On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly discuss Kimberly Peirce's reimagining of Stephen King's Carrie -- and Nicholson convinces Stephanie to go see Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
"Trying to convince people that I'm a stand-up comic is a real uphill battle," Jackass cohort Steve-O confessed before Friday's headlining show at the El Rey. "I realize I have a lot of work to do to get to that point." Notable bit of introspection and self-awareness for a guy whose resume boasts s ... More >>
Lina Lecaro LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Tim Burton and Slash There is seemingly no rest for the wicked mind of Tim Burton. With current/recent projects ranging from the film version of Dark Shadows to a reworking of his stop-motion short Frankenweenie to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (sadly, ... More >>
I love New York in June, in L.A.
Kids of Widney High, Amoeba Records, Feb. 28, 2008 By now, I hope that most people reading this know who the Kids of Widney High are, so I'll only briefly mention their story for those who might have forgotten. They're a group of disabled students (or former students) from a Los Angeles special ed ... More >>
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Animation giant plays anti-union toon