By Vern Remember how action movies used to be? The good old-fashioned American (but often European-accented) ones from the '80s and '90s, the type paid tribute to (but not necessarily re-created) in the Expendables movies? No offense to your Iron Men and your Jason Bournes, but I miss movies like D ... More >>
Sex, Death and Robots
Our picks for the must-sees
From screwball to Singles to "Outrageous Fucks"
Brian Bress' video portrait Infinite Man is actually of a woman, even though that woman wears a Gene Kelly look-alike mask and circles around for ten minutes in front of tens of identical male faces. Bress made the mask and painted the backdrop before he asked his girlfriend to appear in the piece. ... More >>
A Perino's for 2010 and beyond, plus the most glamorous view in L.A.
Cyd Charisse has died in Los Angeles. This scene of her as Fiona with Gene Kelly from Singin' In The Rain gets to me every time. As does this one...
What to do in Los Angeles this week
The third time’s the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan’s buddy-cop franchise
And “Burnout” fades to black
My evening with Johnny Mercer
Zatoichi is violent, funny — and kind of Zen
Gregory Hines, 1946-2003
Dancer in the Darks beautiful agony
Harold Nicholas, 1921–2000
Wild and wiggly Egyptian musicals
Tap with your tuna in Studio City