It's easy to forget that Bowers Museum, that not-so-tiny museum that houses rare artifacts from around the world, stays culturally relevant and fun with family events and festivals. Consider this Sunday's Fiesta Latina, a short but quirky four hours of entertainment that features various Latino-cent ... More >>
Toasting computer love, a genocide musical and a Midwestern odyssey
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards—and respect
Michael Bay injects potent absurdity into this unbelievable true story
Over the past few weeks, if you work in and around the so-called music biz, you've received hundreds of incessant emails about the shit show down in Austin called South-by-Southwest. As tens of thousands of people descend upon the city, everyone and their sister are going to try to check out as many ... More >>
The Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning helmer is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking
A short history of an art form's long passing
A lament for lost carnage—and coherence
Destroying Chicago and our brain cells: 'Transformers' is back
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
If I wasn't so enamored of covering Orange County--from the restaurants to the pedophile priests, skinheads, and Don Papi Pulido--I could easily live life as a professional Mexican, caring about nothing but what affects wabs. As it stands, I can only address national Mexi issues with my ¡Ask a M ... More >>
The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate overlords) in 'Unstoppable'
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing returns, in 'The Other Guys'
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Genuine Fake Robots
Mechanical Bull: A few more changes would’ve helped transformers
Giant robot fights look better than ever in Transformers
[Part one of an ongoing series of reports from the Los Angeles Film Festival] Parking spaces in Westwood are like special offers in spam emails -- if you think you’ve got a good one, it’s almost certainly too good to be true. So naturally, the super-sweet street space I pulled into at around 5: ... More >>
Ten films to see, five worth a look, and five more to shield your eyes from
Guru; The Hitcher; The Italian
Employee of the Month; Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Brit movie brat takes the B horror movie where it deserves to go
Asian action movies dont get much less significant than this one.
Frat-metal bad boy Bays sci-fi waxes philosophical before blowing shit up
Gibson rehumanizes Jesus in The Passion of the Christ
The Year in Film
Pirates of the Caribbean is big, loud, empty.
Watching the unwatchable
Revising history in Pearl Harbor
Summer flicks 2001