This week in L.A. theater, Ionescopade, the vaudeville musical based on Eugene Ionesco's plays, was our pick of the week, while Alcestis at the Boston Court also got a "Go." All new theater reviews are below. As Steven Leigh Morris is on vacation this week, our stage feature is a piece on L.A.'s bo ... More >>
This week in L.A. theater, Jamie Robledo's Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini was our pick of the week, while ModRock at the El Portal also got a "Go." All new theater reviews are below. Our stage feature is an interview with Val Kilmer about his new Mark Twain solo show at the Kirk Douglas T ... More >>
Much Bergman, much of the time
Impostor Bob with girlfriend Liza, top left, and Andy Dick, bottom left There are people who kinda love their cellphone service, and then there is Bob Gray. A refreshingly friendly and stoutly built Cleveland native, bursting with the unfiltered enthusiasm and tendency for "straight talk" ass ... More >>
"I think horror fans are like crack addicts," says New York Times theater critic Jason Zinoman, whose rigorous history of the horror movie, Shock Value, arrives in bookstores tomorrow. " As you get older, it gets harder and harder to find things that scare you. But you don't stop looking." ... More >>
Sam SlovickAnthony Torres has been collecting memorabilia from Wes Craven's horror series since 1996. Deep in the far reaches of Montebello, in a secret temple, a young monk arranges sacred objects on the altar with exacting specificity. Each item is invested with hallowed significance and pl ... More >>
Wes Craven goes 3-D
Make no mistake, Hollywood's biggest political players are lining up behind the 2010 re-election bid of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, The Hill has reported.Film director Steven Spielbergâ€‹From David Geffen to Barbra Streisand to Steven Spielberg, the liberal/entertainment establishment gave Boxer bar ... More >>
Also, Tenacious D, Lady Gaga, Local Natives and others
Director Tobe Hoopers long-lost debut feature returns
The creepy intensity of Ronald Bronsteins debut feature
Plus, PaleyFest09 and other events to make you forget you fucked up over Leonard Cohen, April 10-16
Rape. Revenge. Yawn
(photo by Theo Allen)LA's wonderful Chapin Sisters have, over the past couple years, become one of the city's most engaging musical stories. Two sisters -- daughters of folk singer Tom Chapin, neices of Harry Chapin -- team with their step-sister, whose father is director Wes Craven, to make gorgeou ... More >>
Hip-hop duo celebrates a decade in L.A.
"We'd been around the world ten times and done Glastonbury, Redding, and Leeds before people had even thought about leaving LA. And we've never been heralded by any local media."
No Age, Chapin Sisters, Mia Doi Todd, the Knux, Flying Lotus, Madlib and more
And other Feb. 28-March 6 shows
Talking torture, politics and not-so-sweet revenge
Also, The Hills Have Eyes II, Air Guitar Nation and After the Wedding
The Chapin Sisters— bringing the acoustic sexy back
Also this week's pick, Offside
Unmasking Nathan Baesel
Including this week's pick, Edmond
For the week of June 1 - 7
Including Failure to Launch, The Hills Have Eyes, Coachella and more.
Hard-boiled Hostage is bracing pulp fiction.
Thinking about Deep Throat
Silent Bob and the Woodster
The American Nightmare and Hannibal
Our year at the movies
Fine dining for the dentally impaired.
When your lunch absolutely, positively has to match the color of your tie. . .
The return of Doris Wishman