Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>
A New York artist/model/filmmaker/musician who gave herself the nom de plume Bon Jane is claiming that the Black Keys stole the idea for one of their videos without giving her credit. In a release, Bon Jane says she gave the Black Keys a video treatment proposal for the song "Ten Cent Pistol" tha ... More >>
You only have one holiday shopping weekend left.
Freak ya out? In order to help your lazy, procrastinating ass, we enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese.
And why not? The man who rocks behind the kit for bands such as Devo and Weezer is also one of the greatest marketing ... More >>
Disneyland's seasonal The Nightmare Before Christmas overhaul of the Haunted Mansion is complete (the attraction reopens today after a 17-day closure), thus kicking off the park's Halloween-themed festivities.Of course, the official launch of the park's Halloween-ness is September 30th which is w ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.
The Unkindest Cut: David Lynch's Blue Velvet
When I scribble a good review, the people on the receiving end are generally so grateful for the kudos, they never question or bother to ask about my internal criteria that determines how their work was superior (or just more interesting) ... More >>
The Hype: By now, any Mark Linkous fan worth his/her sparkle has studied, read about and certainly pirated Dark Night of the Soul (out today on Capitol Records). Originally set for release by Linkous (a.k.a. Sparklehorse) producer Danger Mouse and filmmaker David Lynch back in 2009, this mam ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: Surfer Blood have been riding a wave of buzz behind their catchy debut album, Astro Coast. A sign posted outside of the Detroit Bar informed patrons that the evening's performance was being filmed for Carson Daly. It seems that both the Detroit Bar and Surfer Blood we ... More >>
Lichens (Chicago guitarist/vocalist Robert Lowe) has balls. Before a crowd of metal heads who wanted to rock the fuck out on cochlea-threatening volume and controlled bombast, he began his set with field recordings of birdsong, while seated off to the left side of the stage. You could sense he was s ... 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 >>
As some readers may know, I occasionally dabble in acting and film-making, though I've only been paid for acting once, playing an evil American druglord in a Chinese movie called A Date in Paradise that, from what I understand, will likely never see the light of day.
Last week, I got to show my stu ... More >>
Some of the best writing in OC Weekly can be found in a place you have to hunt for: Greg Stacy's Special Screenings. We love Greg a lot around here, but every so often he gets his dates wrong and he'll have a movie playing a week late or early or whatever. Thank the God of Educational Loans for our ... More >>