The Departed

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Top Five Rappers in Movies

    ​Making it big on the big screen is rough. Judging by the forgettable attempts by the cast of Friends--sans Jennifer Aniston, whose most memorable roles involve playing some semi-neurotic version of herself in intellectually-gutted rom coms--transitioning to movies isn't made any easier through su ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Dropkick Murphys Climb Up the Topsails

    The Boston group reflects on their latest release and the Bruins' Stanley Cup Victory

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing returns, in 'The Other Guys'

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Leisure Suited Larry and His Giant Balloon

    Don't ask me how, but I ended up at the much-ballyhooed Great Park last Saturday for an evening of Irish music, a mini-passion of mine ever since hearing the Dropkick Murphys lend sizzling tension to The Departed with their cover of Woody Guthrie's "I'm Shipping up to Boston." Can't remember the nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    "Death" takes to DVD

    One (or two, depending on how you look at it) of the highlights of the past Newport Beach Film Festival was the Death Note movies, the latest in a powerhouse franchise from Japan that began with comics, then spawned an anime series and many toys, and finally these live-action adaptations. Death Note ... More >>