Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers
The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 24-May 1, will be bookended by comedies. Opening night's Lovesick, which is making its world premiere here, stars Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter and Chevy Chase. Closing the festival is Chef, which makes its West Coast premiere and stars its w ... More >>
Gunslingers battle space invaders in movie mashup 'Cowboys and Aliens'
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
One of the unofficial highlights of San Diego Comic-Con is people watching. You've got your socially awkward fans who could use adult-sized Garanimals so they can dress themselves. You've got your cosplayers, your furries, your LARPers, your booth babes and your homebrew costume designers. A ... More >>
Keith MaySuper Girl, super flexible.First discussed in February of this year, and confirmed earlier this week, a documentary about the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego is about to go into production. The team behind it is sort of an all-star roster in the intersection of film and geeks ... More >>
Comic-book-based film will likely lead to more sequels, but that doesn't mean it should
As much as I've always loved superheroes, I've always felt there was something just a little off-putting about Marvel head honcho Stan Lee, the person. And it isn't a righteous indignation thing about not giving his collaborators their due credit; Stan has relented on that score in later years, and ... More >>
There's really only one, isn't there? I mean, sure, if you live near an L.A. art-house theater, you can and should go see SON OF RAMBOW, unless you already caught it at the Newport Beach fest. But I don't need to tell you what the main movie to see this weekend is. [Adopting Beavis and Butt-head v ... More >>
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES Spiderwick, Spiderwick, does whatever a Spiderwick does... “And what exactly might that be?” I hear you inquire. In short: Entertain. THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, aside from its blatant CG, is a charming throwback to all those Spielberg-produced kid movies of the '80s. ... More >>
Is Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface as Dumb as He Sometimes Acts?
Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys
Oh hell yeah! Fuckin' Sabbath! YES! Thith ith cool, huh-huh, huh-hu, DUN DUN DAH DAH DAH, DUNANUNANUNA DUN DA DA DAH! Pardon momentary lapse into Butt-head-dom, but considering that the Transformers live-action movie failed to use the obvious theme song, one can never be too sure with Hollywood. Bu ... More >>
Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be
Movie of the Week: To Kill a Mockingbird
Vaughn and Aniston go to war
Manners, shock value, traditional values and freedom of speech all collide in Fuck: A Fuckumentary
Compiled by Greg Stacy
Flub and bluster in Made
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