Tyler Jacobs is no stranger to show biz (aside from acting on TV as a child, he and his brothers work on the Aquabats! Super Show! and Yo Gabba Gabba!). But his latest project, CinemAttack, is all about being part of the audience. CinemAttack's goal is to essentially make people fall in love with ... More >>
Home is swell, but ff Orange County-raised filmmakers Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones really want to feel the love, they go to Utah--Park City to be more precise and the Sundance Film Festival to be preciser.It was announced Monday that Breathe In, the latest independent film directed by Doremus wi ... More >>
Before Anaheim's Osiel Ruvalcaba-Azpeitia was indicted in what's reportedly Utah's biggest-ever methamphetamine bust--and considering the tweakers in desolate trailers out there, that's saying something--he is said to have told investigators a Mexican man named "Juan" paid him $500 for every pound o ... More >>
A Laguna Beach Massage Envy masseur, who is already facing criminal and civil allegations that he sexually assaulted one woman, has been accused this month of molesting a second female customer.According to a plaintiff identified only as "Jane Doe," masseur Mark Pergil Valenzon masturbated during ... More >>
Orange County seemed to be spared from the "once a decade type wind storm" that has toppled trees, overturned big rigs and knocked out power to 300,000 people in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties overnight. But while the winds are dying down in those areas, they have started to k ... More >>
Last night's Great Food Truck Race finale was a satisfying as these kind of shows can get, as the last two trucks, Hodge Podge and The Lime Truck, rolled into Miami for their last elimination challenge. There would be no Truck Stop, host Tyler Florence announced, at least not until later. They wo ... More >>
Last week on the Great Food Truck Race, there was anguish and drama, culminating in a revelation that one of the contestants cheated. This week's episode, by comparison, was feel good. There was levity as the show's trajectory, which was veering dangerously towards a bitter end, righted itself.&n ... More >>
Those who thought that The Great Food Truck Race would be spoiled by social networking, blogs and Twitter were proven wrong last night. This past episode contained more unexpected twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan production. The remaining four teams were in Memphis, Tennessee, where t ... More >>
Last night's episode of The Great Food Truck Race took the remaining five trucks to Manhattan. Not that one. Manhattan, Kansas. The so-called "Little Apple", a small college town with a population of over 50,000. And emphasis was made on simplifying dishes and how college kids wouldn't have much ... More >>
Cloned dogs! Mormon sex! Scandal and subjective reality in Errol Morris' film
Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime TruckAs we've reported before, Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed as we speak. Though the contestants are contractually prohibited by Food Network from revealing who's been eliminated thus far (or even if t ... More >>
Recently crowned Sundance king Drake Doremus' early promise is evident in his directorial debut
Matthew Lillard plays Herman Spooner.Like Crazy, Drake Doremus' third film, was picked up by a division of Paramount Pictures at January's Sundance Film Festival for theatrical release this fall. Douchebag, Doremus' second film, was bought after the previous Sundance and had a short theatrical ru ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 23, 2:51 P.M.: The reaction to Like Crazy getting picked up from Ben York Jones:"I'm completely overwhelmed. I don't think anyone here with the film has gotten more than an hour or two of sleep in the past 36 hours. Those negotiating were up all night doing so, and the rest of us w ... More >>
The real Mary Barger, in fifth grade.Former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus' Douchebag, the critical darling of January's Sundance Film Festival, opens today* at Regency's South Coast Village across from South Coast Plaza. The dramedy is about douchey Sam Nussbaum who, on the eve of his wedding, ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMaybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October. Check out the compl ... More >>
The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.
OC stage prodigy-turned-filmmaker Drake Doremus brings his 'very personal' movie to Park City, Utah
On March 31, 2008, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue won an unprecedented legal victory over the FBI in his years-old lawsuit to force the agency to hand over everything it has on the mysterious death of his brother, former Westminster resident Kenneth Trentadue. That day, the US District C ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
I know this has nothing to do with Orange County, but once I overheard people mention they came from Salt Lake City to see this show, I figured I was in the clear. Anyway...Ben Weasel, frontman for pop-punk bands Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales (and now a solo artist), played his first two show ... More >>
The family of an Orange County man who died under mysterious circumstances in an Oklahoma federal prison more than a decade ago has just won its lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department. On March 31, the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled that the family of Kenneth Trent ... More >>
'Rude to sing along? Never'
A few more summer releases you might be interested in
OCs Chris Billett goes from writing code to writing about cadavers
Seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
Truth is no stranger than fiction in Self Medicated
With The Worlds Fastest Indian, Roger Donaldson comes full circle
A Karl Rove timeline
Martin Scorseses The Aviator
Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower gives back to the kids
The Catholic Churchs game of hide-the-priest put Tom Fuentes in charge of an alleged pedophile
The Marginal Prophets semi-conscious hip-hop
Sky Saxon & the Seeds live the myth
What do you get when you combine paranoia, ego and almost limitless power?
Answer: DA Tony Rackauckas
Peelander Z made themselves from noodles
Ladies and gentlemen, Roseanne! Just Roseanne!
A play that can break your heart in 10 different ways
Relish on the road with Warped
El Toro Airport Watch No. 95