For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle.
Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>
Thanks to Facebook, fan sites and law enforcement alerts, it seems as if we have seen every known photo and video of Christopher Jordan Dorner created over the past decade or so.But that hasn't stopped lookiloos, his hunters and conspiracy theorists from confusing the 33-year-old with a whole bunch ... More >>
When yours truly flubbed the description of promotional episodes of The Walking Dead that rolled on AMC in July (I know: a mistake? Me?), this zombie-headed blogger was quickly called to task for "sloppy reporting" by Zombie Apocalypse Monthly. But "The Monthly Magazine Covering All Things Zombie" h ... More >>
Far be it for you to suggest we're watching waaay too much Breaking Bad, but a string of recent residential burglaries in Garden Grove has us thinking about the last two episodes of AMC's methtacular drama.Caught-up viewers can probably guess why only certain OC homes are being targeted. For the un- ... More >>
The third season of AMC's splatterific The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic-book series of the same name, premiered Sunday night.Hours later came word of a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana that involves the sale of "Zombie Blood" in transfusion bags.Coinky-drink, e ... More >>
Zombies have replaced vampires as the go-to horror movie monster in the U.S., and the march of the undead has continued onto the small screen with AMC's most-excellent The Walking Dead.It's been an international phenomenon as well. Think back to 2004 and Shaun of the Dead from the U.K., or last year ... More >>
On Sunday, Mad Men is going to be back on AMC for its fifth season. A week after, our favorite HBO show, Game of Thrones, will begin its second season. In honor of TV intros that stick in our heads and incite a Pavlovian response in us all (seriously, when I hear the Game of Thrones intro I start ... More >>
Jay BrockmanFans of the AMC drama Breaking Bad are familiar with Saul Goodman, the ethically-challenged, pretend-Jewish lawyer whose oft-repeated jingle advises potential clients to "Better Call Saul!" So with apologies to comedian Bob Odendirk, we present our latest, newest Navel Gazing column . ... More >>
In a town where affluence is a synonym, Swellegant Vintage Store on Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach might look rather misplaced--yet completely appropriate.Nicole Bernstein developed a liking for vintage clothes while in high school and even paid her college tuition reselling pieces to other s ... More >>
Long Beach Comic Con, to be held this Halloween weekend, already has the costume party down--but the fact that there are a ton of exclusives launching this weekend makes it the best place to be to scare and be scared.1. The Walking DeadAMC will launch the TV series The Walking Dead  ... More >>
At Comic-Con International 2010, the nerds kept multiplying overnight. This year, the panels were separated into two types: the must-sees and the if-I-get-a-chance-tos. Friday was a bit of the latter--and by Saturday, the stench of nerd BO
had officially taken over the building. Aside from the stab ... More >>
San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>
Last Night: Jenny Lewis, Beachwood Sparks, Pierre de Reeder at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2008.
Better Than: Staying home and watching the season premiere of "30 Rock." Which isn't a dis of "30 Rock," because that show is fantastic, it's a testament to how great this show was. ( ... More >>