Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>
[Editor's note: Rap pioneer and Geto Boys member Willie D answers reader questions for our sister paper, Houston Press. Something on your mind? Ask Willie D!] SLEEP-TALKING UNCLE ASKED MY DAUGHTER FOR SEX Dear Willie D: My mother's brother has been living with my 17-year-old daughter and me ever s ... More >>
This week, MTV premiered its new show "Nikki & Sara LIVE." A fun skewering of pop culture, the show continues in the tradition of razor-sharp wit and disarming charm from buddy-outings that has brought some of the most fun moment of original programming for almost the channel's entire existence. Bei ... More >>
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls
In this new animated flick, a comic Dracula still kills
Jon Lovitz is the kind of comedian who can make a cameo in any movie or T.V. episode and deliver an aura of raunchiness and well-timed wit that's too quirky to turn away from. If the shirt in this photo isn't enough of an indication, one only has to scope out the film resume of the former SNL funny ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] Your guide to the good stuff
Two things pop into my head when I hear the term "musical joke." One is something along the lines of Tenacious D or those classic Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live sketches. You know--stuff that's meant to be funny.The other is a lot less positive and brings to mind the word "trainwreck." We've al ... More >>
A national business lobbying group issued a year end report of its "most outrageous" lawsuits filed in 2011.Included on the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's list is a woman who sued for $5 million because she was cheated out of an 80-cent refund; kids who sued their mother for not includ ... More >>
Will you mess with the Gohan?In one of the too many strip malls along Newport Avenue in Tustin, another competitor has dared to go up against local samurais Cream Pan and Honda Ya. Its name: Gohan. Not to be confused with a bad Adam Sandler movie or the Dragonball hero, loosely translated, it mea ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Is Spanglish something to celebrate?
We all know comedians are funny (at least they'd better be), but they really take "funny" to a whole new level when they parlay their humor into a song. Whether it be a parody of something that deserves to be made fun of or an original bit, comedic genius is usually the outcome. Here are our top ... More >>
Unlike Adam Sandler's now-classic Chanukah song, Matisyahu's take on Chanukah wasn't made to be funny. (No mention of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock here.) "Miracle," now on iTunes, could be the holiday's new pop anthem for the Jewish persuasion--it's synthy, happy and upbeat--exactly what you want y ... More >>
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In honor of everyone's favorite holiday, here are three songs for your feast today.
One of the most popular documentaries at April's Newport Beach Film Festival was Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, which is about the late artist and Andy Warhol collaborator who became the first international art star of African-American descent.You can catch Tamra Davis' film in Newport ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
The Robster!Rob Schneider...the man, the myth, the stand-up legend? Okay, maybe that's overstating the case. Still, between "The Richmeister" from SNL, Deuce Bigalow, and the guy who says, "You can do it!" in The Waterboy, Schneider has carved out an odd little niche for himself in our comedy con ... More >>
Early critical reports on You Don't Mess With the Zohan haven't looked too good, though audiences will have the final say in the film's commercial success. The preview left me uninspired, which is a shame because it was co-written by comedy-man-of-the-hour Judd Apatow and borderline genius Robert Sm ... More >>
Tough one, this. There is no way I'm ever going to recommend Hairspray -- even if it turns out to be passable, I hate the very idea of it. As for Adam Sandler pretending to be gay...if GLAAD approved of the movie, I'm thinking Sandler's gonna be pretty defanged in it (ironic, since I know there's a ... More >>
Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me and finally nails a somber role
In Shooter, who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
Movie of the Week: Knife in the Water (No w wodzie)
A truly universal remote leads to Sandlers best movie in years
The Benchwarmers, Phat Girlz, Take the Lead, When Do We Eat?
BloodRayne; Grandma's Boy; Hostel; The Matador; Shikhar
An incomplete Jews/pagan/rest of us viewers guide
Its hard to celebrate 10 years of the Weekly when youre busy hating the president
How to appreciate Punch-Drunk Love
Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you
How to write geriatric!
Summer flicks 2001
The Second OC Weekly Local-Band Compilation CD!
Cartoons, communists and other things that upset people
Defending the enemy du jour-so you don't have to!
Euphoria! And a migraine!