With folk music back in the mainstream consciousness via acts like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, the timing for Beachwood Sparks' reunion is right. "I think we were one of the bands that paved the way for that," founding member and bassist Brent Rademaker tells us. He's excited to talk about their new a ... More >>
We're assuming this is a joke but praying it's not. We'd pay to see a Beard Papa movie directed by Edgar Wright, especially if it was in Smell-O-Vision, especially if we got a job as a puffer (you know, the techs who plump the pastry shells with cream just before the camera rolls).
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Since he and Edgar Wright unleashed their horror-comedy masterpiece Shaun of the Dead on audiences in 2004, Simon Pegg has become as in-demand a performer here as in his native Britain, not to mention something of an alpha geek amongst genre fans. His deeply-rooted boyhood love of the Star W ... More >>
See more photos in Dianne Garcia's gallery "Voice Actors, Artists and Anime Fans Say 'We Heart Japan' at Meltdown Comics."
"I always wanted to be an actor and anime was the first job, career thing, that let me be an actor," said Stephanie Sheh at Thursday night's We Heart Japan fundraiser at Meltdo ... More >>
Strutter-ers Dante Ailano White and Ericka ClevengerDon't Knock The Rock film fest creator Allison Anders has been celebrating rock n' roll, punk, pop and folk in film with DKTR events since 2003, but music has always played a major role in her own films (Mi Vida Loca, Border Radio, Sugartown ... More >>
Battle RoyaleWhen Ella Taylor asked me to rename my top five films of all time, I tattled off the obvious titles. She then asked, "Any since the last 17 years?""In my top five?" I asked incredulously. "Well, okay, top 10," she relented."Well, let me think about that."And upon later reflection, I rea ... More >>
Now in the final stretch of summer, each weekend we scramble to take in as many decadent hotel pool parties and outdoor film screenings as possible before the long days and warm nights end and we're forced back indoors to get our drink on at crummy dive bars. This weekend we went Swimming with Shark ... More >>
Nicole CamposStick that in your corpse pipe and smoke it.There's something about zombies - something innately unifying, a sense of shambling, blood-dribbling community - that brings people together. Especially at a time when the horror genre has turned tide toward mopey emo vampires and the latest ... More >>
"Dante's Inferno": Hollywood Boulevard & Truck Turner
The New Beverly Cinema, April 11
The New Beverly Cinema’s runaway-hit series of director-programmed festivals has proved a rousing success so far, with slates lovingly prepared by the likes of Edgar Wright and Eli Roth. It was only a matter ... More >>
The Apple and Stunt Rock @ The New Beverly Cinema, March 25th
Little gives an LA cinephile greater joy than to see the New Beverly Cinema booming at the start of 2008. In light of longtime owner Sherman Torgan’s sudden and untimely death last year, it seemed as though our last remaining true r ... More >>