Michael McDonald might be best known for the 10 seasons he spent on the sketch comedy show MADtv but around these parts, we know him best for being an Orange County native who is an all-around funny ass mofo. Nowadays, McDonald spends a lot of his time by juggling writing, directing and producing, h ... More >>
Calm and chaos commingle beautifully in this crash landing by Robert Zemeckis
Comic-book-based film will likely lead to more sequels, but that doesn't mean it should
Barry Gordy eulogizes Michael Jackson.At Michael Jackson's moving memorial in the Staples Center Tuesday, Motown founder Berry Gordy eulogized that the title "King of Pop" was not big enough for Jacko, calling him "simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."Somewhere in Heaven, Sammy Davis Jr. ... More >>
A documentary film and a concert will take place on UCLA's campus May 28 and 29, respectively, in order to raise funds and awareness for Darfur Now, which is committed to helping alleviate humanitarian problems stemming from the ongoing conflict in Darfur, Sudan. Press release after the cut. Tra ... More >>
A Bitter End
Highlights from the 2007 film festival spotlight outspoken DJs, prisons, environmental damage, and . . . Pac-Man?
[Part one of an ongoing series of reports from the Los Angeles Film Festival] Parking spaces in Westwood are like special offers in spam emails -- if you think you’ve got a good one, it’s almost certainly too good to be true. So naturally, the super-sweet street space I pulled into at around 5: ... More >>
Oceans Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me and finally nails a somber role
2006 Newport Beach Film Festival has a tough act to follow
Revised for the Web!
Hosting the U.S. premiere of Crash turned out to be a coup for the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival, whose organizers noticed a marked increase in interest from Hollywood for this year's April 20-30 run. Last year, director Paul Haggis led a small Crash contingent (sadly missing promised attendee ac ... More >>
Michael Musto Picks the Oscar Nominees
Paul Haggis and the long road to directing
The territorial imperative in Crash
An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine
Niels Muellers The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Terry Georges Hotel Rwanda
Paid summer vacation makes for surprisingly snazzy sequel, Oceans Twelve
In Neil LaButes The Shape of Things and Jordan Melameds Manic
Soderberghs Oceans Eleven
Soderberghs Traffic, plus Cast Away and The House of Mirth
Hollywood mines more gold from common folk