• SoCal Gets Boozy At The Second Annual Catalina Wine Mixer
    September 26 at 5:34 a.m. by Eran Ryan

    The most iconic scene from the film Step Brothers is now a three-day event on Catalina Island.

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  • Scraping the Barrel: 2015's Worst Movies
    December 31 at 4 a.m.

    If you don't already have enough reasons to be happy that 2015 has come to an end, remind yourself of the terrible movies that it produced — and hope that the films of 2016 aren't so bad that they have you wishing for a time machine of your…


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  • Funny Ha Ha: 2015's Best Comedies
    December 30 at 4 a.m.

    The year's best knee-slappers came from all across the globe: a murder-mystery miniseries made in France, an ancient Greece-inspired look at Chicago's gun-violence epidemic, an old-school vampire flick from New Zealand. Though many of these films'…

  • The Most Underrated Movies of 2015
    December 22 at 4 a.m.

    There are several different ways of defining "underrated." Did reviewers not give a certain movie its fair shake, or did a critical darling simply fall through the box-office cracks? Whatever the reason may be, here are more than 20 movies from…

  • <i> Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> Premieres @ the Irvine Spectrum
    December 18 at 2:03 p.m. by Matt Kollar

    <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> Premiere at the Irvine Spectrum on Dec. 17. 

  • James Bond Cars from <i>Spectre</i> Roll Into Cars & Coffee
    November 1 at 4 a.m.

    The Spectre Bond cars made their first North American appearance at OC Cars & Coffee on Oct. 31. The tricked-out Jaguar C-X75, the Land Rover Sport SVR and the Land Rover Defender were on display at the OC Market Place parking lot in Costa Mesa.…

  • Scenes from <I>Game of Thrones</I>, Season 5
    April 7 at 4 a.m.

    Be sure to read our Game of Thrones season 5 preview by Inkoo Kang. The fifth season premieres Sunday, April 12.

  • The Famous Faces of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival
    March 18 at 4 a.m.

    At the SXSW film Festival, held March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, established stars and indie newcomers showcase their latest movies. Photographer Nate "Igor" Smith brings back these portraits of the actors, directors and writers of this year's crop of…

  • 2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominees
    January 15 at 4 a.m.

    Announced again in the pre-dawn hours in Los Angeles—this year by actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs—were the nominations of eight films out of a possible ten for the Best Picture Academy Award. Also announced on Thursday,…

  • The 25 Best Space Movies of All Time
    November 7 at 4 a.m.

    Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25…

  • The 20 Best Modern Vampire Movies, 1979 to the Present
    October 20 at 4 a.m.

    By Amy Nicholson, Alan Scherstuhl, and Stephanie Zacharek. Follow @VoiceFilmClub !function(d,s,id){var…

  • The 11 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies
    September 5 at 4 a.m.

    Found footage horror movie As Above, So Below follows a team of urban explorers into the catacombs beneath Paris, home to "200 miles of tunnels right underneath our feet!" as announced in the trailer by Perdita Weeks, who plays urban archeology…

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show @ the Frida Cinema
    August 18 at 4 a.m.

    Fans of the Rocky Horror Picture Show celebrated the cult film's triumphant return to Orange County on Aug. 15 at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana. All images by Brian Feinzimer.See Also Frida Cinema Launches Monthly Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • 20 Neo-Noir Films You Have to See
    August 18 at 4 a.m.

    The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir…

  • 10 Movies You Should See This Summer
    June 19 at 4 a.m.

    The phrase "summer movies" will never not mean broad, action-driven crowd-pleasers to me: I counted the days until Batman (June 23, 1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (July 3, 1991), and Jurassic Park (June 11, 1993) were released. For every Dark…

  • Doc Docs: 8 Powerful Medical Documentaries
    June 18 at 4 a.m.

    Code Black is the latest in a string of powerful documentaries examining the domestic health care system's flaws and profiling its physicians, caretakers and patients. In this film -- which will be released in select theaters on June 20 -- the…

  • 8 Great Western Comedies
    May 29 at 4 a.m.

    The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid…

  • Nicolas Cage's 10 Best Movie Roles
    April 10 at 4 a.m.

    As video-on-demand continues to become the preferred route of distribution for a certain kind of independent film, much is being made of Nicolas Cage's willingness to slum for a paycheck, with recent examples including already-forgotten,…

  • Ten Enduring Conspiracy Thrillers
    March 31 at 4 a.m.

    With the approaching release this week of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, many critics, including L.A. Weekly’s own Amy Nicholson, have noted the film’s similarities (starting with the obvious: Robert Redford) to the string of conspiracy…



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