Vito Corleone has his cat. Dr. Evil has Mr. Bigglesworth. Jabba the Hut has whatever this thing is. Even Hitler had a German Shepard named Blondi.
Villains throughout history have had pets. It's an easy way to humanize them, so that they're not just mustache-twisting caricatures. Sometimes they're ... More >>
Congratulations, corporate Hollywood! You finally got the hang of 21st-century guerilla marketing.
Over the past few days, foot soldiers for CBS Films have apparently been hanging up ads for its latest film Seven Psychopaths all over L.A., in the form of lost-dog flyers -- making them so inherently ... More >>
In hindsight, the 1984 hit Footloose -- starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Herbert Ross -- along with its contemporary, Flashdance, can be seen as the link between the old Hollywood model of a let's-put-on-a-show musical, based on original songs brought to life in elaborate choreographed n ... More >>
Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber in Dark Horse
"We're Jews, and Jews we shall always be."
So a main character warns of the us-vs-them difference that would define the first half of the 20th century, in A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg's period piece triangulating the Oedipal relationship b ... More >>
Sure, Tim Burton's reigning muse might be Helena Bonham Carter, but what about the director's less-lauded heroines? Prepare for the Tim Burton exhibition opening up at the LACMA this weekend (May 29-Oct. 31) by reacquainting yourself with these great Burton female leads of the past.
Now you're hungry. Or grossed out. Das Racist might be genius. Or a big joke. Or maybe both. "We're not joking, just joking-we are joking, just joking- we're not joking," they intone dully on "hahahaha jk?," the funniest track from last September's very funny mixtape Sit Down, Man. But it's p ... More >>
Here at West Coast Sound we have been long-time fans of the RZA's 2005 book The Wu-Tang Manual, a really inspirational retelling of the conception and formation of hip-hop's unlikeliest spiritual gang. So we were thrilled when we learned earlier this year that The Abbot was working on a follo ... More >>