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The film festival also has editions around the globe, from London and Liverpool and Tokyo and LA.

The Lift-Off Film Festival makes a bumpy local landing

July 2nd, 2015

The film festival also has editions around the globe, from London and Liverpool and Tokyo and LA.

  • Film

    Who doesn’t want to hear Arnie scream “It’s not a tumor!” again?

  • Film

    You know you need to see Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus.

  • Film

    The main characters head off to a dinner date without any idea of the insanity to come.

  • Film

    The flick often feels like a glorified piece of fan fiction, playing around in the margins of a great movie.

  • Film

    XXL has about as much dramatic complexity as Thunder From Down Under, turning Magic Mike into a franchise that shamelessly caters to fans who crave ...

  • Film

    Like its predecessor, Ted 2 is mostly an excuse for Seth MacFarlane to throw out as many crass punchlines as he can.

  • Film

    Cheesy animal attacks and a tiresome conspiracy storyline.

  • Film

    Scream is a generic thriller with more pretty faces than creative ideas.

  • Film

    True Detective's second season, Ballers and The Brink all debut Sunday night.

  • Film

    Think Adventures in Babysitting meets Boyz N the Hood.

  • Film

    It's a huge hit in the U.K., and PBS is hoping for the same in America.

  • Weekly Q&A

    The woman behind the Game Show Network’s most-watched original TV show ever shares backstage stories and details of her life as an artist, mom and ...

  • Film

    It doesn't help that special effects that were groundbreaking in 1993 are now commonplace.

  • Film

    The film does little to indicate why Yves Saint Laurent was such an artistic genius.

  • Film

    Don't worry, this dramedy about an aimless retiree doesn’t spend time wallowing in misery.

  • Film

    For all its flash, it’s missing an essential ingredient—magic.

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  • News & Notes

    New Las Vegas mega-club hotspot Omnia at Caesars Palace announced this morning the addition of Grammy Award-nominated and multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Angello to its list ...

  • As We See It

    The space-themed party crew’s art car has traveled to the festival six times.

  • Featured

    Getting lost in the Mojave: Lava beds, ghost towns and roadside ruins.

  • News & Notes

    Change continues at the 20-year-old off-Strip casino resort.

  • Las Vegas

    As one of the world’s top destinations for weddings, Las Vegas sent an open-arms invitation to millions of same-sex couples now able to elope without ...

  • Dining

    How the celebrity chef and first-time restaurateur makes it look easy when it's anything but.

  • As We See It

    As Electric Daisy Carnival's final sets ended in June, so did its five-year contract with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (no word on whether an ...

  • Nightlife

    "We kicked it and it was dope ... I don’t give away my TRAP QUEEN kandi to just anybody."

  • FeaturedWeddings

    Love at first tweet? A local couple who met on Twitter just tied the knot (on Periscope no less).

  • Reviews

    Oysters, sashimi and cocktails. Chef and owner Dan Krohmer delivers all three in a tidy package.

  • Dining

    The restaurateur/chef and Chopped judge debuts long-in-the-making afternoon fare.

  • Fine Art

    Some argue that in a work by an artist using an idea presented by another artist, only the intention needs to be different—not the art ...

  • A&E

    Plus: Tuxedo at the Bunkhouse and a Tenaya Creek/Tapas by Alex Stratta pairing.

  • FeaturedWeddings

    “You want it to be magical. It’s a production ... we’re used to making everything bigger and grand."

  • Film

    XXL has about as much dramatic complexity as Thunder From Down Under, turning Magic Mike into a franchise that shamelessly caters to fans who crave ...

  • Film

    The country star opens her second album with a double entendre-filled ode to smoking pot.

  • Arts & EntertainmentFeatured

    A look at the Valley's car-club culture: "Ask a member of the scene, no matter the faction, and all car people will tell you these ...

  • FeaturedWeddings

    Do you know how many wedding guests can fit in a pink super-stretch Hummer?

  • Nightlife

    Suddenly, Vegas is right on the money, musically speaking.