See the update at the end of this post on the warring theaters reaching an agreement with Disney that has them selling advance Iron Man 3 tickets.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 16, 3:27 P.M.: For an idea on how psyched Disney is about the Iron Man movie franchise, you needed only to go to the Anaheim theme pa ... More >>
Your favorite rag did pretty damn good last night at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards considering we're not even from Los Angeles. Daffodil Altan won first place for Sports profile in a paper with a circulation under 100,000 for her profile of SanTana boxer Ronny Rios, while former staffer Luke Y. ... More >>
Memorial Day Edition
Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>
On Saturday, Luke Y. Thompson headed to OC Weekly photographer John Gilhooley's art show at Memphis in Santa Ana, featuring a slew of OC Weekly covers beautifully displayed on a chartreuse wall and printed on glossy, over-sized paper (oh, the glory of glossy!). And across the street from Gilhooley's ... More >>
This weekend had so many festivals going on that both Navel Gazing and Heard Mentality were working through the weekend.
First, we had Luke Y. Thompson pulling double duty blogging his little heart out at the Newport Beach Film Festival AND attending his big movie premiere in Hollywood. While Dave ... More >>
A few months back OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson went off to Texas to shoot a horror movie titled Wicked Lake.
That's right, folks! A real-life motion picture. And that picture is having a big Hollywood premiere this Saturday at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are onl ... More >>
This weekend was a kick ass good time with Rich Kane doing another edition of the Reg-O-Meter that's pretty funny, I'm not gonna lie.
Saturday night caught Dave Segal reviewing Autechre, Rob Hall and Massonix at Echoplex, where he was a lil' influenced because he's been into Autechre ever since h ... More >>
This weekend found OCW's Le Receptionist, Leslie Agan, at the opening night of Phantom of The Opera at OCPAC. While our oh-so-fabulous Music Editor Dave Segal was at Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa catching the diverse and excellent Steve "aDJective" Fisch.
As usual, Managing Editor Rich Kane spent Satur ... More >>
On Friday night, Dave Segal watched London duo, Black Ghosts, put on one of the better hipster-dance live shows he's seen in a while. Saying, "It was kind of like a combination of Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers, full of aggressive beats, filthy synth textures and sing-along tunes."
Saturday found ... More >>
Patrick Chavis got a taste of Pinoy pop culture at UCI Friday night, where he caught Bambu, Rhythm Natives and the Fighting Cocks. Pat also ran into a tagger who dreams of letters. Read his review and see some photos here.
Rich Kane spent his Saturday morning reviewing the past week in the Orange C ... More >>
Jewlicious Festival 4.0, the largest youth festival celebrating contemporary Jewish culture and identity, was held in Long Beach over the Feb. 29 - March 2 weekend at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center. Reza Allah-Bakhshi dropped by on Saturday and caught internationally acclaimed ra ... More >>
Since I was getting hassled by security for the first hour because I mistakenly thought my press creds sort of implied I was bringing a camera to the Honda Center Monday night, staff writer Luke Thompson gives this report of the dark matches:
"I got inside just in time to hear Hacksaw Jim Duggan’ ... More >>
The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>
This Comic-Con thing is madness. Expensive madness. More so if you: A) manage to misplace your camera charger the morning you take off and end up delaying your trip to borrow another B) discover the con shuttle doesn't go anywhere remotely near your hotel and end up taking a cab ($20 x 2) C) find yo ... More >>
Three OC Weekly writers were nominated for L.A. Press Club Awards, and none of them came home empty-handed last night.
Gustavo Arellano won the President's Award for "Ask a Mexican."
R. Scott Moxley took first place in "Investigative/Series" for his piece "The New Crips." The judges said "We liked ... More >>
X-Men: The Last Stand seemed like a good idea at the time. For the most part, it's at least entertaining and at times even manages to turn you on a little, get your juices flowing. But the end is the King Kong classic of cinematic blue balls.
King Kong is a perfect example of a movie that gave fans ... More >>