Blazing Saddles

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Poke Etc. Opens in Long Beach

    Hurray! Another poke shop just opened. A new Hawaiian joint called Poke Etc. debuted in Long Beach last week and this on the heels of North Shore Poke Company opening its second store in OC-close Cerritos. Poke Etc., from what I can tell from its website, looks to be the most authentically Hawaiian ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014

    The Princess Bride

    Regency Director's Cut Cinema

  • Film

    May 29, 2014
  • Film

    May 30, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013

    Blazing Saddles

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Matt Braunger Used to Type Subtitles For Softcore Porn, Now He Makes Us Laugh Out Loud

    Sure, Portland native former "MADtv" funnyman Matt Braunger's got some acting chops, but our favorite place to see him is on stage with a mic in his face. As a stand-up comic, Braunger's stockpile of real life scenarios (did you know he used to do the TV closed captioning for "Girls Gone Wild"?) del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: The Pike Restaurant and Bar

    More often than not, The Pike is the dark, punk-rock-slash-nautical-themed hole I wander into on blurry nights when I do not mind drinking in a crowded room of hipster egos along Fourth Street's dive-bar corridor. Once inside the piercing blue neon lighted structure, the busy decor inevitably falls ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights': Black Like Me

    This adaptation of Brontë braves lines of color

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    OC Republicans vs Black Power: Original Footage of 1st Encounter?

    Obama wasn't the first black to be belittled for winning powerful job...​For fictional purposes, the place was called "Rock Ridge" and the setting was put at 137 years ago somewhere in the American West.But nowadays how can there be doubt that Hollywood's historic comedy, Blazing Saddles, was actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Chair-Tossing, Guard-Conking Riot at Juvie

    ​A riot broke out at Orange County's Juvenile Hall in Orange Saturday night, with 27 boys fighting one another and a guard getting hit in the head with a flying chair.Deputy juvenile correctional officer Stacy Androus reports she was briefly knocked out by the chair and can't recall the entire f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    The Carona Archives

    For those of you trolling the Web for extra helpings of ex-sheriffy badness, troll no further. What with Mike Carona's federal corruption trial going on in downtown Santa Ana, we figured both longtime Weekly readers and neophytes would appreciate a look at the defendant's alleged trail of allegedly ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Those Cheekbones!

    The Scarlet Empress

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2008

    Eats and stuff at Smokey's in Dana Point

    A large, leafy tree stands in the middle of the room. Near the queue to the register, there are two booths made up as jail cells, complete with metal bars and wanted posters. It's corny. It's kitschy. It's the kind of interior design cribbed straight out of the Walt Disney playbook on Western ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Film Pick of the Weekend: The Women of Sex and the City: A (Semi-) Appreciation

    So they finally coaxed me out of the ivory tower that is the Calendar Dept. and convinced me to blog. Okay, first thing's first. A moment of silence for Harvey Korman. Blazing Saddles is playing this Wednesday at the Regency South Coast Village. Go see it and be reminded of the man's brilliance. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    OC Sheriff Carona Indicted For Corruption After FBI Probe

    Christine Hanley at the Los Angeles Times is reporting late night that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured in a Newport Beach bar with convicted felon Rick Rizzolo, a Chicago Mafia associate) "has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into al ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 6, 2007
  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Grand Hotel

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    Sheriff Mike Carona Finally Reduces OC crime

    Those who know Sheriff Mike Carona might be skeptical that a man with no street cop experience can impact local crime statistics in a dramatic, positive way. Though Carona hails himself as "America's Sheriff," he's never solved a crime, endured a stakeout or made an arrest. He served as a court bail ... More >>