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Cinevegas 08

Podcast: Wrapping up CineVegas

June 17th, 2009

Las Vegas Weekly contributor Julie Seabaugh joins Josh to wrap up the 2009 CineVegas film festival, including award winners, local films and festival highlights.

  • “Obama is a person that’s influenced by Marxists,” Jon Voight said on the red carpet before the CineVegas Honorees Reception. “We’re going to have to pay very close attention (to him).”

  • A tiger, an old lady, Jon Voight and the MGM Grand...

  • “Jenna, Can I give you a sensual massage? Then I will talk about Jesus,” Found magazine creator Davy Rothbart reads from a note found on a college campus.

  • When trying to attract attention for your film at CineVegas, sometimes you just have to stage a red carpet wedding. Objections, anyone?

  • Local film "Thor at the Bus Stop" showcased not only the talents of filmmaking brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson but also the talents of local indie artists.

  • It’s no news flash that post-screening Q&A panels can be hit-and-miss, but put a reluctant, salty star on the phone and we're all ears.

  • “I’m sick of customers asking me for drugs!” whined a tan, blonde stripper in a grating, high-pitched voice to a fellow dancer.

  • After CineVegas' Jackpot Premieres party at Lavo, I can say I got quasi-hit-on by Jack Nicholson. How’s that for bragging rights?

  • Sharing the stage for a production with live camels from a nativity scene? All in a (holi)day's work for a showgirl.

  • Weekly film critics pick their 10 favorite movies of the year.

  • Weekly music critics pick their favorite live shows of the year.

  • Weekly's theater critic picks his favorite shows of the year.

  • From Electric Daisy Carnival to Kinky Boots, the last 365 days in Vegas A&E.

  • Weekly's book critic picks his favorite reads of the year.

  • Weekly's art critic picks her five favorite shows of the year.

  • Weekly's film editor Josh Bell picks his favorite TV shows of the year.

  • Plus: Robin Williams, finding Vivian Maier and thirty years after Purple Rain.

  • Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for 18 years ...

  • Ryan North has been thinking about King Midas for a while.

  • Plus new material from Love Vendetta and a SquidHat Records showcase

  • Time to start a few new traditions that don't involve Bing Crosby or Andy Williams.

  • Las Vegas’ nerd-out capital, the Sci Fi Center, has done it again.

  • Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...

  • All I wanted for Christmas were some new Imagine Dragons tracks, which didn’t seem unreasonable.

  • Extreme Thing attracted the high school and early-20s sets, who have taken to Facebook demanding answers.

  • Also: Bass Drum of Death at Beauty Bar, Zola Jesus and The Growlers at Bunkhouse.

  • Everyone knows about 2014's Zeppelin, Dylan and Springsteen sets. Here are three others you might have missed.