The EDM-focused Sahara tent is twice as tall this year, and much wider and longer too. It's now roughly the size of an airplane hangar. The arched mega-tent is not just a dubstep paradise, but a behemoth of truss and LED panels. The visuals are otherworldly, with kaleidoscopic light and graphic disp ... More >>
Normand Latourelle dreams about horses. Such dreams are appropriate because Latourelle is the creator of the touring shows Cavalia and Odysseo, which, for lack of a better description, have been called "Cirque du Soleil with horses." As one of the original co-founders of Cirque, Latourelle doesn't m ... More >>
Paul Thomas Anderson excels at coaxing brilliant work out of his collaborators -- which, on his last two features, specifically means not only his leading men but also composer Jonny Greenwood and cinematographers Robert Elswit and Mihai Malaimare Jr. -- and directing them so expertly that he distra ... More >>
For all his doom and gloom, Batman isn't exactly an antihero--a point that's worth bringing up right now because another, less tortured hero can currently be found on IMAX screens across Los Angeles: ... More >>
The story goes that while filming in Tunisia in the summer of 1980, Steven Spielberg avoided the dysentery that afflicted most of the cast and crew of Raiders of the Lost Ark by holing up in his hotel room with a suitcase full of SpaghettiOs. Like most studio-approved behind-the-scenes errata, that ... More >>
Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life
CANNES, FRANCE -- Much improved since I last posted, the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its midpoint in train-wreck fashion, its wagon to hitched to The Tree of Life.
The first screening of Terrence Malick's long-awaited new movie, three years in the editing, ... More >>
Do you want to save some orangutans? Do you like to run?
Twenty-five bucks buys you a ticket to run in Orangutan Foundation International's upcoming fundraiser Save the Orangutans 5K Run for Survival on September 26.
I know it takes a lot for us to get off our asses and do something truly ... More >>