Remember Goosebumps, those creepy books that scared the crap out of you when you were a kid? For the second year in a row, L.A. trap DJ RL Grime is dropping a bass heavy Halloween mix with a cameo by none other than the Goosebumps author himself, R.L. Stine. And yes, RL Grime's name was inspired by ... More >>
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.
Robert K. Elder, a writer and editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, is a veteran of crowdsourced cinephilia, having written The Film That Changed My Life, featuring discussions with film directors on the subject. His new book is The Best Films You've Never Seen, which discusses those films that never re ... More >>
See also: *More L.A. Weekly Film Coverage *5 Artsy Things to do in L.A. This Week Summer means you'll probably spend quite the number of evenings plopped on the couch or in a multiplex watching a movie. But this is L.A. and if you don't take advantage of the weather, especially during the summer, ... More >>
The dishy media blitz for the new, fourth season of Arrested Development has begun, kicking off with Bateman's recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel. He said the timing will be unconventional, playing out in divided unison. Each episode will follow a different character through the same segment of time, ... More >>
When former New York Times (and ex-LA Weekly) movie critic Elvis Mitchell took over LACMA's film curatorship two years ago -- with Film Independent, which runs the L.A. Film Festival and the Spirit Awards -- he announced his intention to raise the profile of LACMA's Bing Theater and fill it with tha ... More >>
See also: *Our Streamy Awards slideshow *Our profile of Jenna Marbles, from our People Issue The 3rd annual Streamy awards, honoring excellence in original online video, streamed live online (appropriately) Sunday night at the Hollywood Palladium. More than ever before, nominees ran the gamut of n ... More >>
See also: *Brody Stevens Speaks Out About his Infamous Twitter Meltdown For three LA comedians looking to expanding their reach, HBO GO is offering a platform through its new batch of original programs, designated HBO Digitals. Available only to HBO subscribers, HBO GO launched early last year and ... More >>
Check out our entire YouTube issue here. Megan Lee Heart made tens of thousands of dollars in the last year -- and did it all from her home in suburban Sherman Oaks. No special effects. No fancy equipment. Just strategic positioning -- and as many as 10 videos each day. Her most popular YouTube cha ... More >>
Bonjour Tristesse It's almost July, which means its time to give up on any semblance of productivity at work and start plotting your escape. If you're half a couple, this list should guide you in your quest to make your relationship last through summer vacation. If you're single, or if, like ... More >>
The young and the sexy writhing out their witch house tunes for skeletons of extinct species! Forbidden French photographs hidden inside a giant "experiential installation"! Werner fucking Herzog live and in person presenting a 3D documentary about the origins of the modern human! Tomorrow ni ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of LA Weekly's esteemed food critic Jonathan Gold, who writes the entertaining "Ask Mr. Gold" column, our film critic Karina Longworth (who wrote this week's great cover story on Kevin Smith) would like to announce the debut of her own question-and-answer feature, ... More >>
Cary Fukunaga does goth romance right
On L.A.'s Skid Row, a generational war over how to teach the American children of illegal immigrants
Many thanks to LA Observed for this one, a remarkable YouTube clip featuring Faye Dunaway in a Japanese commercial by photographer Kazumi Kurigami, in which the legendary actress peels and eats a hard-boiled egg. Does she do anything else? She does not. She does not have to. Faye Dunaway could assem ... More >>
A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that would allow Comcast to limit customers' access to heavy-file downloading and other sites that take up a lot of data "pipe" could be a mixed blessing for Hollywood. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the ... More >>
The festival goes back to its roots or does it?
Does Big Media = Behemoth Media = Bad Media?
Back in sight
Hot ice and Strange Snow
THE OVATION AWARDS ARE TONIGHTMonday at Luckman Auditorium, on the Cal State, Los Angeles campus. For more information, contact http://www.lastagealliance.com LATEST NEW THEATER REVIEWS BEAUTY OF ASHES Writer and star Peres Owino's furious semi-biographical poetry and dance piece about female ... More >>
Check back here Monday after noon for NEW THEATER REVIEWS of Peter Shelan's speculative drama about challenging authority and Christopher Marlowe's death, The School of Night, at the Taper; Susan Kim's stage adaptation of Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, at East West Players; Peter Wing Heale ... More >>
Also, Elegy, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and more
Pellicano, HD DVD, L.A. Times' Montorio and Carson Daly
Silent Movie Theatre’s Cinefamily is a gym for the mind
And one shining Prince
TCM’s bio-doc Brando is cinephile catnip
Incuding Salaam-e-Ishq, Epic Movie, and Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
Brothers and Quinceañera directing duos meet face to face
Activism doesn’t have to smell like patchouli
The making of Richard Montoya’s Water & Power
With Big Brother getting bigger, the nerds battle back