The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
The directors of 'At Any Price' and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' could have done so much better
By: Heidi Darby In the midst of a repartee about accountability and freedom of expression, Nico Vega vocalist Aja Volkman trails off into an unexpected silence. Snapping back into the conversation she giggles, "Okay, I don't want to take you out of the interview, but let me tell you exactly what's ... More >>
In this spirited film, a giant adventure comes back to life
How Jason Statham brings the Stark antihero to the screen for the first, or eighth, time
While New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright continues to do his victory tour for his magnificent book-length exposé on Scientology, Irvine residents Luis and Rocio Garcia are getting sue-y against their former church.You might remember the couple from 2011, when the St. Petersburg Times revealed they h ... More >>
We here in one of the least-respected professions in America talk often about the "news hook" when kicking around story ideas. It's a term pregnant with high-minded concern for the readers and why a story matters. Or, it's a way to justify writing about crap we personally find interesting. But th ... More >>
With last week's news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' separating, as well as Adele's pregnancy, chances are you didn't have a chance to come up with any witty comments regarding hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill pleading guilty to tax evasion. Lucky for you, we wrote five one-liners for you to freely use nex ... More >>
Former University of Southern California and Detroit Lions football star Johnnie Morton, Jr. faced up to five years in prison for repeatedly lying to a federal grand jury in 2009, but caught a break this morning in Santa Ana.U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney, a onetime football star himself ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] And all they have to say is 'We're here investigating something'
Last month, the Irvine Co. accused Leigh Steinberg of being a deadbeat. Wednesday, the super-sports agent made it official.The 62-year-old, who was touted as an inspiration for the titular character in the Tom Cruise flick Jerry Maguire, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and fired off an ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 22, 5 P.M.: One-time super-sports agent Leigh Steinberg of Newport Beach has reacted to the bench warrant imposed on him by an Orange County court commissioner, calling the whole thing the result of a mix-up. The 62-year-old tells the Associated Press that he was under the mistaken i ... More >>
Grillmaker Ben Baller yesterday posted that Sean Kingston asked him to make grills for Justin Bieber. "Luckily I had my grill mold kit inside my car... I knew it was only a matter of time before I got to link with Bieber.... I have made jewels for Paris, Kim K, Tom Cruise, Drake, Michael Jackson, ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Katy Perry with RobynAugust 7, 2011Nokia TheatreWhen you're at a concert there are events that occur, usually in some sequence, that make you hyper-aware of where you are. When the teenybopper behind you starts shrieking/crying/furiously ... More >>
Whatever happened to all the Nickelodeon stars of our childhood? Oh No They Didn't has answers: They track down Michael C. "Mike" Maronna (Big Pete on The Adventures of Pete n Pete), Michael Bower (Eddie "Donkeylips" Gelfen on Salute Your Shorts) and Jason Zimbler (Ferguson W. Darling on Clariss ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyNo, that's not Bono singing with Prince from last night. According to gossip blogger Dr Funkenberry, a very devoted Prince follower, Bono was at the third of Prince's House of Blues shows on Sunset last night. He told us, "Prince called him out one time but he did not come ... More >>
'The Tourist' gawks at its stars, visits Venice, has twist
Over 60 people went to the Fullerton Public Library last night to hear Lalo Alcaraz, the great cartoonist and occasional Weekly contributor. Instead of his usual act--a lecture in which he flips through some of his favorite editorial cartoons and offers one-liners--I proposed something a bit more ... More >>
I read more about Scientology than normal people should, only because I'm a bit obsessed about religions, pseudo-religions, and their secrets. So when the followers of L. Ron Hubbard bought a historic SanTana building a couple of years ago, I figured they were about to launch a massive outreach e ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Spartan laughs to be had in this lackluster parody
When I heard that Dragon Ball Z would be a movie, I was more than excited. For years, I dreamed of a live-action Dragon Ball flick, but then I was the guy who owned all the mangas and watched that ancient cheap live-action version of Dragon Ball: The Spirits Within. I used to watch the show before ... More >>
Seven years after leaving the industry that made him a star, former comic book wunderkind Rob Liefeld is ready for his heroes to be reborn
Resurrecting the Champ gets journalism right, and that’s a grind
Oct. 25 - Oct. 31
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center building may soon leave behind the things of this world, and take on the fight against the evil alien power from beyond the stars that's keeping you from fulfilling your potential and living like Tom Cruise. In other ... More >>
Robert Townes romantic valentine to a bygone LA
With The Worlds Fastest Indian, Roger Donaldson comes full circle
Meeting Mrs. Argyros
Christopher Nolans Batman begins with flesh and bone
We help you figure out who that is
Tom Hanks in Spielbergs The Terminal
Don DeLillos Cosmopolis
Forbidden Hollywood is a laugh riot
Milemarker making sex music militant
Why is Hollywood so full of whores?
Cameron Crowes Almost Famous
Rogue band of fetish nurses, pimps invades Sun Theater!
Geckos grows up, CACA floats and rednecks swing!
Hot licks in Deke-speak
Lightweight champs! And loving it!