Lebowski Fest, Night One
Beverly Hills was full of far more "achievers" on Friday -- the handle Lebowski Fest co-founder Will Russell has applied to the hardcore fans of the Coen brothers' 1998 film. Lebowski Fest, held here in Los Angeles since 2002, brought about a thousa ... More >>
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Sunday, September 9th
Upon seeing the spelling of Restavrant's name you may ask, "Why are they misspelled like that?" Who fucking cares? This Texas-bred, L.A.-based duo's shows will have you pogo-ing, st ... More >>
Violent, rotten deaths are well-trodden terrain for Darren Bousman, the filmmaker perhaps best known for directing Saw II, III and IV. But there are other situations more profoundly stomach-churning for him than, say, the infamous head trap scene that opened Saw II, like when he first learned that h ... More >>
Did you ever have an idea that was so funny you couldn't stop laughing over it? Michael Jai White did. The actor, well known for his work in both the action and comedy genres, was listening to James Brown's song "Super Bad" when he came up with the idea for a spoof of 1970s blaxploitation films. "I ... More >>
Rolling out a blanket under the stars, taking in a movie project on a big outdoor screen while snacking on some kalbi tacos or pulled pork sliders is quickly becoming a L.A. summertime tradition.
Last weekend marked the debut of two new weekly festivals: Street Food Cinema, which is being but on b ... More >>
For the debut evening of Cosplay Karaoke last month, the promo literature asked, "What would Harley Quinn sing if she had a chance? What would Peter Parker belt out? You have a chance to find out as NerdMelt hosts COSPLAY KARAOKE!" and warned "YOU MUST BE IN COSTUME IN ORDER TO SING!"
The rules we ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Head bangers welcome at Re-Animator- The Musical. From Alice Cooper to GWAR to Marilyn Manson, sinister schlock and rock have always gone hand in (severed) hand. Music artists embellishing their stage show with theatrical thrills will never cease (even Lady Gaga's got monsters and ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON THE BREAK OF NOON, AND CRACK WHORE GALORE -- LIVE!NEW PARTNERS
CalArts teams up with the Theater @ Boston Court to present CAMINO REAL (reviewed here on Tuesday) at the Pasadena theater. Photo by Ed Krieger.
Another new pa ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON SPIDER-MAN, ON BROADWAYFURIOUS AND PASADENA PLAYHOUSE PART WAYSFor reasons having to do with Pasadena Playhouse's needs to lease its second space, The Carrie Hamilton Theater, and the need of Furious Theatre Company for a space with h ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSPUZZLERPadraic Duffy's noir drama of East German Spies opens this weekend at Sacred Fools Theater Company. Photo by C.M. GonzalezFAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVERJ. Michael Feldman's ... More >>
Mick Rock (c)
Mick Rock has shot some of the most recognizable portraits in rock music history and he's got, hands down, the best name in shutterbugdom. But with a candor and style that's as palpable as any of his subjects, he is also just as cool. In LA this weekend for a couple of events ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSStage FEATURE on Cornerstone's Making ParadiseNEW REVIEW GO HEAD: THE MUSICAL Photo by Irene HoveyComposer-lyricist Kevin Fry's delightfully campy horror musical, based on Roger Corman's 1962 gore-fest The Brain That Wouldn't Die,
is not only enjoyable on the level of Midnigh ... More >>
yfrog.comThe 'Time Warp' again and for all-time.The 500,000 or so expected for Sunday night's West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval was a ho-hum crowd number.
The real one for the history books was 8,239 -- which Fox Home Entertainment claimed late Sunday was the world-record-breaking number of ... More >>
myprettyrose/PhotobucketSome serious stars have aligned to pay tribute to the 35th anniversary of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show this month at the Wiltern. On October 28th, Jack Nicholson will lead a cast of movie reenactors including Danny Devito, Billy Idol, Evan Rachel Wood of ... More >>
BY DEIDRE CRAWFORD
Just in time for Halloween, the Mistress of the Dark is back on TV, and on the cover of the Weekly. With the new Elvira's Movie Macabre premiering in national syndication this weekend (it's on KDOC at midnight Saturday night in LA; for other areas, check your local listings ... More >>
Erin BroadleySlash at Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd.It started as just another night on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s. A 17-year-old Slash borrowed his mom's car to party at the Rainbow with Steven Adler. Fake IDs in hand, they got to the bar only to find out that it was "ladies' night." ... More >>