Movie club

Cinephiles mourn longtime OETA Movie Club host BJ Wexler

The iconic WWII romance “Casablanca” introduced me to Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the classic comedy “Some Like It Hot” introduced me to Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, and the romantic comedy “Teacher’s Pet “introduced me to Clark Gable and Doris Day. But the man who made the introductions was BJ Wexler, the […]

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Long-time OETA Movie Club host BJ Wexler has died | Local death notices

In a 2016 interview posted on the OETA website, Wexler said the popcorn was real but tried not to eat it during the show. “Whenever I try to slip it on during the movie, I’m sorry a few minutes later when I’m getting ready to speak on camera,” Wexler said. These tiny little grains have […]

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Martin Scorsese was Edgar Wright’s curator, Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Club

You can now join the film club with Scorsese’s list of nearly 50 must-see British films. During a three-hour chat on a recent episode of “The Empire Film Podcast,” Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino revealed the existence of their makeshift quarantine film club for the past 9 months. As Wright explained, “It’s nice. We stayed […]

Game club

Hitman 3 features in-game club inspired by techno location Berghain

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of collaborations between nightclubs and video games, and the new Hitman the output is no different! Originally starting life on Playstation 2, Hitman follows the story of a bald assassin who is sent on various missions to kill his targets. The game quickly became one of the most […]

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Movie Club allows students to bond around a movie from the safety of their home – The Sagamore

CONTRIBUTED BY EVAN MOUSSEAU Movie Club members Sigal Solomon, Nathan Ives and Ben Rosenblatt, along with English teacher Evan Mousseau, meet virtually during X-Block. The club watches the movements together on Zoom. The crunch of freshly salted popcorn. Muffled whispers in a dark theater. Amplified noise from large speakers. Vivid colors on the screen. Before, […]

Music club

New owners take over iconic Moe’s Alley live music club

Live music has been hit hard during the pandemic. Here in Santa Cruz, several venues have remained open by functioning as restaurants and throwing socially distant outdoor shows. But this has not been an option for places that function primarily as bars and nightclubs. Take Moe’s Alley, a historic location that has meant a lot […]