This past Saturday, award show season officially ended with the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The 26th installment of the only award show where "kids rule," it was a star-studded night that legitimately out-shined plenty of its contemporaries. You may think we're kidding, but how many awards ... More >>
Bowers Museum spotlights the best of British-made movie dress-up
When it comes to pop culture and things that are cool, Orange County is a lot like an oyster: you have to put some effort into finding the pearls. I stumbled across a nifty little nugget of local cultural relevance one day while scanning the celebrity directory at findadeath.com, which meticulously ... More >>
Tim Burton's latest creepy-fun flick revolves around a vampire and his family
It's taken a lot of celebs, dopers, hookers, runaways and other assorted freaks to make a mile-and-a-half stretch into a mecca for music, fashion and sex. It took San Diego-bred, LA-based documentary filmmaker Hans Fjellestad (Moog, Frontier Life) to put the at once glitzy and grimy Sunset Strip int ... More >>
[Trendzilla!] Alexander Wang, Sally Hansen, even Spider-Man have their own collections
Johnny Depp stars in this oddly tame adaptation
Since 1955, folks have been addicted to Disneyland, and celebrities are no different.During my visits to the park, I've seen a bunch of celebs enjoying a day out at The Happiest Place on Earth. (You might be able to spot them by the plaid-vested guides that usually walk around with them.)I've see ... More >>
Searching for eternal life in the interminable 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
It was a Disneyland-filled weekend--starting last Friday, goths of all ages invaded the Happiest Place on Earth for the annual Bats Day in the Fun Park. There was a costumed wake, a "Black Market," and, of course, fun times at Disneyland Resort (and SPF). Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tid ... More >>
Fans of Captain Jack Sparrow can catch a glimpse of the rugged swashbuckler all cleaned up and moonlighting as actor Johnny Depp at the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, happening May 7 at Disneyland. Depp, along with co-stars Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and I ... More >>
Time was, the premiere of a movie would be a big deal. Now, the huzzahs surround the premiere of the official trailer of a movie--or, at least, the trailer for a cash-cow picture like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A teaser to the official trailer of the fourth picture in the Disney ... More >>
'The Tourist' gawks at its stars, visits Venice, has twist
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An Automobile Club of Southern California sampling of 4,000 vehicles in Orange County found 2.7 percent of the drivers were texting--which is twice the rate that was observed in January 2009, when the state texting-while-driving ban went into effect.Of course, it's common knowledge that we cont ... More >>
Headline: $100,000 Reward for Violent Bank RobbersComment by iloveoc: I want to know what percentage of violent bank robbers are African American? That is a pretty dark hand sticking out there.Comment by pushthebutton: Hey where da be bling at?
Soundtrack for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland remake starring Johnny Depp to feature Wolfmother, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz, Owl City, Avril Lavigne and many more.Slash claims to have turned down "seven, eight digit kinds" of money to reunite with Guns N' Roses.Actors being cast ... More >>
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To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of John Dillinger's crime reign--which ended July 22, 1934, when Public Enemy No. 1 was shot and killed by FBI agents near the Biograph Theater in Chicago, the bureau's press room just issued a list of 10 myths about the outlaw given new life in a Hollywood mo ... More >>
What can't this guy do? The producer, director, writer, composer, editor of Sin City, Desperado, and Planet Terror has made two cooking shorts, produced as extras for his DVDs. There are only two of these "Ten Minute Cooking School" segments in existence, at least on YouTube. On the first -- cr ... More >>
MENORAH LIGHTING, 6pm Take part in this Menorah lighting on the 7th night of Hanukkah. JC Penney Lower Level in the Westminster Mall, PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS DINNER ADVENTURE, 7pm Pirates and Christmas? Yes, the combination is sure to entertain. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena P ... More >>
Tall Ship Mock Battles
Movie of the week: Lost in La Mancha
Its the end of the world as they know it, and the pirates feel fine
Movie of the week: Scarface
Movie of the Week: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pirates of the Caribbean is one hell of a ride. Now, about the movie
Duck Season, Failure to Launch, The Hills Have Eyes, The Libertine, Quality of Life, The Shaggy Dog
Movie of the Week: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
As movies grow lamer, so do their posters
And bring on the Oompa-Loompas!
Revenge of the Sith isn't the only movie this summer. No, really!
Bill Condons Kinsey, plus Finding Neverland
Pirates of the Caribbean is big, loud, empty.
Gods sixth annual Calleys
Johnny Depp at his best as a lovable scumbag