Yes, the title of this blog is a serious charge. I realize that. But it's one that I'm able to back up.Last week, I went to the ampm (that's the "official" way to spell the name of the place, I know it looks weird all lower-case, but take it up with them) on the corner of Bristol and Red Hill on ... More >>
Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>
Film pick of the weekend comes early this week, because when weekends go long, the movies open sooner. And we all know what you're going to go see at midnight tonight.
I call it INDIANA JONES AND THE KICKING OF YOUR CRYSTAL ASS.
(Don't tell me that "crystal ass" makes no sense. If Echo and the Bun ... More >>
As much as I've always loved superheroes, I've always felt there was something just a little off-putting about Marvel head honcho Stan Lee, the person. And it isn't a righteous indignation thing about not giving his collaborators their due credit; Stan has relented on that score in later years, and ... More >>
And yes, I'm up prior to the crack of dawn to get them to you. The biggest surprise, if you can call it that, is the strong showing by MICHAEL CLAYTON, with six nominations. Not so surprisingly, THERE WILL BE BLOOD and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN each have eight.
Via CNN, because it announced even befor ... More >>
No doubt some readers recall my description of the Beowulf footage shown at Comic-Con, featuring a photo-realistic 3-D naked Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother.
While you won't see that exact footage until the film comes out later this fall, you can get a glimpse of all of Jolie, and much more, in ... More >>
Oh hell yeah! Fuckin' Sabbath! YES! Thith ith cool, huh-huh, huh-hu, DUN DUN DAH DAH DAH, DUNANUNANUNA DUN DA DA DAH!
Pardon momentary lapse into Butt-head-dom, but considering that the Transformers live-action movie failed to use the obvious theme song, one can never be too sure with Hollywood. Bu ... More >>
It's not clear how aware the rest of the world is of the new Beowulf movie, but it's quite the huge deal here.
Coming out in November in 3-D, 3-D IMAX, and plain old regular (not the way to see it if you can help it), this is a performance-capture animated film, a la Polar Express. I'm going to ass ... More >>
Damn, the lines here suck. Used to be that Comic-Con got bigger every year, and they expanded the available space to fit. Then the space ran out, and stuff kept getting bigger anyway.
I wait in line half an hour for the Paramount panel, and don't even get close to getting in. Regroup. An hour later ... More >>
Hasbro just unveiled the new Indiana Jones figures, all three based on Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones, Ceremonial Belloq with Idol, and Sallah). They're Star Wars scale, with high articulation (the only one not fully-posable is a version of Indy with whip-cracking action) and attention to de ... More >>
This is the real ghost train.
San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>