If you've been to the Irvine Improv on a Thursday night, then you've probably seen the sickest afro in Orange County. The man attached to this afro of awesomeness? Mr. Frank Robnett, a.k.a. "Friendly Frank." Also a staff member, every third Thursday, Frank graces the stage, spouting observational hu ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
Quick: Name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster
Nowadays, in this Mexican-food nation of ours, mole poblano is the Will Smith of the mole world: someone who was super-big way back when, but receded in popularity once newer, better options became available and is now just there, still hanging around but now so unremarkable that you start wondering ... More >>
This past Saturday, award show season officially ended with the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The 26th installment of the only award show where "kids rule," it was a star-studded night that legitimately out-shined plenty of its contemporaries. You may think we're kidding, but how many awards ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>
This weekend sees the release of the new Kevin James film Here Comes the Boom! We at the Weekly have been anticipating the movie's release for quite some time, if only because it gives us the chance to sneak the phrase "Here comes the Boom" far more often into regular conversation. Yes, "Boom" is an ... More >>
Why can't it stay there?
Bow Wow fans have waited a long time to witness the adult career of the former-kid-rapper-all-grown-up. But the rhymeslinging, Atlanta-based heartthrob isn't merely just satisfied with getting older, he's spent most of his career turning lil' dreams into big ones. "I want to be the next Will S ... More >>
Sal Rojas/Psycho RealmPsycho Realm -- ooh, scary!Halloween has arrived, and its time to break out the spooky sounds once more. Fake spider webs, fog machines, and the right props can make a trick-or-treater think twice before mustering up the courage to come to your door. Or, if you're one of tho ... More >>
Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves. Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>
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 >>
For the last few months, a kooky religious group has been plastering North America with billboards and placards announcing that the world will end on May 21. Call us warped, but we're thrilled by the prospect of Armageddon. With millions of the faithful lifted skyward by the Rapture, their hom ... More >>
Myspace.comWTF:To Eminem fans everywhere, I apologize for socking it to him frequently as of late, but today he's once again made himself the perfect clay pigeon for my editorial buck shot. According to Spin.com, the great white ???? is set to star in a new film.
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
As anyone following your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim knows, free agency will likely create big holes the Halos must fill to remain a top tier playoff contender. A die-hard who realizes this oh-so-well is Stephen Smith over at FutureAngels.com, which today pres ... More >>
I've been a Sirius Satellite subscriber (hello alliteration) since the night before Howard Stern broadcast his first censorship-free show. But in that time, I've come to love certain aspects of the other channels and have recommended this product to everyone from friends to my parents.Sirius and XM, ... More >>
A large, leafy tree stands in the middle of the room. Near the queue to the register, there are two booths made up as jail cells, complete with metal bars and wanted posters. It's corny. It's kitschy. It's the kind of interior design cribbed straight out of the Walt Disney playbook on Western ... More >>
A rap veteran at 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation
I AM LEGEND Will Smith has been a legend before onscreen, but while Bagger Vance carried golf clubs for the white man, the new legendary Will shoots white people. Really white people. Mutants, in fact, who got that way due to a cure for cancer that went a little awry (all Emma Thompson's fault, as ... 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
Family values renewed cant save Richard Dressers latest production
Happyness evokes Capra while examining underbelly of American Dream
Deck the halls with boughs of Hollywood
Customer Lip Service
Veteran hip-hopper V.I.T.A.L. Emcee steps out on his own
If you can read this Six Degrees of Separation review, were connected
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
The hidden meaning of Will Smiths Switch
Designer Jade Howe gives us clothes strong enough for a woman, made for a man
The War of the Worlds and the evolution of doomsday
How the rich buy cars
Up and down the tubes with MIIBs J and K
Same old new Memphis
Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you
Good times at the NAMM show
Ali celebrates black history without laundering it
Teen strategy for sneaking into R flicks raises a question: How much money does a movie really make?
The Second OC Weekly Local-Band Compilation CD!
Yet another column about gay people, plus a really vicious fight