If you're under the age of 40 and have head-banged to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which came out in 1975 -- you've probably been influenced by the 1992 classic (?) SNL-spin-off comedy Wayne's World. But that's not its only banger; in fact, seemingly the entire soundtrack infiltrated the musical c ... More >>
Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week:
Thursday, Sept. 13
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has what appears to be a permanent befuddled expression that is both self-deprecating and endearing. Same can be said about his feature debut, Sleepwalk With Me. Although the semi-autobiograp ... More >>
L.A. likes Twilight and S.F. likes The Big Lebowski?
So says a graphic put out by the social networking site StumbleUpon, analyzing the cultural differences between the two cities.
"You can see a lot of things that actually aren't surprising," says StumbleUpon data analyst Tim Abraham, who conduct ... More >>
Haven't we all learned, after Manny Pacquiao was falsely quoted last month as saying all gays should be "put to death," that the Examiner is not a source to be aggregated?
CBS2 didn't get the memo. "Lebowski fans, lift up your white russian!" the local news site wrote this morning. "The much-antici ... More >>
Last weekend, the third L.A. Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LA Web Fest) took over the LAX Radisson Hotel, bringing a wide variety of Internet-based programming to screening rooms. I stopped by the event on Saturday afternoon and got to check out episodes from over 20 series.
The annual convention ce ... More >>
Southwest Airlines may agree with the "fat" part of Kevin Smith's new book Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good from Gotham Books, but Silent Bob is far from lazy. He's an author, comic book store owner, professional stage farceur and podcaster who runs a network of podcasts fo ... More >>
While in town for SXSW last week, we checked in with Austin native Ernest Cline, the author of 2011 bestseller Ready Player One. It's sci-fi, but totally readable and compelling; the plot concerns a nerdy overweight teen living in a distopian future America where everyone spends all their time in a ... More >>
Kids are influenced to drink when they see heavy alcohol use in their favorite movies, according to a new study.
Admit it. The Hangover made you want to live out that kind of Vegas weekend (if you haven't already).
Now imagine you're 14. Yeah. Research published this week in the journal BMJ Open s ... More >>
The Hangover Part II / Warner Bros.This shit is real.If your experiences were the basis of one of the chapters of The Hangover franchise, wouldn't you just let it stay in Vegas (or, in this case, Thailand)?
A man who claims that really happened -- to him no less -- is suing the makers of the ... More >>
A. D'AlessandroThe cast of Husbands from left to right: Cheeks, Sean Hemeon and Alessandra Torresani
"We're here for Jane!" beamed one young couple at Sunday's Nerdist Writers Panel, and by Jane they were referring to Jane Espenson, a female David Milch and goddess among fanboys, revered for ... More >>
From Tad Friend's New Yorker profile of Anna Faris (which Jezebel.com reblogged under the headline "Hollywood Insiders Admit Hollywood Hates Women") to the glass-ceiling-shattering pressure assigned to last month's Bridesmaids (which has thus far outgrossed every previous Judd Apatow project ... More >>
Laemmle Music Hall.It looks like Beverly Hills' Laemmle Music Hall 3 will be the next of the great old movie theaters to fall in Los Angeles.
The Beverly Hills Courier reports this week that the Laemmle folks will likely pull out in April as a result of a rent increase they can't absorb; it' ... More >>
After almost exactly a month in theaters, Kevin Smith's Cop Out has made $42.7 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing film directed by the sometime-indie icon, by a substantial margin. Meanwhile, the Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan cop-com was a total strikeout with critics, nett ... More >>