The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted attractions; some, like Knott's Scary Farm, are SoCal institutions, and in addition to the mazes and r ... More >>
To save Han Solo, J.J. Abrams must kill Han Solo
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
J.J. Abrams' grand, familiar 'Star Trek'
Indiana Jones-themed exhibit is fun for all—but it helps if you know the films
Friend of the blog, Weekly contributor, author of Deep End Dining and frequent Good Food contributor Eddie Lin and Valentino Herrera of Trippy Food have unleashed the first episode of their "Kamikaze Kitchen" project. The point of the show, in case you missed it, is to drop in on chefs at their rest ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' comes to IMAX
Gunslingers battle space invaders in movie mashup 'Cowboys and Aliens'
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
What's with Hollywood stars making good music? (And no, Gwyneth, I'm not talking about you.) Former child actor Lukas Haas (who was in Witness with Harrison Ford almost 20 years ago and most recently seen in Inception) has a new project called Lukas/Lucas with Aussie actor Isabel Lucas. As far as ... More >>
The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate overlords) in 'Unstoppable'
Rachel McAdams is married to her job and loving it in 'Morning Glory'
At Comic-Con International 2010, the nerds kept multiplying overnight. This year, the panels were separated into two types: the must-sees and the if-I-get-a-chance-tos. Friday was a bit of the latter--and by Saturday, the stench of nerd BO had officially taken over the building. Aside from the stab ... More >>
Regency South Coast Village
Despite its made-for-TV feel, Extraordinary Measures works on its own terms
Long Beach Playhouse
Film pick of the weekend comes early this week, because when weekends go long, the movies open sooner. And we all know what you're going to go see at midnight tonight. I call it INDIANA JONES AND THE KICKING OF YOUR CRYSTAL ASS. (Don't tell me that "crystal ass" makes no sense. If Echo and the Bun ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just . . . old
Movie of the Week: Blade Runner
'And We Dont Give a Damn Whether Your Boobs Are Fake or Not!'
Ford limps and wheezes through his latest action thriller, Firewall
Sex, drugs and the American flag: The true tale of an Orange County family
Jodie Fosters getting old, and so are you
In Michael Winterbottoms Code 46, science decides who you love
The presidents re-election campaign kicks off with a shameless 9-11 docudrama
The smart new Tom Clancy thriller could raise more hackles than hairs
Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you
Apocalypse Now Redux
The Woman Chaser and What Lies Beneath
GOP, Dems join to screw Generation X