See|Hear presents “500 Days of Summer” outdoor movie event at 5:30 pm this Saturday.
Posted May. 7, 2014, 9:14 am
Santa Monica-based Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced today they are developing a feature movie franchise based on the Power Rangers.