We wrap up the waning weeks of every year with a list of our favorite restaurants. Normally, I pick a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a small menu and a narrow specialty where you can pick any random dish and come up a winner. Looking at my list for 2012, your odds are not as heavily stacked. The c ... More >>
About a few months ago, a reader named Steve tipped us off that Wong's in Garden Grove, an OC staple since 1972 (though they began in LA in 1952), would finally close and be sold to new owners.I said in that post that if there's a category for restaurants such as Wong's in Garden Grove,
it's old ... More >>
Video store schlock-influenced Quentin Tarantino has gone on to influence countless young American filmmakers, but who knew his reach extended to Chile? Ernesto
Díaz Espinoza, all of 32, minds his P's and Q with Mandrill, a Spanish-language, revenge-exploitation flick presented tonight at the in ... More >>
John Wynn takes the leadMove over Bruce Lee?It's not often when an Asian lands a leading role in a movie, so the folks working publicity for "Beyond the Mat" are proud that John Wynn is the main character.More to the point: Wynn--a Virginia native born from a Vietnamese mother and a half- ... More >>
Bruce Lee gets the better of Jackie Chan in either Fist of Fury or Enter the Dragon.Comments Jackie Chan made in China this past April about the Chinese people needing "to be controlled" spurred demands this weekend from an art activist for an "Urgent Action" to stop a statue of the action star f ... More >>
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
We all know who the most attractive video game characters are. Just about every website in existence has a "hottest character" list. But perhaps it's about time we show a little love for all of the characters out there that aren't so aesthetically pleasing--here are the top 20 ugliest video game cha ... More >>
How to go about this, when I've already written so much about this week in film?
Well, for starters, SAW IV is only a pick for hardcore SAW fans like me, and it's still likely to disappoint them a little bit.
FINISHING THE GAME, the Justin Lin comedy about the making of Bruce Lee's GAME OF DEATH, ... More >>
Mike Relm looks like Central Casting's idea of an IT geek. But in reality he's a San Francisco-based laptop disc/video jockey who rocks parties with a rather shocking ferocity. Relm’s like a West Coast Girl Talk, but with shit-hot scratching and graphic skills.
The Relm m.o. is to take familiar ... More >>
Raise your hand if you thought Gavin Rossdale of Bush could be a decent actor. Or a decent anything. Yeah, he got his face melted in Constantine, but that proved nothing.
But Mr. Gwen Stefani really shows something in HOW TO ROB A BANK, as a pill-popping criminal named Simon (after Simon Le Bon of ... More >>
Our superlative editorial assistant, Vickie Chang, published a thought-provoking article (Yellow Fever) on the fascination of some with Asian-American females. Unfortunately, it also functioned to provoke the thoughtless, whom she discusses in Your Fetish, My Life in the current issue.
The internet ... More >>