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  • Issue Archive for
  • Jan 20-26, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 11

News

  • States May Slash Subsidies For Hollywood
  • States May Slash Subsidies For Hollywood

    The New York Times reports that as states tighten their belts, some governors are thinking about reducing Hollywood subsidies.That's bad for Hollywood, the industry, but maybe not so bad for Hollywood, the place, because California has no intention of cutting its tax credits for film and TV production...

Calendar

  • GET HAMMERED
  • GET HAMMERED

    You know that part in Inception when gravity gets all crazylike and nobody knows what's real and what's an illusion? (Okay, that's pretty much the whole movie, but still.) Artist Julian Hoeber's "Demon Hill" exhibit at the Hammer Museum gives you the chance to experience that very feeling for yourself,...

Film

  • Applause

    APPLAUSE Appearing in every frame of Applause, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen), an aging actress and recovering alcoholic trying to get her life back together, is a woman under the influence — of Gena Rowlands' Myrtle Gordon, another aging, alcoholic actress, in John Cassavetes' Opening Night. Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet,...
  • Evangelion 1.0

    GO  EVANGELION 1.0 Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno co-directs the first in a planned tetralogy that reboots (and spiffs up with gorgeously soft-lit 3-D CGI) his beloved mid-'90s anime series, which was seminal enough to earn $1.4 billion-plus in revenue and, perhaps more tellingly, be referenced by Homer Simpson...
  • Lemmy

    LEMMY "Lemmy is the baddest motherfucker in the world," exclaims Dave Grohl in Lemmy: 49% Motherf---er, 51% Son of a Bitch. It's a sentiment shared by almost everyone who appears on camera (Dave Navarro, Ozzy, Metallica, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton) in this fawning documentary. Devotees of Motorhead frontman/certifiable rock icon...
  • Mumbai Diaries

    MUMBAI DIARIES Mumbai Diaries — a new Indian indie written and directed by Kiran Rao that's kind of about a romantic rich man/rich girl/poor boy love triangle, but mostly about vanishing culture in Mumbai — is sadly only as interesting as its peripheral details. Star Aamir Khan, who also produced...

Music

  • Brck's Picks: Hard-Ass Jazz

    Tenor Chuck Manning is back at Charlie O's on Saturday. We just saw him with Mat Marucci at Jax and what a couple sets that was, with Marucci's propulsive, rolling, explosive drumming and Manning's furious, rollicking blasts of smart post-bop or whatever it is we're calling all that post-Trane saxophonery...

Restaurants

  • Weird Soda Review: Filbert's Watermelon
  • Weird Soda Review: Filbert's Watermelon

    There are two schools of thought among soda connoisseurs: Those who prefer their sodas as naturalistic as possible (cinema vérité) and those who prefer neon-hued creations not derived from any fruit flavors found in this world (science-fiction). A watermelon soda can fall anywhere along this spectrum, from a Mexican jugo...
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  • Wal-Mart Slashing Salt, Sugar, Fat AND Prices
  • Wal-Mart Slashing Salt, Sugar, Fat AND Prices

    Wal-Mart has long been one of American citizens' most reliable suppliers of unhealthy packaged foods. Today, as The New York Times reports, the company has proclaimed its intention to, over the next five years, reduce the levels of sodium, fat, and sugar in thousands of its products. And, interestingly, to...
  • Taco Bell: In a Beef Over Beef
  • Taco Bell: In a Beef Over Beef

    California resident Amanda Obney visited a local Taco Bell and bought herself a snack. We imagine that she ordered a brace of tacos, and upon contemplating her purchase--wee brown crumbles cupped in crunchy shells, topped with vivid orange shreds, watery lettuce, and the kind of "hot" sauce you squirt from...
  • Your Vampiro Fix: Mexicali Tacos & Co.
  • Your Vampiro Fix: Mexicali Tacos & Co.

    The recent theft and indefinite closure of the Boyle Heights stand Tacos Guanajuato is an unqualified tragedy. While we wish owner Ulises Gutierrez and everyone involved the best of luck and hope to be announcing their triumphant return at some point in the near future, the vampiro show must go...
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  • Rick Bayless Does a Star Turn at Red O
  • Rick Bayless Does a Star Turn at Red O

    Red O was jammed the other night, but for the real action, you had to have an invitation to the tequila lounge. The highlight of the party in there was an appearance by Rick Bayless, who had flown from Chicago to promote his upcoming appearance at the Food & Wine...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Room Service

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEW GO ROOM SERVICE ​ Photo by Maia RosenfeldTwenty-two jackals -- I mean, actors -- have run up a $1200 bill at a posh hotel in 1930s Manhattan, and their producer Gordon (Derek Manson) is desperate...
  • Stage Raw: LAWEES on the horizon
  • Stage Raw: LAWEES on the horizon

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLAWEES ON THE HORIZON The 32nd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards are coming to the El Rey on April 4. Nominees will be announced mid-February. The LAWEES, focusing on work presented in theaters of 99-seats or...
  • Stage Raw: LADCC Awards and Quiz3
  • Stage Raw: LADCC Awards and Quiz3

    NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON PUZZLER AND ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS DURING 2010 The 42nd annual ceremony takes place on Monday, March 14 at Burbank's Colony Theatre. Details will be posted at www.ladramacriticscircle.com , and reservations can be made by...

Columns

  • Making Love to Music: The Boner-busting Power of Sound
  • Making Love to Music: The Boner-busting Power of Sound

    West Coast Sound posted a stellar article yesterday discussing musical tastes and whether or not they affect interpersonal relationships. A study showed that men appeared less attractive when admitting their love for classical or heavy metal music, while ladies glittered more when they revealed they enjoy classical, but lost their...

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