In the day of the Internet-made superstar, Andy Grammer is a rarity. The 29-year-old has made a name for himself the old fashioned way: through hard work. For every YouTube sensation, a guy like Grammer is being lost in the shuffle. The son of singer-songwriter Red Grammer, Andy started playing guit ... More >>
Good morning. Are you sure you've found the real deal when you see it? I mean the Real Deal, in caps, or in quotes, or whatever punctuation is required to separate if from the rest? Friends, home-grown So Cal short story writer Jim Gavin is the R.D., though most everybody already knew that except, i ... More >>
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' vanishes what the performer is best at
The 'second fiddle' steps out on her own
Time trip back to January, when Corona del Mar actor Ben York Jones was blogging for the Weekly from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (when he wasn't taking bows for the U.S. Dramatic Competition winner he co-wrote with Santa Ana-bred Drake Doremus, Like Crazy).A film that Jones caught by the fest ... More >>
A middle-aged naif goes wild in 'Cedar Rapids'
Dwight Schrute comes to Surf City tonight to talk about God, love, death and even heavier topics.That's not quite right: Rainn Wilson, the actor who plays the former assistant to the regional manager at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. on NBC's comedy hit The Office, signs copies of SoulPancak ... More >>
Mental disability as comedy in 'Dinner for Schmucks'
Listen, no one likes Mondays. (Except for maybe the Communists.) Let's all commiserate the passing of another weekend with some indie arts and crafts focused on the most hated day of the week! "Monday Morning" glicee print by Tijmen This robot is pretty much how I feel at the start of eve ... More >>
Tina Fey and Steve Carell go lowbrow and chemistry-free
Last night was a busy one for Orange County bands--Make Moon, the Growlers, the New Limb, Janu and the Whalesharks at the Yost Theater; the Union Line and Yellow Red Sparks at Detroit Bar; and the final night of Handsome G's residency at the Gypsy Lounge. We made it to the first two.
Rogue Wave roar to a new peak with Heaven's Gate
Trailer is shown for the Get Smart movie, starring Steve Carell. Looks like a big-budget deal. Anne Hathaway is super-hot as Agent 99; Terrence Stamp is Siegfried, leader of KAOS. The Rock is Agent 22, Alan Arkin is the CHief, and it looks like WWE monstrosity Great Khali is in there too. Scenes in ... More >>
Electric Six are still pumping irony