Master cinematographers on the end of a medium
After wading through a nearly full parking lot of cars, some--according to their plate frames--from as far away Valencia, Riverside and, yes, Kentucky, which is where Lebowski Fest started 12 years ago (Louisville, to be exact), your intrepid reporter tonight ran into Barry Asher, the "master bo ... More >>
The Weekly celebrates Matt Coker's Mr. Lebowski man-crush
Today's story "The Dude Zen and Now" is mostly about the spirit of The Big Lebowski character and secondly about the Lebowski Fest event at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley Saturday night.It's thirdly about the Coen brothers' movie from which all this nonsense sprang 15 years ago.
In movies and TV, Alex Karpovsky is only playing an asshole
The bowling side of the March 22-23 Lebowski Fest will be staged at Fountain Bowl. The Lebowski Fest LA Bowling Party will be held at the Fountain Valley alley on the second day. Lebowski Fest LA opens March 22 with a Movie Party at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Dude's movin' up.
Several obituaries online for Ernest Borgnine, who died Sunday, mention that the 95-year-old, Oscar-winning actor's last film was The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez.But appearing in writer-director Elia Petridis' dramedy, which earned Borgnine a Newport Beach Film Festival best actor a ... More >>
Michael AlexanderNewport Beach investor Mike Alexander was portrayed as hero a few years back for acquiring and planning to rehabilitate hundreds of foreclosed residences in Detroit. Now that many similar deals have turned to merde in Cleveland, he is being portrayed as a scam artist who once wen ... More >>
The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion show presents pastiches of classical paintings and the Coen Brothers' classic film, to uneven results
Despite promise in its pizza-boy premise, the film plays it too safe
Regency South Coast Village
An 11th-hour relocation saves the 12th annual celebration of cinema
Virtuoso filmmaking, retro politics a crisp thriller 'Hanna'
The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for 'True Grit'
Cocktails for a Cause, 6 p.m.A networking fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Complimentary drinks will be provided.Sandbox Bar and Grill, 8052 Adams Ave.,Huntington Beach, CA Hybrids: New Research into the Integration Program, a lecture, 7:30 p.m.UFO Researcher Dr. Da ... More >>
The Big Lebowski
Edwards University Town Center 6 is billing itself as Coen Brothers Central this week as the Irvine theater will have two prints of the new film Burn After Reading when it opens Friday. Advance tickets are on sale now, and it's a sure bet University will have no trouble filling seats considering wri ... 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 >>
Horror films failed to scare up the big bucks in 2007
Sometimes critics forget movies are meant to be fun
I'll be seeing ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM on the 25th, but in the meantime, we have a real gem opening today... ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES It's been on the shelf for almost three years – lost in the shuffle when MGM was sold to Sony – but don't let that scare you. It's a musical – but try not ... More >>
Tim Burton's gorgeously gruesome Sweeney Todd
Though I'm mightily anxious to see Richard Kelly's DONNIE DARKO follow-up SOUTHLAND TALES, the weekend's top film pick is a no-brainer. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. People are calling it the best film of the year, and if it isn't, it's darn close. The Coen brothers have been spinning their wheels for a ... More >>
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
How the Americans fared at Cannes
Cannes jury spreads out awards, giving Romanian the big prize
Our one-man jury bestows honors on the best of Cannes 2007
We recommend: Hollywood Dreams
Ball of Fire
OutKasts Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South
Movie of the Week: The Big Lebowski
Coens Screw Up a Remake
The cruelty of the Coen brothers
Philip Seymour Hoffman out of character
Gods sixth annual Calleys
Barbershop noir from the Coens
O art, where art thou?