Over the weekend, Improv Olympic became a Scripted Olympic. From Thursday through Sunday, Hollywood's iO West Theater hosted its first annual L.A. Scripted Comedy Festival, featuring a collection of talent from across the country showcasing sketch, variety, storytelling, stand up and short films.
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Our weekly list of special event movies to see:
Thursday. Dec. 6
The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival continues this week, and tonight at Bellevarado Studios presents a tribute to Italian erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass, including his Vanessa Redgrave-starring La Vacanza.
Karen O with her bandmates in The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
What do post-New Wave songstress Karen O, country crooner Willie Nelson and Chipotle burritos have in common? They've teamed up to promote awareness about the economic hardship that American family farmers face in an industrialized agricultu ... More >>
Timothy NorrisJoseph Gordon Levitt discussing the nature of love with Neil Patrick HarrisJoseph Gordon-Levitt
hitRECord Fall Formal
The Orpheum Theatre
October 10, 2011
No one was really quite sure how this was going to work. All people could be sure of was that Joseph-Gordon Levitt had buil ... More >>
The Magnetic FieldsOutfest, the gay and lesbian film festival in Los Angeles, announced its audience and grand jury award winners yesterday, with the films A Marine Story, BearCity, and Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & The Magnetic Fields earning major nods.
A Marine Story, directed by Ned ... More >>
Timothy NorrisPeaches is shocking (again)
Today the Canadian-by-way-of-Berlin shock-dance diva (and Beta version of the Lady Gaga product) is releasing a new short film through YouTube.
Also, for some reason, she wants you to hype it on Twitter in exchange for a mold of her t ... More >>
MTV is reporting that popular-yet-monotonous pop group Arcade Fire and eccentric trust-fund-skater director Spike Jonze are collaborating on a secretive movie project (a "short film").
That faint sound you just heard is the controlled explosion of thousands of heads of hipsters (aka Pabstafa ... More >>
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards this morning. Avatar leads the Best Picture category (big surprise), which has doubled in size to ten. As far as food movies go, Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress for Julie & Julia, a ... More >>
Nick Park's Wallace and GromitThis morning, beloved British stop motion animation duo, Wallace and Gromit, received their fifth Oscar nomination from the Motion Picture Academy. Though the pair have already won four Oscars for the animated short films A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trouser ... More >>