Singer Timothy James is the commanding figure in The Movies. His antics, bravado, and misbehavior are the stuff of Silverlake legend. As with the songs James writes for his band, the legend of The Movies themselves, too, can only be based on a true story....
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
"Based On A True Story is easily one of the best records of the year." - LA UNDERGROUND
"...some of the finest songwriting of 2008: seriously have you heard a better single than “Missed Opportunities?" - WEB IN FRONT
"Defies categorization." - LA TIMES
"One of the year's finest records...surely wreaking havoc on every LA writer's 'Best of 2008' lists....Sonically, remarkably cohesive." - CLASSICAL GEEK THEATRE
"Abnormally epic. They are simply legendary in Los Angeles. The band is entirely idealized—purported to be larger than life. All in all, Based On A True Story is a dazzling synth-heavy testament to, what has proved to be, an interminable reign over the fringe." - THE LAist
"Earlier this year, the quintet released Based On A True Story to glowing reviews, and their energetic, irresistible live show has generated some pretty big buzz." - FLAVORPILL LA