Lords of Dogtown

This movie, set in 1970’s California, tells the story of Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and Jay Adams, as they make the transition from surfing into the world of skateboarding. Set in Venice, the movie draws relevance to the grittier parts of Los Angeles, where the boys live in rougher and poorer neighborhoods than those usually … [Read more…]

Blink-182 – Los Angeles

The song “Los Angeles” by Blink-182 was released on July 1st, 2016 as part of their “California” album. The song is one of the heavier on the album and explores the part of Los Angeles people don’t typically see. The band, mainly from San Diego, said in an interview that they wrote the song about … [Read more…]

Joey

After Friends ended in 2004, Matt LeBlanc signed off on a spin-off, Joey, which would air on NBC for two seasons before being cancelled in 2006 due to low ratings. The TV series shows the Friends character Joey as he leaves the rest of the group behind to pursue his acting career in Hollywood. However, … [Read more…]

All American 2018

All American is a Television show about a football player from Crenshaw High School who gets recruited to a new school in Beverly Hills. I like this show because it shows how different the two lifestyles are. The kids from Beverly Hills have no idea what it is like to live in a low income … [Read more…]

Tangerine: A Different Look At Hollywood

While Sean Baker’s, 2012 film Starlet took place in the valley, for his 2015 film Tangerine, he set out wanting to make a film about “areas of the city not typically featured in mainstream movies and TV”. He found his inspiration at Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, just half a mile from his LA home. The … [Read more…]

Leaving LA

In Josh Tillman’s song “Leaving LA” off his 2017 album Pure Comedy, the third album under his stage name Father John Misty, Tillman spends ten verses singing about his problems with LA culture and his grown distain for a place he once idolized. Having spent the last half of the decade writing hits for big names … [Read more…]

San Diego Zoo

by Zoey Ferman On January 15 of last year, I took my youngest sister and my little Brother to San Diego Zoo. It was the day before my little sisters’ third birthday, which means she can enter for free without a ticket. Tickets cost is $58 per adult (age 12 and up) and $48 per … [Read more…]

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

            On July 26, 2019, academy award winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino released his long-anticipated historical fiction film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. The movie follows successful Western television show star Rick Dalton, played by DiCaprio, struggling with his fading career in Hollywood in 1969. His stunt double … [Read more…]

Starstruck

Disney Channel’s Original Movie Starstruck, follows a teen pop star, Christopher Wilde, in Los Angeles. Christopher Wilde is a pop star that cannot seem to get away from the paparazzi but he must if he wants to get signed for a movie contract. What is more stereotypical Los Angeles than paparazzi, teen sensations, and fame? … [Read more…]