Click here for the review of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which has Karina Longworth of our big sistah paper LA Weekly astutely pointing out the similarities with the 43-year-old auteur's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. But I was struck at the Orange County Film Society sneak-peak scree ... More >>
Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>
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The final Newport Beach Film Festival entries viewed by yours truly on closing day Thursday were solid efforts. Denied access to former San Clemente resident Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom Tuesday night, Clockwork joined a decent-sized  ... More >>
I review the sophomore release from The Shortwave Set in the Weekly this week, but seeing as how the album's been out for like, forever, overseas, and it's out today in the states, why wait to read it? Read it here, now! The future is now! But actually the past! Think about it. The Shortwave SetRepl ... More >>
If you're anything like me, the exciting Hollywood blockbusters being released this summer may as well not bother, because you haven't a spare dime to spend seeing them. As the cost of living continues to rise, finding entertainment that's as cheap as possible becomes increasingly necessary and fra ... More >>
It's hard to get all that enthused about some of the releases this week, but there's one that I'm definitely all fired up NOT to see.
THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING
Remember back when Harry Potter was first going to be a movie, and it was suggested that Steven Spielberg would direct, with Haley Jo ... More >>