I can't speak for you, but here are five things coming to small screens that I don't want to miss.
Hey guys! Some quick good news: Starting from late last week, you can now watch Good Eats on Netflix! Alton Brown published some new, short videos on his YouTube channel a few months ago, but now you can watch full 21-minute episodes from the comfort of your underwear. Now for the bad news..
An environmental documentary that was still a work in progress when it played at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival makes its television premiere in completed fashion on the PBS series American Masters tonight. Mark Kitchell's A Fierce Green Fire effectively presents five different decades of eco- ... More >>
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Asked during an audience Q&A session at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal whether Arrested Development will be coming back, the creator of the best television series (fictional or otherwise) about life in Orange County answered, "Definitely." Mitch Hurwitz, who bounced between divorce ... More >>
The masses seethed when Netflix announced that their promotional tour of a replica of the Bluth Banana Stand from Arrested Development wouldn't visit Orange County, even though series creator Mitch Hurwitz openly admits he got the idea from the stands on Balboa Island. The masses started a campaign, ... More >>
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Click here to find out where you can sign a Change.org petition to bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to Newport Beach!ORIGINAL POST, MAY 8, 1:30 P.M.: To promote the 15 new episodes being released soon of Arrested Development--only the best television show ever about life in Orange County, ... More >>
As a guest food blogger brilliantly reported on the Weekly's Stick a Fork In It, NetFlix is promoting new Arrested Development episodes by taking Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to London, New York and Los Angeles. That's sparked a petition drive to bring the stand to the wacky family's "hometo ... More >>
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Arrested Development, one of the funniest television shows of all time, and the single greatest documentary EVER about this wild, crazy land of ours, is returning May 26 via Netflix. Announcement came out today and is spreading like wildfire.We here at the Weekly just blue ourselves in giddiness. Al ... More >>
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas--a theater chain that began in Mexico--has opened the second of its two planned Orange County theaters in Rancho Santa Margarita last week. Its first OC theater debuted earlier this year in nearby Laguna Niguel.If you're new to the experience of having dinner and a movie fr ... More >>
If you're like me, you probably didn't get to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi when it was released in theaters five months ago. And like me, if you have a Netflix account, you had it on your DVD queue for the last few weeks, but kept pushing it back for other movies because committing to Jiro Dreams of Sus ... More >>
Making a fourth season of Arrested Development, the side-splitting comedy more realer about Orange County than any reality show claiming to depict the real OC, is succeeding because of Netflix, according to Mr. Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross. That's not a reference to the tens of millions of vie ... More >>
Matt not only managed to turn around his questionnaire within 24-hours, but it (Part One, specifically) was articulate as well. So we're cutting him a little slack for being sassy. Besides, it was probably the funniest Part Two we've read. He makes up for it tomorrow. If you're wondering how the hel ... More >>
Okay, no staff here, just me and the fambly back in the East Bay for an overnight visit, taking in the San Francisco Mime Troupe in Oakland, eating Cheeseboard Collective pizza out on the median strip on Shattuck Avenue, maybe having breakfast with poet-friend and political mentor Al Young at Saul's ... More >>
The survey results of a so-called American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday ranked McDonald's dead last in with a customer satisfaction rating of 73, two points behind Burger King and KFC. Number one? Papa John's. You can see the full list here. Pithy headlines like "McDonald's Custome ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why can't Americans learn Spanish?
Valentine's Day is around the corner, but opportunities to woo your love interest or delve into your interest in love are already arriving. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and renowned Chicano artist José Lozano are hosting and presenting an evening of poetry and music inspired ... More >>
Red9, Slime Kings, Death Hymn #9, Snakebit Drifters and Railroad to AlaskaTiki Bar, Costa MesaJan 31, 2012Night five of the OC Music Awards saw the most consistent lineup of bands in the series thus far. That's not to say there weren't a few dips in what proved to be an exciting evening, but ther ... More >>
Director Kevin Smith continues his Red State barnstorming in Long Beach tonight, presenting the Westboro Baptistesque shoot 'em up twice--and sticking around each time to take audience questions. Meanwhile, over in Newport Beach, there's a members-only screening of Santa Ana-bred filmmaker Drake ... More >>
Recently available to Nintendo 3DS owners--of Japan and Europe, for now--is the Nintendo Video service. The service is expected to release "Nintendo-approved" 2D and 3D content to the 3DS with cartoons, comedy clips, and even music videos. Working alongside another application known as SpotPass T ... More >>
For the last few months, a kooky religious group has been plastering North America with billboards and placards announcing that the world will end on May 21. Call us warped, but we're thrilled by the prospect of Armageddon. With millions of the faithful lifted skyward by the Rapture, their hom ... More >>
So Mos Def is joining the cast of Dexter for its sixth season, huh? Well, I don't know about you, but I for one am very excited for it.True, I enjoy both Mos Def's work and the seasons of Dexter I've seen. (We're trying to catch up but with us not having Showtime, and with Netflix pulling the sho ... More >>
Rancho Santa Margarita's God's Green Earth College Online (GECCO), which provides classes on growing marijuana and operating a successful collective, is apparently enjoying a major spike in enrollment. The college put out a press release today boasting that the school is well on its way to "becom ... More >>
"Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College showcases the work of the culture-jammer extraordinaire
The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival kicks off tonight with screenings of Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars, the U.S. premiere of David Bradbury's Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution and special presentations of short films and the John Hughes' Brat Pack ... More >>
One of the primary joys of Netflix is being able to see films that you wouldn't get a chance to see in local movie theaters. One of those is director Megumi Sasaki's extraordinary 2009 documentary Herb & Dorothy, now available on DVD, iTunes and Netflix's streaming video. I saw it a few days ... More >>
As I finally deleted Ramen Girl from my Netflix "Watch Instantly" queue last night (CLICK HERE for my earlier review of the film), it made me think about better films about food. So here's a list of five of what I consider the best food movies ever made. Be warned, there be spoilers and mouthwater ... More >>
Remember this film? As many predicted, it never saw the light of a movie projector here in the states. Its destiny seemed to always be the dusty part of your local Blockbuster DVD rack. But as I found out last week, it is also now simultaneously available to watch in streaming video on Netflix ... More >>
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the Unwigged & Unplugged tour featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. If you're "in the know," those names might sound familiar. If you're not, I'll spill the beans.The trio are the actors who play the key members in Spinal Tap (the ... More >>
No End In Sight at Marie Callenders, Army of Darkness at Regency South Coast Village
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OnDVD: Children of Men
Whenever we read Rob Nelson's byline on a Weekly film review, we picture Mike Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame. One of those Nelsons has a new website, RiffTrax, that allows you to download Rob, er, Mike's commentary to certain movies and blast it from your computer while watching that DV ... More >>