We'd Like to Help the Academy is our Oscar column highlighting the outliers that should be nominated (but probably won't be).
For a long time I thought of Matthew McConaughey as an actor whom I liked more than he deserved. He built some good faith with Dazed and Confused and other early roles, yes ... More >>
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Real-life freaks and geeks gathered at Gallery 1988 Tuesday night for the opening of the A Tribute to Judd Apatow ... More >>
L.A. author Dustin Thomason wrote the bestseller The Rule of Four with Ian Caldwell. He's now going solo with 12.21, published in August, about a doctor trying to save civilization from destruction on Dec. 21, 2012, which is when the world will supposedly end, according to the Maya calendar. Publish ... More >>
"John Baldessari is so successful, he carries absolutely nothing in his pockets," says gravelly-voiced Tom Waits, halfway through a six-minute film about the 80-year-old, 6 feet, 7-inch tall, L.A. pop-conceptualist. "Not a thing," Baldessari confirms.
Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the duo behind ... More >>
"It's hard not to be romantic about baseball," admits Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics played, in career-best form, by Brad Pitt in Bennett Millers' Moneyball.This line, from a screenplay by Stephen Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, happens in the home stretch of a film abo ... More >>
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
The Toronto Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, offering the usual mix of Oscar bait, new films from foreign and experimental masters, and basically every conceivable thing in between. With the caveat that the lineup, hundreds of films strong, could not possibly be tackle ... More >>
That explains it.You know the stereotype: Marijuana user = Jonah Hill-looking dude who lives on his friend's couch.
But if you look at the daily smokers around you, and we know you have daily smokers around you, this being the pot shop capital of the nation and all, what are you looking at? ... More >>
Two very special holidays for the peoples of Los Angeles happen to fall on the same Hump Day this year: 4/20 and Passover, Day 2. One is a silly excuse to dabble in unmentionables (which a certain High Times editor claims "points us in a direction for the responsible use of cannabis") and the ... More >>
Artist Misha works in a home studio filled with collectibles-- shelves lined with Ghost in the Shell figures, Sanrio accessories, Gloomy Bear goodies and lots of small toys that she has accumulated over the years. Amidst the hodgepodge of cute, pop culture references, she paints adorable girls with ... More >>
Jack JohnsonSurf's up, and so is Jack Johnson's domination of the saleable-sappy-soft-surf singer-songwriter market. The 35-year-old Hawaiian feel-gooder's new album is called "To the Sea" (perhaps you've heard the cloying single "You and Your Heart"), out next week, and that's where Johnson ... More >>
Last Friday the so-called Party Rock Tour descended on the Hollywood Palladium in a homecoming of sorts for LMFAO, Shwayze, and their partners in neon electro-hip-hop. The all-ages event (read: mostly between onset-of-puberty and 20) offered a nonstop party from sundown till closing, a full bill goi ... More >>
Los Angeles premiere parties are full of perks like free cocktails, irreverent celebrity commentary and, if you're lucky, a few laughs and plenty of photo opportunities. Wednesday September 10 marked the debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's new Web series, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Car ... More >>
I hate lines. They're somewhere in the lower rungs of my own personal inferno along with club kids in fedoras, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the abstract concept of valet parking. Unfortunately, entering Coachella brings me into contact with three of those four food groups as quite often, while wai ... More >>