Napoleon Dynamite

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Weekend

    Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Top Five Most Memorable MTV Films

    Today marks the release of Pitch Perfect, a youthful music-centric comedy that you may be surprised to know ISN'T being released by MTV Films. Yes, despite the absurdly heavy cross-promotion on the network and the story of competing college acapella groups being perfect for the imprint, the movie so ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    Bill Morgan Is Captain Creationist

    The activist is waging a war against evolution, one lecture at a time

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Skrillex, 12th Planet at the Echoplex Last Night

    Matt Oliver/OC Weekly​Check Yo Ponytail 2EchoplexJan. 25, 2012Skrillex forgot to check his ponytail at the door last night, when he was joined onstage by the American Godfather of Dubstep, a.k.a. the hero of Dubstep, 12th Planet and U.K.'s Caspa. If you were at the Echoplex, you were in for a trea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Long Beach Zombie Walk on Saturday Night

    Lainna Fader​ Check out more pictures of the Long Beach Zombie Walk here! Zombie WalkPromenade, Long BeachOctober 29, 2011 The Zombie Walk Street Fest--which started at 2 p.m. and ended around 11 p.m.--stretched the length of Promenade in downtown Long Beach, between Ocean and 3rd St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    OC Music Awards at the Gypsy Lounge Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyStrange Birds​OC Music AwardsJan. 18, 2011The Gypsy LoungeIt's been a long day, so here's what you need to know: last night's competition was held at the soon-to-be-shuttered Gypsy Lounge. Five bands performed, each rocking their full electric lineup. They played in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    12 Life Lessons High School Students are Learning Watching "Napoleon Dynamite" While Their Teachers are on Strike

    ​With Capistrano Unified School District teachers on strike, the lesson for the day for students in one class at San Juan Hills High School involved viewing Napoleon Dynamite. Those who scoff at that being a wasted educational opportunity are obviously oblivious to the rich life lessons contained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Why Can't Capistrano Unified Find Happiness?

    Our CUSD cover story from 2007.​The teachers' strike at Capistrano Unified School District is grabbing a lot of news coverage, from KCAL to KPPC. Anyone who doesn't live in South County and/or who hasn't been paying attention to CUSD before this, though, doesn't appreciate the fact that the turmoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Last Night: Friendly Fires at The Glass House

    ​Last Night: Friendly Fires at The Glass House with The Phenomenal Handclap Band.Better Than: An aerobics lesson with Richard Simmons.Download: "Jump in the Pool" (Thin White Duke Remix) by Friendly Fires.   Nearing the end of an hour-long set drenched in sweat, synths and hip-tastic dance mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: Lucinda Williams, Gogol Bordello, More

    Alt-country icon Lucinda Williams at the House of Blues in Anaheim is just one of the shows going on sale tomorrow. Exciting!

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    From Newport Beach Film Festival to Tribeca for Harbor High Theater Freak-Turned-Filmmaker

    Courtesy of Plug Ugly FilmsStraight from the horse's mouth with Michael Slàdek.Though Norma Desmond only lived at the cineplex (and now Netflix), she famously said, "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." Filmmaker and one-time Newport Beach resident Michael Slàdek is not yet big, but he is ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Last Night: Yaz, Psychedelic Furs @ Pacific Amphitheater

    Yaz, Psychedelic Furs at Pacific Amphitheater on July 24, 2008 Better Than: trying to find that 1980's cassette mix tape in your garage. Download: Nobody's Diary (Origin of Essex Remix) from the Official Yaz Homepage "You have been brilliant, we have been Yaz.". Alison Moyet (Vocals) couldn't ha ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    NBFF: Concrete translations, Indian burns

    Okay, filmgoers, it's time for a linguistics lesson. CEMENTO ARMATO is the title of an Italian film. In English, would you call that movie... (a) ARMORED CEMENT (b) CONCRETE ROMANCE (c) both of the above NBFF has opted for (c). But which is it really? IMDB says (b) is the international English ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Mike Relm, Detroit Bar, August 10, 2007

    Mike Relm looks like Central Casting's idea of an IT geek. But in reality he's a San Francisco-based laptop disc/video jockey who rocks parties with a rather shocking ferocity. Relm’s like a West Coast Girl Talk, but with shit-hot scratching and graphic skills. The Relm m.o. is to take familiar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-3-07

    HOT ROD It's not exactly going out on a limb to say that Andy Samberg has been the best addition to the Saturday Night Live cast in a long time – he's been the main reason that for the first time since the dawn of the Internet age, fans actually started downloading video from the show. While Lorn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    LAFF 2007: Bluey, Da Ba Dee Da Ba Dah

    Raise your hand if you thought Gavin Rossdale of Bush could be a decent actor. Or a decent anything. Yeah, he got his face melted in Constantine, but that proved nothing. But Mr. Gwen Stefani really shows something in HOW TO ROB A BANK, as a pill-popping criminal named Simon (after Simon Le Bon of ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Eagle Vs. Shark, Ratatouille, Sicko, Strike

  • Film

    April 19, 2007

    Ten for the Money

    There are more than 182 features at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Here are 10 weve seen

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Fight Club

    How I learned self-defense from an anti-immigrant group and lived to write about it

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Twin Cities Strut

    Morris Day and the Time

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nachos funnier than Napoleon, which isnt sayin much

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your three-month forecast of the summers top movies

  • Film

    May 11, 2006

    Beauty at Buchenwald

    OnDVD: Fateless

  • Culture

    May 4, 2006

    Sorrow Floats

    Periodically buoyant, Perfect Example is a tender little yelp of a book

  • Film

    April 6, 2006

    New Reviews

    The Benchwarmers, Phat Girlz, Take the Lead, When Do We Eat?

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    The Streets of San Francisco

    Expanded for Web! Filmmaker points camera at citys unseen side and strikes a universal chord

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005

    The Sex Machine

    Or: I survived the attack of the ass crack

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Nice Package

    Realizing their clothes are mere fabric, American Apparels ads, store and CEO are calculated to inflame

  • Columns

    June 2, 2005
  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Get Your Geek On

    NBFF presents movies youll be ashamed to love

  • Film

    January 27, 2005

    Living in Oblivion

    Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie-film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?

  • Features

    December 16, 2004
  • Columns

    October 14, 2004
  • Film

    June 10, 2004

    Geek Implosion

    Napoleon Dynamite is a dud

  • Film

    January 29, 2004

    Missionary Positioning

    Indie Mormon cinema attempts a mainstream conversion