Tyler Dixon and Heather Kasprzak met as nemeses at the Super Bowl in Dallas in 2011. Both had created award-winning ads selected out of thousands by Doritos to air during the Super Bowl. Both were also hoping to be ranked No. 1 by the USA Today Ad Meter, which would award them the $1 million Doritos ... More >>
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 >>
California DOTThe Mulholland Bridge.Yeah, the 405 freeway is closing from the 10 to the 101 this weekend. But the meat and potatoes of Carmageddon really comprises only about four lanes or so of width -- the Mulholland bridge.
To widen lanes and make way for a new bridge they're taking the o ... More >>
Hero and his new hottie
The two hours and 34 minutes of Transformers: Dark of the Moon are loaded with unimaginable violence, but only one spasm left the audience at the theater where I watched it speechless.
They cheered the robot-on-robot slugfests, rendered in terabyte-straining slow moti ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery, "Transformers Fans Gather for BotCon 2011."
One thing we can say with certainty after covering conventions for LA Weekly for the past two-and-a-half years is that whether we're at small events like MacrossWorld or something as la ... More >>
Tom Kenny (left) and Billy West
You know them, but you don't know them: Live Talks Los Angeles, who brought us Tina Fey and Steve Martin for a chat recently, present An Evening of 1,000 Voices With Billy West and Tom Kenny. West is best known as the voice of Philip J. Fry on Futurama and Stim ... More >>
Maroon 5Eric Valentine is a record producer-about-town with credits ranging from Nickel Creek to the All-American Rejects to Good Charlotte to, well, Maroon 5. He also can get your tracks on a bunch of high-profile soundtracks (Transformers!). Dude knows industry people and, if you're an aspi ... More >>
‚ÄčMaybe it was the phalanx of real-life roller derby girls high-fiving everyone at the entrance to the Ryerson Theatre, or perhaps the irrepressibly perky Drew Barrymore just touches a particular sweet spot in the hearts and minds of the Toronto Film Festival's unapologetically positivist, always-h ... More >>
The other weekend, Wolverine racked up $87 million for its opening. That's more than pop cultural sweetheart Star Trek pulled in over the past three days. Wolverine's impressive debut undermines the argument that former Fox entertainment blogger Roger Friedman, who was fired for reviewing a bootlegg ... More >>
For the next 10 days, I'll be posting regularly from the Berlin International Film Festival (a.k.a. the Berlinale), generally considered to be the second largest festival in Europe (after Cannes) and, at 59, one of the oldest. This year, the Berlinale's international competition will feature the wor ... More >>
For the next 10 days, I'll be posting regularly from the Berlin International Film Festival
(a.k.a. the Berlinale), generally considered to be the second largest
festival in Europe (after Cannes) and, at 59, one of the oldest. This
year, the Berlinale's international competition will feature the wo ... More >>