Beginning next week, LA Weekly's main restaurant reviews will come with a star rating. This week, in place of a restaurant review, I wrote an essay explaining the new system, as well as discussing how the decision to implement stars came about and why we think this is a good idea.
If the Academy Awards are a back-slapping bore, the Razzies are a bitch-slapping fun fest. Traditionally held on the eve of the Oscars, the annual awards show for the first time took place Sunday night on April Fool's Day at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, the perfect opportunity to lay into the movie ... More >>
Yes, 87 percent of critics Rottentomatoes.com like it, and yes, it broke a record with $19.7 million from midnight showings across the country last night.
But according to our review of The Hunger Games, written by Melissa Anderson, while the film rages against our culture (especially its fixation ... More >>
Movie WebAnne Hathaway and James Franco are rumored to be cast together in a future "Alien" prequelAccess Hollywood and USA Today -- followed by everyone else, now, in a game of scrambly Hollywood telephone -- are reporting that dashing youngsters James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been chos ... More >>
Paramount PicturesAmerica just couldn't wait to see Steve-O's balls in the third dimension. "Jackass 3D," third filmic spinoff of MTV's infamous gross-out series, opened this weekend to disgusting amounts of success.
Moviegoers dropped an estimated $50 million on the film between Friday and ... More >>
After almost exactly a month in theaters, Kevin Smith's Cop Out has made $42.7 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing film directed by the sometime-indie icon, by a substantial margin. Meanwhile, the Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan cop-com was a total strikeout with critics, nett ... More >>
In case you're wondering what Rob Kendt has been up to in New York City, since leaving his post as editor of Back Stage West, first look no further than his byline - now Rob Weinert-Kendt. That's what a wedding can do.
He's also been having bowls of matzoh ball soup at the Polish ... More >>
The day before yesterday, we spoke of misleading titles, like how there are no flying monsters in WINGED CREATURES. But it works both ways – sometimes movies have titles that lead you to believe they’ll be immeasurably lame, and they’re not. PRINCE OF BROADWAY, for example, sounds like it’s ... More >>