The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
In "Precious," newcomer Gabourey Sidibe "carries the alternately exhausting and exhilarating narrative on her formidable shoulders."Precious, the film adaptation of poet Sapphire's best-selling novel Push, has generated buzz since its Sundance premiere, added Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry as its ... More >>
Find out what film critics, Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman, Jim Ridley, Ella Taylor and Robert Wilonsky agreed were the 12 best movies of the year. Also: Jeffrey Katzenberg in 3D and the state of indie filmmaking.And news has Matt Coker explaining why the Native American battle over the possible disturb ... More >>
WEB EXCLUSIVE! The top movies of 2007
I'm not sure what to tell you today. I'm going to see DRAGON WARS (D-WAR) today, but mainly because it didn't screen for press and I need to get a review to you guys. It ought to be a no-brainer, but I've heard that it doesn't even deliver on the promise of dragons trashing Los Angeles, which is di ... More >>
We Recommend: Superbad
We recommend: 1408, Chalk, A Mighty Heart
We recommend: Brand Upon the Brain!, DOA: Dead or Alive, The Golden Door, Nancy Drew
We recommend: Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway
Congratulations to Orange County-based film director Ham Tran. Judges at the AZN Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles recently named Tran's Journey from the Fall as the outstanding independent film of 2007. Tran's epic movie follows a fictional Vietnamese family from the day the Communists invade ... More >>
We recommend: Bug, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
We recommend: After the Wedding, Away From Her, The Ex, The Hi
'THAT WAS BULLSHIT! YOU SHOULD SEE THE LADY DOWN THE STREET FROM ME! SHE USED TO BE HOT! NOW SHE LOOKS LIKE A MEXICAN COW!'
We recommend: Americanizing Shelley, Civic Duty,
'And when I say "you," I am referring to white America. I purposely left that "white" uncapitalized'
'This article is CRAP. This interview never happened, and falsifying information in that way is wrong for so many reasons. Mickey Mouse is a household name. Its like slandering Jesus; you just dont do it'
Vincent Nguyen just emailed a comment to us from the director of Journey From the Fall, regarding Scott Foundas' review of the film. Director Ham Tran basically touches on the same points everyone else offended by the review did. Tran's comments are here. Our whole online package on the uproar is ... More >>
The following was originally posted March 22
Are We Done Yet?; Firehouse Dog; The Page Turner; The Reaping; The TV Set
Some readers accuse film critic of racism
'How DARE you call the film phony. This is a war against the Vietnamese community. We will organize a major protest against OC Weekly'
Cafe Setareh; Gray Matters; Nishabd; The Ultimate Gift
The Abandoned; Days of Glory (Indigenes); Reno 911!: Miami; Starter for Ten
Alpha Dog, Borat, Casino Royale
Alpha Dog, Borat, Charlotte's Web
Arthur and the Invisibles; Guru; Primeval; Stomp the Yard
Guadalupe; The History Boys; Screamers; Unaccompanied Minors
Robert Altman, R.I.P.
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker; Driving Lessons; The Grudge 2; The Marine; Nearing Grace; One Night With the King; The Queen
Employee of the Month; Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Aurora Borealis; Facing the Giants; Flyboys; Jackass: Number Two; Man Push Cart; Open Season
Beerfest; How to Eat Fried Worms; Queens
Accepted; Factotum; Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna; Material Girls; Snakes on a Plane
Heading South, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Time to Leave
Dog Lover's Symphony; Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties; The King; Korn Live on the Other Side
The Sentinel, Silent Hill, Standing Still
2006 Newport Beach Film Festival has a tough act to follow
Revised for the Web!
Find Me Guilty; She's the One
Duck Season, Failure to Launch, The Hills Have Eyes, The Libertine, Quality of Life, The Shaggy Dog
Date Movie; Eight Below; Freedomland; The Second Chance; Tamara
A Good Woman; Imagine Me & You; Manderlay; Rang De Basanti; Something New; When a Stranger Calls; The World's Fastest Indian
The other day, while getting the website that mirrors your favorite OC alt.-weekly pub ready for ya'all, Clockworken noticed something interesting upon opening Gustavo Arellano's popular column !Ask a Mexican! (Special Cesar Chavez Edition). Along the top of the virtual page was a Google advertiseme ... More >>
Glory Road, Hoodwinked, Last Holiday, Tristan & Isolde
George Clooney presses for freedom of the press