By: Jeff Weiss Riff Raff's hair is a crop circle of braids. His eyes are blue, dilated and deserted. Gold grills glint on his teeth. A boy-band-thin beard zigzags across his face. His chest and neck double as a tattooed billboard for MTV, BET, the NBA, Bart Simpson and Seagram's Seven. To complete ... More >>
Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>
Friday, July 5th Riff Raff The Observatory From the humble beginnings of MTV's reality show "From G's to Gents" Riff Raff's career is hardly as funny to himself as it has been to his fans. Riff Raff's rap trio Three Loco features comedian celebrities Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty. He's also garnere ... More >>
The provocative director of 'Spring Breakers' on the darkness beneath college partiers' booze, boobs and bad decisions.
A thrilling corruption of the Disney princess set
Sam Raimi should have stayed in another realm
By Karina Longworth This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimmin ... More >>
Harmony Korine's 16-minute short seems a little too much like a Jackass/SNL sketch, but whatever--Ninja and Yo Landi Vi$$er of Die Antwoord are in it. They star as wheelchair-bound gangsters who smoke giant joints and live in the woods in Umshini Wam. Watch it after the jump.
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L.A. Record has much to celebrate this weekend, which is why head honcho and OC Weekly contributor Chris Ziegler gifts you with not just a mix tape to celebrate the 100th issue of L.A. Record (check it here or download it here), but also a closing party in downtown LA tomorrow. In the m ... More >>
Trannies and Mugwumps and Donkey-boys . . . oh my!
Dear Pillows Bryan Poyser on 11-year-old directors and Logans Run orgies
UCI screens the anti-genre