Our engines are revved up for these autumn media offerings
Planes, trains and audio!
By Daniel Riley
In Sela del Mar, California—a hedonistic beach town that doubles for El Porto—stewardess Suzy skateboards, suntans and flies daily and nightly across the country. Motivated by a temporary escape from her past and a new taste for danger and belonging, Suzy falls into a drug-trafficking scheme that clashes perilously with the skyjacking epidemic of the day. Rendered in the brilliant color of the age and told with spectacular insight and clarity, Fly Me is a story of dark discovery set in the debauchery of 1970s Los Angeles.
Teased as an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats—making it a shoo-in for the summeriest smash of the fall season—Colors is musician Beck’s follow-up to 2014’s Album of the Year Grammy winner Morning Phase. The album will feature a new mix of the single “Dreams” and the previously released electro dance jam “Wow.”
Murder on the Orient Express
What starts as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of 13 strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad. In theatres November 10.
After opening a gallery on Main Street in 2014, artist Holly Socrates engaged her creative new community and helped launch the El Segundo Art Walk—which recently enjoyed a successful second summer. Holly guides us through the art, style and synergy of the city that inspires her.
“In my sorority, I noticed how many times women borrowed dresses from their friends instead of making a new purchase, due to high cost or difficulty finding the perfect dress for the occasion,” said Emily McDonald, who moved to Manhattan Beach three years ago after finishing school at USC.