LAFF Thursday Night


Rob Reiner, Pete Hammond just before pre-screening q & a at Billy Wilder theatre — Thursday, 6.26.08, 8:08 pm. A screening of Reiner’s The American President followed.

Guillermo del Toro, director of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and intelligent but obsequious questioner during q & a at Westwood’s Crest theatre — Thursday, 6.26, 7:15 pm.

Westwood’s Crest theatre — Thursday, 6.26.08, 11:15 pm.

Fenton Bailey (l.) and Randy Barbato (r.), directors of Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal, following Thursday night’s 9:30 pm screening at Westwood’s Crest theatre — 6.26, 10:55 pm.

Guillermo del Toro, director of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, during q & a at Westwood’s Crest theatre — Thursday, 6.26, 7:15 pm.

Dawn Hudson, Rob Reiner at Westwood’s Billy Wilder theatre — 6.26, 8:05 pm.

Rob Reiner — Thursday, 6.26.08, 8:25 pm.

21 thoughts on “LAFF Thursday Night

  1. THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT on the big screen is something I would really have liked to see. A WEST WING dry run, and the last of Reiner’s masterpieces. Capraesque in the best sense of the word, even if they name-drop him. Michael Douglas should have had Dreyfuss’ slot in the Best Actor race. A movie I truly never get sick of watching.

  2. Poor Rob Reiner. What happened? He really had his mojo workin’ for a while there – a really great run in the 80s and early 90s – Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally, Princess Bride, The Sure Thing, Misery – and now look at the guy. He’s capable of making even Jack Nicholson unappealing to me (in Bucket List) and I LOVE Nicholson.

  3. “Fenton Bailey” is one of the greatest names ever. Right up there with “Farley Granger.” “Randy Barbato” is only slighly less great. (Not as great as “Cleveland Amory,” however, which is itself trumped by “Fenton Bailey.” By a gnat’s whisker.) I suppose it’s too late for him to change it to “Randy Barasso?” Just a suggestion. And simply because of their bemused expressions in that photo, I’m going to see Fenton and Randy’s “The Would-Be Madam.” Of course I would have anyway.

  4. Reiner gets around. On Monday, he was in Washington for the Angels-Nationals game (and was interviewed on air), and on Tuesday he and his son went to Florida to complete their tour (over a few years) of every park in the majors. Nice work if you can get it.

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