All Aflutter For a Butterfly Flick


Actors really like to about the “journey” their characters take in certain films. If I am at home or covering something and anywhere near a glass of wine when I hear the word, I take a drink. It’s a saying that makes me groan, and apparently drink. There were no huge stars at the premiere of Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at the California Science Center the other week, but here is a story about characters that actually do make an interesting journey. The magical film is about monarch butterflies and the scientist who uses stickers to figure out their migration down to Mexico. It’s beautiful even if the dialogue may be a bit Hallmark Hall of Fame-y at times. I can describe it in three words: Butterflies. 3D. IMAX. If you don’t have to clear your throat when that old scientist finds one of his tagged butterflies amongst millions of them in the forest, then you’re made out of tougher stuff than I.




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Kari Mozena has accidentally called Ben Stiller a “schlub”, survived a dinner seated next to Gary Busey, and gotten on the wrong side of President Obama’s security detail while covering stuff for Los Angeles magazine and In her role as Special Projects Manager she also contributes to service features, the Best of LA, and custom publishing projects. Before joining Los Angeles, the University of Iowa graduate assisted Larry Flynt at L.A.-based LFP Publications, the company behind Hustler, Busty Beauties, and SWAT—which isn’t about what you think it is. There, she says, she “learned a lot about the First Amendment.”