Nick Mason

    BY WILLIAM DERHAM   Still scraping bits of brain matter off the Wiltern Theater’s art deco ceiling after mind-blowing aural/visual assault last night courtesy of Nick Mason & Co’s “Saucerful of Secrets” performance. Mason, of course, is the original drummer and founding member of Pink Floyd. Pulling rare tracks from early gems circa […]

“DUMBO” 2019

    “DUMBO” TAKES FLIGHT WITH WHIMSY; “THE FIX” ON TV A Film and TV Review by Tim Riley   DUMBO (Rated PG) The story of a young elephant facing ridicule and ostracism because of his oversized ears originated in a 1930’s book that Walt Disney purchased the rights to create the successful, well-received 1941 […]


  In the Heat of the Night 1967  “US” REVELS IN CHILLS AND TWISTS; TCM FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW A Film Review by Tim Riley US (Rated R)   Jordan Peele, the writer, and director behind the surprise hit thriller “Get Out,” follows up with his sophomore outing in the unnerving “Us,” an identity crisis story […]


  “CAPTAIN MARVEL” A FEMALE-DRIVEN SUPERHERO ACTION ADVENTURE A Film Review by Tim Riley     “CAPTAIN MARVEL” Rated PG-13 The abundance of superheroes generated from the source materials of Marvel Comics and DC Comics is a driving force for a seemingly endless stream of cinematic versions bombarding the theatrical market. The Marvel Comic Universe […]


  “WHISKEY CAVALIER” ON ABC NETWORK By Tim Riley A television series about international spies that is fun and light-hearted brings back memories about “Get Smart” and the British show “The Avengers” starring Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee. That appears to be the vibe the ABC network is going for with “Whiskey Cavalier,” starring Scott Foley […]


  NAMM BELIEVES IN MUSIC WINTER NAMM CONVENTION 2019 BY WILLIAM DERHAM Once again the Anaheim Convention Center was the site of the National Association of Music Merchants; a global crossroads for manufacturers and retailers to check out the next wave of innovative products and technology, schmooze prospective customers, and party hardy. This “industry only” […]


FALL TOUR 2018 CA  By William Derham  It’s always a exceptional treat when a band capable of filling stadiums and arenas plays a small venue like the user friendly Canyon Club in Agoura, allowing fans to connect intimately with their high voltage, melodic, hard rock. Formed in Sacramento in 1984 during the height of Glam […]


  “COLD PURSUIT” QUIRKY COMIC ACTION; “PROVEN INNOCENT” ON TV A Film and TV Review by Tim Riley   “COLD PURSUIT” Rated R Prolific for his vengeance-seeking action roles late in his career, Liam Neeson’s image as the righteous pursuer of justice in films like the “Taken” franchise took a big hit with a self-destructive […]


By Tim Riley   The winter television critics press tour brings news of many midseason new shows on the networks, cable channels and a plethora of streaming services.  It’s getting harder to keep up with all the options.Among the big four networks, ABC appears to have the busiest upcoming season. Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in […]


“BLACK MONDAY” By Tim Riley Shades of “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Gordon Gekko, and just about any film about Wall Street or with its name in a film title, are all you really need to know about Showtime’s dark comedy series “Black Monday.” The title refers to the stock market crash of October 19, 1987, […]

Hollywood Up And Close 2019

Chicano Homeland tells the dynamic story of the movement for the rights of Mexican-Americans. Focusing on the Chicano movement at its epicenter in Los Angeles, author Louis R. Negrete brings to life the issues that triggered this wide-ranging civil rights movement – police brutality, institutionalized poverty, demands for better schools, opposition to the war in […]


WINTER NAMM SHOW 2018 JAN. 26-28TH BY  WILLIAM DERHAM The music industry’s supercollider of sound and vision exploded inside the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center for the winter NAMM Convention. The National Association of Music Merchants annual event brings together over 3,600 exhibitors from 139 countries offering aisle after aisle of the latest musical […]

The Oscars 2019

  91st Academy Awards will be at 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM on Sunday, February 24, 2019, All times are in Mountain Standard Time. The Oscars will air live on February 24 on ABC. BEST PICTURE   Green Book “Black Panther””BlacKkKlansman””Bohemian Rhapsody””The Favourite””Green Book“”Roma””A Star Is Born””Vice” ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Amy Adams, “Vice”Marina de Tavira, “Roma”Regina King, […]