My Way, a Pacific Rim Showcase presentation Monday at the just-concluded Newport Beach Film Festival, opened today at Edwards University Town Center. So brutal and vividly shot you'd swear Mel Gibson directed it, the most expensive film in South Korean cinema history actually comes from Kang Je-gyu ... More >>
Time trip back to January, when Corona del Mar actor Ben York Jones was blogging for the Weekly from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (when he wasn't taking bows for the U.S. Dramatic Competition winner he co-wrote with Santa Ana-bred Drake Doremus, Like Crazy).A film that Jones caught by the fest ... More >>
Because of one brief scene in which the word "fuck" is repeatedly rattled off like bullets coming out of a machine gun, the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech earned an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).That was a shame, many parents who caught the flick tho ... More >>
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . .
Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
In "Precious," newcomer Gabourey Sidibe "carries the alternately exhausting and exhilarating narrative on her formidable shoulders."Precious, the film adaptation of poet Sapphire's best-selling novel Push, has generated buzz since its Sundance premiere, added Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry as its ... More >>
This weekend, get your butts to the Edwards University theater to check out GREAT WORLD OF SOUND.
I had the chance to see this earlier in the year at the L.A. Film Fest. Pardon the self-plagiarism, but what I said at the time bears repeating:
The success of Borat: Long-Ass "Funny" Subtitle I Get R ... More >>
We swear this will be our final electric-car post, at least until the next one, but there was one other tidbit we learned from Chris Paine, the writer-director of the excellent Who Killed the Electric Car?, which is now playing at Edwards University in Irvine.
Paine, Seal Beach activist Doug Kortho ... More >>