It's easy to forget 11 months out of the year about haunted houses and other spooky ephemera, as they only enter our mainstream consciousness around Halloween. But for a whole subculture of professional horror aficionados obsessed with those things, it's a year-long investment of time and money to t ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Bizarre app lets gals rate guys without the guys butting in
By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
The directors of 'At Any Price' and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' could have done so much better
Terrence Malick's gorgeous, ridiculous obsession
The year's first stab at a masterpiece
Ruben Fleischer's film desecrates the symbols of the movies it alleges to homage
Cop-turned-screenwriter Will Beall faces the thin-blue-line edit
The chemistry fizzles in 'Notebook'-lite film
So there's a viral video of this guy who stopped what looked to be a violent subway scuffle between a man and a woman by inserting himself in the middle of the fight...while casually munching on potato chips. Move aside, "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy." Eat your heart out, Ryan Gosling. The dude has b ... More >>
[Year In Film] Karina Longworth on why you've never heard of her favorite movie of the year, plus nine more bests
Since 1955, folks have been addicted to Disneyland, and celebrities are no different.During my visits to the park, I've seen a bunch of celebs enjoying a day out at The Happiest Place on Earth. (You might be able to spot them by the plaid-vested guides that usually walk around with them.)I've see ... More >>
Intrigue drowns out argument in George Clooney's political thriller
Ryan Gosling at the wheel in the glossy, retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath
It's that time of year, folks, when Disney shuts down nearly every attraction you want to ride for touch-ups and refurbishment, and then closes the parks early on top of it.I was just in both parks on Tuesday and it seemed like every attraction in Disneyland was closed (Pirates of the Caribbean, ... More >>
Brandon FergusonFYF FestSept. 3, 2011Downtown LAThis year's Fuck Yeah Fest was much like previous ones. It was held in the dusty, weed-strewn urban splendor of Los Angeles State Historic Park, it was attended by tens of thousands of people who turned out for 34 top-shelf indie bands spread across ... More >>
Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa fall short of their own high bar with the sweet but less-than-groundbreaking film
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
City National Grove of Anaheim
Love is a one-way street in 'Blue Valentine'
ART WHORE likes the sexy.So this week's blog--an assemblage of links with brief commentary--is dedicated to the sexy in recent Arts & Culture.*****
True crime, minus the truths, in 'All Good Things'
Star Foreman/OC Weekly Want to know what you missed this weekend? As the last few days of summer came to an end, our weekend was packed with music, food, beer, tennis, and a whole lot of naked people. We ventured out of Orange County to go to the first annual Gear Show in Los An ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyThe Rapture closed out the festivalCheck out our FYF Fest slideshow here!FYF FestLos Angeles State Historic ParkSeptember 4, 2010Don't let anyone mislead you about FYF Fest. It was not held in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. The daylong celebration of all thing ... More >>
www.myspace.com/deadmansbonesYou'd think that Dead Man's Bones, the recording project of actors Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields, would be hokey (a kids' choir? ghosts? cemeteries? REALLY?), but the duo has produced incredibly beautiful music, on their debut self-titled album, released lat ... More >>
Cyrus gets upstaged by sea turtles in 'The Last Song'
You've seen him in The Notebook and heard him mentioned in the lyrics of "Lazy Sunday," and tonight, at the previously mentioned Detroit Bar show with Ima Robot, you'll be able to experience Ryan Gosling DJing--along with his band, Dead Man's Bones. The occasion? Dead Man's Bones and Ima Robot have ... More >>
Half Nelson crashes and delivers
The Believers twisted never again
Never mind Sandra Bullock
High art and low commerce at the Sundance Film Festival