Christopher Jordan Dorner's infamous manifesto identifies around 40 Southern California law enforcement officers he believes have wronged him. Indeed, those passages burn most of the rambling post's 6,000 words. But Dorner also cites films, TV shows, celebrities, athletes and newsmen he likes, inclu ... More >>
Random notes, observations and stuff plucked off the cutting room floor from the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday night.The hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is the main antagonist in Macky Alston's excellent documentary Love Free or Die, which is a ... More >>
So the big news for today is Mila Kunis' bilingual verbal slap at a press conference. Promoting Friends with Benefits in Russia, she replied to a reporter who asked Justin Timberlake why he was doing movies and not more music. The Russian to English translation wasn't fast enough for Timberlake, ... More >>
Have you ever wondered why the Academy Awards are held in late February? It stems from an agreement between the Vatican and the motion picture industry that allows Hollywood, from November through February, to gorge on cleavage like bed bugs on a hemophiliac, so long as the entirety of Tinseltown ... More >>
The Cantor's TaleMaybe there's something in the air, but two plays at local storefront theaters got that old-time religion all over them. Well, maybe it's not so old-timey. Both pieces, Keith Bunin's A Busy World Is Hushed, which opens Friday at Theatre Out, and Fengar Gael's The Cantor's ... More >>
Photo from Wikimedia CommonsKunisGeez, between Edwin's Heather Graham post yesterday and this one, we're becoming a culinary TMZ! Or not...anyhoo, Mila Kunis is another Hollywood hottie who's appearing in some weird film with Natalie Portman called The Black Swan. I probably wouldn't see it--but ... More >>
Grace LeHainam Grilled RiceOnly three months new, The Loving Hut in Orange is busy serving up a menu packed to capacity with healthy, hearty and 100 percent vegan offerings. If you don't mind having your meal served with a side order of vegetarian and spiritual propaganda, then the price and quality ... More >>
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.Click here for photos from Day Three!So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising.
But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>
Photo by Matt Coker Drake Doremus at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival party for filmmakers.Drake Doremus, the former Santa Ana resident whose comedy Spooner scooped up several awards on the festival circuit, just learned his newest film will make its world premiere at Sundance.Douchebag--whic ... More >>
Last Saturday, really: Modest Mouse and The Night Marchers at the Grove of Anaheim, Aug. 29, 2009.Better than: Getting into a thumb war during a night at the opera. Read on...I don't remember a whole lot from the last time I saw Modest Mouse, which was in 2004 at Soma in San Diego, but I do remem ... More >>
This is the real ghost train.
San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>
Tough one, this. There is no way I'm ever going to recommend Hairspray -- even if it turns out to be passable, I hate the very idea of it. As for Adam Sandler pretending to be gay...if GLAAD approved of the movie, I'm thinking Sandler's gonna be pretty defanged in it (ironic, since I know there's a ... More >>
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Making a classic SoCal newcomer mistake, I only gave myself 45 minutes to drive from Costa Mesa to Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where influential public radio station KCRW was holding its sixth annual Sounds Eclectic concert; this year proceeds go to help conver ... More >>